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Post by beaker73 » Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:47 am

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Post by davedecay » Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:00 pm

I'm reading that the LP is $22 plus overseas shipping from UK to US, something like another $20+

Any better (cheaper) places to order in the USA? Wonder if Amazon UK will get it, I think we get Prime shipping for like $4.

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Post by burningwheel » Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:34 pm

Im sure it will be imported to US eventually. M b v was
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Post by burningwheel » Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:25 am

I ordered the vinyl bundle plus 2 shirts. $20 shipping. Seems fair shipping from the UK
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Post by davedecay » Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:55 pm

When I have ordered LPs from the UK, sometimes shipping is around 8-9 GBP.

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Post by shalloboi » Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:51 am

I did a bundle too- both albums and a t-shirt. It made the obscene overseas shipping cost a little more worthwhile.

I'd imagine the two reissues will be available in the US as imports eventually, much like 'mbv' was, but I also remember that once 'mbv' was available in record stores here it was just as expensive as the preorder was with the shipping cost. My guess is that these reissues will cost about $35 a piece once they're available as imports (which will probably take quite a while). When you look at it that way the preorder's not such a bad deal, especially if you want both albums.

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Post by davedecay » Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:44 am

Since the original LP & CD was mastered to DAT, what does a new vinyl LP sourced from that accomplish? Perhaps a different mix specifically for vinyl?

I saw two copies of Loveless at the music shop today, $3 each. I suspect they'll sound a lot like these new LPs.

This is coming from a big fan of vinyl, and a fan of Loveless (I have the US promo edition CD).

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Post by olan » Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:17 am

davedecay wrote:Since the original LP & CD was mastered to DAT, what does a new vinyl LP sourced from that accomplish? Perhaps a different mix specifically for vinyl?

I saw two copies of Loveless at the music shop today, $3 each. I suspect they'll sound a lot like these new LPs.

This is coming from a big fan of vinyl, and a fan of Loveless (I have the US promo edition CD).
There are loads of bootleg copies of Loveless about that sell for buttons but sound really flat and lifelesss. The original UK Creation pressings were ok but are much, much more expensive. It will be interesting what this reissued vinyl sounds like.

Loveless is one of the few albums I own that I prefer to listen to on CD. This is not because the CD sounds better but largely because the music really benefits from not being interrupted by having to turn the record over.

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Post by niamhm » Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:55 pm

[quote="davedecay"]Since the original LP & CD was mastered to DAT, what does a new vinyl LP sourced from that accomplish? Perhaps a different mix specifically for vinyl?

I saw two copies of Loveless at the music shop today, $3 each. I suspect they'll sound a lot like these new LPs.

This is coming from a big fan of vinyl, and a fan of Loveless (I have the US promo edition CD).[/quote

The promotional material claims these issues are sourced from analogue tapes, hope they sound better than the mbv vinyl, more than acceptable surface noise on mine which is why its rarely played. Olan`s gripe about turning vinyl over is a fair point, but maybe mbv would have benefited from being pressed on two discs instead. The two best sounding albums I`ve gotten this yr have both been on two discs, JAMC and War On Drugs,
Quick check of Loveless an at almost 50 mins would a two disc version be better?

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Post by davedecay » Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:50 am

Personally, I'm not a fan of one LPs worth of music on 4 sides.

I realize there's sonic advantage - but I don't love swapping discs that much.

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Post by johnnyboy » Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:37 am

Interesting new interview on Pitchfork about the vinyl remastering process:

https://pitchfork.com/features/intervie ... new-album/

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Post by TheWarmth » Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:18 pm

He says a new MBV album will "100%" be out next year, as they're touring in the summer. Fingers crossed.

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Post by angelsighs » Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:59 pm

I don't understand half of what he's saying when he's talking about the analogue remastering process.

I couldn't really care less about that anyway.. the real news is the possible new album and tour!!

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Post by TheWarmth » Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:23 pm

I thought it was a pretty interesting read, although it does strike me as pretty weird that he felt it necessary to completely eliminate computers from the remastering process when some of the work on the original album was done in the digital realm. Still, I will be buying the reissues for sure.

