My copies arrived, with a nice additional customs import charge :-(
Played through SS twice now - and don't care about the costs - this is a fine remaster and mine (SS) at least is a good pressing - not off center and is dead quiet between tracks. And boy can you crank it. Great job. Gonna be a AKM day today I think.
Now got two copies of SS and the off pressing is just as bad on both - time to email frenchkiss I reckon and see what's to be done about it. Waited so long for this album to be re-released on vinyl and such a shame there has been this issue...have to say, however, side one of SS and all of AKM sound incredible - just saddened it's spoiled by the B side.
Anybody else emailed Frenchkiss about this and received a response?
Yes, I did about the pressing issues on SS and the wrong shirt size being sent out. Now they want me (us) to pay to ship back a defective disk on top of buying two bundles at like $100!? This is such a pain in the ass. At least with the teeth dreams LPs Brendan was awesome and took care of the issues right away, the guy at FK seems like a dick and didn't bother returning my response email. Total bummer.
I wouldn't trade one stupid decision, for another five years of life.
My SS LP is ok - but if it was needing to go back - it would be at their expense and for a refund - not paying them for a defective product return and not paying import tax again, but happily I don't have to.
Post by dustinthespotlights on Dec 19, 2016 15:17:05 GMT -5
Ive been reluctant to pop my SS onto my turntable for the past month or so after reading this thread, until last night.. I cant tell if my ears just aren't accustomed to higher quality sound from turntables (mine is only $100) but my SS sounds fine!! I was so relieved that I potentially have a good copy of what we now believe to be a shitty pressing. Can anyone else confirm that their SS was also an unaffected copy or at least can someone tell me that I'm totally wrong and need to listen again, which im going to do for the second time tonight anyway? Ill probably hop back on here and comment if i hear anything different later