I urge everyone who bought the news of the world 40th anniversary boxset, to have a listen to the analogue vinyl for any skipping!
I’ve now had 3 boxsets from hmv and all the vinyls have skipped, today I’m taking back boxset number 3 for a refund instead of an exchange.
I’ve emailed nick Weymouth at QPL so they are aware of the issues, so I urge you all to check
i have no problem with mine. i would imagine skipping with 3 copies is probably your turntable. is it always during the same song? is it during a louder track - ie. sheer heart attach, fight from the inside or it's late... consider adjusting your counter weight or track force. you may have too little or too much (i forget which).
a warp or skipping in the exact same spot on each vinyl - is a production flaw. this existed for me when purchasing the studio collection - two boxes had the exact same issue with the kind of magic vinyl. first minute had the exact same defect during the first minute - sounded like a tiny bump in the grooves that repeated for the first minute of the first song on each side. the third set played perfectly.
could be a batch of bad pressings - but i doubt it.
actually, it may be your stylus - to be honest, it seems to be a tracking problem rather than a QC problem... but i could be wrong. why not have hmv try out the one you return at their store?