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TJ_Davidson

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Maybe this has been discussed previously, but can anyone say something about sound differences in the various UP CD pressings from the ‘80s and ‘90s? I know of the original Factory pressings, the ones on Centredate, Qwest, London, and Rough Trade. Assuming that none of these suffer from severe compression like more recent pressings, is there a reason to think that some of those older pressings better than others?

Of course all are taken from the same source but possibly mastered differently, who knows?
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I posted the steve-hoffman thread somewhere that dicusses that topic in detail.he is the guy that did the remasters for up and closer but they weren't used for some reason.
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This is the one,i believe:
https://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threads/joy-division-on-cd.88587/

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Here is good copy starting low and auction end is tomorrow,well this afternoon,if you will?
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https://www.ebay.de/itm/Joy-Division-Unknown-Pleasures-1993/184175933701?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649

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Nice, but the shipping cost is quite the dealbreaker for me. I read that the mastering and sound on the common Centredate version is 100% identical.
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Nice, but the shipping cost is quite the dealbreaker for me. I read that the mastering and sound on the common Centredate version is 100% identical.

Yeah,shipping cost reflects brexit somehow.i've  read that re re-issues sound bland and muffled in places,would love to hear from other members here what their take on this is?

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Imho an original factory cd is worth its salt,£20-25 is ok if its in mint condition.the artwork copies the og lp cover which is really lovely.i paid £30 for a sealed first tape (there is only one left on discogs going for £115) and about £35 for the purple box edition.same goes for the first uk cd of closer,i got the car carry case for 10$ later,its top notch soundwise and the artwork is stunning,lovely detail and not like later cheaper reissues.on top they seldomly pop up on ebay (esp. in mint condition) which hints at their rarity.
And like anything og jd the prices will keep rising over the years as they are highly collectable and are beautiful items.
Hope it helps........dominic

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