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The Sundays - Reading, Writing And Arithmetic Album

  • Performer: The Sundays
  • Album: Reading, Writing And Arithmetic
  • MP3: 2919 mb | FLAC: 1838 mb
  • Released: 1990
  • Style: Indie Rock, Alternative Rock
  • Rating: 4.8/5
  • Votes: 881
  • Category: Rock
The Sundays - Reading, Writing And Arithmetic Album

Tracklist

Joy
My Finest Hour
I Kicked A Boy
Skin & Bones
You're Not The Only One I Know
A Certain Someone
Here's Where The Story Ends
Can't Be Sure
Hideous Towns
I Won

Versions

CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
Rough 148The Sundays Reading, Writing And Arithmetic ‎(LP, Album)Rough TradeRough 148UK1990
VICP-19The Sundays Reading, Writing And Arithmetic ‎(CD, Album)Rough TradeVICP-19Japan1990
9 24277-2The Sundays Reading, Writing And Arithmetic ‎(CD, Album)DGC, Rough Trade9 24277-2US1990
RTDCD 133The Sundays Reading, Writing And Arithmetic ‎(CD, Album)Rough TradeRTDCD 133Germany1990
DGCD 24277The Sundays Reading, Writing And Arithmetic ‎(CD, Album)DGC, Rough TradeDGCD 24277Canada1990
0777 7 88169 2 8The Sundays Reading, Writing And Arithmetic ‎(CD, Album)Rough Trade0777 7 88169 2 8Netherlands1990
9 24277-2The Sundays Reading, Writing And Arithmetic ‎(CD, Album)DGC, Rough Trade9 24277-2US1990
D 30221The Sundays Reading, Writing And Arithmetic ‎(CD, Album)Festival Records, Rough TradeD 30221Australia & New Zealand1990
30737The Sundays Reading, Writing And Arithmetic ‎(CD, Album)Rough Trade, Virgin30737France1990
Rough CD 148The Sundays Reading, Writing And Arithmetic ‎(CD, Album)Rough TradeRough CD 148Europe1990
9 24277-2The Sundays Reading, Writing And Arithmetic ‎(CD, Album, Club)DGC9 24277-2US1990
M2G-24277The Sundays Reading, Writing And Arithmetic ‎(CD, Album, Club)DGCM2G-24277US1990
9 24277-2The Sundays Reading, Writing And Arithmetic ‎(CD, Album, Club, Col)DGC9 24277-2US1990
9 24277-2The Sundays Reading, Writing And Arithmetic ‎(CD, Album, Promo)DGC9 24277-2US1990
M5G-24277The Sundays Reading, Writing And Arithmetic ‎(Cass, Album)DGC, Rough TradeM5G-24277US1990
50737The Sundays Reading, Writing And Arithmetic ‎(Cass, Album)Virgin, Rough Trade50737France1990
ROUGH C148The Sundays Reading, Writing And Arithmetic ‎(Cass, Album)Rough TradeROUGH C148UK1990
44 453 CEThe Sundays Reading, Writing And Arithmetic ‎(Cass, Album)Nuevos Medios, Rough Trade44 453 CESpain1990
M5G-24277The Sundays Reading, Writing And Arithmetic ‎(Cass, Album)DGCM5G-24277US1990
M5G-24277, D5G-24277The Sundays Reading, Writing And Arithmetic ‎(Cass, Album)DGC, DGCM5G-24277, D5G-24277US1990
M5 24277The Sundays Reading, Writing And Arithmetic ‎(Cass, Album)Rough TradeM5 24277Canada1990
DGCC 24277The Sundays Reading, Writing And Arithmetic ‎(Cass, Album)DGCDGCC 24277Canada1990
C 30221The Sundays Reading, Writing And Arithmetic ‎(Cass, Album)Rough TradeC 30221Australia & New Zealand1990
M5G-24277 C163175The Sundays Reading, Writing And Arithmetic ‎(Cass, Album, Club)DGC, Rough TradeM5G-24277 C163175US1990
M5G-24277The Sundays Reading, Writing And Arithmetic ‎(Cass, Album, Club, Dol)Rough TradeM5G-24277Canada1990
noneThe Sundays Reading, Writing And Arithmetic ‎(Cass, Album, Promo)VictornoneJapan1990
148The Sundays Reading, Writing And Arithmetic ‎(Cass, Album, Unofficial)Digi Music148Poland1990
ROULP 148The Sundays Reading, Writing And Arithmetic ‎(LP, Album)Rough TradeROULP 148Italy1990
