Several years ago I bought the vinyl version of Blue Wild Angel: Live at the Isle of Wight. I never listened to it. Every now and then I clean the the bookcase in which I stored it, and I shift the album in and out. I scratched the bottom of the paper cover (or Album Jacket like they seem to call it in English, and I am Dutch), which really annoys me because I paid so much for it (...like seventy euro or something). I removed the plastic in which it was originally wrapped. I smelled it and took out the LP's to see if they were actually there.
I want to know if anyone on this forum listened to the vinyl version of this album. I can find nothing about it on the internet. How does it sound compared to the CD-version?
Now that I have seriously scratched the paper cover, I am planning to dig up my dad's ol' turntable, desecrate the vinyl and take a listen.
What I notice is that Midnight Lightning and Foxy Lady are on one side of one of the three LP's. On the CD version they are sliced apart and are on different CD's. Do they segue into one another on the LP?
I notice that the CD version is very loudly mixed, as if they maxed out the volume. I'm referring to the so-called Loudness War. I have learned that you can't max out the volume on vinyl because the needle will jump out, so audio engineers are forced to make a much softer mix for the LP version. They have to be really careful and make test runs on cheap turntables to see if it works. I have learned that the vinyl version of Stadium Arcadium by the Red Hot Chile Peppers sounds much better on vinyl, compared to the CD-version. The sound is deeper. You can find comparisons of youtube.
I wonder if the same might be the case for Blue Wild Angel.