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Pearl Jam Yield 25th Anniversary Edition Translucent Red and Black Hi-melt vinyl

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    GlowGirlGlowGirl New York, NY Posts: 10,203
    Loujoe said:
    Ok. I'll spin it. I thought it might because of that 45rpm magic I know little about. Sweet
    You should for sure. Let that record fulfill its destiny. 
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    pjpitt89pjpitt89 Posts: 1,826
    Through side A and this is the best Yield has ever sounded IMO. It is very full, wide open, full feel of Jeff's bass. After months of waiting I was wondering why I spent so much and waited so long for this. 1/4 of the way through I have my answer.
    9/1/00, 4/28/03, 7/5/03, 7/6/03, 7/12/03, 10/1/04, 9/28/05, 5/27/06, 5/28/06, 6/1/06, 6/27/08, 6/30/08, 8/7/08 (EV), 6/12/09 (EV), 10/27/09, 10/28/09,10/30/09, 10/31/09, 5/21/10, 6/15/11 (EV), 9/2/12, 7/19/13, 10/21/13, 10/22/13, 10/27/13, 4/28/16, 4/29/16, 8/7/16, 11/4/16 (TOTD), 8/18/18, 8/20/18, 9/24/21 (EV&Earthlings), 9/26/21, 9/11/2022, 9/14/2022
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    bobasfeetbobasfeet Posts: 1,081
    pjpitt89 said:
    Through side A and this is the best Yield has ever sounded IMO. It is very full, wide open, full feel of Jeff's bass. After months of waiting I was wondering why I spent so much and waited so long for this. 1/4 of the way through I have my answer.
    Exciting, Can't wait to spin.
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    lolobugglolobugg BLUE RDGE MTNS Posts: 8,192
    edited October 2023
    pjpitt89 said:
    Through side A and this is the best Yield has ever sounded IMO. It is very full, wide open, full feel of Jeff's bass. After months of waiting I was wondering why I spent so much and waited so long for this. 1/4 of the way through I have my answer.
    Jeff's bass sounds amazing. So glad i bought this. only listened thru Faithful so far.  EDIT: holy shit NO WAY fucking rocks.
    Post edited by lolobugg on

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    TK46426TK46426 Posts: 29
    Just arrived in VA.  I did order thru 10c and did not receive a shipping notice. Just fyi for people still looking for arrival. 
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    Would love to hear a legit side by side comparison between the OG and VMP. Who can make it happen???
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    demetriosdemetrios Canada Posts: 88,749
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    bicyclejoebicyclejoe USA Posts: 1,200
    Sounds phenomenal. Easily the best sounding Pearl Jam vinyl in my collection. Very nice soundstage; excellent separation; really opens up on my tube-based system. Worth every penny.
    My Pearl Jam Road: 10/22/90 Seattle | 12/22/90 Seattle, Moore Theater | 9/29/92 Seattle, Magnusson Park, Drop in the Park | 9/5/93 The Gorge, with Neil Young and Blind Melon | 7/20/06 Portland, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall with Sleater-Kinney | 7/22/06 The Gorge, 10/21/06 Mountain View, Shoreline Ampitheatre, Bridge School Benefit | 9/21/09 Seattle | 9/22/09 Seattle | 9/26/09 Portland, OR | 7/14/2011 Eddie Vedder, Portland, OR | 11/29/13 Portland, OR
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    To my not-audiophile-ears this is a noticeable improvement over the 2016 vinyl. Very pleased with it:)
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    bicyclejoebicyclejoe USA Posts: 1,200
    Holy crap! Wishlist sounds incredible. That bass! Mike’s guitar has a new spaciousness. Great pressing. 
    My Pearl Jam Road: 10/22/90 Seattle | 12/22/90 Seattle, Moore Theater | 9/29/92 Seattle, Magnusson Park, Drop in the Park | 9/5/93 The Gorge, with Neil Young and Blind Melon | 7/20/06 Portland, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall with Sleater-Kinney | 7/22/06 The Gorge, 10/21/06 Mountain View, Shoreline Ampitheatre, Bridge School Benefit | 9/21/09 Seattle | 9/22/09 Seattle | 9/26/09 Portland, OR | 7/14/2011 Eddie Vedder, Portland, OR | 11/29/13 Portland, OR
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    lowbudgetlushlowbudgetlush Posts: 610
    edited October 2023
    No hummus. Annoyed.
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    mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 28,801
    edited October 2023
    Sorry folks, I disagree with many of the sentiments here.  I have a very revealing system and there is no material difference between this and the recent reissue.  You can give this one maybe a 1/2 point better as it's a 45 and will play cleaner through the inner grooves.  But let's be realistic, it should NOT sound materially better.  This is the same mix by Bob Ludwig as the last release.  And the last pressing was done by MPO who is a very good plant.  The sound between the two should be, and is very close.  

