Look Sharp! 180G LP – Intervention Records

Look Sharp! 180G LP

$38

Original Release Date: 1979
Original Label: A&M Records

  • 100% Analog Mastering From Real Analog Tapes!
  • Mastered by Kevin Gray At CoHEARent Audio
  • Ultra-Quiet 180-Gram Vinyl Pressed At RTI
  • Beautiful "Old-Style" Jacket Printed By Stoughton, "Debossed" to Match Original UK Pressings

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100 Best Debut Albums of All Time- Rolling Stone

Smash Hits "Is She Really Going Out With Him," "One More Time," "Sunday Papers"

Look Sharp! is sourced from the best tape currently available, a beautifully preserved ½” “safety copy” of the original stereo master. When mastering this LP we compared what we were getting off the tape to an original A&M UK LP. While great sounding overall, the original LP is of course a very edgy sounding New Wave, post-punk record with a brashness that borders on being outright bright sounding. Where the aggressive top -end energy is concerned, the tapes showed no discernible age! We were able to maintain that grungy edge, but also restore the driving bass lines and bottom-end foundation that were on these tapes. The result is the best-sounding Look Sharp! anyone's ever heard, with all the drive and pop of the original UK release, but with superb tonal balance, imaging and clarity. The definitive issue of this iconic New Wave classic!

Side One

  • 1
    One More Time
    03:15
  • 2
    Sunday Papers
    04:18
  • ▎▎
    Is She Really Going Out With Him?
    03:33
  • 4
    Happy Loving Couples
    03:07
  • 5
    Throw It Away
    02:48

Side Two

  • 1
    Baby Stick Around
    02:35
  • 2
    Look Sharp
    03:22
  • ▎▎
    Fools In Love
    03:10
  • 4
    (Do The) Instant Mash
    03:10
  • 5
    Pretty Girls
    02:54
  • 6
    Got The Time
    02:52

Mastering Notes

Look Sharp! is sourced from the best tape currently available, a beautifully preserved ½” “safety copy” of the original stereo master. When mastering this LP we compared what we were getting off the tape to an original A&M UK LP. While great sounding overall, the original LP is of course a very edgy sounding New Wave, post-punk record with a brashness that borders on being outright bright sounding. Where the aggressive top -end energy is concerned, the tapes showed no discenible age! We were able to maintain that grungy edge, but also restore the driving bass lines and bottom-end foundation that were on these tapes. The result is the best-sounding Look Sharp! anyone's ever heard, with all the drive and pop of the original UK release, but with superb tonal balance, imaging and clarity. The definitive issue of this iconic New Wave classic!

Release Notes

  • Format: 180-Gram Single 33 Pressed at RTI
  • Jacket: Old-Style Single Jacket Printed by Stoughton
  • IR Catalog: IR-005
  • UPC: 684334915584

The (Re)Discover Series

You know those songs that come up on the radio when you’re driving and you crank up the volume to 11 and sing your lungs out? That’s the spirit of what Intervention’s (Re)Discover Series is all about! Taking these FM classics and presenting them in "like you’ve never heard it before" sound quality so you can get that same blast of energy and excitement on your hi-fi at home. The hallmark of this series will be 100% analog mastering from real analog tapes. Combining superior master sources with the truly full-range mastering chain at Cohearent Audio and RTI’s dead quiet vinyl pressing means that you’ll hear these FM staples with power, majesty and musical detail like it’s the first time. (Re)Discover these sonic treasures with us!