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KING CRIMSON:CATFOOD/GROON-50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION 10 INCH EP
If you love King Crimson and value the experience of lovingly curated sound, this newly re-mastered edition will take your listening pleasure to another level.
Hearing the perfect sound of a brand-new copy of your favourite album by King Crimson, Bowie, Fleetwood Mac, U2 or Eagles will transport you back to the glorious day when you first opened the cover to reveal the precious grooves. You can experience once more the magic of the day you heard the power of Led Zeppelin, AC/DC or Guns N’ Roses for the first time. Especially if it comes in the form of a brand-new remastered copy pressed on 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl
The great thing about revisiting a new copy of your old favourites is that, with modern mastering techniques such as Direct Metal Mastering, the quality of the sound reproduced on vinyl is now even better than you remembered it, and a pristine new gatefold sleeve is another gem to be treasured anew.
Fortunately, help is at hand, as you can always visit codarecords.co.uk to seek out a brand-new copy of The Court of the Crimson King, Physical Graffiti or Hot Rats; so your old vinyl friend can retire gracefully while his fresh-faced new offspring does all the hard work.
Many of your favourite albums these days are being released in double album format with DMM mastering and bonus tracks, so the new vinyl experience just gets better and better.
SO WHY BUY A NEW COPY OF A FAMILIAR ALBUM?…
It’s an inescapable fact of life, the more you play your favourite album by The Clash or Iron Maiden the more the audio quality fades. The pressure of a stylus to a groove is a quite amazing 12 tons per square inch. The music may be timeless, but over time, the friction created as the stylus tracks the groove will wear down even the grooves of your once mighty Black Sabbath albums. There is no escaping the fact needle in the groove is a mechanical operation which will eventually degrade the quality of your precious vinyl.
Fortunately, new vinyl records have plenty of life expectancy. With properly maintained equipment new vinyl records by the likes of Queen and Fleetwood Mac are designed to be played around 80 times before you will begin to detect any audible impairment. A 180g pressing will inevitably last longer than, a regular pressing. It’s also best practice to avoid playing records multiple times in one sitting. So, go easy on that cherished copy of Demons and Wizards.
TAKING CARE OF YOUR PRECIOUS VINYL COLLECTION
One of the main culprits causing excess and unnecessary wear can be a dirty, worn-out stylus, which deforms the grooves and permanently alters the sound. An improperly aligned cartridge or improperly set anti-skate controls can also cause wear. The damage can occur to one or both sides of the groove wall and Nirvana will begin to sound a bit too er… grungy!
Eventually, the grooves which house the music of The Stones, Rush or The Sex Pistols will get damaged through regular playing and scratches will occur, clicks and pops will make themselves heard on your favourite albums. You’ll also notice the tell-tale signs, especially in the higher frequencies such as vocal "S" sounds and the cymbals which will begin to distort. Bear in mind also that worn grooves will also wear your stylus.
Mould, which is in the air all around us, is another unseen enemy of vinyl. The problem with mould is that it extrudes "roots" into the crevices of the grooves. Mould-damaged records can appear to be in perfect condition; however, you’ll hear a "swishing" sound as the stylus tracks through the infected areas. Your record will sound dead and you certainly won’t be grateful for that!
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Estimated delivery time
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2 working days + handling time
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Estimated delivery time
Royal Mail International Tracked
7 working days + handling time
|UPS (2kg+)||3 - 7 working days + handling time|
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