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A friend of mine bought a sealed copy last year from a collector, I don't know what he paid.
I have two copies, one I play and one is sealed as backup. I bought both when this LP was released in 1992. The cover on both my copies have a sticker on the shrink that reads:
Limited Edition 2 Album Vinyl Set Mastered Direct to Lacquer from Original Analog Tapes.
Both are marked "Made in England" I don't see anything in the art work that specifies how many pressings constitute "Limited Edition."
It's an extremely quiet pressing and very dynamic. I like Pink Floyd and Roger Waters, so this is an important LP for me personally. Funny thing is, when I bought these they cost $24.95 each and one of my friends thought I was crazy to spend so much money, especially for the back up copy.
I can't answer that Macalan25. I've only heard the UK version that I have open. As I said in my response, it's a cut above in quality when compared to the mass of rock and roll albums on the market.
As for price, it's worth whatever you think it's worth. I would not sell mine for the $325.00 that Ebay fetched. It's not that I think mine is special , just that I like it a lot and don't want to loose it.
I have an original Beatles Butcher Block with the shrink still on it. I'm told it's worth $1000.00 or more. Problem is I could spend that money and never know where it went. The memories of leaving school and finding that Beatles LP that day would be ruined if it were gone.
and this thread only helps to reinforce why i can't afford to get into vinyl. Sure, i could buy an awesome turntable/tonearm/cart and phono pre, but once i had to start buying albums..... :(
There have been many threads at Audiogon where people discuss paying $200.00, $300.00 and more for CD's or SACD's. When a particular piece of software is rare and difficult to find, the price gets inflated.
Don't let the price of one LP discourage you. For every $300.00 LP, there are tens of thousands for .25 cents to five bucks.
i've actually cataloged my cd collection and searched for all the "must have" albums. of the small percentage that are even on vinyl, 90%+ are long oop and prices start around $50-$100 each. i think the actually software would end up cost double what i'm willing to pay for a turntable. until they state re-releasing some of the music on vinyl, i'm just going to have to wait on the sidelines.
Here's a nice site with a lot of infos. At the end of the page there's a discography. This could help you to distinguish different offers.
Amused to Death
Meanwhile, a 180gr. reissue has been released, and lots of counterfeits are on the market.
I am huge Pink Floyd fan since before most people had even heard of the band. After twenty years I'm still trying to like Amused to Death. I understand the market forces at work, it is just not one I would spend that kind of coin on. I would suggest buying the CD first unless one is already familiar with the album. There are certainly much better ways to invest. :-)
Have the CD, played it lots when I got back in 93.
When I was at Mike L's place the LP was so stunning that I want to get the LP as well. The LP belonged to Steve Dobbins and it was the first release of the LP.
The problem is that I do not want to buy a fake-bootleg of the original.
Solong, Thanks for great the link. It is a good one.
Thanks for the help.