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Darsteller: Kamasi Washington
Genre: Jazz
Titel: Heaven And Earth
MP3-Albumgröße: 2772 mb
FLAC-Albumgröße: 2109 mb
Land: US
Freigegeben: 22 Jun 2018
Katalognummer: YT176LP
Etikett: Young Turks


Composed By – Freddie HubbardProducer [Produced By], Arranged By – Kamasi Washington
2Will You Sing
Composed By, Producer [Produced By], Arranged By, Lyrics By – Kamasi Washington
3Fists Of Fury
Composed By – James Wong, Joseph Koo, Ku Chia HuiProducer [Produced By], Arranged By – Kamasi Washington
4Agents Of Multiverse
Composed By – Chris Dave, Kamasi WashingtonProducer [Produced By], Arranged By – Kamasi Washington
5Show Us The Way
Composed By, Producer [Produced By], Arranged By, Lyrics By – Kamasi Washington
6Song For The Fallen
Composed By, Producer [Produced By], Arranged By – Kamasi Washington
7One Of One
Composed By, Producer [Produced By], Arranged By – Kamasi Washington
Composed By, Producer [Produced By], Arranged By – Kamasi Washington
Composed By, Producer [Produced By], Arranged By – Kamasi Washington
10The Secret Of Jinsinson
Composed By, Producer [Produced By], Arranged By – Kamasi Washington
11Will You Love Me Tomorrow
Composed By – Carole King, Gerry GoffinProducer [Produced By], Arranged By – Kamasi Washington
Composed By, Producer [Produced By], Arranged By – Kamasi WashingtonLyrics By – Kamasi Washington, Patrice Quinn
13Street Fighter Mas
Composed By, Producer [Produced By], Arranged By – Kamasi Washington
14Vi Lua Vi Sol
Composed By, Producer [Produced By], Arranged By, Lyrics By – Kamasi Washington
15My Family
Composed By, Producer [Produced By], Arranged By – Kamasi Washington
16The Psalmnist
Composed By, Producer [Produced By], Arranged By – Ryan Porter
17The Space Travelers Lullaby
Composed By, Producer [Produced By], Arranged By – Kamasi Washington
18 The Choice
19The Invincible Youth
Composed By, Producer [Produced By], Arranged By – Kamasi Washington
20Can You Hear Him
Composed By, Producer [Produced By], Arranged By – Kamasi Washington
21 Heaven
22 Earth
Composed By, Producer [Produced By], Arranged By – Kamasi WashingtonLyrics By – Patrice Quinn
24Ooh Child
Composed By – Stan VincentProducer [Produced By], Arranged By – Kamasi Washington


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
YT176LPKamasi Washington Heaven And Earth ‎(5xLP, Album)Young TurksYT176LPEurope2018
noneKamasi Washington Heaven And Earth ‎(16xFile, MP3, Album, 256)Young Turksnone2018
YT176CDKamasi Washington Heaven And Earth ‎(3xCD, Album)Young TurksYT176CDUS2018
YT176CDJPKamasi Washington Heaven And Earth ‎(3xCD, Album, UHQ)Young Turks, Beat RecordsYT176CDJPJapan2018
YT176CDKamasi Washington Heaven And Earth ‎(2xCD, Album, Promo)Young TurksYT176CDUS2018


  • Alto SaxophoneTerrace Martin (tracks: C1)