DGC 24277The Sundays Reading, Writing And Arithmetic ‎(LP, Album)DGC, Rough TradeDGC 24277US1990
230.4034, Rough 148The Sundays Reading, Writing And Arithmetic ‎(LP, Album)Stiletto, Rough Trade230.4034, Rough 148Brazil1990
43 449 LE, 43 449The Sundays Reading, Writing And Arithmetic ‎(LP, Album)Nuevos Medios, Nuevos Medios43 449 LE, 43 449Spain1990
70737The Sundays Reading, Writing And Arithmetic ‎(LP, Album)Virgin, Rough Trade70737France1990
RTD 133The Sundays Reading, Writing And Arithmetic ‎(LP, Album)Rough TradeRTD 133Germany1990
ROUGH 148The Sundays Reading, Writing And Arithmetic ‎(LP, Album)Rough TradeROUGH 148UK & Ireland1990
L 30221, Rough 148The Sundays Reading, Writing And Arithmetic ‎(LP, Album)Rough Trade, Rough TradeL 30221, Rough 148Australia1990
ROUGH 148Pa, L 30221The Sundays Reading, Writing And Arithmetic ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, Pic)Rough Trade, Festival RecordsROUGH 148Pa, L 30221Australia & New Zealand1990
Rough 148PThe Sundays Reading, Writing And Arithmetic ‎(LP, Album, Pic)Rough TradeRough 148PUK1990
DGC 24277The Sundays Reading, Writing And Arithmetic ‎(LP, Album, Promo)DGCDGC 24277US1990
RTD 133The Sundays Reading, Writing And Arithmetic ‎(LP, Album, Promo, W/Lbl)Rough TradeRTD 133Germany1990
ROULP 148The Sundays Reading, Writing And Arithmetic ‎(LP, Album, TP)Rough TradeROULP 148Italy1990
DGC 24277The Sundays Reading, Writing And Arithmetic ‎(LP, Album, TP)DGCDGC 24277US1990
ROUGH 148The Sundays Reading, Writing And Arithmetic ‎(LP, Album, TP, W/Lbl)Rough TradeROUGH 148UK1990
724383478323The Sundays Reading, Writing And Arithmetic ‎(CD, Album, RE)Parlophone724383478323UK1996
8347832The Sundays Reading, Writing And Arithmetic ‎(CD, Album, RE)Parlophone8347832Australia1996
CDPCS 7378, 7243 8 34783 2 3, 7243 83478323The Sundays Reading, Writing And Arithmetic ‎(CD, Album, RE)Parlophone, Parlophone, ParlophoneCDPCS 7378, 7243 8 34783 2 3, 7243 83478323UK & Europe1996
7243 83478323, CDPCS 7378The Sundays Reading, Writing And Arithmetic ‎(CD, Album, RE)Parlophone, Parlophone7243 83478323, CDPCS 7378UK & Europe1996
CDPCS 7378, 7243 83478323The Sundays Reading, Writing And Arithmetic ‎(CD, Album, RE)Parlophone, ParlophoneCDPCS 7378, 7243 83478323UK & Europe1996
7243 8 34783 2 3The Sundays Reading, Writing And Arithmetic ‎(CD, Album, RE)EMI, Parlophone7243 8 34783 2 3Australasia2009
B0028142-01The Sundays Reading, Writing And Arithmetic ‎(LP, Album, RE)Geffen Records, Universal Music Special MarketsB0028142-01US2018
D2-24277The Sundays Reading, Writing And Arithmetic ‎(CD, Album, Club)Rough Trade, DGCD2-24277USUnknown
7243 83478323, 7243 8 34783 2 3, CDPCS 7378The Sundays Reading, Writing And Arithmetic ‎(CD, Album, RE)Parlophone, Parlophone, Parlophone7243 83478323, 7243 8 34783 2 3, CDPCS 7378UK & EuropeUnknown
9 24277-2The Sundays Reading, Writing And Arithmetic ‎(CD, Album, RE)DGC, Rough Trade9 24277-2USUnknown
9 24277-2, D224277The Sundays Reading, Writing And Arithmetic ‎(CD, Album, RE)DGC, Rough Trade, DGC, Rough Trade9 24277-2, D224277USUnknown
9 24277-2The Sundays Reading, Writing And Arithmetic ‎(CD, Album, RE)DGC, Rough Trade9 24277-2USUnknown
DGCMD 24277The Sundays Reading, Writing And Arithmetic ‎(CD, Album, RE)DGCDGCMD 24277CanadaUnknown
9 24277-2The Sundays Reading, Writing And Arithmetic ‎(CD, Album, RP)DGC, Rough Trade9 24277-2USUnknown
9 24277-2The Sundays Reading, Writing And Arithmetic ‎(CD, Album, RP)DGC, Rough Trade9 24277-2USUnknown
