It’s aimed more at a certain type of collector. I don’t have as much time as I’d like to listen to music on vinyl (I use Tidal and/or Spotify along with Sonos most of the time), but when I do have time it makes me happy to pull out an album on colored vinyl, place it on the turntable, then sit back with the record sleeve and enjoy the music — pops, clicks and all. These dyes do not strengthen the vinyl in the same way as black carbon, but the difference is negligible unless mistakes are made in the production process. I know I’m in the minority of vinyl collectors. Even 180 gram pressings can be botched up! Check My Brain 3. So what is it about this one that holds people’s attention? – which, as a few of you recall, is still the only way to listen to vinyl ;-0, Silliness aside – as long as the sound quality is solid, I could care less of the color – “it’s all about the music, man!”, [i]”Almost without exception, a colored vinyl disc played with much more noise and hiss compared to their black counterparts, thus making the colored disc quite surely second-best in the eyes and ears of the fans who bought them.”[/i]. Shame. As far as the websubs…..don’t get ME started. What did you expect? Many, if not most people are not running systems that will pick up any true difference in quality or only subtle differences. If you want a little color, then go for the colors. And in pressing vinyl there is BOTH visual art AND music. I have always found it questionable the sound of colored vinyl, with picture discs sounding the worst. If your vinyl floor has tough stains or scuffs that don't come up with ordinary cleaning, it's time to break out the chemicals. I don’t think I’ve ever purchased records in a color other than black. They are typically made of 3 layers. I really like it when the color becomes part of the cover art or overall artwork / mood. Flip back garrod and loft house for example. And colored vinyl has reached near ubiquitous levels. The worst in this case are the clear vinyls. But things have changed for sure, in these last years. You can always cut your vinyl by hand using a pair of scissors or craft knife. )… So all in all vinyl is a fantastic medium so have fun in all that you listen too! A lot of times people seem to be taken in by 180 gram vinyl pressings that still sound horrible. I’m supposed to listen to someone who uses the word vinyls? Sold in whole yd. Annoying AF! [u=espen.olsen.982] As I mention in the post, when I say “colored”, I’m referring to colors other than black. You’re making me a believer! I have to ask, though, why have a colored vinyl edition and leave it sealed? Most Beatles for example can be bought for under £20 on original heavy press in vg+ condition, they will destroy any subsequent pressing in any colour in mint factory condition. Equipment that likely needs to be serviced and / or set up properly. We use encrypted SSL security to ensure your credit card information is 100% protected. Dyeing your hair blue is a fun way to get out of a color rut. Oh and don’t get me started on that mug Larry Sherman with his badly shaven face and poor excuses! Whatever the reason, black is the standard to which median prices can generally be set whether it starts that way or not. Because why? LP (Half Black / Half Blue) Drunk Tank Pink. Where you will naturally find playback issues is on discs pressed with multiple colours, either in segments or as splatters, especially mixtures of opaque and transparent plastic. will always be better then most black vinyl can get. Most of my more expensive coloured ones have been awesome presents actually. Want to learn more about how to take care of your records? When I do find the time to put one on I get a bigger satisfaction from a coloured vinyl than a black, it simply adds a bigger visual experience for me. The issue is marketing and the ignorance of vinyl buyers brought in on the resurgence wave. RELEASE DATE: I think what you mentioned earlier about inexperienced people pressing the records is really the main thing here. It doesn’t matter, because in the end, it doesn’t compare to digital (For me), so why not go all out. One other note about colored vinyl, many people claim that the red vinyl used on many Japanese pressings in the 70’s is superior in sound quality. Vinyl face & poly backing. I really don’t like colored for practical matters ánd visual: I’ve rarely seen a picturedisc/ colored that I honestly think is prettier than the beautiful black (beauty is in the eye of the beholder though) and most important: when playing in a club, for which I mostly buy vinyl, I can not see the grooves. Wide variety of patterns & colors, in plank flooring & floor tiles. I hate it especially when the coloured vinyl makes no sense in terms of design. "@type": "Organization", Byeeeeee. Alice In Chains Black Gives Way To Blue Vinyl 2LP. After that they charged a premium for deluxe. I don’t actually