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Have been waiting for a vinyl reissue of this brilliant album for years, but the sound isn’t as good as the CD to my ears, sounds compressed, fitting 54 minutes onto a single vinyl possibly to blame, would possibly have been perfect on two 45rpm slabs, a la Haim
I LOVE this album. It is my FAVORITE PJ Harvey album. It is a FIVE stars album, no question. My review is about the remastered 2021 release, and what you get by buying this here. My copy came with no hype sticker, and no download card. If you look at this release on discogs, you will see the new remastered 2021 edition comes with a hype sticker, and the sticker clearly says there is supposed to be a download card included. Also, my copy came very dirty. After cleaning, a lot of surface noise was present, which interfered with the music, especially in quiet moments and most notably in Side A. I am not sure if this is only an Amazon problem, and if other retailers in the United States are also shipping a remastered edition without the hype sticker and without the download card, but that is now what I was expecting, thus my 3 stars rating. Again, the music is FIVE STARS.