Originally Posted by BlazingArrow74
... Very nice SamSquanch ... Fan of Trailer Park Boys ? ... Haha ... I don't know what I'm saving mine for just-yet; but for some reason it just feels right for now ... I had a sealed copy of Michael Jackson's Off The Wall that I opened like a dummy b/c I just needed to hear it: and: it was underwhelming compared to the 2001 cassette version I have ... Maybe it's just a bad pressing ? ... Oh well ...
... I think it's a good idea to hold on to certain records until you get your setup straight ... If you're a novice like me, you never quite know if you're causing groove damage; so for most records: go nuts ... But for the precious ones: I think the patience will pay-off ...
... Wow, I'd love to hear Book of Taliesyn !!
Yup big fan of Trailer Park Boys, just finished watching the whole series again for probably the 10th time or so.
Sealed vinyl is also sort of a crap shoot, when chain record stores were still selling vinyl, they would sometimes re-shrink records. I've read horror stories of people picking up super rare albums still sealed, to go home, open them to find dirty scratch albums. Also remember that vinyl wasn't factory sealed until the early 60's, so if you pick up a shrink wrapped album from the 50's, such as Elvis or something like that, be very cautious. Also, I don't think that British labels ever sealed their vinyl back before cd's (if someone has a definitive time frame on this, it would be cool to know).
I have a nice opened copy of Book of Taliesyn that I play fairly frequently, and while I'm stoked to one day christen a nice turntable with that album, I'm more stoked on Concerto for Group and Orchestra, it's one of my favorite records of all time. I was super stoked when my roommate, who works at a used record store, called me and said they had a sealed copy come in.