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2013 Vinyl Reissue
on May 9, 2014
Definitely worth every penny!
In terms of artistic performance, this is a top notch album. But, there are hundreds of reviews dealing with this topic so there is nothing more to add here.
I have purchased this vinyl reissue in hope that its sound quality will be an improvement over over compressed 2005 CD release, and I have not been disappointed. This is a quality product. The surface noise almost does not exist; the packaging is excellent, and it is 180 gram vinyl double LP. While I have not performed measurements using the DR plug-in, I can clearly hear more punchy drums, better bass guitar sound, and in general better instrument separation on the vinyl record ( I know these are meaningless phrases without listening by itself, but believe me :)).
If you are an Opeth fan, this is a must have item.