Artist-Approved Hybrid SACD Expanded Edition with 7 Bonus Tracks
Mastered Direct-to-DSD from the Original Master Tapes by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound
Intervention Records and Matthew Sweet are proud to introduce the new Artist-Approved reissue series, Matthew Sweet 1991-1995! In 2018 Intervention is releasing Hybrid SACD Expanded Editions of Sweet's 90's power-pop trilogy, Girlfriend, Altered Beast and 100% Fun. Each Expanded Edition is loaded with bonus tracks with many seeing their official release for the very first time. And for Sweet completists, these Hybrid SACDs are the most extensive collection of extra tracks compiled and packaged with the studio albums the songs were recorded for!
Mastered Direct-to-DSD from the original master tapes by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound, the Hybrid SACD editions feature very analog-like sound, play in all CD and SACD players and come housed in super jewel boxes. The jacket art for the reissues have been faithfully restored by IR's art director Tom Vadakan. Girlfriend, Altered Beast and 100% Fun will also be released in 100% analog mastered 180g 2LP Expanded Editions and Sweet's Son of Altered Beast 7-song EP, will be appearing on vinyl for the very first time.
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 Hybrid SACD reissue is the defining presentation of this great album sonically and in all other respects!
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's 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.
• Artist-Approved Expanded Edition
• Mastered Direct-to-DSD from the original master tapes by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound
• 7 bonus tracks not included on original release
• Hybrid CD/SACD
• Plays on all CD and SACD players
• Super jewel box packaging
• Also available on Expanded Edition 180g 2LP (original album on 33 1/3 RPM & 7 bonus track on 45 RPM)