9 24277-2The Sundays Reading, Writing And Arithmetic ‎(CD, Album, RP)DGC, Rough Trade9 24277-2USUnknown
Rough 148The Sundays Reading, Writing And Arithmetic ‎(LP, Album, Adr)Rough TradeRough 148UKUnknown

Album

Beautiful dream pop album from Reading, UK. Skin & Bones 0:00 2. Here's Where The Story Ends 4:11 3. The Smiths - The Smiths 1984 FULL ALBUM. Album 1990 10 Songs. Reading, Writing & Arithmetic. The Sundays. Alternative , Writing and Arithmetic is the debut studio album by English alternative rock band The Sundays. It was released in 1990 on Rough Trade Records in the United Kingdom, and on DGC Records in the United States. The album's title is a reference to the band's hometown, Reading, Berkshire. All songs written by David Gavurin and Harriet Wheeler. Skin & Bones 4:16. Here's Where the Story Ends 3:54. Can't Be Sure 3:22. I Won 4:23. Hideous Towns 3:46. Songs in album The Sundays - Reading, Writing And Arithmetic 1990. The Sundays - Skin & Bones. The Sundays - Here's Where The Story Ends. The Sundays - Can't Be Sure. The Sundays - I Won. The Sundays - Hideous Towns. The Sundays - You're Not The Only One I Know. Listen free to The Sundays Reading Writing And Arithmetic Skin. Their level of commercial success was almost unprecedented by an indie act when their first album 'Reading Writing and Arithmetic' Rough Trade, 1989 debuted in the British cListen free to The Sundays Reading Writing And Arithmetic Skin & Bones, Here's Where the Story Ends and more. 10 tracks 38:21. Their level of commercial success was almost unprecedented by an indie act when their first album 'Reading Writing and Arithmetic' Rough Trade, 1989 debuted in the British c read more. The Sundays were an influential British indie group of the late 1980s and 1990s, formed in 1988 and hailing from London, United Kingdom. Singer Harriet Wheeler and guitarist David Gavurin f read more. Reading, Writing and Arithmetic. Released January 15, 1990. Reading, Writing and Arithmetic Tracklist. Skin & Bones Lyrics. About Reading, Writing and Arithmetic. The girl with the thorn in her side. This beautiful collection of songs takes The Smiths as its most palpable musical and lyrical antecedent, despite seemingly limiting itself to heteronormative relationships. Most songs begin with a strongly held premise or assertion, often stinging, bitter or even passive aggressive toward her male antagonist. Your Rating. Exclusive discount for Prime members. Sample this album Artist Sample. This album of terrific music was originally pressed by Rough Trade Records in 1990 before they went bankrupt circa 1991. The Smiths were stablemates of The Sundays, and it is still hard to believe, that with so many record sales Rough Trade went belly up. I just love the jingle jangle sound of The Sundays. Formed in 1988, and lasting until 1997Reading Writing and Arithmetic is almost a work of Art itself. The Sundays are a conspicuous exception to that rule. The lovely Harriet Wheeler is unmistakably the center of the band, but she's more than a pretty face almost twenty-five years after the release of Reading, Writing, And Arithmetic, her singing remains nearly unrivaled amongst indie rock bands. It's not just her ability as a singer, or even her voice, itself. Its distance from the cynicism and detachment of modern independent music make Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic an album that's immediately charming in its honesty and appreciation of simple beauty. Pop Rock. Band Name The Sundays. Album Name Reading, Writing and Arithmetic. Type Album. Released date April 1990. Labels Rough Trade Records

