Sonic Grade: C-
Back around 2000, I spent a fair amount of time comparing this pressing with both an RCA 1S Black Label original, two different RCA Orange Label reissues, and the DCC 180 gram pressing. To make a long story short, if you’re willing to buy this record for the songs that really sound amazing on it, like “Today,” then you should consider trying one.
If you want the whole album to sound good, you have your work cut out for you. Hot Stampers in good condition for this record are incredibly hard to come by.
The right Black Label original RCA pressings are superb, but try to find a quiet one.
If you love this album as much as we do, you’ll understand why we went to all this trouble to find the best pressings. There is NO OTHER GAME IN TOWN for this album — the Sundazed Mono pressing can’t handle the rock songs, and I’ve never been a fan of the DCC.