Weezer Pinkerton Numbered Limited Edition 180g LP
Weezer Pinkerton Numbered Limited Edition 180g LP
Genre: Pop Rock
Format: 33RPM,
Size: 12"

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Weezer Pinkerton Numbered Limited Edition 180g LP

Weezer

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SKU:
MFSL 1-393
UPC:
821797139311
This item not eligible for any further discount offers!

Numbered, Limited Edition! Mastered From Original Master Tapes!

1996 Sophomore Album Cited on Countless Best-of Decade Lists

Includes "El Scorcho," "Pink Triangle," "Tired of Sex," and "The Good Life"

Loosely Based on Puccini's Madame Butterfly

Mastered from the Original Master Tapes: Experience the Album's Edgier Feel as Originally Intended


Few records claim as bizarre a history as Weezer’s Pinkerton. Upon release in 1996, the band’s sophomore effort failed to meet sales expectations, lacked a hit single, and drew primarily negative reviews from the press. Then, via word of mouth and reevaluation, the Little Album That Could began to build a reputation as an initially misunderstood masterwork—a bold, brave, and exposed creation that happened to have hyper-contagious hooks to accompany the confessional lyrics. Today, it’s cited on virtually every Best Albums of the 1990s list in existence.

Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed on 180g LP at RTI, Mobile Fidelity’s analog version of the effort Rolling Stone awarded a full five-star review upon revisiting it eight years later brings the band’s live-in-the-studio vocals and darker, raw feel to the surface like never before. Leader Rivers Cuomo’s decision to record group choruses around three microphones rather than capture them separately finally can be experienced as originally intended, with the immediate vibe paying off in the form of more engaging, edgier results that parallel the songs’ personal emotions and frustrated themes. Guitars, which scrape and push, augmenting the trials and tribulations documented in the narratives, are finally rendered in proper perspective.

Comprised of nonfiction tunes largely based on Cuomo’s dissatisfaction with rock-star life, and written by the singer/guitarist as he attended school at Harvard University, Pinkerton confronts disappointment, loneliness, isolation, awkwardness, and cruel romantic irony with a universal perspective to which anybody can relate. Cuomo selected the character Lieutenant Pinkerton from Puccini’s Madame Butterfly as a touchstone, believing the persona symbolic of the tormented protagonists in his songs—and recognizing similar struggles to come to terms with identity.

Weezer’s aims on Pinkerton have connected with many that identify with its narratives and adore its surfeit of melodies. Surpassing cult-classic status and conquering fickle tastes, the record ranks in Guitar World’s “Top 100 Guitar Albums of All-Time”; Spin’s “100 Best Albums From 1985 to 2005”; Pitchfork’s “Top 100 Albums of the 1990s”; and Rolling Stone’s Hall of Fame.

For all the malaise, Pinkerton also contains beloved wit and humor. Shyness and hands-in-pocket diffidence inform “El Scorcho”; incongruity and surprise surround the simultaneously funny and sad “Pink Triangle”; tedium and desire collide on the cynical “Tired of Sex.” Psychosexual confusion, unrequited passion, and good intentions elicit unintended sympathies, a trait that remains one of the record’s brilliant turns.

Part of Mobile Fidelity’s Weezer catalog restoration series, don’t pass up the chance to secure your lowest-numbered copy of this incredible album. Order from Elusive Disc today!

Features:
• Numbered, Limited Edition
• Half-Speed Production and Mastering by Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
• Specially Plated and Pressed on 180 grams of High Definition Vinyl
• Special Static Free - Dust Free Inner Sleeve
• Heavy Duty Protective Packaging
• Mastered from the Original Master Tapes
• Gatefold Jacket

Selections:
Side One:

1. Tired of Sex
2. Getchoo
3. No Other One
4. Why Bother?
5. Across the Sea
Side Two:
1. The Good Life
2. El Scorcho
3. Pink Triangle
4. Falling For You
5. Butterfly
Description
This item not eligible for any further discount offers!