Performer

Listen to music from The Sundays like Here's Where the Story Ends, Can't Be Sure & more. Find the latest tracks, albums, and images from The Sundays. The Sundays were an influential British indie group of the late 1980s and 1990s, formed in 1988 and hailing from London, United Kingdom. Singer Harriet Wheeler and guitarist David Gavurin formed the band in college at Bristol, soon adding bassist Paul Brindley and drummer Patrick Hannan. Comp read more. The Sundays: Were an English alternative rock band. The band formed in the late 1980s and released three albums in the 1990s. The band's beginnings came with the meeting of singer Harriet Wheeler and guitarist David Gavurin while attending Bristol University. Here's Where The Story Ends, Wild Horses, Summertime и другие песни. The Sundays stylized as The SUNDAYS on all releases were an English alternative rock band. Wheeler had played gigs with Cruel Shoes, an early incarnation of the band Jim Jiminee. The duo soon augmented the band with bassist Paul Brindley and drummer Patrick Hannan. The Sundays secured a recording contract with Rough Trade Records. Their debut single was Can't Be Sure". The Sundays. 6433 fans. Top Tracks. Here's Where the Story Ends. Reading Writing And Arithmetic. Music video by The Sundays performing Here's Where The Story Ends. C 1990 UMG Recordings, Inc. TheSundays Here'sWhereTheStory list of The Sundays music featured in tv shows and movies. The Sundays music featured in movies and TV shows: Can't Be Sure. Reading, Writing & Arithmetic. Stream Tracks and Playlists from Sundays Music on your desktop or mobile free The Sundays music - Click to play Goodbye, I Feel and whatever else you want The Sundays were an English alternative rock group. The band formed in the mid 1980s and released th. The Sundays were an English alternative rock group. The band formed in the mid 1980s and released three albums in the 1990s. Read More. 2015 Music for Misfits: The Story of Indie TV Mini-Series documentary performer - 1 episode. Into the Mainstream 2015. 2013 Армагеддец performer: Here's Where the Story Ends. 2010 Ясновидец TV Series performer - 1 episode. One, Maybe Two, Ways Out 2010. performer: Wild Horses. 2008 Частная прaктика TV Series performer - 1 episode. Trivia: The Sundays are - Harriet Wheeler vocals, David Gavurin guitar, Paul Brindley bass and Patrick Hannan drums. Getting Started Contributor Zone . Contribute to This Page

Video

Kea
Bought this a while back, looks great, but the sound is CD quality. Not a very good experience listening-wise. If you're getting this album on vinyl, swap up the mediocre imagery of a picture disc to a great-sounding 180g original pressing.
Steel_Blade
The Japanese import title is unrelatedly translated as "Angel's Whisper".
Black_Hawk_Down.
Happy 30th, you old bastard! Many happy returns from an even older sod.
Amerikan_Volga
Do a hard pass on this and absolutely DO NOT pay what people are asking here. I cannot imagine that every single copy of this doesn't sound like complete trash. What a damn bummer.
Pad
Anyone ever imagine Mark Morris and this kitty kat doing something??? Same vocal range, same beauty of a voice. Bluetoned Sundaze.
