Please note: this review is for the vinyl 2-LP set — not for the CD or any other format.
I purchased the CD version of Christmas Cocktails two years ago and it quickly became my favorite Christmas compilation. I love the variety of songs, the variety of artists, the way the songs are ordered, and the quality of the digital remastering is superb. 5 stars.
This year I decided to treat myself to the vinyl 2-LP set. I saw some of the older reviews which were less than favorable, but I hoped that the vinyl quality problems would have been fixed by now.
Sadly that was not the case. The records I received were both warped, and they exhibited pops and clicks (despite my cleaning them) as well as annoying distortion/sibilance (even when using a very expensive cartridge with line contact stylus). Totally unacceptable. So I'm sending them back for a refund, and I will continue to enjoy the CD which sounds perfect.
Please note that the 2-star rating is for the records themselves and NOT for the music. I'd give the music 6 stars if I could!
- Audio CD (27 September 2005)
- Original Release Date: 27 September 2005
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import
- Label: USA IMPORT
- ASIN: B000B19AV8
- Other Editions: Vinyl
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 15,682 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)