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Great sounding LP records that don't cost an arm and a leg



New Member
Jan 25, 2020
Just to share my thoughts on the sound quality of some of my LPs which are not to difficult to come by.
My observation is that you don't have to be hell bent on seeking out the very first pressing of a favourite LP. In most cases the 2nd, 3rd or subsequent pressing sounds just as nice; and in some cases even outdoing the so called first press.
On the topic of "cheap and good" here are some relatively affordable LPs that sound great on a properly calibrated rig.
1. Prince - self-titled 2nd LP from 1979 (US Winchester pressing) - Real punchy, airy, room filling sound. My favourite album of the Purple Majesty.
2. Little Feat - Time loves a hero (US 1977 US Palm label pressing)
3. Roberta flack - Killing me softly (US 1973 Atlantic AT/GP pressing)
4. Ry Cooder - Jazz (US 1978 pressing)
5. James Taylor - JT (US 1979 - TML pressing)
6. Stevie Wonder - Original Musiquarium (US 1982 compilation - Precision)
7. Fleetwood Mac - Tango in the night (US 1987 Precision pressing)
8. A-ha - Scoundrel Days (US 1986 Warner)
9. Roxy Music - Avalon (US 1982 masterdisk pressing) - But you probably know about this one already. The UK copy should sound wonderful too.
10. Madonna - self-titled ((US 1983 Sterling Winchester pressing) - I must say I was pleasantly surprised with one. Didn't expect it to sound this good)

Shall share some others soon.