FRAY
My excitement about snagging one of these on RSD just went from a 10 down to a 2. Here's the rundown on what's wrong with mine: Terrible distorted "sizzling" hi-hats on songs Side 1, songs 4 & 5 and Side 2, songs 1, 2, & 5.... Side 1 runout does not stop, so the needle will travel onto label and could ruin the stylus if you don't catch it in time.... Bubbled up label on Side 2 (lifts center of record up unnaturally). How could they f--- this up so bad? The sound is actually pretty good in most other aspects (Harriet's voice sounds consistently lovely), and some songs (like "Here's Where The Story Ends") are perfect. The vinyl is really quiet. But whatever happened to the mix that blew out the hi-hats to such a degree is mystifying. I'm sure sound engineers out there might have an idea what went wrong. I'm going to try emailing the company as oglja33 suggested, and ask for a replacement. So tragic an outcome for such an album that is so perfect musically.
Keth
Thurs. 3rd May 2018My complaint sent to both addresses of Jim Worthen of Seattle-based Fugitive Recordings have gone unanswered, so far. Have you experienced the same?I’m calling on all of you who have spent your hard earned money to keep hammering this label rep with your messages — DAILY. Demand his attention and proper response; don’t give up!Sure, I could just sell my once played cp. at a markdown and be done with this meds, but that would be wrong, in my book. I’d be knowingly dumping a bum product onto the next guy or gal, not cool at all.No, gonna stay the course, not gonna let another big business get away with crassness at our expense. You with me on this?
Drelajurus
How infuriating it would be to discover we (as purchasers of this release) were just lab rats for this initial run so they can iron out the kinks for the mass release based on our complaints. They get our money and free qc.
Zacki
Wednesday evening P.S.T. 2nd May 2018:May I be so bold as to warn browsers of this reissue:Stop!!! Do Not Buy This Fugitive Recordings Product. Repeat - Do Not Buy Patronize This Label.It Is An Egregiously Defective Product (mastering-wise, not necessarily related to the pressing aspect.)Wait Until Fugitive Recordings Does The Remastering All Over (a long shot, admittedly).Wait Until They Press Corrected Discs For The Public.Until Then, Do Not Buy This Label's Product, Regardless Of Price Or Scarcity.
Fast Lovebird
Extremely disappointing. My own fault, I read the reviews of last year's Sundays RSD release. It couldn't be that bad could it?, and not for a second year. In a row? Yes it is. Not exactly unlistenable, but an infuriating one for sure.
Lbe
To those who are disappointed with the awful Sundays debut RSD re-issue, please send an email to: [email protected] to let them know about this issue. The agent I spoke with said this would alert them to the poor quality of the pressing, but who knows if anything will come of it.
THOMAS
Please keep us in the loop! This was *THE* album I wanted from RSD and I'm so disappointed. The needle jumping out of the groove at the end of the record REALLY pisses me off. I think I'm done with future Record Store Days unfortunately.
Llathidan
Received this and I forwarded: "We apologize for the condition or your LP. I have provided the label contact email below, and they will be able to further assist you with your [email protected]"
Sinredeemer
Wednesday afternoon PST 2nd May 2018:I, too, e-mailed UMg customer support last night. “Customer Service Analyst” Brandie Hutchinson replied this morning, saying to take it up with Jim @ the [email protected] address. She later provided a second address, [email protected], to which I re-sent my complaint. I’ve yet to receive a response.Meanwhile, all who have experienced similar problems with this reissue ought to spread the word: Do Not Buy This Fugitive Recordings Product. It Is A Waste Of Your Money.
Oveley
Done. Will report if anything comes from this action. .
FailCrew
My copy sounds terrible at any volume. I have the "Can't Be Sure" 12" (Rough Trade 1989) and there is no comparison- it's warm, clear and spacious. And the art for the re-issue looks just about as bad as the album sounds. So disappointing.
Tat
Yep. The last two tracks of side one are distorted. Also track one and five on side two is more of the same. It makes me sad since some of the tracks sound fantastic, e.g, "My Finest Hour". This RSD release is a real disappointment.
Wenaiand
I'm ok with the sound of this (although I'm not very familiar with the album outside Here's Where the Story Ends), but side one does NOT stop the needle at the end. It just blasts on by and scrapes across the label, so WATCH OUT.
