Matthew Sweet - Girlfriend - Hybrid Stereo SACD

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1991 Power-Pop Tour-De-Force On SACD. Mastered Direct-to-DSD From The Original Master Tapes by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound.

Intervention Records is absolutely thrilled to RE-introduce Matthew Sweet's '90s power-pop classic Girlfriend on hybrid CD/SACD. 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". 15 of the 18 tracks on this Expanded Edition are mastered Direct-to-DSD from the Original Analog 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! The album art is beautifully restored by IR's Tom Vadakan and housed in a super jewel box.

AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Matthew Sweet's third album is a remarkable artistic breakthrough. Grounded in the guitar pop of the Beatles, Big Star, Byrds, R.E.M., and Neil Young, Girlfriend melds all of Sweet's influences into one majestic, wrenching sound that encompasses both the gentle country-rock of "Winona" and the winding guitars of the title track and "Divine Intervention." Sweet's music might have recognizable roots, but Girlfriend never sounds derivative; thanks to his exceptional songwriting, the album is a fresh, original interpretation of a classic sound.



SKU 680270758049
Barcode # 680270758049
Brand Zoo / Intervention Records

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