This is a 1982 Elektra pressing on the red "Small E" label. The sound is actually pretty impressive here and the vinyl plays super quietly. The best originals are a step up, but good luck finding a quiet one! Those of you who are especially picky about quiet surfaces might even prefer a copy like this. The sound is super full-bodied and solid, if I had to nitpick a bit I'd say that it errs a bit on the polite side. But that's certainly not to call it unenjoyable! I had good time listening to this one and if you aren't up for the challenge of going through a bunch of originals to find something better than this one may just do the trick for you too.
4 1/2 stars Allmusic: "The band managed the difficult feat of sounding ahead of their time and entirely out of their time, all at once."
Vinyl: EX (super clean)
Cover: VG+ (small nick on top seam, light ringer)
Play notes: Vinyl plays very quietly, sound is solid
We prefer to overdeliver and therefore grade conservatively. Our scale runs Near Mint (NM), Excellent (EX), Very Good Plus (VG+), Very Good (VG), Good Plus (G+), Good (G).