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Reviewed in the United States on February 26, 2018
This 120-gram 2018 vinyl release was mastered for vinyl by the talented Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering. However, even someone with the talent of Bellman is handicapped when he has to work from the 44/16 CD-quality digital files, which this LP was sourced from. Never the greatest-sounding NY album, the recording seems somewhat two-dimensional and flat (exactly like the CD). It's not unlistenable, it's just not very different from my early-90s compact disc, without any of the added warmth and air of Young's earlier re-releases, which were recorded on analog tape. For what it's worth, the vinyl was totally silent, flat, and devoid of ANY surface noise whatsoever. This is a great album - the "three stars" are for the sound. BTW - the fourth side is an etching of the front-cover image.