EMI has fit all the songs on one vinyl. Nowadays, most artists put their full length album on 2 discs, 4 sides. The reason for that is because the closer you get to the center of the record - the worse it sounds. So because this was a short record, they could "technically" fit it all on one disc... but it means that they would have to come close to the center of the disc. And therefore, "Reign of Love" and "The Escapist" sound horrible.
Ideally, for quality reasons (not for economic reasons, ie. EMI) you would just limit each side to 3 songs, leaving at least 2-3 inchs from the center.
By that logic shouldn't singles suffer pretty badly then, since they're small?
I dunno I have some records that go in pretty close to the middle, I listen with good headphones, and don't notice anything. *shrug* Maybe it just makes it sound vinyl-y.
"Troll sat alone on his seat of stone,
And munched and mumbled a bare old bone;
For many a year he had gnawed it near,
For meat was hard to come by.
Done by! Gum by!
In a cave in the hills he dwelt alone,
And meat was hard to come by.
Up came Tom with his big boots on.
Said he to Troll: 'Pray, what is yon?
For it looks like the shin o' my nuncle Tim,
As should be a-lyin' in graveyard.
This many a year has Tim been gone,
And I thought he were lyin' in graveyard.'
'My lad,' said Troll, 'this bone I stole.
But what be bones that lie in a hole?
Thy nuncle was dead as a lump o' lead,
Afore I found his shinbone.
He can spare a share for a poor old troll,
For he don't need his shinbone.'
Said Tom: 'I don't see why the likes o' thee
Without axin' leave should go makin' free
With the shank or the shin o' my father's kin;
So hand the old bone over!
Though dead he be, it belongs to he;
So hand the old bone over!'
'For a couple o' pins,' says Troll, and grins,
'I'll eat thee too, and gnaw thy shins.
A bit o' fresh meat will go down sweet!
I'll try my teeth on thee now.
Hee now! See now!
I'm tired o' gnawing old bones and skins;
I've a mind to dine on thee now.'
But just as he thought his dinner was caught,
He found his hands had hold of naught.
Before he could mind, Tom slipped behind
And gave him the boot to larn him.
Warn him! Darn him!
A bump o' the boot on the seat, Tom thought,
Would be the way to larn him.
But harder than stone is the flesh and bone
Of a troll that sits in the hills alone.
As well set your boot to the mountain's root,
For the seat of a troll don't feel it.
Peel it! Heal it!
Old Troll laughed, when he heard Tom groan,
And he knew his toes could feel it.
Tom's leg is game, since home he came,
And his bootless foot is lasting lame;
But Troll don't care, and he's still there
With the bone he boned from its owner.
Troll's old seat is still the same,
And the bone he boned from its owner!"
depends on the pressing... the quality of some actual vynils is a shame
i had the problem with The Killers 'Saw Dust' double LP, the sound became so shitty in the end of both discs that i stopped listenning to it
same with recent titles from many artists
the very end of the pressing is fucked up ....you can see it on the surface near the middle
it never happens with old pressings from Emi or Columbia witch sounds stellar on my stereo
tha only artits that i care a bit who still sort decent LPs in terms or SQ are Metallica, the re-pressings of their eighties LPS are awsome
that said the Japan pressings of VLV LP might sounds a bit better, quality of Japan releases has crossed ages