  • Art DirectionKamasi Washington
  • Bass [Upright Bass]Carlos del Puerto (tracks: E2), Gabe Noel (tracks: H1), Miles Mosley (tracks: A1 to B1, C1 to E1, F1 to G2, H2 to J1, J3)
  • ChoirAmaya Washington (tracks: A1, A2, B2, D2, E1, F1, F2, H1 to I1), Angelo D. Johnson Jr. (tracks: A1, A2, B2, D2, E1, F1, F2, H1 to I1), Cameron Graves (tracks: A1, A2, B2, D2, E1, F1, F2, H1 to I1), Dawn Norfleet (tracks: A1, A2, B2, D2, E1, F1, F2, H1 to I1), Dustin W. Warren (tracks: A1, A2, B2, D2, E1, F1, F2, H1 to I1), Jackie Fiske (tracks: A1, A2, B2, D2, E1, F1, F2, H1 to I1), Mashica Winslowdynasty (tracks: A1, A2, B2, D2, E1, F1, F2, H1 to I1), Nia Andrews (tracks: A1, A2, B2, D2, E1, F1, F2, H1 to I1), Patrice Quinn (tracks: A1, A2, B2, D2, E1, F1, F2, H1 to I1), Sonnet Simmons (tracks: A1, A2, B2, D2, E1, F1, F2, H1 to I1), Steven Wayne (tracks: A1, A2, B2, D2, E1, F1, F2, H1 to I1), THALMA de FREITAS (tracks: A1, A2, B2, D2, E1, F1, F2, H1 to I1), Taylor Graves (tracks: A1, A2, B2, D2, E1, F1, F2, H1 to I1)
  • DrumsChris "Daddy" Dave (tracks: J2), Jonathan Pinson (tracks: B2, H1), Robert "Sput" Searight (tracks: D2, F1, H2), Robert Miller (tracks: B2, E2, H1), Ronald Bruner, Jr. (tracks: A1 to B1, C1 to D1, E1, F2 to G2, I1, J3), Tony Austin (tracks: A1 to B1, C1 to G2, H2 to J1, J3)
  • Electric BassGabe Noel (tracks: B2), Miles Mosley (tracks: C1 to E1, F1 to G2, H2), Stephen "Thundercat" Bruner (tracks: C2, F2)
  • Engineer [Assistant Mixing Engineer]Bradley Giroux, Derrick Stockwell
  • Engineer [Assistant Recording Engineer]Barklie Griggs, Bradley Giroux, Chris Claypool, Christopher Cerullo, Derrick Stockwell
  • Engineer [Lead Recording Engineer]Michael Harris
  • Engineer [Mastering Engineer]Kevin "Daddy Kev" Moo
  • Engineer [Mixing Engineer]Russell Elevado
  • Engineer [Recording Engineer]Benjamin Tierney, Tony Austin
  • Keyboards, OrganBrandon Coleman (tracks: A1 to I1, J1, J3)
  • Lacquer Cut ByAD
  • LayoutPhil Lee
  • Lead Vocals [Lead Vocal]Dwight Trible (tracks: A1), Matachi Nwosu (tracks: J3), Patrice Quinn (tracks: A1, D1, G1, I2), Steven Wayne (tracks: J3)
  • Orchestra, Bass [Upright Bass]Dominic Thiroux (tracks: A1, A2, B2, D2, E1, F1, F2, H1 to I1)
  • Orchestra, BassoonAmber Joy Wyman (tracks: A1, A2, B2, D2, E1, F1, F2, H1 to I1)
  • Orchestra, CelloAdrienne Woods (tracks: A1, A2, B2, D2, E1, F1, F2, H1 to I1), Ginger Murphy (tracks: A1, A2, B2, D2, E1, F1, F2, H1 to I1), Peter PT Jacobson (tracks: A1, A2, B2, D2, E1, F1, F2, H1 to I1)
  • Orchestra, ClarinetTracy Wannomae (tracks: A1, A2, B2, D2, E1, F1, F2, H1 to I1)
  • Orchestra, FluteRickey Washington (tracks: A1, A2, B2, D2, E1, F1, F2, H1 to I1)
  • Orchestra, French HornAmy Sanchez (tracks: A1, A2, B2, D2, E1, F1, F2, H1 to I1), Laura Brenes (tracks: A1, A2, B2, D2, E1, F1, F2, H1 to I1)
