do more people notice a big difference in quality when comparing the known vinyl transfers (the "virgin promo" in particular) to the officially released tracks?[/quote:sf9of9dp]
I don’t claim to be an expert on any level but, aren’t the official tracks different takes and mastered differently?
For me, the officially released tracks sound better than the vinyl rips. I always prefer to listen to vinyl recordings than digital/CD but these rips seem overly compressed and muddy. Most of it is probably due to mastering for CD vs mastering for Vinyl. I can say that the differences between vinyl rips are less noticable to me than the difference between the vinyl rip and official tracks.