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  • Nigel Lived Nigel Lived Quick View

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    Nigel Lived

    45th Anniversary Edition Of Murray Head's Groundbreaking 1972 Classic


    180-Gram Double 45s Pressed At RTI


    Old Style ''Tip On'' Gatefold Jacket + 8-Page Book Printed By Stoughton On Heavy Stock


    100% Analog Mastering From The Original Master Tapes


    Mastered by Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio


    Murray Head's Nigel Lived is a groundbreaking classic and one of the boldest, most daring and inventive albums of all time. Recorded by the great recording engineer Phill Brown, Nigel Lived is from the golden era of all-analog recording, a sonic and musical masterpiece that every music lover and audiophile simply must have.


    In Spring of 1972 Murray Head was just 25, coming off amazing success on the stage and screen, when he recorded his debut album, Nigel Lived. And Nigel isn't just any album, it's an ambitious, experimental album full of great songs that required stunningly diverse recording techniques and instrumentation on every track. There are beautiful acoustic works that draw a straight line to Murray's later albums like ''Ruthie'' and ''When You Wake Up In The Morning,'' there are straight-up rockers and amazingly innovative tracks like ''Religion'' and the sprawling ''Junk.''


    Nigel's story arc unfolds as a three-act play in which Nigel leaves a small town for the big city, finds love and success before crashing into addiction and despair. The background locations, characters and scenes change sonically throughout as Nigel was a adventurous & pioneering effort in blending studio recording with an incredible array of location recordings captured all over London's West End.


    In the same way that films today operate on the ''found footage'' motif, Murray's ahead-of-its-time conceptual treatment for Nigel consisted of hand writing a ''diary'' for Nigel that was then ''found'' by Murray, who put Nigel's life to song. It's a brilliant narrative tool that allowed Murray to weave aspects of his own rich experiences in the whirlwind of late 60s London into the songs. Murray saw great success, making a splash on stage in Hair and on-screen in films like The Family Way and John Schlesinger's avant-garde Sunday Bloody Sunday. And he saw the depths working in a drug-addiction clinic and watching friends disappear into and eventually succumb to heroin.


    Nigel Lived is driven by Murray's tremendous energy, and the songs are witty, intense, achingly beautiful and exceptionally well-recorded.


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    LP 1
    1. Pacing On The Station
    2. Big City
    3. Bed & Breakfast
    4. The Party
    5. Ruthie
    6. City Scurry
    7. When You Wake Up In The Morning


    LP 2
    1. Why Do We Have To Hurt Our Heads?
    2. Pity The Poor Consumer
    3. Dole
    4. Nigel, Nigel
    5. Miss Illusion
    6. Religion
    7. Junk

    Murray Head
    $42.99
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  • Field Day (Expanded Edition) Field Day (Expanded Edition) Quick View

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    Field Day (Expanded Edition)

    Expanded Edition Double Album Joins Field Day and US Remix 12 45 RPM EP For the First Time

    100% Analog Mastering from the ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES by Kevin Gray @ Cohearent Audio

    Ultra-Quiet 180-Gram Vinyl Pressed At RTI

    Beautiful Old-Style Gatefold Printed by Stoughton

    Intervention Records and Marshall Crenshaw are thrilled to announce the relaunch of Marshall's amazing sophomore effort FIELD DAY on premium 180-gram vinyl as an EXPANDED EDITION double album set! The Field Day relaunch features ALL-NEW cover art conceived by Crenshaw, and the expanded edition for the first time combines Field Day's original repertoire with a second album comprised of the US Remix EP. Available in the US for the very first time this 12 45 rpm EP features remixes of several of Field Day's best tunes, including Our Town, For Her Love and a rip-roarin' live cover of Little Sister.

    Produced by Steve Lilywhite, Field Day is Crenshaw at his power-pop best, with addictive hooks, heart-tugging lyrics, and beautiful melodies.

    Field Day and the US Remix EP are mastered 100% Analog by CoHEARent Audio's Kevin Gray directly from the original analog master tapes! Both 12 records are pressed on dead-quiet 180-Gram vinyl at RTI.

    At Marshall Crenshaw's direction, Field Day's front cover art is taken not from the original LP, but from the 7 single for the Field Day's hit Whenever You're On My Mind. Never comfortable with the original cover art, Crenshaw is delighted at this change in art direction, implemented by IR's extraordinary artist Tom Vadakan. The original inner sleeve art and lyrics are expanded into a gorgeous Old-Style gatefold printed by Stoughton on heavy stock and film laminated.


