Avoid the new Portishead "special edition" LP. Return rates have hovered at around 75% due to defects.
Hence, the dark side of vinyl--production imperfections in the factory.
I have the new Portishead "Third" LP, and it is fine (of course one copy proves nothing). I assume this is different from the one Bob refers to.
'Tis the same record but you were fortunate; the run on those was flawed.
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I had a very warped one as well.. Terrible. Returned it...
If you're referring to the 3 and a half disc box set, mine was perfect. The single sided 45rpm of Machine Gun is the most dynamic gut wrenching recording I've ever heard!