care what color my records are… but I would like a pure, technical, breakdown of why non-black is supposed to sound inferior based on the color alone. Like you say, to each their own! But you really can’t now. Is it really that hard to locate one of the existing 90+ vinyl pressings of The Clash? Plus the audio quality of many modern pressings—black or not—is subpar & albums just end up on wax because it’s in demand. If not don’t. For exhibit 2, we’ve had a split colored release that made noise on all areas where the colours blended into each other….So 2 pops with every spin …. [u=hifienvelope] Beautifully put. Yes, black is generally better for seeing the groove, but depends on the colour & lighting. Back in the days of DJing it could be a bit of a nightmare trying to quickly cue up the track you wanted because the cue point (ie start of the track) would show on both sides and mistakes could be made when you thought you had cued it up only to find out it was halfway through the desired track because you were literally looking at the track on the other side of the vinyl. Find low everyday prices and buy online for delivery or in-store pick-up. Through Black Gives Way To Blue, there is a deep sense of the unique life that this band has lived, of “Lesson Learned,” to borrow the title of another standout track. Let’s just kill that argument. Let’s take a look at some examples of how a color record can affect the desirability and price of an album. Picture discs were made out of all the rubbish vinyl which had bits of paper in, mixed colours & any other regrind that was no good for pressing records (wasn’t an issue as the vinyl is sandwiched between 2 pictures & a sheet of PVC on outside with music pressed onto it. The issue isn’t colored vs. black, the technical argument. I like coloured / limited releases even though I have no intention of selling them. True, unadulterated vinyl is clear. I own a few coloured vinyl but I prefer black; it just feels like the real deal to me. which 7 people allegedly own here on Discogs. As far as i know singles were colored by genre in the early days (green colored country singles come to mind) which then stopped because it became to pricy as more and more genres became popular. “Imitations are pale,” DuVall and Cantrell sing together on “Black Gives Way To Blue,” a brand new Alice In Chains classic that really has it all; the brooding hurt, the brute force and the beautiful introspection. Alice In Chains Black Gives Way To Blue Vinyl 2LP The new Alice In Chains album Black Gives Way To Blue is the sound of a new beginning of a legendary band returning to life. And I’ll be damned if there’s any difference in sound quality, given that black vinyl IS colored; all vinyl starts out colorless. I don’t care about value because i never plan to sell anything i buy, i like what i buy and i want to listen to it not keep it like a dragon and think too much about it’s value. Living For Nothing by Horror Vacui, released 13 March 2020 1. First, you need to think about the proper medium to print your stickers on. as people charge more for vinyl these days, it seems (again MOST) companies pay attention to quality control on test pressings and the like. Black is a “colour” too. "dateModified": "2019-04-17", Do you ever get sucked into that “extra gear with the colored vinyl” gimmickry? 2) Buying second hand. YMMV. with some of the new released that I never experienced before. Given the degradation in quality of black pellets in the last 20 years, perhaps the colored variants are now on-par? Especially if one of the sections is black. When done thoughtfully and well, clever packaging and coloured vinyl can actually enhance the music and therefore the listening experience as a whole. A few exceptions exist: Clear vinyl, picture discs and glow-in-the-dark pressings are more susceptible to poor playback. Yes, seriously. These are the simplest and cheapest form of stickers. The UK versions of the studio albums will be pressed on the same colors as their German counterparts, while Autobahn comes on translucent blue vinyl and the … The purer the vinyl (virgin)(yes even black), the more light would show through. these aren’t ’80s picture discs we’re talking about – the materials used and attention to QA these days seems very different. It ceases to be about the music and becomes a race to just collect stuff. I completely disagree that it sounds inferior. "name": "Discogs Blog", that being said, it was “self-produced” (read: funded) and done on the cheap. "url": "http://blog.discogs.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/pellet.jpg", It annoys me when the most limited press is some garish colour with a couple of hundred copies available – it makes owning a superior quality black pressing with 2000 copies seem less “special”. It really just depends on the particular pressing. 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