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    1. Whenever You're On My Mind

    2. Our Town

    3. One More Reason

    4. Try
    5. One Day With You

    6. For Her Love
    7. Monday Morning Rock
    8. All I Know Right Now
    9. What Time Is It?
    10. Hold It


    12 EP (45 RPM)
    1. Our Town
    2. For Her Love
    3. Monday Morning Rock
    4. Little Sister (Live)
    5. For Her Love (Extended Mix)

    Marshall Crenshaw
    $59.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP + 180 Gram 12 EP 45 RPM - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Summer In The City: Live In New York Summer In The City: Live In New York Quick View

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    Summer In The City: Live In New York

    First Time Ever On Vinyl!

    Remastered From New High-Res Master Files By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio

    Double LP Set, Ultra-Quiet 180-Gram Vinyl Pressed At RTI

    Beautiful ''Old-Style'' Gatefold Printed By Stoughton

    Intervention Records is thrilled to bring Joe Jackson's Summer in the City Live in New York to vinyl for the very first time! Previously available only on CD, Summer in the City joins IR's wildly successful vinyl reissues of Jackson's early New Wave classics Look Sharp!, I'm the Man and Night and Day.

    Summer in the City's repertoire is an amazing bridge that spans the greatest hits of Jackson's early canon with stunning new arrangements and covers from other great songwriters. Jackson classics like ''Fools in Love,'' ''You Can't Get What You Want'' and ''It's Different for Girls'' meet with covers as diverse as Duke Ellington's ''Mood Indigo,'' The Beatles' ''Eleanor Rigby'' and Steely Dan's ''King of the World.''

    Summer in the City was mastered to vinyl by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio from brand-new high-res master files. Summer in the City was recorded live in New York City in August of 1999 by Steve Remote and Co-Producer Sheldon Steiger. Sony's archivists and Battery Studios' Mike Piacentini compiled new high-res digital master files from the original DATs with the final mixes, and IR consulted with Remote and Steiger on key aspects of the recording to ensure the best possible source files were used. The result is an absolute sonic stunner, brought to new life on this double LP set!

    Summer in the City's original album art has been rebuilt into a beautiful gatefold jacket by IR's art director Tom Vadakan.


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    LP 1
    1. Summer in the City
    2. Obvious Song
    3. Another World
    4. Fools in Love / For Your Love
    5. Mood Indigo
    6. The In Crowd / Down to London


    LP 2
    MEDLEY:
    1. Eleanor Rigby
    2. Be My Number Two
    3. Home Town
    4. It's Different For Girls
    MEDLEY:
    5. King of the World
    6. You Can't Get What You Want
    7. One More Time

    Joe Jackson
    $59.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Document & Eyewitness 1979-1980 Document & Eyewitness 1979-1980 Quick View

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    Document & Eyewitness 1979-1980

    For those unfamiliar with Document and Eyewitness, it really doesn't do it justice to describe it simply as a collection of live recordings from three turn-of-the-80s Wire gigs. What makes it more than that is the unorthodox nature of the main performance and the way it was presented on record. The centrepiece of the original vinyl release was a recording of the final gig of Wire's 70s phase. Wire's set was composed of largely new (and often under-rehearsed) work,accompanied by a series of artistic actions and interventions.


    The evening was memorable for the unusually hostile reaction from sections of the audience, which has perhaps elevated it beyond a simple passing moment. If the crowd was expecting a standard gig, the level of outrage, expressed in vociferous abuse suggested that the band's intentions were lost on those in attendance, who were instead confounded by the apparent artistic pretensions on display. The approach was to couple selected live tracks with a spoken commentary on the proceedings by long-term Wire fans Adrian Garston and Russell Mills. Hence the title, Document and Eyewitness. For the album, the Electric Ballroom material was supplemented with recordings from a July 1979 show at the Notre Dame Hall (a straightforward band performance), along with one track from a 1979 gig in Montreux.

