The $150 price tag far exceeds what would be expected in a batch of 4,000 black-colored copies. Not being an audiophile, I always liked vinyl and specially limited editions. Vinyl is supposed to be black! I’m probably in the minority when it comes to my opinion, but that’s what I believe. Now I’m going to take a leap here…Given that you can see through some of the colored vinyl, I would think it was purer unless you can see artifacts in it. Even the most pristine black vinyl cannot represent the music as accurately as can high-resolution digital. Not going to lie.. A Looking In View 6. [u=des_] Thanks for your comment, this is exactly what I am curious to know. buy. At least this post here (https://www.quora.com/Why-are-vinyl-records-black) asserts that carbon black is used to hide flaws, not produce better-sounding records. Nice article. Add to this colored vinyl/picture discs and you only add to the visualness of an audio medium. i can think of one colored vinyl i purchased in the last few years that sounded inferior to the black. I collect High Roller Records releases and over more than 220 LP’s, about half of which are color/clear, the records do not lay flat at an alarming rate. Let’s cut the shit: your human ear can not detect the difference. Everything about the vinyl should feel like it represents what the music is about. increments. I'm a die hard AiC fan, and when I heard a new album would be coming out I was more than skeptical; no-one can replace Layne. Tyler Carter Moonshine Half Black/Half Blue w/ Splatt... Vinyl LP $25 . Like you say, to each their own! as a collector, i frequently have black and colored vinyl of the same release. }, Check My Brain 3. No color of any kind can match it. True, unadulterated vinyl is clear. RELEASE DATE: December 01, 2020 ... Make Way For Love. Even 180 gram pressings can be botched up! I like colored vinyl because it looks good, it’s that simple. AC/DC - Back in Black KISS - Rock and Roll Over Alice in Chains - Black Give Way To Blue Coheed and Cambria - Vaxis - Act 1: The Unheavenly Creatures Ghost - Meliora Green Day - Dookie Green Day - Shenanigans Mastodon - Crack the Skye Mastodon - Emperor of Sand Ozzy Osbourne - Diary of a Madman Three Days Grace - Three Days Grace Good thing, though, Kubrick (otherwise) went with a smart choice of timeless Classical blended-with some Avant-Garde of the era instead for the final product.]. I experiencing a lot more warping, rough edges, particles in the grooves and kinked inserts and inner sleeves. Sometimes you would see pieces of the old labels in the vinyl. For instance, a cursory glance at Oddisee’s discography reveals a full embrace – with nearly every album having at least one colored release, many of which happen to be first-pressings. I have played colored/black vinyl of the same pressings back to back and I can’t tell a difference. Vinyl is the ultimate historical musical artifact. The median price of $35 on this colored press seems to answer these questions with a defiant “nope”. Find low everyday prices and buy online for delivery or in-store pick-up. Any vinyl being pressed nowadays runs a chance of not sounding so hot, not because of the color, but as above due to the mastering process, the Majors controlling the plants and rushing things through and the people at the plants who are not as experienced in cutting vinyl as the vinyl that came from the true “heyday”. The UK versions of the studio albums will be pressed on the same colors as their German counterparts, while Autobahn comes on translucent blue vinyl and the … “we don’t shy away from the word ‘gimmick’ or ‘novelty.’ I think that stuff’s really important. 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