    I give VMP credit for a nice color vinyl and a very nice gatefold package.  I don't know if they use Stoughton printing for the gatefold, but it sure looks to be at that level.  So I think the price is quite fair for a double.  It's about the same price that AP will charge for a AAA single release.  But sound wise, it's right there with the reissue.  
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    2-feign-reluctance2-feign-reluctance TigerTown, USA Posts: 23,203
    mrussel1 said:
    Sorry folks, I disagree with many of the sentiments here.  I have a very revealing system and there is no material difference between this and the recent reissue.  You can give this one maybe a 1/2 point better as it's a 45 and will play cleaner through the inner grooves.  But let's be realistic, it should NOT sound materially better.  This is the same mix by Bob Ludwig as the last release.  And the last pressing was done by MPO who is a very good plant.  The sound between the two should be, and is very close.  

    I give VMP credit for a nice color vinyl and a very nice gatefold package.  I don't know if they use Stoughton printing for the gatefold, but it sure looks to be at that level.  So I think the price is quite fair for a double.  It's about the same price that AP will charge for a AAA single release.  But sound wise, it's right there with the reissue.  
    Honest review from a dude who knows his shit! Where’s @MedozK to share his thoughts? 
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    mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 28,801
    mrussel1 said:
    Sorry folks, I disagree with many of the sentiments here.  I have a very revealing system and there is no material difference between this and the recent reissue.  You can give this one maybe a 1/2 point better as it's a 45 and will play cleaner through the inner grooves.  But let's be realistic, it should NOT sound materially better.  This is the same mix by Bob Ludwig as the last release.  And the last pressing was done by MPO who is a very good plant.  The sound between the two should be, and is very close.  

    I give VMP credit for a nice color vinyl and a very nice gatefold package.  I don't know if they use Stoughton printing for the gatefold, but it sure looks to be at that level.  So I think the price is quite fair for a double.  It's about the same price that AP will charge for a AAA single release.  But sound wise, it's right there with the reissue.  
    Honest review from a dude who knows his shit! Where’s @MedozK to share his thoughts? 
    Good question.  I haven't heard from K in a while.  Hope he's all good. 
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    Father HubbardFather Hubbard Chicago Posts: 1,566
    New (old) pics inside too!
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    LoujoeLoujoe Posts: 8,223
    Alright I'm not opening it now. :/ 
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    mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 28,801
    Loujoe said:
    Alright I'm not opening it now. :/ 
    To be clear,, it's good.  I'm just saying it's not really better than the last.  Didn't mean to be a buzz kill 
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    LoujoeLoujoe Posts: 8,223
    Ok I'll open it. Nevermind me. :)

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    bicyclejoebicyclejoe USA Posts: 1,200
    I disagree. I have a very revealing system, too, and find this as a noticeable upgrade.
    My Pearl Jam Road: 10/22/90 Seattle | 12/22/90 Seattle, Moore Theater | 9/29/92 Seattle, Magnusson Park, Drop in the Park | 9/5/93 The Gorge, with Neil Young and Blind Melon | 7/20/06 Portland, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall with Sleater-Kinney | 7/22/06 The Gorge, 10/21/06 Mountain View, Shoreline Ampitheatre, Bridge School Benefit | 9/21/09 Seattle | 9/22/09 Seattle | 9/26/09 Portland, OR | 7/14/2011 Eddie Vedder, Portland, OR | 11/29/13 Portland, OR
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    Sirens4Sirens4 Posts: 581
    I found VMP steps above the last pressing, also had a better soundstage then the original pressing. I have a pretty good set up. The separation of instruments is more prominent. I played all three back to back last night, over all sound is subjective , it's a great pressing and the packaging is awesome , new pictures on sleeves , a red interior gatefold. 
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    bicyclejoebicyclejoe USA Posts: 1,200
    edited October 2023
    mrussel1 said:
    Loujoe said:
    Alright I'm not opening it now. :/ 
    To be clear,, it's good.  I'm just saying it's not really better than the last.  Didn't mean to be a buzz kill 
    Not to get into an argument, but the fact that this release is on two records with new lacquers cut at 45rpm, there is bound to be an audible difference from the single disc release, regardless of master or mix.

    I have a revealing system that I have spent eons dialing in. I could hear an improvement/difference from the first needle drop with this release. No snake oil. Promise.  

    I’ve listened to the VMP Yield three times now, swapping out styli for each listen. And I’ve spun the the first pressing and 2016 pressing. The new VMP pressing, to my ear, is the superior pressing. 