    1. 5/10 (Electric Ballroom Version)
    2. 12XU (Fragment) (Electric Ballroom Version)
    3. Underwater Experiences (Electric Ballroom Version)
    4. Everything's Going to Be Nice (Electric Ballroom Version)
    5. Piano Tuner (Keep Strumming Those Fucking Guitars) (Electric Ballroom Version)
    6. We Meet Under Tables (Electric Ballroom Version)
    7. ZEGK HOQP (Electric Ballroom Version)
    8. Eastern Standard (Electric Ballroom Version)
    9. Instrumental (Thrown Bottle) (Electric Ballroom Version)
    10. Eels Sang Lino (Electric Ballroom Version)
    11. Revealing Trade Secrets (Electric Ballroom Version)
    12. And Then.. Coda (Electric Ballroom Version)
    13. Go Ahead (Notre Dame Version)
    14. Ally in Exile (Notre Dame Version)
    15. Relationship (Notre Dame Version)
    16. Underwater Experiences (Notre Dame Version)
    17. Witness to the Fact (Notre Dame Version)
    18. Two People in a Room (Notre Dame Version)
    19. Our Swimmer (Notre Dame Version)
    20. Heartbeat (Montreux Version)
    21. Our Swimmer (Single Version)
    22. Midnight Bahnhof CafÉ (Single Version)
    23. Second Length (Our Swimmr)
    24. Catapault 30
    Wire
    $34.99
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  • Don't Say No Don't Say No Quick View

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    Don't Say No

    Artist-Approved Edition


    100% Analog Mastering From The Original Master Tapes!


    Mastered By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio


    Ultra-Quiet 180-Gram Vinyl Pressed At RTI


    Beautiful Old-Style Tip-On Gatefold Printed By Stoughton


    Intervention Records is thrilled to present Billy Squier's 1981 rock anthem, Don't Say No in a brilliantly remastered Artist-Approved Edition. The classic rock staple catapulted Squier's career to new heights. His live shows became arena rock sensations and four tracks from this album became classic rock radio staples in heavy rotation today: In the Dark, The Stroke, My Kind of Lover and Lonely is the Night. The original LP art has been restored by IR's Tom Vadakan to a beautiful single-pocket gatefold and the Old-Style, Tip-On LP jacket is film-laminated and printed by Stoughton.


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    1. In The Dark
    2. The Stroke
    3. My Kinda Lover
    4. You Know What I like
    5. Too Daze Gone
    6. Lonely Is The Night
    7. Whadda You Want From Me
    8. Nobody Knows
    9. I Need You
    10. Don't Say No
    Billy Squier
    $37.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Stealers Wheel (Discontinued) Stealers Wheel (Discontinued) Quick View

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    Stealers Wheel (Discontinued)

    Includes Stuck in the Middle (With You)


    One Of Two Releases From Intervention Records' (Re)Discover Series


    100% Analog Mastering by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio


    Stealers Wheel's self-titled debut is sourced from the best source that is currently available, a beautifully preserved ½" 30ips "safety copy" of the original stereo master. When mastering this LP we compared what we were getting off the tape to the exceptional original A&M UK "Porky/Pecko" cut on LP. In our mastering we decided to preserve the full (and we do mean full!) bass expression that is on the tape, and that no additional push was needed in the midrange and treble to emphasize detail. The result is a remarkably lively recording with driving bass, wonderfully expressive guitars and living, breathing vocal harmonies from Rafferty and Egan like you've never heard them before!


    You know those songs that come up on the radio when you're driving and you crank up the volume to 11 and sing your lungs out? That's what Intervention's (Re)Discover Series is all about: taking these FM classics and presenting them in "like you've never heard it before" sound quality so you can get that same blast of energy and excitement on your hi-fi at home. The hallmark of this series will be 100% analog mastering from real analog tapes. Combining superior master sources with the truly full-range mastering chain at Cohearent and RTI's dead quiet vinyl pressing means that you'll hear these FM staples with power, majesty and musical detail like it's the first time. (Re)Discover these sonic treasures with us!


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    1. Late Again
    2. Johnny's Song
    3. Stuck in the Middle

    4. Next to Me
    5. Another Meaning

    6. Jose

    7. I Get By

    8. Gets So Lonely

    9. Outside Looking In
    10. You Put Something Better Inside Me (1973 Remix)
    Stealers Wheel
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Son Of Altered Beast (Pre-Order) Son Of Altered Beast (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Son Of Altered Beast (Pre-Order)

    Artist-Approved


    First Time Ever On Vinyl!


