Girlfriend Expanded Edition CD/SACD (PRE-ORDER) – Intervention Records

Girlfriend Expanded Edition CD/SACD (PRE-ORDER)

$30

Original Release Date: 1991
Original Label: Zoo Entertainment

  • PRE-ORDER
  • Artist-Approved Expanded Edition
  • 6 Bonus Tracks Not Included On Original Vinyl 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

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

"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

Matthew Sweet's essential 1991 power-pop tour-de-force gets its high-res due on Intervention's Expanded Edition release. In addition to including the original CD release's 15 tracks, this hybrid CD/SACD includes three demo tracks not included on the original release- "Good Friend," "Superdeformed" and "Teenage Female."

Tracks

  • 1
    Divine Intervention
    05:37
  • 2
    I've Been Waiting
    03:36
  • 3
    Girlfriend
    03:40
  • 4
    Looking At The Sun
    04:17
  • 5
    Winona
    05:01
  • 6
    Evangeline
    05:07
  • 7
    Day For Night
    02:55
  • 8
    Thought I Knew You
    02:58
  • 9
    You Don't Love Me
    05:22
  • 10
    I Wanted To Tell You
    04:31
  • 11
    Don't Go
    03:26
  • 12
    Your Sweet Voice
    04:36
  • 13
    Does She Talk?
    03:27
  • 14
    Holy War
    03:25
  • 15
    Nothing Lasts
    03:33

Bonus Tracks

  • 1
    Good Friend (Demo)
    03:36
  • 2
    Superdeformed (Demo)
    04:09
  • 3
    Teenage Female (Demo)
    03:54

Mastering Notes

15 of the 18 tracks on this 2x LP Expanded Edition are mastered Direct-to-DSD from the Original Master Tapes by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound. The last three tracks are Matthew Sweet's own demo DAT recordings and therefore mastered to DSD from digital files from the DAT masters. Intervention's amazing new Girlfriend is presented with 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!

Release Notes

  • Format: Hybrid CD/SACD Plays On All CD and SACD Players
  • IR Catalog: IR-SCD12
  • UPC: 680270758025

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!