This is a truly incredible sounding copy of one of the all-time greats, Fleetwood Mac's self-titled album from 1975. Personally I prefer this one to Rumours, but clearly you can't go wrong with either. I've done a ridiculous amount of shootouts for this album over my evaluating career but the best sounding copies never fail to blow me away. I just don't think pop music can be recorded any better. This copy's a beast -- big and lively with a massive bottom end and excellent clarity. They pressed a TON of these and I can assure you they do not all sound like this. I also prefer the originals to any modern reissue, but in the end that's a matter of taste like most things in audio and I won't tell you your ears or stereo are busted if you disagree. It's nearly impossible to find copies that play quietly, this one has a little surface noise at times but plays quite well overall.
$100 may seem like a crazy amount of money for a record like this, so let me explain. You would almost certainly have to spend at least that much to bring in enough copies to find one that sounded this amazing, not to speak of the time and effort needed to find, clean, and compare them all. I understand if you think this record is overpriced, but historically my clients realize exactly what they've gotten for their money quickly after they drop the needle on one of my finds. That's how I've been able to stay in this business for well over a decade. If I could afford to pay someone to pre-test all my vinyl so I didn't waste time on weak or noisy pressings I would do it in a heartbeat. So no hard feelings if no one bites on this one, it's the best sounding copy I have on my shelves right now and I'm more than happy to keep enjoying it. Because when I get the time to sit and take in this album, I definitely prefer it to be on a copy like this one!
Vinyl: VG+ (superficial wear only)
Cover: VG+ (a few light creases but strong overall)
Play notes: Light to moderate surface noise that never overpowers the music
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