    100% Analog Mastering By Ryan K. Smith At Sterling Sound


    Ultra-Quiet 180-Gram Vinyl Pressed At RTI


    Beautifully Restored Old Style Single-Pocket Gatefold Jacket Printed By Stoughton


    ... this is the way live rock and roll is supposed to sound these days--inspiration on the edge of chaos. -Robert Christgau


    ... Son of Altered Beast demonstrates Matthew Sweet's ability to reinvent his music live, rather than reproduce it. -All Music


    A must-have for fans of Matthew Sweet's Holy Trinity of Power-Pop studio classics is 1994's Son of Altered Beast. Featuring a remix and an outtake from the from the Altered Beast studio album + 5 amazing, ferocious live recordings, Son of Altered Beast is a fascinating snap shot in time from Sweet's amazingly prolific 1990's winning streak which began with 1991's Girlfriend.


    Remarkably, although recorded 100% analog, Intervention's reissue is the FIRST TIME ON VINYL for Son of Altered Beast! The 180-Gram LP is 100% analog mastered, and housed in a gorgeous single-pocket Old Style gatefold printed by Stoughton Printing. The jacket art was restored by Intervention's art director Tom Vadakan.


    Mastering Notes


    Although Son of Altered Beast was recorded all analog, it was compiled in and for the CD era so its tracks were never sequenced onto a single set of analog master tapes. Instead the master tracks for 7-song repertoire, comprised of 2 studio tracks and 5 live recordings, are spread across several analog master reels. For the best possible sonic experience, Intervention's Shane Buettner and Sterling's Ryan Smith decided to dub the tracks flat 1:1 to new, fresh tape reels in sequence and master 100% ANALOG! The resulting sound is simply stunning, completely blowing the small, hard and glassy sound of the original CDs completely out of the water! IR's 100% analog vinyl cut is beautifully smooth, open and dynamic. Fans can finally hear Son of Altered Beast in its true glory, a tremendous set of live songs from Matthew's 1990's peak!


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    1. Devil With the Green Eyes (Remix)
    2. Superdeformed (Live)
    3. Someone To Pull The Trigger (Live)
    4. Knowing People (Live)
    5. I Wanted To Tell You (Live)
    6. Don't Cry No Tears (Live)
    7. Ultrasuede (Studio Outtake)
    Matthew Sweet
    $29.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
  • 100% Fun (Expanded Edition) 100% Fun (Expanded Edition) Quick View

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    100% Fun (Expanded Edition)

    Artist-Approved 2x LP Expanded Edition!


    100% Analog Mastering From The Original Master Tapes!


    7 Bonus Tracks Not Included On Original Vinyl Release!


    Mastering By Ryan K. Smith At Sterling Sound


    Ultra-quiet 180-Gram Vinyl Pressed At RTI


    Beautifully Restored Old Style Gatefold Jacket Printed By Stoughton


    ... 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


    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!


    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.


    Mastering Notes


    100% Fun is 100% Analog Mastered from the Original Master Tapes by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound. The Master Tapes are 30ips 1/2 analog reels, and the seven bonus tracks are on their own reel. 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.


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    LP 1
    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
    7. Come To Love
    8. Walk Out
    9. I Almost Forgot
    10. Super Baby
    11. Get Older
    12. Smog Moon


    LP 2
    1. Sense of Adventure
    2. Slowly
    3. Breaks My Heart
    4. Walk Out (Alternate Mix)
    5. Never Said Goodbye
    6. You
    7. Our Song

    Matthew Sweet
    $39.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Altered Beast (Expanded Edition) (Pre-Order) Altered Beast (Expanded Edition) (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Altered Beast (Expanded Edition) (Pre-Order)

    Artist-Approved 2x LP Expanded Edition!


    100% Analog Mastering From The Original Master Tapes!


    6 Bonus Tracks Not Included On Original Vinyl Release!


    Mastering By Ryan K. Smith At Sterling Sound


    Ultra-quiet 180-Gram Vinyl Pressed At RTI


    Beautifully Restored Old Style Gatefold Jacket Printed By Stoughton


    Altered Beast is a brilliant, ambitious creation ... -Rarebird's


    The middle entry in Matthew Sweet's holy 90's Power-Pop Trilogy, Altered Beast is a sprawling, multi-dimensional power-pop trip finally presented at its artistic fullest. Sweet was a songwriting machine in this period, and in doing source research a third analog master reel with 6 extra tracks was discovered. Intervention's 2X 180-Gram LP Expanded Edition is a 21-track Beast that shows a master songwriter at his prolific best.