  • Orchestra, OboeGreg Martin (tracks: A1, A2, B2, D2, E1, F1, F2, H1 to I1)
  • Orchestra, TubaMarc T. Bolin (tracks: A1, A2, B2, D2, E1, F1, F2, H1 to I1)
  • Orchestra, ViolaBrittany Cotto (tracks: A1, A2, B2, D2, E1, F1, F2, H1 to I1), Caroline Buckman (tracks: A1, A2, B2, D2, E1, F1, F2, H1 to I1), Chad Jackson (tracks: A1, A2, B2, D2, E1, F1, F2, H1 to I1), Landon Jones (tracks: A1, A2, B2, D2, E1, F1, F2, H1 to I1), Molly Rogers (tracks: A1, A2, B2, D2, E1, F1, F2, H1 to I1), Morgan Matadero (tracks: A1, A2, B2, D2, E1, F1, F2, H1 to I1), Tom Lea (tracks: A1, A2, B2, D2, E1, F1, F2, H1 to I1)
  • Orchestra, ViolinJen Simone (tracks: A1, A2, B2, D2, E1, F1, F2, H1 to I1), Martino (tracks: A1, A2, B2, D2, E1, F1, F2, H1 to I1), Paul Jacob Cartwright (tracks: A1, A2, B2, D2, E1, F1, F2, H1 to I1), Ray Suen (tracks: A1, A2, B2, D2, E1, F1, F2, H1 to I1), Reiko Nakano (tracks: A1, A2, B2, D2, E1, F1, F2, H1 to I1), Rocio Marron (tracks: A1, A2, B2, D2, E1, F1, F2, H1 to I1), Yvette Devereaux (tracks: A1, A2, B2, D2, E1, F1, F2, H1 to I1), Yvette Holzwarth (tracks: A1, A2, B2, D2, E1, F1, F2, H1 to I1)
  • PercussionAllakoi Peete (tracks: A1, B1, D1, D2, E2 to F2, I1), Kahlil Cummings (tracks: A1, B1, D1, D2, E2 to F2, I1), Tony Austin (tracks: I1 to J1, J3)
  • Photography By [For Mochilla.com]B+, Mike Park
  • PianoCameron Graves (tracks: A1 to B2, C2 to J1, J3), Jamael Dean (tracks: C1)
  • Tenor SaxophoneKamasi Washington, Rickey Washington (tracks: J1)
  • TromboneRyan Porter (tracks: A1 to J1, J3)
  • TrumpetChris Gray (tracks: J3), Dontae Winslow (tracks: A1 to D2, E2 to I1, J1)
  • VocoderBrandon Coleman (tracks: E1 to F2)


Recording Studios: Electro-Vox Recording; Henson Recording Studio; Stagg Street Studio

Track A1: © 2018 Molique Music (BMI)
Tracks A2, B2 to G1, H1 to I1, J1, J2: © 2018 Kamasi Music (ASCAP)
Track B1: © 2018 Hubtones Music Co (BMI)
Tracks D1, G1: Lyrics by Patrice Quinn (ASCAP)
Track G2: © 2018 Ryan Porter Progressive Music Publishing Company (ASCAP)
Track I2: © 2018 Screen Gems - EMI Music Inc. (BMI)
Track J2: © 2018 Drum Hedz 713 Music (SESAC)
Track J3: © 2018 Kama Sutra Music Inc. / Stan Vincent Music (BMI)

All rights on behalf of Kamasi Music administered by Words & Music, a division of Big Deal Music Group; on behalf of Molique Music administered by BMG Platinum Songs US; on behalf of Kama Sutra Music Inc., Stan Vincent Music administered by EMI Unart Catalog Inc.

℗ 2018 Shoto Mas Inc. Under exclusive license to Young Turks Recordings
© 2018 Shoto Mas Inc. Under exclusive license to Young Turks Recordings

'The Choice' disc is hidden in the middle of the packaging, under a corrugated seam. The seam must be cut open to access the hidden disc.


