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No idea. I am not the one corresponding with management about this but I am pretty sure they read the forum.
I was corresponding earlier on during this reissue campaign. Helping someone get another copy of PP.
I wonder if any other pressings are having these quality control issues? Could it be pressing plants rushing to get records out the door.
Seems like everywhere this reissue campaign had issues. Why people still don't have copies of LAG shocks me. Whomever handled the fulfillment of this record really f*^#ed up. Those who pre-ordered the record should be the first ones to have the record in their hands. Not the last.
Also the shipping prices were way out of whack.
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The shipping prices on the deluxe version of the new record were BANANAS to Canada. Nearly doubled the price of the record.
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So far there have been quite a few reissues about their classics and most of them filled in the missing parts or as a collector's satisfaction(For me, I'm a little younger to touch those originals in real time).
Therefore, when I first saw the title "Spaceman Reissue Program", I was very excited. And the LGM exceeded my expectations and I was completely mind blown .

There has been some confusion since then. My PP GITD had some noise but I just thought it was "a bit too much to warm". At least it didn't make me feel like complaining.
But first LAGWAFIS Blue of mine was not good. Hmmmm, it was terrible. There was a problem not only with "CSC..." on side D, but also with all four sides of the two discs.
I contacted FP, then they quickly sent me the replacement and it arrived a few days ago. It has great sounds with no any noises. I'm really enjoying it.
But the strange thing is that the exact same item arrived (I know it's sold out already and some people haven't received it yet). What is the reason why the sound quality is completely different even though the product number and matrix code are exactly the same?

And I ordered with the box, so I haven't touched LCID yet. Two emails (HTML text of ”As compensation, we would like to offer you a free Spiritualized Pure Phase Art Print Set.” and plane text of “we would like to offer you a free Spiritualized badge set.”) are also weirdo. Been listening to LCID for 20 years and I know it won't run away anymore, but I have to say that seeing LCID Ivory at a local record shop every weekend is my stress.

I wonder how nice it would have been if there were three (for now) of the LGM quality after that. Might want too much. It's a shame because it's clear that no one wanted this situation.
I sincerely hope that nothing similar to this will happen with EWB. Given the current circumstance, I have no objection to the high shipping costs. But I will be crazy if I cannot to listen new tunes while two months after it was release!
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Venkman wrote: Wed Nov 24, 2021 1:01 pm …but I doubt anyone in charge will care because they've still sold out of pretty much everything.
I’ll reply properly to this when I can, but as Alan says they very much do care. The word “mortified” I can safely quote. Via management and Jason.

Disappointing isn’t close for some of this - those that are still waiting for LAG - I don’t get that at all. And the box… supposedly 150 of the 700 were the wrong box entirely! And none of them are numbered…
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Spzretent & BZA - thanks for the replies. I do believe that they're pissed at this. Surely, must be. I'm sure it has been said before but for Jason to have gone to such lengths for both vinyl & CD releases in the past, 'mortifying' is an appropriate word to describe the catalogue of issues with re-issues that were so welcome and would be cherished. Without going over again what many have said, it is just frustrating to have such nice releases that just don't get played.

My personal experience has been LGM sounded good to me, PP is unplayable (credit though to Kontraband to replacing the poor GITD with a black that also had the same issue), I wasn't sure about buying the LAGWAFIS as I've got the VMP copy but was staring to convince myself to pick up a reissue to have a second copy, keeping the VMP as nice.

One of the reasons for not going for the LICD was due to the amount I play it. The main reason for me being unlikely to go for releases after LICD is mainly because I like the originals and have no particular issues with how they sound. I think they still look good.

Being pragmatic, I'd settle for shelling out again for a nice sounding release. I can't see how they'll be able to re-imburse or replace copies after all this time.
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BzaInSpace wrote: Thu Nov 25, 2021 5:40 pm
Venkman wrote: Wed Nov 24, 2021 1:01 pm …but I doubt anyone in charge will care because they've still sold out of pretty much everything.
I’ll reply properly to this when I can, but as Alan says they very much do care. The word “mortified” I can safely quote. Via management and Jason.

Disappointing isn’t close for some of this - those that are still waiting for LAG - I don’t get that at all. And the box… supposedly 150 of the 700 were the wrong box entirely! And none of them are numbered…
Yeah, I've cancelled my LAG order because it was merged with the LICD box etc and was going to delay everything. Ordered LAG elsewhere instead (as has been said it's insane that they still haven't had a restock when it's readily available elsewhere, that's even ignoring the fact that these are orders that were placed on the Spiritualized website within seconds of it going on sale) but also had the email about the boxes being delayed again so have still received nothing from either of the last 2 reissues.

I'm glad that people are mortified, but concerned that the new album release will be equally troubled.
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Going to play a fun game where I pre-order LAGWAFIS with the new Rough Trade sleeve and see if it arrives before the copy I pre-ordered from the official store which was released in September.

https://www.roughtrade.com/gb/spiritual ... -plus-x2-2
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I ordered a replacement from Far Possum instead on Wednesday. Turned up on Friday.