Warianys
microserfing I'm ok with the sound of this (although I'm not very familiar with the album outside Here's Where the Story Ends), but side one does NOT stop the needle at the end. It just blasts on by and scrapes across the label, so WATCH OUT. Mine does exactly the same thing... UNACCEPTABLE.
Vetibert
Omg I JUST heard the hi-hats on side 2. I take it back, this is kind of a disaster.
Garne
If there were a bad pressing to be had, I would have got it! This record sounds great & I totally recommend. On 180 gram, black vinyl and quiet playback. Sleeve is nothing special, similar to a Plain Records release. Get this!
MegaStar
My copy sounds like garbage, as well. Any chance of a repress if enough people complain?
Legend 33
I have to say, the first 2 Sundays vinyl reissues disappointed but my copy is surprisingly strong. I gave it a nice clean on the VPI 16.5 before playing. Very minimal surface noise - only a little between tracks. But the record has a really clean and deep sound. The guitar work really comes to life. I would never call this an audiophile release but I am pretty satisfied for the $26 I paid for it on RSD.
Morad
Wow. I A/B'd this with the Picture disc version I have released in 1990. Side one, track 4 "I Won". The hi-hats on the RSD Reissue sound awful! So distorted! Awful!
Balladolbine
Terrible sibilants. Even worse than the Blind release they did last RSD.
Samuhn
I posted this version on Discogs and can claim the same sibilance can be heard on the last two tracks of side one. This could be another example of pressing a digital CD onto vinyl; I would welcome any word contesting this.
Vivados
When, if ever, is this band’s catalogue going to get the remastering love it deserves. ALL these RSD reissues are varying degrees of disasters.
TheJonnyTest
Mine sounds surprisingly really good. Very happy with it.
Orll
I’ll check the runout grove. I’m playing it on a VPI Scout TT, with a Goldring Eroica cart through B&W 685 S2s speakers that are powered by a Rotel RA-1570 amp.
Shaktiktilar
what is written in the runout grooves of your copy? wonder if it’s from a different master. what are you playing it on?
Nagor
Any one else notice that side 2 sounds bad? Like the high hats and cymbals sound distorted...
Kirizan
3 RSD Releases, all sounds like shit. Good job labels. Youre welcome for the money... Will we ever see an actual good pressing of The Sundays?
Landaron
Mine is horrible as well. It actually starts on the last two tracks on side 1 and continues onto side 2. It's awesome.
Rit
Yeah, I noticed the hi hats, too. Thought it was my stylus going, but the highs in the vocals and guitars are clear. Just the hats sound like a distorted 808.
Gandree
I am the owner of this release who submitted this RSD version onto Discogs. Yes, I also noticed some hi-hat artifacts: side one has sibilance on two of the tracks. I am thinking this was a CD mastering onto vinyl, but would like to hear any news to the contrary..
Helldor
This was literally the main record I wanted to find for RSD. Went to 3 locations to to find it, only to have it sound awful. Now that I listen again, even side 1 is bad in certain parts...
fire dancer
Side 1 sounds awesome but something's definitely up w/ the high hats compared with other recordings I've heard. They sound like 808 claps in parts on side 2 :(
Frei
can anyone confirm that this pressing is EXTREMELY sibilant? on every song, the hi-hat sounds like pure static on the right channel. side 2, track one, after the four drumstick clicks is especially bad. maybe my copy is bad? if that's the case, i'd like to find a way to replace this one.
Opithris
Replying to my own post after receiving an original pressing :I find the original, ironically is mastered about 4 decibels higher than the reissue. Despite that, and that sibilants are present, their character is much more benign, less harsh and more separated from the music, which does have greater depth and organic character. The music sounds richer and the sibilant problem is easy to overlook. Much more similar to my CD version, which is kind of interesting. This nineties record is more expensive and has more surface noise, but still worthwhile. As to why I didn’t find it so objectionable to begin with is probably because my new tube preamp makes me less critical of flaws than my previous solid state.
Saberblade
To those who are disappointed with the awful Sundays debut RSD re-issue, please send an email to: [email protected] to let them know about this issue. The agent I spoke with said this would alert them to the poor quality of the pressing, but who knows if anything will come of it. I already received a response telling me they are going to test the remaining product in their inventory. Since this was limited to 3000 copies I'm wondering what remaining product there is?
