Since this is for Amazon's website, I will start by saying that I am not particularly a fan of ordering brand new vinyl sight unseen from an online retailer because you never know how it will end up being packaged. I have ordered directly from label webpages for new albums, but this is the first from Amazon. As such, I felt it was in fact relatively well packaged, but given the incredibly delicate nature of the vinyl medium, it arrived with a moderately heavy corner bends. Once again, this is partially due to the unforgiving and delicate nature of vinyl. That said, the package was relatively sturdy. Now, on to the vinyl.
This is in fact the Original Recordings Group pressing of the vinyl. At the time of purchase, I think it was considerably cheaper than it is selling for now, which was an absolute steal, for the 25 dollar vicinity. Which was another reason for going with the Amazon order instead of purchasing at my local record shop, they are asking 45 dollars The album comes in a loose plastic cover with the perforated rip off so you can keep it in the packaging for safe storage. The cover itself is of the very high quality matte finish which is excellent for a reissue, as I am sure the original would not have been printed on such fine stock paper. It has a very nice poly sleeve, and a printed sheet for liner notes.
The vinyl itself is high quality 180 gram vinyl. Some of the flattest 180gram vinyl I have seen, in fact. A lot of new vinyl these days is pressed on heavy weight vinyl, but is still wavy or noisy. They used the good stuff on this issue! As well, this has a great quality remaster with attention paid to every track. For such a lengthy album, this must have surely been a feat for the vinyl engineers. Overall a great issue! Must have, and much easier to obtain than an original copy.