Sonic Grade: F
The Classic of LSC 2222 is all but unlistenable on a highly resolving, properly set-up hi-fidelity system.
The opacity, transient smear and loss of harmonic information and ambience found on Classic’s pressing was enough to drive us right up the wall. Who can sit through a record that sounds like that? Way back in 1994, long before we had anything like the system we do now, we were finding fault with the “Classic Records Sound” and said as much in our catalogs.
With each passing year — 26 and counting — we like that sound less. The Classic may be on Harry’s TAS list — sad but true — but that certainly has no bearing on the fact that it’s not a very good record.