Yo La Tengo Electr-O-Pura (25th Anniversary) 2LP
Yo La Tengo Electr-O-Pura (25th Anniversary) 2LP Yo La Tengo Electr-O-Pura (25th Anniversary) 2LP
Genre: Pop Rock
Label: Matador
Size: 12"
Format: 33RPM,

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Yo La Tengo Electr-O-Pura (25th Anniversary) 2LP

Yo La Tengo

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SKU:
MATLP132
UPC:
744861013280

25th Anniversary Edition On Double LP!
1995 Masterpiece Includes "Tom Courtenay" & "Blue Line Swinger"!

For Electr-O-Pura's 25th anniversary, the 58 minute master has been expanded into a 2LP edition for the highest quality audio. Now in a gatefold sleeve.

Listeners may look back on Electr-O-Pura and say that this 1995 release ushered in the golden age of Yo La Tengo. Countless bands of the mid-'80s didn't last a decade, but these guys just kept getting better in terms of singing, writing, playing and production. Gorgeous electric guitar permeates this record, especially on the shimmering, smoky opener "Decora", and the seductive love song "Pablo & Andrea", which is pure guitar heaven, featuring lambent strumming, some nifty slide work, and a full-on blaring solo. Both of these numbers, incidentally, feature the solo vocals of Georgia Hubley, whose wonderfully unaffected singing is both poignant and stirring.

Electr-O-Pura remains one of the most beloved works in Ira, Georgia and James' catalog, and showed a stylistic range that at time was already bordering on the-very-difficult-to-keep-up-with (fast forward to 2020 and just say "impossible"). From the single "Tom Courtenay", to the woozy & beautiful "Pablo & Andrea", to the climatic 9 minute, 18 second blowout of "Blue Line Swinger", this album was nothing short of monumental in an era that wasn't short for competition.

Few bands have consistently better ideas than Yo La Tengo, and they make 14 of them work like a charm on Electr-O-Pura.
-AllMusic
A subcultural tour de force.
-Robert Christgau, Village Voice
In 1995, the indie rock trio lurched headlong into its own sound with Electr-O-Pura. Now, newly reissued on vinyl, the pop-focused and densely referential album remains a monument in the band's catalog.
-Pitchfork, Best New Reissue, September 13, 2020

Features

  • 25th Anniversary
  • First time on Double LP
  • Newly cut on 2 discs for the best sound quality
  • Gatefold sleeve

Selections

  1. Decora
  2. Flying Lesson (Hot Chicken #1)
  3. The Hour Grows Late
  4. Tom Courtenay
  5. False Ending
  6. Pablo And Andrea
  7. Paul Is Dead
  8. False Alarm
  9. The Ballad Of Red Buckets
  10. Don't Say A Word (Hot Chicken #2)
  11. (Straight Down To The) Bitter End
  12. My Heart's Reflection
  13. Attack On Love
  14. Blue Line Swinger
Description

25th Anniversary Edition On Double LP!
1995 Masterpiece Includes "Tom Courtenay" & "Blue Line Swinger"!

For Electr-O-Pura's 25th anniversary, the 58 minute master has been expanded into a 2LP edition for the highest quality audio. Now in a gatefold sleeve.

Listeners may look back on Electr-O-Pura and say that this 1995 release ushered in the golden age of Yo La Tengo. Countless bands of the mid-'80s didn't last a decade, but these guys just kept getting better in terms of singing, writing, playing and production. Gorgeous electric guitar permeates this record, especially on the shimmering, smoky opener "Decora", and the seductive love song "Pablo & Andrea", which is pure guitar heaven, featuring lambent strumming, some nifty slide work, and a full-on blaring solo. Both of these numbers, incidentally, feature the solo vocals of Georgia Hubley, whose wonderfully unaffected singing is both poignant and stirring.

Electr-O-Pura remains one of the most beloved works in Ira, Georgia and James' catalog, and showed a stylistic range that at time was already bordering on the-very-difficult-to-keep-up-with (fast forward to 2020 and just say "impossible"). From the single "Tom Courtenay", to the woozy & beautiful "Pablo & Andrea", to the climatic 9 minute, 18 second blowout of "Blue Line Swinger", this album was nothing short of monumental in an era that wasn't short for competition.

Few bands have consistently better ideas than Yo La Tengo, and they make 14 of them work like a charm on Electr-O-Pura.
-AllMusic
A subcultural tour de force.
-Robert Christgau, Village Voice
In 1995, the indie rock trio lurched headlong into its own sound with Electr-O-Pura. Now, newly reissued on vinyl, the pop-focused and densely referential album remains a monument in the band's catalog.
-Pitchfork, Best New Reissue, September 13, 2020

Features

  • 25th Anniversary
  • First time on Double LP
  • Newly cut on 2 discs for the best sound quality
  • Gatefold sleeve

Selections

  1. Decora
  2. Flying Lesson (Hot Chicken #1)
  3. The Hour Grows Late
  4. Tom Courtenay
  5. False Ending
  6. Pablo And Andrea
  7. Paul Is Dead
  8. False Alarm
  9. The Ballad Of Red Buckets
  10. Don't Say A Word (Hot Chicken #2)
  11. (Straight Down To The) Bitter End
  12. My Heart's Reflection
  13. Attack On Love
  14. Blue Line Swinger
ISBN
ASSOC
R
Genre
Pop Rock
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
4.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Artist
Yo La Tengo
Title
Electr-O-Pura
Composer
Additional Artists
Record Weight
Record Speed
33RPM
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Creation Date
05-01-2020
Release Date
09-02-2020
Scratch & Dent
0
Availability
In Stock
Format
Vinyl
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