    But it’s all peace in the end.  
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    My Pearl Jam Road: 10/22/90 Seattle | 12/22/90 Seattle, Moore Theater | 9/29/92 Seattle, Magnusson Park, Drop in the Park | 9/5/93 The Gorge, with Neil Young and Blind Melon | 7/20/06 Portland, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall with Sleater-Kinney | 7/22/06 The Gorge, 10/21/06 Mountain View, Shoreline Ampitheatre, Bridge School Benefit | 9/21/09 Seattle | 9/22/09 Seattle | 9/26/09 Portland, OR | 7/14/2011 Eddie Vedder, Portland, OR | 11/29/13 Portland, OR
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    tylerjtylerj Indiana Posts: 290
    edited October 2023
    The 45rpm is a definite step up. I have a mid-tier setup and can notice an improvement. Is it mind blowing? Probably not, but there's definitely more separation/dynamic range in the instruments. Everything sounds "fuller" given the more space given to each song, if that makes sense. One of the best improvements is the bass (Wishlist, especially). Sounds much fuller while not being overbearing. Same goes for all the guitars. 
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    bicyclejoebicyclejoe USA Posts: 1,200
    Yes. The actual pressing with new lacquers is definitely the step up. 
    My Pearl Jam Road: 10/22/90 Seattle | 12/22/90 Seattle, Moore Theater | 9/29/92 Seattle, Magnusson Park, Drop in the Park | 9/5/93 The Gorge, with Neil Young and Blind Melon | 7/20/06 Portland, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall with Sleater-Kinney | 7/22/06 The Gorge, 10/21/06 Mountain View, Shoreline Ampitheatre, Bridge School Benefit | 9/21/09 Seattle | 9/22/09 Seattle | 9/26/09 Portland, OR | 7/14/2011 Eddie Vedder, Portland, OR | 11/29/13 Portland, OR
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    mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 28,801
    edited October 2023
    Yes. The actual pressing with new lacquers is definitely the step up. 
    You'll note in my comment that I gave it a half point increase due to the 45, as the sound stayed consistent through the inner grooves.  But to me, that's not material enough to say it's a much better release.  It's a marginally better one and comes down to preference whether you want to get up once or three times during the listening session.  I'm not sure why we think the lacquer cut from Levi and pressed by VMP would be materially better than Daniel Krieger and MPO.  They are first rate.   At the end of the day, it's the same BG mix from the same digital source.  And unless the lacquer cut or pressing is a shit show, the mix and source is going to be where the sound is.  
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    CROJAM95CROJAM95 Posts: 9,492
    got mine yesterday...no shipping notice

    will spin saturday night
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    VitalogensiaVitalogensia Posts: 1,965
    I've been meaning to buy a good record player for about a decade now, but have spent thousands on records instead.  I look forward to listening to this on my cheap - but effective - $100 Sony.
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    bicyclejoebicyclejoe USA Posts: 1,200
    edited October 2023
    mrussel1 said:
    Yes. The actual pressing with new lacquers is definitely the step up. 
    You'll note in my comment that I gave it a half point increase due to the 45, as the sound stayed consistent through the inner grooves.  But to me, that's not material enough to say it's a much better release.  It's a marginally better one and comes down to preference whether you want to get up once or three times during the listening session.  I'm not sure why we think the lacquer cut from Levi and pressed by VMP would be materially better than Daniel Krieger and MPO.  They are first rate.   At the end of the day, it's the same BG mix from the same digital source.  And unless the lacquer cut or pressing is a shit show, the mix and source is going to be where the sound is.  
    I think the pressing process carries more weight than that. There are countless albums that suffer from awful pressings, regardless of mix and master. Also, a pressing at 45rpm over two records is going to naturally have greater dynamic range to let the stylus do its work. All I can testify to is how it’s sounds on my system, and the VMP pressing sounds considerably better than the others. 
    Post edited by bicyclejoe on
    My Pearl Jam Road: 10/22/90 Seattle | 12/22/90 Seattle, Moore Theater | 9/29/92 Seattle, Magnusson Park, Drop in the Park | 9/5/93 The Gorge, with Neil Young and Blind Melon | 7/20/06 Portland, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall with Sleater-Kinney | 7/22/06 The Gorge, 10/21/06 Mountain View, Shoreline Ampitheatre, Bridge School Benefit | 9/21/09 Seattle | 9/22/09 Seattle | 9/26/09 Portland, OR | 7/14/2011 Eddie Vedder, Portland, OR | 11/29/13 Portland, OR
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    bazfromozbazfromoz Posts: 213
    Can we stop referring to this as a VMP pressing. It is not. 
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    mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 28,801
    bazfromoz said:
    Can we stop referring to this as a VMP pressing. It is not. 
    It was supposed to be.  Where was it pressed?
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