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Thread started 08/13/17 5:42pm

KingSausage

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Symbol Album on Vinyl -- How Does it Sound?

I've never heard the original vinyl pressing of the Symbol album. How does it sound? Is it noticeably better than the CD?
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Reply #1 posted 08/13/17 10:27pm

kremlinshadow

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KingSausage said:

I've never heard the original vinyl pressing of the Symbol album. How does it sound? Is it noticeably better than the CD?

It starts with 'My name is Prince' and ends with 'The Sacrifice Of Victor' (With a few crackles in between), that's all I can tell you at this stage.

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Reply #2 posted 08/13/17 11:00pm

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I own it and have never played it. I had the CD that was more convenient.

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Reply #3 posted 08/13/17 11:57pm

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I only picked this up quite recently. It sounds fantastic to my ears KS, really breathes new life into the album if you've mainly listened on CD or tape. The Morning Papers, Damn U... the dynamic range and clarity is fantastic.

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Reply #4 posted 08/14/17 3:05am

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kewlschool said:

I own it and have never played it. I had the CD that was more convenient.




I'll buy it.
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Reply #5 posted 08/14/17 3:06am

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ian said:

I only picked this up quite recently. It sounds fantastic to my ears KS, really breathes new life into the album if you've mainly listened on CD or tape. The Morning Papers, Damn U... the dynamic range and clarity is fantastic.




Nice. I'm tempted to hunt down an original pressing, especially now that the vinyl reissue series is frozen.
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Reply #6 posted 08/14/17 7:18am

Romeoblu

The Flow ends side 3 and it fades out with the beginning of 7 included in the fade, that anoys me otherwise it sounds great.

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Reply #7 posted 08/14/17 11:34am

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KingSausage said:

kewlschool said:

I own it and have never played it. I had the CD that was more convenient.

I'll buy it.

Sorry, not for sale. Although, sometime in this year I will be selling some cool Prince stuff. Sealed long boxes, official WB posters etc.

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Reply #8 posted 08/14/17 1:05pm

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With Prince's use of DAT, a lot of his 90s material was a bit crisper than we're used to previously hearing from him. And while those records are not unlistenable because of the DAT, hearing the 90s stuff on vinyl with that middle warmth really puts a nice subtle feel on stuff like the prince album.

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Reply #9 posted 08/14/17 5:22pm

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Fuck it. I just ordered a copy. MY NAME IS SAUSAGE AND I AM SPENDY!
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Reply #10 posted 08/14/17 9:09pm

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Fuck it. I just ordered a copy. MY NAME IS SAUSAGE AND I AM SPENDY!

lol Sounds like it cost you a bit.

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Reply #11 posted 08/15/17 3:27am

MMJas

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Well, I bought mine back in the day and it sounds good still. wink

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Reply #12 posted 08/15/17 4:47pm

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anc282 said:



KingSausage said:


Fuck it. I just ordered a copy. MY NAME IS SAUSAGE AND I AM SPENDY!

lol Sounds like it cost you a bit.




Nah. Only $50 for a beautiful copy. But I've been spending a TON on music lately. Just trying hard to stay afloat in this shitshow world.
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Reply #13 posted 08/15/17 6:48pm

anc282

It only cost me about $25.00 in 2003. I see it's gone up in value since his passing. But that's to be expected.

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Reply #14 posted 08/17/17 3:40pm

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Got it. Sounds epic on vinyl, especially the ballads, I've A-B'ed this with CD a few times and vinyl wins
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Reply #15 posted 08/17/17 4:49pm

Kobe

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I have a feeling I came a thread like this before but never mind. It is indeed a very nice sounding 2 record set I would recommend for you to hunt for a copy of this. biggrin

KingSausage said:

I've never heard the original vinyl pressing of the Symbol album. How does it sound? Is it noticeably better than the CD?

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Reply #16 posted 08/18/17 11:45am

Nuernberg72

It sounds like Prince!
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Reply #17 posted 08/26/17 11:27am

KingSausage

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I got my copy of the Symbol album on vinyl. It's fucking fantastic. This has always been one of my favorite Prince albums. I've never heard it like this before. Everything sounds very natural and warm compared to the CD. I love it.
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Reply #18 posted 08/26/17 4:38pm

johnnyribcage

I have it - sounds excellent - listening to it now. A very well mastered and well pressed album - it really slams. This is the UK/Europe pressing. <p>

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