Gospel - The Moon is a Dead World

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Now that I own the latest reissue, I thought I'd rip it back-to-back with the 2019 2LP/45RPM cut. Unsurprisingly, I prefer the 2LP's master, but sometimes I feel lazy and only wanna turn over a record once during its 39-minute runtime.

What I didn't expect is just how much more dynamic this one turned out to be: I threw each processed rip into the TT Dynamic Range Meter, resulting in an average of 12 for the 2LP and 9 for the 2022 version (6 for the digital master too, for those of you keeping score at home). It's truly rare something makes this much of a difference to my sub-audiophile ears, but I'm gonna have to go with the 2019 version for all future spins, even if it means standing up every 9 minutes to change sides.


A1 Congratulations... You've Hit Bottom 3:42
A2 Yr Electric Surge Is Sweet 4:15
B1 Golden Dawn 9:08
C1 Paper Tigon 3:24
C2 And Redemption Fills The Empiest 2:46
C3 Opium 3:56
D1 What Means Of Witchery 6:24
D2 As Far As You Can Throw Me 5:40

Total Runtime: 39:15


Pressing info [Discogs]

Artist: Gospel
Release: The Moon is a Dead World
Year: 2019
Country: US
Label: Repeater Records
Cat#: REP-005
Variant: Black

Rip info

Rip Date: 2022-08-05
Upload Date: 2022-08-09
Resolution: 24-bit/96kHz
Lineage: THORENS TD 209 --> 2M Bronze --> NAD Stereo 3045 --> Focusrite Scarlet 6i6 --> Audacity (recording) --> iZotope RX 9 (manual de-click & noise removal) --> Audacity (label tracks)

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