Reviews – Intervention Records

Reviews

Look Sharp! 180G LP

"... you'll love the reissue, which offers sharper, cleaner transients, improved transparency and focus and greater dynamics. It preserves a pulsing energy the original softens and diminishes."

Michael Fremer

"Joe Jackson has long deserved his day in the hi-fi sun; now it's here -- and how."

Roy Gregory

Heart Food 180G LP

"The analog warmth of the sound is inviting and profoundly engaging ... These sonically compelling reissues speak well for the original recording engineers ..."

Joe Marchese

"And then I heard "The Kiss" from 1973's Heart Food. If ever there was a song that lived up to the glorious, simultaneous heartbreaking and mending I might expect from a symphony to God, it's this."

– Pitchfork

The Gilded Palace of Sin 180G LP

"... any reissue label must eventually make a splash with a surprise release that's not only relevant, but hasn't yet had a proper remastering. For Intervention, this is that album. Stereophile Recording of the Month, May 2017"

Robert Baird

"… this record has never sounded this well balanced … A reader asked if I’d assembled a “100 essential albums” list. I haven’t but when I do, this will be on it ..."

Michael Fremer

Ferguslie Park 180G LP

"The sonics on this reissue are superb in every way. Even if you are a fan of this record and think you know it inside out, I think you’ll hear things previously buried in the compression that are now allowed to float freely on the soundstage."

Michael Fremer

"This all-analog reissue of infectious lit pop ... a deep and wide soundstage and tight, punchy drums and guitar."

Greg Cahill

Field Day Expanded Edition 180G LP

"... it comes into crystal clear focus here, adding meat and weight to Crenshaw’s jangly love songs ..."

Robert Ham

I’m The Man 180G LP

"..this Intervention reissue smokes the original in all of the ways that matter on a drum'n'bass'n'guitar driven record: sharper, cleaner transients, greater dynamic slam, and bass that digs all the way down."

Michael Fremer

"If you are familiar with these albums, the Intervention Records pressings will be a revelation. If you don’t know them, then you are in for a treat."

Roy Gregory

Nigel Lived 180G LP

"While in any discussion of sound I tend toward the original pressing, in A/B comparisons with my original copies (I have more than one) Intervention's new 45rpm pressing sounds superb."

Robert Baird

"Pressed at 45 RPM on four sides, Intervention has achieved the best sound possible, far surpassing the original edition ..."

Joe Marchese

Night and Day 180G LP

"It (the Intervention disc) makes the MoFi sound small, distant, flat, dynamically compressed and lacking in bottom-end energy."

Roy Gregory

"The Intervention reissue again beats the original A&M in every way ..."

Michael Fremer

So Much For The Afterglow 180G LP

"The sound is lucid and visceral, including down into the bass, which has weight and grip."

Marc Mickelson

"You’ll bask in the afterglow of this crisp, clean and quiet vinyl pressing crafted by Gray and Buettner. The detailed sonics give this set of more pop-oriented songs true room to breathe."

Randy Fairman

Sparkle and Fade 180G LP

"The sound is lucid and visceral, including down into the bass, which has weight and grip ... The package is gorgeous. If you value the tangibility of LPs, you won't want to bury these within your record rack."

Marc Mickelson

"Sparkle never sounded or looked so stunning; it’s housed in a sturdy, Stoughton-printed single pocket gatefold sleeve with the lyrics reprinted in the gatefold ..."

Randy Fairman

Wonderland 180G LP

"Kevin Gray’s remastering for Intervention Records’ reissue of Wonderland on vinyl fleshes out the music and gives it a larger, more impressive scale. On this LP, the music fills the room with such a deep, wide soundstage that it’s easy to envision a dance floor coming alive to its sounds."

Joe Taylor

"... adds the sort of bandwidth, bottom-end weight, energy and attack, clarity of line and vocal purity that make you think you are listening to a Yello album ... one musically potent record."

Roy Gregory

Judee Sill 180G LP

"... a long forgotten gem ... superbly reissued on double 45 rpm vinyl cut from the original analog tapes by Kevin Gray and Tip-On gatefold jacket packaged too."

Michael Fremer

"The analog warmth of the sound is inviting and profoundly engaging ... These sonically compelling reissues speak well for the original recording engineers ..."

Joe Marchese

Stealers Wheel 180G LP

"... the best sounding version of this album I've yet heard. first rate packaging, Kevin Gray's impeccable mastering, and RTI's plating and pressing. Reissues do not get any better than this."

Michael Fremer

"he remastering and repressing (courtesy of the dream team of Kevin Gray and RTI, respectively) are a revelation, and this version buries my original ...The increase in resolution, transparency, separation, depth, dynamic range and bandwidth is frankly remarkable."

Roy Gregory

Summer In The City 180G LP

"If ever an album deserved a premium vinyl release, this is it, and Intervention has done it, and us, proud."

Roy Gregory

"I put on side 3 and was sitting in a club in New York, entranced as Jackson played and sang ... An essential purchase for Joe Jackson fans."

Joe Taylor

This Is Big Audio Dynamite 180G LP

"Throughout this remastering, percussion pops from the speakers with more force, bass reaches out to thump harder, keyboards have more texture and life, and the music widens and deepens to become more envelopingly three-dimensional."

Joe Taylor

"Intervention's new LP reissue - geared at audiophiles but perfect for all fans of this underrated eighties classic - gives fans a chance to hear this record like it's for the first time."

Randy Fairman

Stealers Wheel CD/SACD

"... the stereo separation and depth are more readily savored, with the new remaster having a full, natural sound that brings out the lost detail in the band arrangements."

Joe Marchese