  • Barcode: 889030017611
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): YT176LP A3 S-101920 MASTERDISK AD
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): YT176LP B3 S-101921 MASTERDISK AD
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C): YT176LP C3 S-101922 MASTERDISK AD
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D): YT176LP D3 S-101923 MASTERDISK AD
  • Matrix / Runout (Side E): YT176LP E3 S-101924 MASTERDISK AD
  • Matrix / Runout (Side F): YT176LP F3 S-101925 MASTERDISK AD
  • Matrix / Runout (Side G): YT176LP G3 S-101926 MASTERDISK AD
  • Matrix / Runout (Side H): YT176LP H3 S-101927 MASTERDISK AD
  • Matrix / Runout (Side I): YT176LP I3 S-101928 MASTERDISK AD
  • Matrix / Runout (Side J): S-101929 YT176LP J3 MASTERDISK AD
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Rights Society: SESAC


  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Shoto Mas Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – Shoto Mas Inc.
  • Licensed To – Young Turks Recordings
  • Published By – Kamasi Music
  • Published By – Words & Music
  • Published By – Big Deal Music
  • Published By – Molique Music
  • Published By – BMG Platinum Songs US
  • Published By – Kama Sutra Music, Inc.
  • Published By – Stan Vincent Music
  • Published By – EMI Unart Catalog Inc.
  • Published By – Hubtones Music Co.
  • Published By – Ryan Porter Progressive Music Publishing Company
  • Published By – Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc.
  • Published By – Drum Hedz 713 Music
  • Recorded At – Vox Recording Studios
  • Recorded At – Henson Recording Studios
  • Recorded At – Stagg Street Studio
  • Lacquer Cut At – Masterdisk
  • Pressed By – Rainbo Records – S-101920
  • Pressed By – Rainbo Records – S-101921
  • Pressed By – Rainbo Records – S-101922
  • Pressed By – Rainbo Records – S-101923
  • Pressed By – Rainbo Records – S-101924
  • Pressed By – Rainbo Records – S-101925
  • Pressed By – Rainbo Records – S-101926
  • Pressed By – Rainbo Records – S-101927
  • Pressed By – Rainbo Records – S-101928
  • Pressed By – Rainbo Records – S-101929



Heaven and Earth is the fourth studio album by American jazz saxophonist Kamasi Washington. It was released on June 22, 2018, through Young Turks Recordings. Both CD and LP versions of the album contain an extra disc called The Choice which is hidden within a closed part of the packaging which must be cut open to access the disc. Heaven and Earth - Kamasi Washington. Лента с персональными рекомендациями и музыкальными новинками, радио, подборки на любой вкус, удобное управление своей. The modern Spiritual Jazz maven, Kamasi Washington, returns to Boiler Room with a special broadcast where it all started, World Stage Los And Earth. Kamasi Washington - Heaven And Earth 2018. To favorites 7 Download album. Listen album. Kamasi Washington. Listen free to Kamasi Washington Heaven and Earth Fists of Fury, Can You Hear Him and more. 16 tracks 144:23. Heaven and Earth is the second studio album by American jazz saxophonist Kamasi Washington. Ищете треки из альбома Heaven and Earth исполнителя Kamasi Washington Тогда заходите на наш сайт - слушайте музыку онлайн и скачивайте бесплатно. Kamasi Washington Announces New Album Heaven and Earth. Kamasi Washington - Space Travelers Lullaby & Fists of Fury. Kamasi and Portugal. The Man Try to Redefine Pop. Kamasi Washington gets epic again with Heaven & Earth double album and world tour. A Matter of Life and Death. Hear Kamasi Washington's The Choice EP. Kamasi Washington Announces '. Kamasi Washingtons new double album, Heaven and Earth, picks up on the ambitious ideas he introduced on his breakout 2015 LP, The Epic. By Giovanni Russonello. June 20, 2018. Jazz loses a lot of young people with its fixation on history and esoterica. The Epic, though historically rooted, provided the opportunity for another kind of buy-in
Why bother getting the vinyl cut at Masterdisk and then pressing at Rainbo?Euro version pressed at Optimal is the one to go for...
watching to future
Pressing quality is ok here. There is some surface noice - but it's acceptable. SQ and dynamics are fine. Had to use a knive to open the sleeve for the 5th record...is that a production failure?
