- Jan 27, 2019
The biggest advantage of original LP's is that they used fresh master tapes as their source. Any tape source, original, LP master, or backup copy deteriorates over time to a greater or lesser degree even if they aren't lost, stolen, or burned in a fire.
Yeah, I've been sucked in to buying some vinyl remasters - even box sets - where they purportedly went back to the original tapes that I haven't been happy with. I also have the original LPs which sound significantly better (bigger, richer, smoother...the newer ones sound like someone tried to re-eq to save old tapes or something).
On the other hand, I have some re-masters on vinyl that blow me away. Never can tell what you're going to get.