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14 minutes ago, larshj said:

Got the RTS and AAEA represses - and both are 45rpm. These are the European versions (pressed in The Netherlands). So perhaps the US version is 33rpm and the European is 45rpm.

Oof that chaps the ole ass if true.

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Just to add to the confusion: One of the previous posts mentioned that AAEA didn't come with polylined innersleeves - that's not the case with my copy, which came with white polylined sleeves. RTS is with printed innersleeves. And both came with download codes. And both came with a "Back on Black" sticker which states it's 180 gram vinyl.

 

Edited by larshj

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I think both (on 45 rpm) sound great - except for a few "pops" in Catapult (some cleaning probably will remove these)  both sound really quiet/no noise. I think both sound welldefined (no instruments are lost in the mix).
Can't compare them to  original pressings, but I noticed a song like "Rain King" sound a lot more vibrant in my ears than I'm used to from listening to the CD. 

 

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6 hours ago, Dusted_By_Space said:

I got my copies from ssd, no polylined sleeves for August, no bnb shrink, no printed inners on RTS,  non 45 rpm cut. 

Well this just got weirder cuz I got mine from SSD and my RTS has printed inners and the whole thing is exactly like my original press aside from the inners having 2016 dates on them. Both RTS and AAEA are 33 and sound great though. 

Edited by jrodan

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19 hours ago, timsimmons said:

If possible, Would you mind posting the deadwax inscriptions for a side? 

AAEA (side A): 18331 A 00602557097658

RTS (side A): 18330 A 00602257097603

It certainly doesn't correspond with what is noted on Discogs.

Btw. I tried cranking both up and as noted earlier they sound very defined (and no surface noise) - perhaps not a loud pressing, but verydefined in my ears. 
 
 

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I picked up one of the AAEA 2012 45rpm represses which sounds sublime. I have an original pressing of RTS which always sounded like it was mastered a touch too hot, I wouldn't mind listening to the new mastering especially a 45rpm version.

As others have said, TDL needs a reissue and HC need to debut on vinyl.

Anyone want to buy a hardly used AAEA live on white vinyl :)

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I picked up one of the AAEA 2012 45rpm represses which sounds sublime. I have an original pressing of RTS which always sounded like it was mastered a touch too hot, I wouldn't mind listening to the new mastering especially a 45rpm version.

As others have said, TDL needs a reissue. HC and SNASM both need to debut on vinyl.

Anyone want to buy a hardly used AAEA live on white vinyl :)

Edited by RSand

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