It's intended to be hidden and found as an Easter Egg.
Pressing quality is mediocre at best. After opening, I noticed fingerprints all over the inner sleeves, records appeared like they were played already. There were scuffs and light scratches on several records, which obviously is the cause of the random pops and crackles. If there's one positive, the packaging is amazing. Overall it sounds ok, but for the amount of money this LP costs, I expected better. Might check out the CD for a cleaner sound.
Good album overall, but just as have others here have stated, the pressing is on the mediocre side of things.Cutting it louder would have meant more discs, so I can understand why they stopped at 5, however the pressing is a bit quiet and a couple of my sides were pressed off-center.And having that "hidden" record means you will most likely damage the record (or package--or BOTH)In my opinion, a release of this length is better suited to the CD format.
Rainbow pressing quality is poor with warped pls and significant surface noise. This is after trying three copies. I'm going to try a cd to see I if the sound quality is up to snuff. LPs sound flat, compressed and distorted. This is especially problematic on the massed vocals. The music and performance deserve better.
Well, unfortunately the pressing I just purchased brand new from a store has some serious distortion coming through the right channel all the way through a couple of the records. I noticed what look like large scratches and scuffs immediately upon pulling disc 1 out and the rest proved to be similar. It's a bummer because the good parts sound incredible. My other Brainfeeder records are all flawless so I'm a bit surprised by the quality of this release. Perhaps I'll try again once I return this copy.
It was pressed by, perhaps, the worst record pressing plant in the USA-- known by collectors around the world to be a company that almost NEVER, EVER does it right, and has seemingly, NEVER, EVER given one shit about product quality or consistency. I'm going for the EU pressing-- done by Optimal in Germany-- with leaps and bounds better pressing quality as a rule. If you see it was pressed by Rainbo you have at best a very small chance of getting a good copy.
Slowly writer
My copy sounds great (European pressing), but opening the seam to get the 5th record out is difficult without damaging the cover or/and the record. This might be a nice idea, but practical and collecor friendly it isn't! So be very carefull about opening the seam!
I haven't evaluated every disk in the set yet but LP 1 has scratches, no warp. Sound is a little quiet but flat with a moderate amount of surface noise. IMO the 5/10 pressing doesn't do justice for 8/10 music contained on it.
Not sure about the comments below trashing the release but my copy is clean and flat and sounds great! I have the US version too that I bought from Rough Trade with a signed poster. Also that hidden record is easy to get to if you cut upwards away from the record along the perforated edge. The hidden record comes in a poly lined sleeve that seems to be glued at the bottom. Amazing album.
interactive man
The inner sleeve for The Choice is actually not poly lined but rather just a regular black paper sleeve. I was actually feeling the insert that is alongside the inner sleeve which contains the credits for The Choice disc.
UPDATE 07/10/18: I've gotten my hands on a UK pressing from Optimal and it is miles and miles away from US Rainbo pressing. The LP surfaces are so much quieter, the music sounds more dynamic and the LP's are not warped! The interior packaging is different, the sleeves are a matte paper and not the high gloss US ones. The high gloss US ones were causing all of the surface scuffs during transit. The secret 5th LP The Choice is not packaged in a sleeve. This means there is no sleeve/glue issue when extracting the 5th LP (my US copy had glue on the LP) but you need to be much more careful. Gingerly cut along the perforated top with an x-acto knife, but don't go too deep as there is nothing between the blade and the LP. Invest in some MoFi inner sleeves to keep The Choice in...hell, put all of the UK LP's in them for safe keeping. I want to give a major shout out to Mr. Washington's management and PR team as well as the folks at Matador Records in NYC. They helped me obtain a UK pressing after I wrote to them about the issues with the US LP's and packaging. EARLIER POST: I've now had two copies of the US LP pressing and both were garbage. I'm giving up and returning the replacement of the first copy for store credit. They are full of surface noise and warps too. This is such a shame, I was so excited for these records. AVOID the US pressing!!!
