Can anyone listen to side 1 of Tchaikovsky "1812 Overture"?

I was hunting for a while and finally received the Tchaikovsky "1812 Overture" Telarc '82 Japan Audiophile UHQR version. As teh inner sleeve indicates about 1/3 of side 1 is nto listenable with my VPI Prime/Cadenza black set-up. Same happens to a friend of mine (same gear).

Did anyone find a cartridge or tonearm/cart combination which can handle the cannon shots?
Back in the day, my AR ES-1 turntable with various cartridges never had a problem with the canon shots.  I still have the record, but not a vinyl set up right now so I can’t test it.
No problems with the Telarc 1812 on my VPI Scout II and Dynavector 20x2L, even at high volumes (using  SW too)..
I have the Mercury Living Presence version and my carts track it just fine. Questions?
I have played my copy of the 1812..., (1979 imported Telarc digital copy) on a REGA RP3 with a Dynavector problem.

Matt M