james19 wrote:Another springs to mind.
Black Oney - Jah Jah Send The Parson. Came on a thin sounding US pressing 33RPM EP which doesn't sound half as good. The 7" is the daddy.
bit of an exaggeration here, the 12" sounds totally fine. 7" & 12" are two different mixes. i think the 7" mix is preferable but that's a matter of opinion of course.
likewise the "gun shot" 12" also sounds totally fine, is just a diff. mix as you said.
re: the Ark
the 12" has bad mastering on the b-side, the sound if muffled and a little distorted. by no means unlistenable, but definitely something went wrong. the a-side is fine. anyway this is why people often prefer the 7".