My copy is fine, it IS cut pretty quiet considering the length distribution would have allowed for a hotter cut and it's a little noisy on lead-in and deadwax but the music plays well and without distraction, even prior to cleaning. And the music's good too, it's consistently enjoyable and I think the vocal tracks work much better here than on The Epic, though it maybe doesn't have the same highs.I actually think the packaging is pretty cool and it's easy to get the proper album discs out (3 or more panel gatefolds are much worse than this "book" style packaging in that regard, a box would have been nice but count your blessings people) but I haven't worked up the courage to bust out the hidden LP yet. I'm going to have to buy an X-Acto knife, the things I do for music...
had to return. quality of the discs are not ok, dust, scratches, etc...didn't tried to open the hidden one.this should be a wonderful release, but the quality is not really ok. too bad
“Who I am and the choices I make lie somewhere in between”I hate taking a box knife to a record sleeve as much as the next guy, but the intention of hiding the 5th lp and making it hard to access is not lost on me.
Found this elsewhere, it might help some:"I was sorta fortunate to purchase my copy from a local record store, and the owner had just recently gone through, and failed at, the process of accessing the hidden record. Fortunately, they told me NOT to try to cut directly into the perforation itself. The perforation is actually there as a "hinge" for a 3/4" flap, under which the record is stored.I think the perforation is also designed to "release" or tear away that flap once the record is revealed. The opposing side of the flap is a strip of cardboard that is attached just inside the opening by a gummy adhesive that can carefully be pulled away from the glossy card stock, therefore leaving the opening much cleaner. You still have the exposed border of the perforation exposed, which is kinda annoying, but otherwise it's pretty clean.And yes, there is a black paper inner sleeve for the record itself, although I realised that it is glued to the bottom before ripping it out. Not sure why they glued it in. And to this day, I'm surprised that records created with this level of detail, often do not have a plastic lining inside the protective sleeve."
The 5th Lp is most definitely meant to be removed from the perforation on the top.
I have the Rainbo pressing according to the matrix numbers. My copy plays with some surface noise across all 5 records. It's not horrible but not as pristine as I've heard. I too cannot remove the sleeve or insert for the 5th lp because they are both glued in. Fortunately my 5th lp however did not get any glue on it. Great listen though and this release seems to be the only place to get the 5th lp.
If you have a high resolution playback system then you're likely to be disappointed by the Rainbo pressing sold in the US. If loads of surface noise and distortion don't bother you then you might be happy with the US pressing-- otherwise I'd go for the EU pressing. As others have attested, it's quite good and pressed by Optimal in Germany. Rainbo is renowned for their very very poor quality work. They certainly have the means to do a better job-- but as this quality issue goes on and on-- they don't seem too interested in improving their product quality.
Average pressing of a masterpiece. Shame on you Rainbo. Deserves better.
In addition to my response to WayTrane, I do have one other gripe -- regarding how they packaged the "hidden" fifth LP. It's inside the corrugated/ perforated divider that houses two of the four main LPs. No matter how carefully you cut the perforation (I spent several minutes carefully dissecting it with an exacto blade), it's so thick that you end with with a jagged/ mangled edge...which compromises the look of an otherwise brilliant package for which I paid seventy dollars. This is jazz music, not Radiohead. Enough with the gimmicky packaging bullshit.
The inner sleeve is still stuck (glued) inside of mine.
