Son of Altered Beast 180G LP (Pre-Order) – Intervention Records

Son of Altered Beast 180G LP (Pre-Order)


Original Release Date: 1994
Original Label: Zoo Entertainment

  • Artist-Approved
  • 100% Analog Mastering by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound
  • Ultra-Quiet 180-Gram Vinyl Pressed at RTI
  • Beautifully Restored "Old Style" Single-Pocket Gatefold Jacket Printed by Stoughton

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"... this is the way live rock and roll is supposed to sound these days--inspiration on the edge of chaos." -Robert Christgau

" ... Son of Altered Beast demonstrates Matthew Sweet's ability to reinvent his music live, rather than reproduce it." -All Music

A must-have for fans of Matthew Sweet's Holy Trinity of Power-Pop studio classics is 1994's Son of Altered Beast. Featuring a remix and an outtake from the from the Altered Beast studio album + 5 amazing, ferocious live recordings, Son of Altered Beast is a fascinating snap shot in time from Sweet's amazingly prolific 1990's winning streak which began with 1991's Girlfriend.

Remarkably, although recorded 100% analog, Intervention's reissue is the FIRST TIME ON VINYL for Son of Altered Beast! The 180-Gram LP is 100% analog mastered, and housed in a gorgeous single-pocket "Old Style" gatefold printed by Stoughton Printing. The jacket art was restored by Intervention's art director Tom Vadakan.

Side One

  • 1
    Devil With the Green Eyes (Remix)
  • 2
    Superdeformed (Live)
  • 3
    Someone To Pull The Trigger (Live)
  • 4
    Knowing People (Live)

Side Two

  • 1
    I Wanted To Tell You (Live)
  • 2
    Don't Cry No Tears (Live)
  • 3
    Ultrasuede (Studio Outtake)

Mastering Notes

Although Son of Altered Beast was recorded all analog, it was compiled in and for the CD era so its tracks were never sequenced onto a single set of analog "master tapes." Instead the master tracks for 7-song repertoire, comprised of 2 studio tracks and 5 live recordings, are spread across several analog master reels. For the best possible sonic experience, Intervention's Shane Buettner and Sterling's Ryan Smith decided to dub the tracks flat 1:1 to new, fresh tape reels in sequence and master 100% ANALOG! The resulting sound is simply stunning, completely blowing the small, hard and glassy sound of the original CDs completely out of the water! IR's 100% analog vinyl cut is beautifully smooth, open and dynamic. Fans can finally hear Son of Altered Beast in its true glory, a tremendous set of live songs from Matthew's 1990's peak!

Release Notes

  • Format: 180-Gram Single 33
  • IR Catalog: IR-024
  • UPC: 707129301536
  • Jacket: "Old Style" Single-Pocket Gatefold Printed at Stoughton

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!