This is a clear vinyl 180g reissue on Demon Records. It is perhaps more translucent, to be honest – but you can see the join of my black and white colour matching cards underneath it!
Like its companion piece, the pink “Electric Landlady”, the pressing is of high quality and it sounds exactly as it should with no cracks and pops and no discernable additional compression either. Top marks.
The cover is really nice, a lustry sheen to it which suits the sepia design well. The inner sleeve is a close replica of the original artwork, with a couple of little differences here and there.
It’s slightly hard listening objectively to yet another reissue of “Kite” but this is highly recommended. It sounds ace and it plays noise free on a record deck, which is probably more than can be said for many of those well worn original LPs out there!
Credit spotters can enjoy the expanded songwriter names on these releases – Peter Wilfred Glenister for example. Even with the obvious exceptions of Johnny (Martin) Marr and of course Kirsty (Anna) MacColl it’s fun. Good job.