Is 4% a lot? If someone was to give you 4% less of something, are you really missing out? For the most part, that answer would be…No! Well, the answer changes when it comes to music. If you were to listen to an album that was playing 4% slower and you asked that question, my answer would be…Yes, 4% makes a huge difference. And such is the case for the Stone Temple Pilot’s album ‘Live 2018’.
What am I talking about? For Record Store Day 2018, the one on Black Friday, Stone Temple Pilots released a special edition, 3-D, live album. The music wasn’t 3-D, the album cover was. There was a manufacturing error with the vinyl that caused the speed of the album to be 96% of the actual speed. Only a 4% difference that made a world of difference when listening to the music.
In my original review of Stone Temple Pilots – Live 2018 review, I mentioned if my opinion of the album was changed when (and if) I received the replacement copy, I would do another review…and here we are. The original, 96% speed, actually received a 3.0 out of 5.0 Stars…what will the corrected vinyl receive? We will see shortly.
The Replacement copy arrived and it took about 3-4 months after I contacted them to get a replacement which makes sense since albums need about a 3 month window to be made. The copy arrived and it was in a very simple, solid white cardboard sleeve. The dust cover was the same as the original version and the album was also the same in the that beautiful translucent, red vinyl.