I had the same exact issue. The inner sleeve was stuck in the glue and it even caused the LP to get stuck. Once I got the LP out, there were some fragments of the glue on the edge of the LP and in one part of the grooves. The LP still plays fine fortunately but there definitely is more surface noise compared to the other 4 LP's. As for the inner sleeve, I had to rip it in order to get it out but I had extras to replace it so that wasn't too big of an issue since it's just a generic black paper sleeve.The quality of the packaging is decent but I thought it was going to be the same quality as The Epic which was top tier. The hidden LP packaging was so unnecessary in this one.
Imagine the carnage as people try to get the 5th disc out. On my copy the inner sleeve of the record was caught in between the glue holding the bottom spine together. I was careful and deliberate to get it out, but I had to tear out the inner sleeve caught on the glue as well as ultimately unglue the bottom seam to remove the remnants of the inner sleeve and glue it back together. The hidden disc insert was stuck on the seam glue as well. So the concept of the hidden disc was deeply flawed to begin with and to make matters worse the execution at the plant was also deeply flawed. Record came out covered in dust and plays with persistent surface noise.The other 4 discs sound fine to me, not perfect, but good enough. The music is great and it is refreshing that modern jazz is having a moment in the form of Kamasi Washington. Hopefully his popularity breeds imitators and a broadened interest in jazz in all its incarnations.
NOOOOOOOOOOOOO, Please don't tell me it's pressed by RAINBO RECORDS , this has to be THE WORST NIGHTMARE EVER, i'll have to get the EU version
  skint007 ... sorry for the confusion, but my comment was directed at  cosmicexplorer's reply to your original comment
Tori Texer
I so wish that I would have known about the pressing plant before I bought the US version in a US record store.
I agree completely, but I didn't know it was going to sound like crap until after I got home from the record store.
I absolutely agree with you, why tell me something i already know ...do you have the impression that i bought the US version ???, i did not mate ..... i reacted on Discogs as soon as i saw which plant was pressing it and held off buying it. Unfortunately my local record store received the US version. I wanted so bad to listen to it on vinyl, on release day. Now i have to wait. Anyway, sorry if my comment was misleading. i was just warning people. The EU version is pressed by OPTIMAL.
Impala Frozen
Thank you for the detailed and helpful account. What I don't get is your conclusion.We all fret the continuing demise in pressing quality that basically ruins the joy of owning music in a physical format. As a music lover you must certainly feel the same way about this deplorable global plague.Then, how can you be happy to drop a decent amount of cash on something that is inherently flawed? People who continue to invest in trash, ensure that trash continues to be produced. It is because of this exact mentality that labels don't mind releasing overpriced shit pressings. People buy it anyway.If you care about owning a beautiful sounding physical copy of the music you love, the only solution is to return shitty pressings. Unless labels and pressing plants receive this kind of economical feedback, the plague will continue to spread. Young buyers these days probably don't have a clue that vinyl potentially sounds gorgeous if done right. They just take the current crap-standard as a given.Hopefully you agree.
Because Rainbo is the worst pressing plant in America. I bought the beautiful LP this morning and the very first thing I noticed when looking at the vinyl itself was surface scuffs and fingerprints all over it. I figured it was pressed at United (probably the 2nd worst plant in the country as far as quality goes). The music is incredible...but unfortunately the fidelity isn't. When his first album "The Epic" was released, it was all crammed onto three LPs (30 minutes a side), so the fidelity loss was to be expected. However, for "Heaven and Earth", it's spread across four LPs (five if you count the "hidden" disc). It's very low volume, lacking dynamics and clarity (especially on the high end). Also, as soon as the needle drops on each side, you notice the pesky rumbling of surface noise. Ultimately, I'm still happy to own this amazing album on vinyl, but seeing as how there was care given to not overload each side with too much aural information, it's disappointing, to say the least, that the fidelity of the vinyl pressing is so lacking....and it didn't have to be.
For those that are unfamiliar with RAINBO, can you tell us why?
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