An email from Chris from Ottawa arrived today.
Is there is any way to tell/know if a particular vinyl release is sourced from the CD masters or the actual original masters? I have one album (a New Order bootleg EP) that was most likely just a CD pressed on vinyl. But I’m wondering more about 1) new album releases, 2) official label re-issues and 3) other re-issues (such as the label Music on Vinyl, which puts a lot of stuff out on vinyl that’s out of print or was never issued).
First, it’s no surprise that a bootleg was pressed from a CD copy. “Quality control” and “bootlegs” are two things that don’t go well together. And as far as I know, most new vinyl–the 180-and-200-gram versions–are sourced and remastered from the original masters. But I could be wrong.
Anyone want to weigh in on this?