Pixies Doolittle on Numbered Limited-Edition Hybrid SACD from Mobile Fidelity
La La Love It! Groundbreaking Pixies Album Now on Numbered Limited-Edition Hybrid SACD from Mobile Fidelity
1989 Indie Landmark Paved Way for Alt-Rock Explosion
Stunning-Sounding 180-gram LP Also Available!
Twenty years removed from its original release, the Pixies’ 1989 sophomore record, Doolittle, remains among the best and most important albums ever made. The accolades continue to roll in. Q magazine declared the rock landmark as one of the 100 Greatest Albums Ever. Mojo inducted the record into its Hall of Fame. Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain cited it as a primary influence. Most prestigiously, Rolling Stone placed Doolittle high on its highly regarded 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list, where the hyper-melodic record landed at #226 and ahead of familiar classics by the likes of dozens of household-name artists.
Mobile Fidelity is proud to honor this distinguished effort with a sonic treatment that presents Doolittle as it was always meant to be heard. Sourced from the original master tapes, this version of the cleanly produced record offers transparent resolution that yields unprecedented clarity, vibrant immediacy, stunning transparency, and tonal punch. Every note and passage is greatly improved and properly scaled, be it vocal textures, life-size drum beats, or the multitude of musical elements that, on previous incarnations of the record, went unheard. Need examples? Check out leader Black Francis and bassist Kim Deal’s back-and-forth gasps on “Gouge Away,” the solar-plexus-hitting guitar effects on the anything-but “Tame,” and atmospheric vibes on “Wave of Mutilation.” Of course, the content is deserving of the brilliant sound.
Chock full with violent surrealism, religious symbolism, and a head-spinning range of material that encompasses atomic pop, theatrical country and western, abrasive post-punk, and giddy surf rock, the record is a synthesis of contagious tunefulness and linguistic wit. If that’s not enough, fits of romance, humor, and glee balance the addictively fun narratives of now-standard tunes such as “Here Comes Your Man,” “Debaser,” and “Monkey Gone to Heaven.” And it’s never sounded so good—or so engaging. From one Pixies fanatic to another, believe us. This one is really special and, yes, puts the recently reissued standard LP edition from 4AD to shame.
Need more convincing? MoFi had to meticulously research the provided tapes to ascertain which tapes were the true original masters for this Dual Layer hybrid SACD. Once they were found to be authentic, MoFi engineers were stunned at the amazing sonic impact captured in the half-inch 30 IPS analog tapes, which was missing from the standard commercial releases. The sound on the CD layer offers wider frequency response, greater sound-stage depth and far superior resolution. If you have an SACD player, then you’re in for an even bigger leap in sound quality.
Get your limited-edition copy of Doolittle—as well as copies of the Pixies' pioneering Surfer Rosa and 1990 major-label debut Bossanova on Mobile Fidelity hybrid SACD—from Music Direct today!!
Pixies Doolittle Track Listing:
3. Wave of Mutilation
4. I Bleed
5. Here Comes Your Man
7. Monkey Gone to Heaven
8. Mr. Grieves
9. Crackity Jones
10. La La Love You
11. No. 13 Baby
12. There Goes My Gun
15. Gouge Away