100% Fun Expanded Edition 180G LP
Original Release Date: 1995
Original Label: Zoo Entertainment
- Artist-Approved Expanded Edition
- 100% Analog Mastering from the ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES!
- 7 Bonus Tracks Not Included On Original Release!
- Mastered by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound
- Ultra-Quiet 180-Gram Vinyl Pressed at RTI
- Beautifully Restored "Old Style" Gatefold Jacket Printed by Stoughton
"Intervention Records prides itself on the sound and packaging of its products, and the sound quality and overall listening experience of 100% Fun is second to none. It's about time this album be revisited; Intervention's set should be obsessed over." (July 19, 2018)
"... 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.
1Sick Of Myself03:38
2Not When I Need It03:27
3We're The Same03:03
4Giving It Back03:28
6Lost My Mind04:43
1Come To Love02:26
3I Almost Forgot02:54
1Sense of Adventure04:36
3Breaks My Heart03:22
1Walk Out (Alternate Mix)03:22
2Never Said Goodbye02:40
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.
- Format: 2x 180-Gram 33-RPM LPs
- IR Catalog: IR-019
- UPC: 707129301437
- Jacket: "Old Style" Gatefold Printed at Stoughton on Heavy Stock, Film Laminated
The Lost 90's Series
A prime directive at IR is bringing music from the dark days of the 1990s CD era to glorious new life on premium vinyl. So much fantastic music from this era either never saw a vinyl release, or saw only a very limited and all too often low-quality release ripped from CDs without much care. During that era even if the original capture was analog the music was ripped to digital and loaded into workstations for final editing, mixing, sequencing and final assembly. If vinyl was released during this era it is more than likely sourced from CD files. For releases that were never assembled in analog or were fully-digital recordings, IR acquires and masters from the best source files available, and if needed assembles final mixes, cross-fades, etc. during mastering. The increase in musicality and purity is as exponential! Combining superior master sources with the truly full-range mastering chain at CoHEARent Audio and RTI's ultra-quiet vinyl pressing results in hearing the music that is the soundtrack to our lives like never before!