UFO – Lights Out

Ala Spinal Tap, the two-word review for this record would be “shit sandwich.” To elaborate a bit further, this two-record set pressed on green vinyl and encased in a beautifully printed cardboard sleeve to keep pace with the best remasters disappoints the second you lower the stylus onto the wax.

The first two sides feature the original 1977 album; the live tracks from the 2008 remaster are on sides three and four. Flat and compressed with a harsh, crunchy high end, this version sounds no better than the 128kb Rhapsody file on my iPhone. A $5 US pressing of this blows the Back on Black edition—currently (over)priced at $38—out of the water.

This is truly a crime against metal. Avoid at all costs.

Back on Black, 2LP