Over the course of the last year or so, I have fallen knee deep back into vinyl. I began (concienciously) collecting record albums in the very early seventies and own , still, many of my original copies as well as reissues thereof, imported copies, MFSL copies...it goes on and on.
I thought I was onto something "hot" when I discovered the surge of 180g reissues that were out there. Needless to say, I have bought a few-some are worth their hype (the ones on Classic Records and some of the MFSL in particular) and others have been a pretty big disappointment (the 180g Capitol reissue of Imagine...full of clicks and pops galore).
Now we get to what are known as "hot stamper" pressings which sell for far beyond anything I can afford at this point in time. My goal is to one day own at least ONE of these: The Beatles White Album...but before even setting out to "achieve" this ridiculously massive purchase (or, at least, what APPEARS to be "ridiculous" for a record album), I ask anyone who knows...are these things worth the hundreds of dollars they are selling for? And the folks who are behind these are also VERY quick to put down nearly every other format of vinyl re-issue out there. Can anyone shed any light for me as to why these "hot stampers" are supposedly the end all and be all of vinyl pressings? Thanks.
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