Numbered, Limited Edition! Mastered From Original Master Tapes!

1996 Sophomore Album Cited on Countless Best-of Decade Lists

Includes "El Scorcho," "Pink Triangle," "Tired of Sex," and "The Good Life"

Loosely Based on Puccini's Madame Butterfly

Mastered from the Original Master Tapes: Experience the Album's Edgier Feel as Originally Intended


Few records claim as bizarre a history as Weezer’s Pinkerton. Upon release in 1996, the band’s sophomore effort failed to meet sales expectations, lacked a hit single, and drew primarily negative reviews from the press. Then, via word of mouth and reevaluation, the Little Album That Could began to build a reputation as an initially misunderstood masterwork—a bold, brave, and exposed creation that happened to have hyper-contagious hooks to accompany the confessional lyrics. Today, it’s cited on virtually every Best Albums of the 1990s list in existence.

Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed on 180g LP at RTI, Mobile Fidelity’s analog version of the effort Rolling Stone awarded a full five-star review upon revisiting it eight years later brings the band’s live-in-the-studio vocals and darker, raw feel to the surface like never before. Leader Rivers Cuomo’s decision to record group choruses around three microphones rather than capture them separately finally can be experienced as originally intended, with the immediate vibe paying off in the form of more engaging, edgier results that parallel the songs’ personal emotions and frustrated themes. Guitars, which scrape and push, augmenting the trials and tribulations documented in the narratives, are finally rendered in proper perspective.

Comprised of nonfiction tunes largely based on Cuomo’s dissatisfaction with rock-star life, and written by the singer/guitarist as he attended school at Harvard University, Pinkerton confronts disappointment, loneliness, isolation, awkwardness, and cruel romantic irony with a universal perspective to which anybody can relate. Cuomo selected the character Lieutenant Pinkerton from Puccini’s Madame Butterfly as a touchstone, believing the persona symbolic of the tormented protagonists in his songs—and recognizing similar struggles to come to terms with identity.

Weezer’s aims on Pinkerton have connected with many that identify with its narratives and adore its surfeit of melodies. Surpassing cult-classic status and conquering fickle tastes, the record ranks in Guitar World’s “Top 100 Guitar Albums of All-Time”; Spin’s “100 Best Albums From 1985 to 2005”; Pitchfork’s “Top 100 Albums of the 1990s”; and Rolling Stone’s Hall of Fame.

For all the malaise, Pinkerton also contains beloved wit and humor. Shyness and hands-in-pocket diffidence inform “El Scorcho”; incongruity and surprise surround the simultaneously funny and sad “Pink Triangle”; tedium and desire collide on the cynical “Tired of Sex.” Psychosexual confusion, unrequited passion, and good intentions elicit unintended sympathies, a trait that remains one of the record’s brilliant turns.

Part of Mobile Fidelity’s Weezer catalog restoration series, don’t pass up the chance to secure your lowest-numbered copy of this incredible album. Order from Elusive Disc today!

Features:
• Numbered, Limited Edition
• Half-Speed Production and Mastering by Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
• Specially Plated and Pressed on 180 grams of High Definition Vinyl
• Special Static Free - Dust Free Inner Sleeve
• Heavy Duty Protective Packaging
• Mastered from the Original Master Tapes
• Gatefold Jacket

Selections:
Side One:

1. Tired of Sex
2. Getchoo
3. No Other One
4. Why Bother?
5. Across the Sea
Side Two:
1. The Good Life
2. El Scorcho
3. Pink Triangle
4. Falling For You
5. Butterfly
Genre
Pop Rock
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
1.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Artist
Weezer
Title
Pinkerton
Composer
Additional Artists
Record Weight
180G
Record Speed
33RPM
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
1
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Availability
In Stock
Format
Vinyl
ISBN
Creation Date
Release Date
07-03-2013
ASSOC
R
Scratch & Dent
0
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