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@roberjerman- you do realize that a grade of VG+ in the marketplace can mean anything from clean to trashed- used records are one of the few places where "very good" often means "but problems." A "good" in that scale is a potential nightmare in condition.
I don’t know this record so can’t comment on these particular pressings. I have some Italian prog that has pretty good quality surfaces, some not so good (condition being a separate variable). The German pressings were often a preferred choice if not the country of origin for good quality, but chances are it won’t be where it was mastered. For a lot of the Italian prog, the King records re-do’s from Japan were a great alternative- that’s not available here. (And this is a different band from the Camel I know).
^ Second everything.
Beware Discogs ! Tendency is overrating, mostly very overrating nowadays IME. My nightmare: I ordered NM/NM BÖC debut US orig for $30 + postage to Europe, but got G+/VG+ instead. Seller acted poor choir boy and offered a full return BUT NO RETURN COST. I denied due to €33 cost tracked delivery to US. Therefore I politely asked FAIR refund according to Discogs grading scale but gave me lousy $5 and when confronted gave EXTRM hostile names + neg fb. Finally Discogs removed all his comments, OK fair but they cannot help you when you got ripped off.
You really need good luck in buying from there.
Germans are surely quality pressings but some pressings actually have large blank area near label so dynamics are reduced compared to Italians, IME at least.
You can´t go wrong with Japanese, they are name for quality and always like new practically. I have tens of those Japanese Italian Prog albums and most are pristine. + Japan postage Tracked Air Mail is very reasonable, especially when you order many at the same time.
Original Italian editions are quality pressings but to find a decent copy is always hard due to rarity and 45 yrs age.
Forgive me if I'm wrong but didn't you post recently about the excessive costs of Tom Port's WHS? Yet here, you'd buy both for a total of $374.99? I guess by TP's pricing, that's a good deal?
I agree that Discogs are mostly overrated. I rarely get satisfaction there.