Might get this Right Trade one too now. Still no word on where the rest of my LAG or LICD orders are likely to arrive from the official store.
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mkb wrote: Tue Nov 30, 2021 3:34 pm Going to play a fun game where I pre-order LAGWAFIS with the new Rough Trade sleeve and see if it arrives before the copy I pre-ordered from the official store which was released in September.

https://www.roughtrade.com/gb/spiritual ... -plus-x2-2
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How is the sound on the LAG release?

I have ordered this new Rough Trade one but hoping the quality is not as poor as some of the other represses in the series.
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mkb wrote: Tue Nov 30, 2021 3:34 pm Going to play a fun game where I pre-order LAGWAFIS with the new Rough Trade sleeve and see if it arrives before the copy I pre-ordered from the official store which was released in September.

https://www.roughtrade.com/gb/spiritual ... -plus-x2-2
Like the new Loop 2lp it comes to €60 :shock: Too rich for me.
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LICD box & vinyl finally arrived yesterday, although without the promised badge set that was meant to be included as compensation for the delays.

Not going to complain too much on here though as I know that some are still waiting for their copies of LAG to arrive which must be way more frustrating!

Box was undamaged which is good, not had chance to listen to vinyl yet but almost don't want to given issues with the other re-releases and some comments on here about LICD also.
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Hi
Some good news - I chased my replacement Blue copy today and got the following reply:
Sorry for the delay, we have only just received these Blue LP's this morning, so we hope it will dispatch by the end of the week.
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In case anyone else is in the same boat Kontraband have just come back to me to confirm that the badge sets will be sent out separately.

Glad to see those with delayed LAG will be getting them soon! Who knows, maybe they will be a better pressing?
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LICD box/vinyl/shirt/mug arrived today, and an email to say the LAGWAFIS package has been posted too.
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Still not had so much as a shipping confirmation email for my LAG or LICD orders. :(
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Well, both my delayed LICD and LAG orders arrived within two days of each other this week. I'm glad that's sorted, finally.

Bizarrely, the "exclusive" Rough Trade version arrived today, despite its release date being December 10th.

If anyone is still considering the Rough Trade version, I can now report that it isn't an exclusive sleeve.
It is the exact same double LP with the new design, but with a piece of card wrapped around it (like the wraparound pages some newspapers carry from advertisers).

I think I'm ready to call it a day on being a determined completist. It's taken many years, but the overpriced frippery this year has finally made me realise it's all a bit pointless. I mean, if I have an album and I love it, why do I need several different formats of the same thing? Unless there's bonus tracks.

Also, for the next part of the Reissue Program, Amazing Grace, SHSL and A+E aren't the strongest in the catalogue (from my point of view), so I can't see how a coloured vinyl double LP with a couple of new photos is going to tempt me.

Disclaimer: I am, sadly, aware of the probability that I'll probably ignore all the above once Part 2 of the Reissue Program kicks off.
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I've just received my Rough Trade version, and feel a bit ripped off. It's not a different sleeve at all, just a badly folded piece of card that doesn't even fit all the way around the LP sleeve. Another joke to add to this shambles of a reissue program.
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I've just received my Rough Trade version, and feel a bit ripped off. It's not a different sleeve at all, just a badly folded piece of card that doesn't even fit all the way around the LP sleeve.
Oh, sweet Jesus I've ordered this too. It sounds shite and not as advertised at all.
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PopeJez wrote: Sat Dec 04, 2021 3:38 pm
I've just received my Rough Trade version, and feel a bit ripped off. It's not a different sleeve at all, just a badly folded piece of card that doesn't even fit all the way around the LP sleeve.
Oh, sweet Jesus I've ordered this too. It sounds shite and not as advertised at all.
Nothing like, I'm seriously considering returning it.
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I wonder if the sound quality is better on the Rough Trade one, with none of the errors? If it's a later pressing is that possible?
You could swap the records and send back the crappy pressing in the crappy sleeve..
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I wonder if the sound quality is better on the Rough Trade one, with none of the errors? If it's a later pressing is that possible?
You could swap the records and send back the crappy pressing in the crappy sleeve..
lol...you evil genius, you :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
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My rough trade copy also just arrived. Its basically an extra fiver on top of the normal neptune blue pressing just for an added flimsy bit of card. I really should have known better than be suckered in by another 'exclusive'!
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rapideye wrote: Sun Dec 05, 2021 8:46 pm
I wonder if the sound quality is better on the Rough Trade one, with none of the errors? If it's a later pressing is that possible?
You could swap the records and send back the crappy pressing in the crappy sleeve..
lol...you evil genius, you :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
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I got LICD this week as a birthday present. not played yet, not that hopeful about any lack of issues though obviously

isn't is strange that Rough Trades albums of the year are always the ones where they've managed to get an exclusive vinyl edition? :?
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I'm jinxed. Just taken delivery of my 2 orders (finally) and instead of the 1 X LAG mug I included and 1x LGM mug, I've received 2 X LAG myths, one of which is smashed because they were packed together without anything in-between them (should be grateful only one is broken I guess).

I really hope they get their act together before the new album comes out.

On the plus side, other than not being numbered, and having a couple of tiny marks on it, the box is way better quality than of expected, real solid and heavy too. Looks a brute compared to the AG and ANH boxes.
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