Artist-Approved Expanded Edition LPs!
180g Ultra-Quiet Vinyl Pressed at RTI!
Mastered by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound!
100% Analog Mastering from Real Analog Tapes!
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Intervention Records and Matthew Sweet are proud to introduce an amazing Artist-Approved reissue series, Matthew Sweet 1991-1995!
In 2018 Intervention releases Double-LP Artist-Approved Expanded Editions of Sweets Trilogy of 90's Power-Pop classics, Girlfriend, Altered Beast and 100% Fun, plus the Son of Altered Beast 7-song EP, which appears on vinyl for the very first time!
Each Expanded Edition Double-LP set of the three classic studio albums is loaded with extra tracks not included on the original LPs- 3 extra tracks on Girlfriend, 6 on Altered Beast, and 7 on 100% Fun. So many of these songs are either appearing on vinyl for the very first time or seeing official release for the very first time. And for Sweet completists, these LPs are the most extensive collection of extra tracks compiled and packaged with the studio albums the songs were recorded for!
All four LPs are 100% analog mastered from the ORIGINAL ANALOG MASTER TAPES by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound. The original 15-song repertoires for Girlfriend and Altered Beast are for the first time spread across three LPs sides for maximum sound quality and the ability to PLAY LOUD!
The ultra-quiet 180-gram LPs are pressed at boutique press, RTI in Camarillo, CA.
The jacket art for Matthew Sweet 1991-1995 has been faithfully restored by IRs art director Tom Vadakan. The three Expanded Editions feature beautiful "Old Style" gatefolds printed onto heavy blanks and film laminated by the wizards at Stoughton Printing. Son of Altered Beast features a single-pocket "Old Style" gatefold by Stoughton as well.
1995's 100% Fun is the third leg of Matthew Sweet's Holy Trinity of Power Pop! Produced by Brendan O'Brien, it's a densely-layered production full of grinding guitars, heavy bass lines and BIG drum sounds.
Intervention's 19-track Expanded Edition 2x LP set is the defining presentation of this great album! While the original repertoire's 12 tracks are bigger and better than ever, the 7 Bonus Tracks are on their own 12" 45 RPM 180-gram LP!
Intervention's cut is big, punchy and dynamic with plenty of producer Brendan O'Brien signature crunch completely intact. Matthew's amazing vocals really shine here amid the layered densities of O'Brien's mix. A big, bold improvement over the 1990s original LP, and so much better than the CD as to make that comparison a total farce.
100% Fun's album art was lovingly restored by Intervention's Art Director Tom Vadakan, and printed as a gorgeous "Old Style" gatefold by Stoughton printing in LA. It's printed on heavy stock and film-laminated for superior color depth, beauty and durability. The center labels are printed by Dorado.
"... an album that rocks its worries away without ever getting rid of them." -Stephen Thomas Erlewine, All Music
"...a classic power-pop record full of chiming guitar, powerful hooks and sing-a-long choruses ... a record I keep coming back to year after year ..." -DS Barrett
• Artist Approved
• Expanded to 2LP
• Original LP 33 1/3 rpm
• 7 Bonus Tracks on 45rpm LP
• 100% Analog Mastering From The Original Master Tapes
• Mastered by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound
• Ultra-Quiet 180g Vinyl
• Pressed at RTI
• Exquisitely Restored Cover Art printed by Stoughton
• Gatefold jacket
• 7 Bonus Tracks
LP 1 - 33 1/3 rpm:
1. Sick Of Myself
2. Not When I Need It
3. We're The Same
4. Giving It Back
5. Everything Changes
6. Lost My Mind
1. Come To Love
2. Walk Out
3. I Almost Forgot
4. Super Baby
5. Get Older
6. Smog Moon
LP 2 - 45rpm - Bonus Tracks:
1. Sense Of Adventure
3. Breaks My Heart
1. Walk Out (Alternate Mix)
2. Never Said Goodbye
4. Our Song