An outstanding copy of America’s second album, boasting Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER on both sides
This is a simply wonderful Green Label original pressing – big and rich with excellent transparency and breathy vocals
Some of the most tubey, warm acoustic guitar reproduction you could ever ask for – this is the sound of real analog!
Ventura Highway sounds amazing here, as does everything else; it’s a Demo Disc for acoustic guitars and vocals
The guitars on this record are a true test of stereo reproduction quality. Most of the pressings of this record do not get the guitars to sound right. And when the guitars are perfection, the voices and all the other instruments are right as well. Let’s face it: they just don’t know how to make acoustic guitars sound like this anymore. You have to go back to 40+ year old records like this one to find that sound.
Warner Brothers Green Labels
Green label Warner Brothers originals are sonically all over the map. The biggest problem these pressings suffer from is a lack of extreme top end to provide harmonics for the guitars. The guitars on this copy sound just right, really sweet and open. On the average copy, they sound veiled and dull.(more…)
It is ridiculously tough to find decent sound for Queen. We’ve suffered through a lot of fruitless shootouts, but this album is clearly a cut above most of their recordings. On a copy like this, it’s absolutely stunning!
Side one starts out with Queen’s back-to-back anthemic classics, “We Will Rock You” and “We Are the Champions”. Does it get any better for a Queen fan? Hell no.(more…)