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" The Who have pressed a blue, 180-gram vinyl of their classic album, Who's Next, and want to give their fans on Spotify exclusive first dibs.

Only 3,500 vinyl are available in this limited-edition pressing. Once they're gone, they won't be pressed in blue again. This exclusive Spotify offer is only available until November 19th or while supplies last. Grab yours before it's gone! "




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I still have a very good condition of Who's Next from the 70s.

Couldn't gleam any other info. I'm always suspicious of new vinyl releases if they use digital tech in remastering.



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I still have a very good condition of Who's Next from the 70s.

Couldn't gleam any other info. I'm always suspicious of new vinyl releases if they use digital tech in remastering.


Exactly right. Once digital is in there, you can really hear it. Original pressings are almost always better than re-issues.
 
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I placed an order. Have not bought NEW vinyl for over 40 years.
My old ass ears will probably never tell the difference between a analog recording or a digital.
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Spotify exclusive in blue? I thought their color was green...

I agree about past remastering in digital. Half speed mastering was about as good as it got with original analog. Digital remastering just FUBAR'd up the sound.

I doubt that these days I'll be able to tell the difference anymore given the state of my hearing, but it wasn't that long ago that I still could and it genuinely stank to high hell listening to even the most patiently and carefully created remastering work done in digital. Precise and clean perhaps, but lifeless and devoid of realism. The audio equivalent of attending a clinical trial. These days I'm not as dead set against it, since my hearing cant discriminate those kinds of nuances anymore, and I honestly don't know what the state of the technology is today.

As for vinyl, I still have a couple of tables but I don't use them much anymore; streaming is much more a thing with me given its blatant convenience and my damaged hearing. Limited edition pressings are well and good for the vinyl collector, something I long got over a long time ago, in a universe way far away.
 
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180g is excellent shit. I was in this business for 25 years. The Germans have bought up the majority of the pressing plants in the world. The plants or machines are not made anymore and haven’t been made for a long time. I’d bet the pressing is excellent. A good friend was set to buy 2 pressing plants/machines from the last business in Australia who had them and got outbid at the last minute by Ze Germans. They know what they are doing and vinyl is seeing a resurgence in Europe. It may be pressed better than it ever has but either way you won’t be wasting money.



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I agree about past remastering in digital. Half speed mastering was about as good as it got with original analog. Digital remastering just FUBAR'd up the sound.


Much of the past "remastered" 180g releases have all been basically Analog->Digital->Analog. This is why I don't buy new vinyl, for the prices they charge on basically digital remasters, I'd rather get the CD. I have over 8 feet of vinyl albums and I'll stick with my original Who's Next, or Sticky Fingers, etc. I have been buying a lot of re-release remasters of various older stuff, but all on CD.



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There is actually a huge global vinyl revival going on, and one of the largest pressing plants is here in the USA, in Salina Kansas. Chad Kassem owns QRP, Acoustic Sounds, and Analogue Productions, and they are operating at full capacity. I've been a customer of his for 20 years. He is also now the US distributor for SME. Wonderful turntables. My main deck is the SME 20/3.

http://www.qualityrecordpressings.com/

http://store.acousticsounds.co...FEAAYASAAEgLF0vD_BwE

https://www.bloomberg.com/news...of-the-vinyl-revival
 
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Who's Next has always been my favorite Who album, and yes, I still have my original copy and it's in very good condition.
 
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