Tuesday, June 18, 2013

blowout comb vinyl reissue

one of earth's all-time greatest albums. new liner notes by larry mizell jr. free poster. and the album inlay card is done the proper way, i.e. reproduced on 4 sides on the inner record sleeves. my copy still hasn't arrived in the post but hopefully the product is of high quality. i'm bothered by the fact it doesn't appear to be on 180g (heavyweight) wax, and that the record isn't coloured vinyl (unless you're one of the label's subscribers in which case you get a tasty lavender-marbled wax, or if you were one of the first 150 to order in which case u got white wax). but little things like making sure the inner sleeves are printed on high quality card would be nice. when it was first released i got it on cd but a friend copped the vinyl and it was really well made, but the edition i bought a couple of years later was lacklustre, with poor quality pulpish card for the outer sleeve (which affected the colours, the black not being as vibrant as it should but rather a very dark grey, and really thin paper for the inner sleeves, which are already fraying and turning yellow. still, each edition has its own charm and i can't wait for mine to arrive. but take note for the 25th anniversary edition: we want 180g wax next time! also: the japan-only bonus track "three slims dynamite" should be included.

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