I have the vinyl version of Original Master Recording of Crime of the Century. I also have the (OMR) on CD. And there are several high-res versions in my library (incl. Qobuz).
I tend to remember arguably useless aspects of songs, like this song is in A minor as I recall. After the line “Don’t Do This etc” they use a noise maker for emphasis, the device we used as kids to create a spinning metallic sound.
I do not hear that on any of my recordings (or at best faintly) when it was quite prominent when last I played it (decades ago). Can you confirm that it was indeed a percussion aspect in the song at that point? And/or any idea as to why it is not prominent in my recordings of the song?
Thank you. This is a First World problem.