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?