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on November 14, 2012
I already own the 5.1 surround CD version of this record and I have enjoyed it for many years. I just recently started buying vinyl, so this review is really just about the vinyl in general. Full disclosure: I am by no means an audiophilanthrotopianator (yes, I just made that up) and I have resisted vinyl throughout the entire resurgence simply because I love music, and I never spent any time worrying about the mid-quasar frequency response variance algorithms (also made that up) between MP3, CD, or whatever. I think we can all agree that cassettes need to stay down.
So I finally broke down because another recording came out on vinyl only... it was my only option - sneaky, right? What I have discovered since is that LPs are just a lot of fun. Music is integrated into my life now with the advent of phonep3 players and cloud streaming, and one thing I never realized I missed from my younger days was just the act of sitting down, pulling out a record/cassette/whatever, and having the listening be what was happening, not just the soundtrack to whatever else I was doing.
I think this release really speaks to the fun of listening to music; the red vinyl, the cover art.. everything about it just says "have a good time with this record." It doesn't hurt that the audio quality is really good, too. The only down side is that my cat is strangely attracted to the red vinyl and desperately wants to jump on the record player when its moving. If it gets scratched up from this I will buy another copy. Amazon's packaging is fantastic and new purchases always arrived well-protected and ready to play.