Van Morrison-Down the Road

I recently bought the British pressing(vinyl) and it sounds awful. Muted like there is dust on the needle. However, the album was cleaned on a VPI 16.5 and the needle was clean as a whistle. Anyone else have the same experience?
What's the label on that one?I bought a recently released LP by Van called "Keep It Simple".Double LP with Exile- Polydor- Lost Highway logos.The jacket was pathetic,but the Vinyl and music were really worthwhile.