    While many of these extra tracks were used as B-sides on CD singles and saw release on other compilations, Intervention's Expanded Edition places these songs in the context they belong, with the album for which they were recorded. Hearing the quality of tracks like Superdeformed one wonders how Altered Beast wasn't originally a double LP!


    The original 1990's LP crammed all 56 minutes of the original repertoire onto two LP sides, forcing dramatically lower levels, much softer dynamics and less expressive bass. Intervention's cut expands the original repertoire over three vinyl sides, opening up the sound stage and for the very first time presenting this amazing recording will FULL bass extension and dynamic power! The result is the best-sounding Altered Beast that's ever been or ever will be! This is simply a fabulous-sounding rock recording that's big, bold and super fun to listen to.


    Altered Beast'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.


    Mastering Notes


    Altered Beast is 100% Analog Mastered from THE Original Master Tapes by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound. The Master Tapes are 30ips 1/2 analog reels, and the six bonus tracks live on their own analog master reel.


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    LP 1
    1. Dinosaur Act
    2. Devil With The Green Eyes
    3. The Ugly Truth
    4. Time Capsule
    5. Someone To Pull The Trigger
    6. Knowing People
    7. Life Without You
    8. Intro
    9. Ugly Truth Rock
    10. Do It Again
    11. In Too Deep


    LP 2
    1. Reaching Out
    2. Falling
    3. What Do You Know?
    4. Evergreen
    5. Born In Sin
    6. Ultrasuede
    7. Superdeformed
    8. Speed Of Light
    9. Thing
    10. Bovine Connection

    Matthew Sweet
    $39.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
  • Girlfriend (Expanded Edition) (Pre-Order) Girlfriend (Expanded Edition) (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Girlfriend (Expanded Edition) (Pre-Order)

    Artist-Approved 2x LP Expanded Edition!


    100% Analog Mastering From The Original Master Tapes!


    6 Bonus Tracks Not Included On Original Vinyl Release!


    Mastering By Ryan K. Smith At Sterling Sound


    Ultra-quiet 180-Gram Vinyl Pressed At RTI


    Beautifully Restored Old Style Gatefold Jacket Printed By Stoughton


    Matthew Sweet's third album is a remarkable artistic breakthrough ... thanks to his exceptional songwriting, the album is a fresh, original interpretation of a classic sound. - Stephen Thomas Erlewine, AllMusic.com


    ... the holy grail of power pop. -Tiny Mix Tapes


    This is the vinyl release Matthew Sweet's 1991 classic has always deserved and the best Girlfriend you'll ever have ... Matthew Sweet's essential 1991 power-pop tour-de-force gets its analog due on Intervention's Expanded Edition 180-Gram Double-LP release!


    Girlfriend's original 1991 LP release was a single LP that simply excised the last three songs that were included on the original 15-track CD release. Those three tracks were a tremendous loss as the song's final, elegiac track Nothing Lasts was considered as the title track.


    Intervention's amazing Double LP Expanded Edition restores the original 15-song repertoire to three vinyl sides for maximum bass and dynamics. Side D includes three demo tracks- Good Friend, Superdeformed and Teenage Female.


    Girlfriend'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 were printed by Dorado.


    Mastering Notes


    15 of the 18 tracks on this 2x LP Expanded Edition are 100% Analog Mastered from the Original Master Tapes by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound. The last three tracks are Matthew Sweet's own demo recordings made to DAT and therefore cut from digital files from the DAT masters. Girlfriend's original 1991 LP release was a single LP that simply excised the last three songs that were included on the 15-track CD release. Intervention's cut expands the original 15-song repertoire to three vinyl sides for maximum bass and dynamics. There are big, fat guitar tones and controlled but very expressive bass and a massive soundstage. Girlfriend is not only a 90's classic but an amazingly pure and simply tremendous rock recording!


