TVD Radar: Matthew Sweet announces vinyl reissues via Intervention Records for 2018

VIA PRESS RELEASE | Intervention Records and Matthew Sweet are proud to introduce an amazing NEW Artist-Approved reissue series, Matthew Sweet 1991-1995! In 2018 Intervention is releasing Double-LP Artist-Approved Expanded Editions of Sweet’s Trilogy of ’90s Power-Pop classics, Girlfriend (IR-021), Altered Beast (IR-011) and 100% Fun (IR-019), plus the “Son of Altered Beast” (IR-024) 7-song EP, which appears on vinyl for the very first time!

Each Expanded Edition Double-LP set of the three classic studio albums is loaded with extra tracks not included on the original LPs- 6 extra tracks each on Girlfriend and Altered Beast, and 7 on 100% Fun. So many of these songs are either appearing on vinyl for the very first time or seeing official release for the very first time. And for Sweet completists, these LPs are the most extensive collection of extra tracks compiled and packaged with the studio albums the songs were recorded for!

All four LPs are 100% analog mastered from the ORIGINAL ANALOG MASTER TAPES by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound. The original 15-song repertoires for Girlfriend and Altered Beast are for the first time spread across three LP sides for maximum sound quality and the ability to PLAY LOUD! The ultra-quiet 180-gram LPs are pressed at boutique press, RTI in Camarillo, CA.

The jacket art for Matthew Sweet 1991-1995 has been faithfully restored by IR’s art director Tom Vadakan. The three Expanded Editions feature beautiful “Old Style” gatefolds printed onto heavy blanks and film laminated by the wizards at Stoughton Printing. Son of Altered Beast features a single-pocket “Old Style” gatefold by Stoughton as well.

The Girlfriend (IR-SCD12), Altered Beast (IR-SCD14) and 100% Fun (IR-SCD11) Expanded Editions will also be released as hybrid CD/SACDs. These discs play in all CD and SACD players and will are mastered from the original analog master tapes Direct-to-DSD and will feature very analog-like sound. They will be housed in Super Jewel Boxes.

Suggested Retail Price for the Girlfriend, Altered Beast and 100% Fun Expanded Ed. LPs is $40 ea., and “Son of Altered Beast” is $28. 100% Fun LP will ship in late May/early June, Altered Beast and “Son of Altered Beast” in July/August, and Girlfriend in October. The SACDs are $30 ea. and will ship and go on sale within a month or two of each LP release. More details on the IR website: interventionrecords.com

About Intervention Records | Intervention Records is owned and operated by professional music lover and Hi-Fi industry veteran Shane Buettner. Buettner also manages Marketing and Business Development for Vandersteen Audio, and prior to that was Vice President, Communication at AudioQuest. Buettner’s earlier career was in publishing, and his work was read in respected publications such as Home Theater magazine, The Absolute Sound and The Perfect Vision. Intervention Records would not exist without the inspiration and guidance of Joe Harley and Ron Rambach of Music Matters Jazz, brothers in analog arms and two of the kindest people walking this Earth.

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