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Best LP version of Blondie Parallel Lines

Discussion in 'music' started by ex brickie, Apr 1, 2021.

  1. ex brickie

    ex brickie pfm Member

    The MOFI versions of this particular album are pretty expensive - more than many others in fact
  2. mondie

    mondie pfm Member

  3. ex brickie

    ex brickie pfm Member

  4. fegs

    fegs pfm Member

    As well as my very well worn original copy, I've got the 2015 Back To Black pressing, it sounds very good to my ears!
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  5. florette69

    florette69 pfm Member

    The EMI 100 is probably my least favourite vinyl version! Sonically little different from late '70s pressings, but poorer artwork and noisier vinyl. I can't believe people pay almost ten times the price of standard pressings for that.

    And for what it's worth, I'll reassert that original cheapo Chrysalis pressings are more enjoyable than the MFSL. The latter is a softer, smoother presentation on fabulously quiet vinyl, but really it lacks the excitement heard on the original wax. Ditto for the DCC CD. The recording really seems ill-suited to audiophile makeovers.
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  6. Weekender

    Weekender pfm Member

    The best version is the one you get for £1 in a charity shop.
  7. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

    Those were the days ;)
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  8. musicman56

    musicman56 50 years hifi & vinyl junkie

    I've got a UK press of Plastic Letters which is a A//3 B//4 cut by George Peckham. Sounds amazing. Always preferred it to Parallel Lines.
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  9. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs looking backwards, going forwards

    Playing my old U.K. 1978 copy, with card B&W lyrics inner, A4/B4 matrices. Cymbal crashes are back, vocals very forward. Kick drum is reserved. Hi-Hat pings present. Nowt special. Not the quietest of pressings. Heart of Glass sounds okay.

    If I was sticking a copy in the charity shop, about a fiver at least, unless poor condition.
  10. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

    You might like Warren Huart's take on HoG...


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