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    LP 1
    1. Divine Intervention
    2. I've Been Waiting
    3. Girlfriend
    4. Looking At The Sun
    5. Winona
    6. Evangeline
    7. Day For Night
    8. Thought I Knew You
    9. You Don't Love Me
    10. I Wanted To Tell You


    LP 2
    1. Don't Go
    2. Your Sweet Voice
    3. Does She Talk?
    4. Holy War
    5. Nothing Lasts
    6. Good Friend (Demo)
    7. Superdeformed (Demo)
    8. Teenage Female (Demo)

    Matthew Sweet
    $39.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
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    Tomorrow's Daughter

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    "When I was young, the artists that I really admired were the ones who always found a way to keep making music and expressing themselves," Matthew Sweet says on the occasion of the release of his 13th solo album Tomorrow's Daughter. "To me, those guys were the real artists, and I've tried to hold on to that attitude in my own work."


    The seasoned singer/songwriter/producer/multi-instrumentalist is currently in the midst of a personal musical renaissance that's seen him produce some of the most compelling and ambitious music of his three-decade career.


    That description applies to Tomorrow's Daughter, on which such instantly memorable new tunes as "Belong," "Run Away," "Lady Frankenstein" and "Out of My Misery" demonstrate his uncanny ability to tap into a bottomless well of pop history to craft music that's effortlessly catchy yet deeply personal.


    Tomorrow's Daughter-the follow-up to the artist's acclaimed 2017 set Tomorrow Forever-is a persuasive testament to the enduring qualities of Sweet's adventurous, emotion-charged songcraft. The new album's 12 songs abound with the punchy melodic sensibility, playful sonic experimentalism and introspective lyrical insight that have been constants in his expansive catalog.


    Tomorrow's Daughter is the product of a burst of creative inspiration that followed Sweet's 2013 return to his native Nebraska, where he reestablished his Black Squirrel Submarine home studio. This period yielded 38 brilliant new songs, 17 of which appeared on Tomorrow Forever. It instantly became clear that this potent body of work merited a follow-up release, hence Tomorrow's Daughter.


    "It just sort of became my next record," Sweet says of Tomorrow's Daughter, which like its predecessor is released via his own Honeycomb Hideout imprint but this time distributed by MRI / Sony. Both albums feature Sweet's current touring band, comprised of guitarist Jason Victor (also a member of the recently-reformed Dream Syndicate) and his longtime rhythm section of bassist Paul Chastain and drummer Ric Menck (also known for their own acclaimed work with Velvet Crush).


    "When I put together Tomorrow's Daughter out of what I'd recorded, the 12 songs totally made sense to me in sequence," Sweet explains. "I enlisted some of the people around me, friends and family, to listen to everything I'd recorded and pick their favorites, and everyone pretty much agreed on what was the top stuff. I think it stands up as a separate record, and as a time capsule of the time that we made it."


    The distinctive musical and lyrical qualities that illuminate Tomorrow's Daughter have been hallmarks of Matthew Sweet's work since he began making music as a high school student in his native Lincoln, Nebraska. While attending the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, he became active in that town's burgeoning underground music scene, as a member of the now-legendary indie combos Oh-OK and Buzz of Delight, and in collaborations with R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe and Chris Stamey of The dB's.


    A demo recorded with producer Don Dixon led to solo deals with Columbia (which released Sweet's debut album Inside in 1986), A&M (1989's Earth) and finally Zoo, which issued his commercial and creative breakthrough Girlfriend in 1991. Girlfriend won raves from critics and established him with a wide international fan base that continues to support him today.


    Sweet continued to reveal new layers of songwriting depth and sonic creativity on his subsequent efforts Altered Beast, the spin-off EP Son of Altered Beast, 100% Fun, Blue Sky on Mars and In Reverse. His musical gifts continued to shine into the new century with Kimi Ga Suki, Living Things, Sunshine Lies, Modern Art and the Under the Covers series, a three-volume collaboration with Susanna Hoffs of the Bangles (Sweet also served as producer of the Bangles' 2011 album Sweetheart of the Sun).


    "I can barely even fathom it," Sweet says of his massive body of recorded work. "But here I am, so I try to live up to whatever it is I've established so far. To do the work is the really important thing to me, but knowing that I'm connecting with people makes me happy. I've continued touring pretty consistently, and it's nice to see that people still care enough to come out to the shows. There seems to be a real emotional attachment for them, which means a lot to me."


    Sweet is in the midst of an especially productive period that's seen him continue to generate new material at a prolific pace. He's already recorded


    Wicked System of Things, a collection of new original songs to be released as a limited-edition vinyl LP in November 2018 for Black Friday Record Store Day, and is planning his next general-release album.


