Warning about Green album MFSL reissue and buyers remorse

I was very impressed with the blue album MFSL reissue and, while hesitating because I had the original, decided to buy the green album reissue because I figured the sound quality claims were worth the price.

 

I agree that sonically the product is very good and the gatefold sleeve is well presented but I want to warn everyone here that is thinking about buying it that the name "Original Master Recording" is misleadingly used.

 

The version of Hash Pipe on the MFSL reissue is the piece of crap revised edit that omits half of the first chorus and ascending bridge sections that should never have been released.

 

I'm angry for this not having been disclosed in the announcement or on the packaging for a variety of reasons, especially that:

  1. The brand name is Original Master Recoring.
  2. The packaging states that the music is taken from the original master tapes which creates a legitimate expectation of it containing the proper, original program.
  3. These pressings cost about the price of two regular albums.
  4. I can't imagine a record store accepting a return on these grounds in this day and age.

 

So let this be a warning that given the current market price, you may be better off buying an old pressing of the green album on ebay. I'm very interested in comments from anyone who has bought the Make Believe MFSL reissue as I have not picked that one up yet and I suspect this same thing would happen with that one now.

Tags: Album, Consumer, Green, Master, Original, Recording, Vinyl, Warning, reports

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I agree. Complete b*******.  the radio edit sucks.

I can only imagine how crappy the Make Believe one is going to be.

After a few days of thinking about it I called the store I bought it from and pleaded my case. Fortunately the owner of the store is a huge fan of this album who was also annoyed to find this out and they made an exception to the return policy. I went for the new Ocean Blue album and some gifts.

was about to get it soon, but what exactly is the issue with hash pipe, does it seem as if there was an error or a different version (since there are two versions of the song)?  and are there any other issues?

did you read the post?

musiconmymind08 said:

was about to get it soon, but what exactly is the issue with hash pipe, does it seem as if there was an error or a different version (since there are two versions of the song)?  and are there any other issues?

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