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    Hello
    sometimes i buy new vinyl ,or because a original is way to expensive like arcadium
    or when the music must be 100% like the watt phrophets so my main reason to buy new is cheap and or good conditon
    am i the only one between you lucky diggers ;-)

    and if you do wich album and why ?


    and no i am not rich but i rather cut on food and clothes then music ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mukuta View Post
    Hello
    sometimes i buy new vinyl ,or because a original is way to expensive like arcadium
    or when the music must be 100% like the watt phrophets so my main reason to buy new is cheap and or good conditon
    am i the only one between you lucky diggers ;-)

    and if you do wich album and why ?


    and no i am not rich but i rather cut on food and clothes then music ;-)
    You mean original pressing or reissue right? My cut-off's about 50-60 for an original of whatever it is I want. I don't mind buying cheaper poorer quality condition original LPs as long as it'll play alright. Recently I've found a lot of people listing their records in a poorer condition than they actually are.

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    There's plenty of people here who buy new stuff. Esp. non-european/american stuff that is highly unlikely to turn up in your local market. Labels like finders keepers, trunk and soundway get a fair bit of enthusiasm.
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    I love new records and buy shed loads of them. But then I like a lot of modern music.

    Each to there own heh?
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    New vinyl eh?

    Check this out:

    Heavy Winged & Inca Ore

    Out there psyche heaviness of the first order
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    I used to buy a load of reissues but got a bit fed up with the pressing quality.A lot of them would just start sounding a bit crummy after a few plays or would sound a bit wrong.

    Just wait until a decent orig turns up for a relatively low price and be very patient.

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    I buy a fair few new vinyl records, either reissues or new releases. One thing I have noticed is that I come across a much higher percentage of mispressings and the like buying new than second hand. I have often wondered if this is down to modern vinyl pressing not being what it once was (as I am inclined to think), or is it just that when talking about 20+ year old records the crap pressings have been filtered out of circulation?

    I'm only a relatively young fella so I don't know what pressing quality was like in 50s-70s, i.e. were there just as many mispressings as there are now?

    I hope that post makes sense, the wine is starting to kick in after a hard week...

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    Somewhat ironically I regularly visit our 'outsider music' local indie (alt vinyl) in town and beat down to pick up new stuff which (usually) sounds old... I'm a sucker for hissy 4 track recorded psych jams and voodoo percussion pressed on runs of 329...

    As for vintage releases - original wherever possible, up to a limit of about 200 max I'd say (probs the most I've ever spent)... but if its horrifically rare or whatever I'll make do with a repro - there are some real labels of love seeking out (and improving on) master tapes and putting the graft in to make heavy duty pressings and equally nice sleeves... ie. Finders Keepers, Light In The Attic, Numero Group etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shakey View Post
    I buy a fair few new vinyl records, either reissues or new releases. One thing I have noticed is that I come across a much higher percentage of mispressings and the like buying new than second hand. I have often wondered if this is down to modern vinyl pressing not being what it once was (as I am inclined to think), or is it just that when talking about 20+ year old records the crap pressings have been filtered out of circulation?

    I'm only a relatively young fella so I don't know what pressing quality was like in 50s-70s, i.e. were there just as many mispressings as there are now?

    I hope that post makes sense, the wine is starting to kick in after a hard week...
    i think in general the pressings where ok
    but for instance i have the album of sadhu brand on the original label but both copies i have are unplayble one has a nasty bent in the pressing the other is so out of centre my recordplayer cant take it ;-)
    on the other hand the french pressings didnt sound nice ,compared to german or english pressings . but its truth , some new pressings are in a bad condition ;-)

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    Just bought a new record for the first time in a long time
    Chris McGregor Band - Up To Earth
    Never issued before - and really too free and wild for me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mukuta View Post
    i think in general the pressings where ok
    but for instance i have the album of sadhu brand on the original label but both copies i have are unplayble one has a nasty bent in the pressing the other is so out of centre my recordplayer cant take it ;-)
    I have an Australian copy of that LP, OK pressing and much cheaper than the original private US release...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Expury70 View Post
    Just bought a new record for the first time in a long time
    Chris McGregor Band - Up To Earth
    Never issued before - and really too free and wild for me!
    Ooh ... didn't know that had got a vinyl release! Wonder if they gave Very Urgent the same treatment.
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    This week I thought about blowing some store credit on a Hank Mobley 'Dippin' re-issue but it made me feel som empty inside that I resisted.

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    Anything released by Ashtray Navigations is great psych for late-night listening.But you have to be quick as they tend to vanish as fast as they come out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plainstone View Post
    Ooh ... didn't know that had got a vinyl release! Wonder if they gave Very Urgent the same treatment.
    Haven't seen it, if there is
    Although I think its got a CD reissue
    I'd say that Up To Earth is much more difficult than Very Urgent
    Missed out on a copy on the bay recently - someone sniped me at the last moment
    And I wasn't about to shell our a ton for the one I saw in Rays
    Still there'll be another
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    The latest new vinyl I have is "Cities" by Steven R Smith.

    Highly recommended indeed. Here is what Aquarius has to say:

    "Good ol' Steven R. Smith. Whether in bands - Jewelled Antler flagship Thuja, for one - or on his own, doing his wonderful Hala Strana and Ulaan Khol projects among others - the presence of SRS a reliable indicator that you're going to hear some quite nice and in fact transcendental music. He's got that magic. Sometimes playing droning, home-built stringed things, or Eastern European ethnic instruments, or out-n-out amped up psych guitar, or all the above... whatever it is, we're always happy to hear more from SRS. Here's something new under his own name, another reverie-inducing solo outing, in part improvised, all-instrumental, emotive and abstract and melodic and minimal and sad and shimmering and altogether lovely.
    This limited edition LP (vinyl only, but it comes with a download card or whatever so you can get mp3s, though we'd prefer if there were also a cd version) is entitled Cities. But this mostly calm and quiet music doesn't seem all that urban. There's no hustle and bustle here, no teeming crowds or honking traffic. Instead, the cities this evokes are ancient ones, empty ones, abandoned ones, unknown ones. Or perhaps the cities to which this LP refers are still are home to people, the listener wandering through them only in the desolate, faintly glowing pre-dawn hours, down secret streets and through dreamy, dewy parks. Ah, our meager musings don't do this justice, but we're sure that you'll find this music capable of stirring some melancholic mental imagery...
    As with much of SRS's music, while there's an acoustic rustic folk element to this, there's an electric one too, with gorgeous, gentle distortion and drone at the edges. He's playing a plethora of instruments here: assorted guitars, fiddle, psaltery, melodica, cello, organ, electric piano... Slowly unfolding, echoing, the mood pieces SRS crafts on Cities make us nostalgic for imagined places we've never been".
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    I'll buy anything (New or old) if I likes it . New stuff from Santucci & Scoppa (Arison), Jonathon Jeremiah "10 and Fink (Sort of Revolution) which I currently can't get enough of, have all found plenty of turntable time.

    The only downer with the great majority of new vinyl is the pressing/vinyl quality. 50's, 60's and some early 70's vinyl quality just can't be equalled unless your prepared to cough up something in excess of 25.00 for an 'audiophile' reissue .
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