    "I feel like I'm gonna be pretty active for awhile, and it's fun to be releasing a lot of music," he says. "I thought that there might be some resistance to putting out so much stuff, but that hasn't been the case, and that's encouraged me to keep going."


    Now firmly ensconced, along with his wife, cats and vintage recording gear, in Nebraska after a two-decade-plus stretch in Los Angeles, Sweet works out of his home studio, which allows him to indulge his bottomless musical imagination, and to engage in long-distance collaborations with musicians in other locations-a method that he employed on both Tomorrow Forever and Tomorrow's Daughter.


    "In some ways I think that moving has had a positive effect musically," he reflects. "I think it reconnected me a little bit to what it felt like when I was really young and music was new to me, and maybe that's reflected in the music. But it's hard to say, because making music is so internal for me that it's mostly in my head rather than my surroundings."


    Meanwhile, Sweet's catalog continues to be a source of inspiration for longtime fans and new converts. For instance, the Intervention label is planning deluxe two-LP vinyl editions of Girlfriend, Altered Beast, Son of Altered Beast and 100% Fun, which will feature a wealth of rare and unreleased material. But it's creating new music that remains Matthew Sweet's main concern, and he continues to do so with renewed intensity.


    "This feels like a really good time for me, and I feel lucky and grateful to still be doing what I love to do," Sweet asserts. "I feel like I'm in a totally positive place, and maybe moving has been a catalyst for that.


    "When I meet young people and they ask for advice about a career in music, I always say, 'Do music because it's what you love to do, and because you'd do it no matter what happens,'" he concludes. "I've tried to keep that attitude about it, because that's always worked for me. I just try to keep doing my thing and keep believing."

    1. I Belong To You
    2. Run Away
    3. Lady Frankenstein
    4. Years
    5. Out Of My Misery
    6. Something Someone
    7. Girl With Cat
    8. Now Was The Future
    9. Ever After
    10. Show Me
    11. Can't Pretend
    12. Passerby
    Matthew Sweet
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    Damogen Furies

    Through this record I aim to explore as forcefully as possible the hallucinatory, the nightmarish and the brutally visceral capacities of electronic music." - Squarepusher. Squarepusher's legacy is unassailable. From his early releases on Rephlex and his residency at the Blue Note, through his aggressive interpretations of ensemble jazz, the peerless Music Is Rotted One Note, his musique concrete experiments, and the boundary-warping drum 'n' bass with which he is synonymous, Squarepusher has tilted ever forwards. Damogen Furies, his first full-length since 2012's Ufabulum, sees Squarepusher's powers in full flow. All of the recordings here were made in one take, with no edits. Damogen Furies is a record that has the brutal energy and vivaciousness of a debut. It sees the peak and confluence of the preoccupations that have emerged throughout Squarepusher's career, approached with the antagonism and audacity of an artist who still believes in the power of Format: CD the intervention.
    1. Stor Eiglass
    2. Baltang Ort
    3. Rayc Fire 2
    4. Kontenjaz
    5. Exjag Nives
    6. Baltang Arg
    7. Kwang Bass
    8. D Frozent Aac
    Squarepusher
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    Most Messed Up

    Most Messed Up is a revealing, 12-track meditation on 20 years in music that finds the Old 97's at their raucous, boozy best. It's "a rock opera, a way-off Broadway musical about a musician's life, loves and lubrication," says music critic Bill Flanagan. Recorded in Austin and produced by Salim Nourallah, Most Messed Up also features guest appearances by Tommy Stinson (The Replacements, Guns N' Roses) and Jon Rauhouse (Neko Case) on lap-steel.


    Titles like "Wasted," "Intervention," "Wheels Off," "Let's Get Drunk & Get It On," and "Most Messed Up" hint at the kind of narrators frontman Rhett Miller likes to inhabit - men who possess an appetite for indulgence and won't let a few bad decisions get in the way of a good story. The magic in Miller's songwriting lies in the depth that he lends his characters. Upon closer inspection, the hard partying and endless pursuit of a good time often reveals itself to be a Band-Aid covering up deeper wounds and emotional scars. "There's a lot of darkness hidden in this record," Miller explains.

    1. Longer Than You've Been Alive
    2. Give It Time
    3. Let's Get Drunk & Get It On
    4. This Is The Ballad
    5. Wheels Off
    6. Nashville
    7. Wasted
    8. Guadalajara
    9. The Disconnect
    10. The Ex Of All You See
    11. Intervention
    12. Most Messed Up
    Old 97's
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    Zubberdust!


