Friday, May 28, 2010
by Jeff Oestreich
I am very happy with this purchase. The packaging and albums are very solid, free of defects and beautiful to behold. The colored vinyl is stunning and the etching on the B-Side of SAP is very cool.
As for the sound, it makes the CD sound very flat and boring comparitivily speaking. Even on my medium level sound system, the intricacies of the basslines and guitar parts are exposed with all the warmth you would expect from vinyl. What I didn't expect is the range of emotional depth in Layne Staley's voice that I didn't notice was there.
Highly recommended 180-gram vinyl bliss for those that like the acoustic side of Alice in Chains.