September
YES. On my first listen right now and I thought side 1 sounded great and assumed you were exaggerating. Until I got to side 2. But you are right - soon as the four drum stick clicks are done super distorted hi hats come in loudly :(
Slowly writer
i just returned mine. it is just totally unlistenable. probably the worst i’ve ever heard. i’ve never returned a record before.
Skyway
Hideous Towns, Hideous Hi Hats. I think this whole pressing is like this. Shame on you, Fugitive Recordings.
Eta
i think they QCed this on a crosley cruiser with a broken speaker.
Saimath
Just listened. This sounds exactly the same as my copy.
Fenrikree
Side B is horrible. Did no one QA this album? Holy [email protected], after the second song, I'm just going to stop listening to this.
Prorahun
It’s not really a sibilants issue for me, comparing directly through my Bat Rex preamp, Arye QB-9 Dac, or Boulder 1008 for phono. Glad I compared, as my phono tone was too high, speed too fast. Now corrected. To me my ripped CD sounds a tad warmer, also there some digital edginess in the upper frequencies that I hear through the record / phono, that could mess with a high hat. “ Your The Only One was most obvious loss of warmth. For some reason I didn’t rip the first track. In my system the record is not actually sibilant, those sound reasonably clean. But my digital copy sounds somewhat better/ smoother at high volume, but it’s not a bad reissue. I’m now going to have to track down an original though.
Jake
Mine is horrible. Same here. High hats sound completely distorted. Definitely not my turntable either...
jorik
here’s what mine sounds like:https://soundcloud.com/lamousamos/sundaysclip(additional words so i can post this)
Onoxyleili
Yes. I noticed this at the beginning of “Hideous Towns”.
Karon
I'll update when I spin it later tonight, but the RSD release they did last year had this issue.
RUsich155
Surprisingly great sounding pic disk! Quiet pressing with a very clean quiet playback.
Hellblade
Did the UK picture disc come with a lyric sheet,
huckman
Nope , just a black, plastic lined inner sleeve - no lyric sheet
Quendant
On CD and Tape this is a 5 star album. But my LP sound distorts loudly when the vocals hit high notes, which I've been told was an issue with some copies.
Kemath
This classic 1990 album is sorely due for a remaster with bonus tracks. My 1990 original CD has zero fidelity.
Endieyab
I don't know why they haven't reissued their discography (except for the crappy rsd one).
MarF
speaking of classic : melancholic metaphore for a magnificent yet heroic round trip *****
Delari
I love mine. It looks fantastic spinning and invokes the feel of the album with it's imagery. I also got mine on ebay for like 3 bucks, so who's complaining?
Yla
A typical example of a poor picture disc. May have looked good on the computer screen but what a waste of time as a visual item. That is what it is supposed to be-a good example of how the designers of these picture discs lost the plot as to what a picture disc is supposed to be, which is essentially good striking graphics-too many of the later picture discs totally missed the point and produced this sort of crappy visual. Strangely in the LP cover-perhaps not-maybe they took a look at the finished product and decided to hide it!
Hbr
Not so much a review but a query. I finally tracked down an Australian Rough Trade/Festival pressing of this superb LP only to discover my copy is a misspress on side one. The pressing is horribly off centre causing the last two tracks on side one to warble hideously out of time. Side two by comparison seems fine. Has anyone else experienced this?
Dondallon
No off centre issue, but the sound distorts loudly when the vocals hit high notes, which is distressing to my speakers. The rest sounds like a decent pressing, but the CD and Tape copies are much better by comparison.
DABY
In an interview they said that the first word of the album was to be pronounced "Redding" after the city Reading.
Frostdefender
I don't know that it's perhaps because this is a promo copy and therefore may not have been treated the best, and, despite my best efforts and cleaning, but this sounds distinctly poor compared to, for example, the U.K. picture disc pressing.
Yndanol
On disc, is it possible that the "distributed by" should be "Manufactured exclusively by Warner Bros."? Otherwise, my copy is a perfect match, including the matrix/run out.
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