    180g LP Audiophile Pressing Includes Art Print Poster


    Avec le soleil sortant de sa bouche began in MontrÉal in 2011, with bassist,
    singer and composer Jean-Sebastien Truchy seeking a new live ensemble to
    fuel his desired return to the highly structured afro-kraut trance rock that was
    a stock-in-trade of his previous group, the pseudo-legendary Fly Pan Am (one
    of Constellation's earliest bands, active from 1998-2005).


    Avec le soleil initially formed with Truchy joined by guitarist/engineer
    Sebastien Fournier and drummer Nasir Hasan; a rotating cast of additional
    players contributed to the group for live shows throughout 2012-2013, and the
    band gained a local reputation for irresistible and levitational live sets
    combining a contemporary/avant-garde sensibility with infectiously angular,
    rubbery grooves. Guitarist Eric Gingras (Pas Chic Chic) emerged as a fourth
    core member during this period.


    Avec le soleil has by now careened towards mastery of a highly original,
    deeply satisfying, giddy and heady avant-funk. Anchored by the excellent bass
    and drum work of Truchy and Hasan, the group's music is woven with crisp
    stuttering guitar and keyboard lines and a dynamic palette of electronic
    interventions. The pair of exquisite and exhilarating 20-minute pieces
    featured on Zubberdust! are the culmination of the group's first two years of
    conceptual and somatic development.


    This is (mostly) instrumental rock that exuberantly succeeds in blending a
    primitivist, hypnotic energy with cerebral pleasures, seeding an addictive trail
    of sonic brain-candy throughout the mixes. The band wholly embodies and
    channels its inimitable square grooves, while teasing out the innumerable joys
    of repetition via micro-deployments of ever-shifting electronic overlays -
    along with the occasional full-stop and 180 degree turn. Truchy's wordless
    lead vocals (and his choral arrangement on "Face à l'instant") add compelling
    textural and melodic counterpoints while lending the music an especially
    timeless, deterritorialised and emotive dimension.


    Radwan Moumneh's recording and production skills are on fine display; the
    album's sonic bedrock conveys all the assertiveness of the rhythm section's
    punk/hardcore roots, upon which a miasma of detailed intertwining elements
    circulate with clarity and cohesion. Zubberdust! comes in waves and pushes
    some serious air, while maintaining a meticulously upfront soundstage as the
    music moves supplely back and forth between simplicity/minimalism and
    complexity/maximalism.


    We're thrilled to be releasing the debut album by Avec le soleil sortant de sa
    bouche, sure to be a treat for Fly Pan Am fans (we know you're out there!) and
    for any aficionados of revitalizing work being done in the no wave/krautrock/
    avant-funk axis.

    1. Face à l'instant Part 1
    2. Face à l'instant Part 2
    3. Face à l'instant Part 3
    4. Face à l'instant Part 4
    5. DÉja, hier....
    6. Super pastiche fantastique / New Sun Part 1
    7. Super pastiche fantastique / New Sun Part 2
    8. Super pastiche fantastique / New Sun Part 3
    9. Super pastiche fantastique / New Sun Part 4
    10. À partir de dorÉnavant
    Avec le soleil sortant de sa bouche
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    Lost Songs (Out Of Stock)

    Lost Songs is the eighth studio album by Austin, Texas art rock outfit ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead.


    Recorded at Horus Sound Studios in Hanover, Germany, the album's lyrics are themed around war, tyranny and apathy. Frontman Conrad Keely said, the music was inspired by the apathy to real world events that has plagued the independent music scene now for over a decade. Up to Infinity is about the Syrian civil war. We believe that tyranny and despotism suffered by any people, anywhere, is intolerable and should not be treated as an internal matter, but completely justifies intervention by the international community.

    LP1
    1.Open Doors
    2. Pinhole Cameras
    3. Up to Infinity
    4. Opera Obscura
    5. Lost Songs
    6. Flower Card Games
    7. A Place to Rest


    LP2
    1. Heart of Wires
    2. Catatonic
    3. Awestruck
    4. Bright Young Things
    5. Time and Again
    6. Skywhaling
    7. Mountain Battle Song
    8. Verschollene Songs
    9. Idols of Perversity

    And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead
    $21.99
    Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Temporarily out of stock
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