Altered Beast Expanded Edition CD/SACD (PRE-ORDER)
Original Release Date: 1993
Original Label: Zoo Entertainment
- Artist-Approved Expanded Edition
- 6 Bonus Tracks Not Included On Original Release!
- Mastered Direct-to-DSD FROM THE ORIGINAL ANALOG MASTER TAPES!
- Mastered by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound
- Hybrid CD/SACD Plays On All CD and SACD Players
- Super Jewel Box Packaging
"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 Expanded Edition CD/SACD 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 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 bigger CD set!
2Devil With The Green Eyes04:43
3The Ugly Truth03:18
5Someone To Pull The Trigger03:55
7Life Without You02:18
2Ugly Truth Rock02:58
3Do It Again03:33
4In Too Deep03:54
7What Do You Know?04:27
1Born In Sin04:05
4Speed Of Light05:05
Altered Beast is Mastered Direct-to-DSD 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 are on their own reel. Intervention's mastering opens 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.
- Format: Hybrid CD/SACD Plays On All CD and SACD Players
- IR Catalog: IR-SCD14
- UPC: 680270758032
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!