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Post by mojo filters » Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:11 pm

TheWarmth wrote:I thought it was a pretty interesting read, although it does strike me as pretty weird that he felt it necessary to completely eliminate computers from the remastering process when some of the work on the original album was done in the digital realm. Still, I will be buying the reissues for sure.
I agree - I really struggle to get my head around the point of what was obviously such a laborious process?

Presumably there would be digital processing involved in any raw tracks using common FX, but then re-recording (or remixing) that would unnecessarily change the end product.

I'm not entirely convinced about his claims of inventing new ways of splicing. Especially considering Pure Phase had to be spliced sometimes up into 4 bar segments, to achieve correct time alignment / phase coherence - without any special techniques I've read about.

Far be it from me to dictate another artist's working practices, but I think his time might be more productively spent making the *next* album.
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Post by mkb » Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:09 am

mojo filters wrote: I'm not entirely convinced about his claims of inventing new ways of splicing. Especially considering Pure Phase had to be spliced sometimes up into 4 bar segments, to achieve correct time alignment / phase coherence - without any special techniques I've read about.

Splicing into 4-bar segments would be a fairly straightforward (if laborious) task - I think Shields was talking about introducing crossfades into very short pieces of music, which may well have been impossible to do using standard cuts, as the fade may have required more tape than was available.

So I can see how new or improvised splicing methods may have been necessary (although I'm in agreement that I'd rather he spent the time on the new album).

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Post by mojo filters » Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:34 am

I see what you mean, like basically because these were crossfades between tracks they were short - so trying to splice too many times in a short period, you'd potentially end up splicing into a splice using a normal block.

In that case I'll reappraise my applause for his ingenuity, but much as I love a good crossfade to keep the vibe of an album flowing, this still seems insanely laborious.

Ironically most folks will best be able to appreciate all this work at a thoroughly digital 192kHz high resolution bit rate!
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Post by TheWarmth » Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:53 pm

I couldn't stop myself. I ordered the reissues today. My buddy wanted them too, so I ordered two copies of each and the total cost wasn't too bad. Can't wait to hear these.

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Post by niamhm » Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:41 pm

Did Shields really refer to `vinyls` in that Pitchfork interview? Bloody hell :lol:

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Post by angelsighs » Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:11 am

niamhm wrote:Did Shields really refer to `vinyls` in that Pitchfork interview? Bloody hell :lol:
he's such a johnny come lately vinyl hipster :D

is anyone as excited for Isn't Anything or is more about Loveless?

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Post by olan » Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:39 am

angelsighs wrote:
niamhm wrote:Did Shields really refer to `vinyls` in that Pitchfork interview? Bloody hell :lol:
he's such a johnny come lately vinyl hipster :D

is anyone as excited for Isn't Anything or is more about Loveless?
I think Loveless is a better LP, but has aged poorly due to the very dated drum machine patterns and the absence of Colm Ó Cíosóig on drums. Isn't Anything is somewhat timeless, but I don't enjoy it as much. I listen to the pre-Loveless e.p.s much more than anything else by MBV these days.

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Post by davedecay » Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:16 pm

I listened to my Loveless CD not long ago, and I realized I don't need it on vinyl. I probably listen less than once a year, so I'm better off buying something I'll spin more often.

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Post by angelsighs » Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:21 pm

It is kind of a shame that Colm isn't more evident on Loveless (wasn't he ill or something for much of the recording?)- apparently the drums on there are still his- just sampled and sequenced.
I'm going to disagree and say that Isn't Anything is more dated. that one sounds a bit more like a slightly grungy indie rock band to me (albeit a rather weird sounding one) and it's kind of a stepping stone to Loveless in my opinion.
the drum patterns on Loveless are of the time, but I think they stand up well. it's not quite as bad as every indie band of the time slapping on the 'baggy drum beat' :D

I'm not really a MBV acolyte or anything, but I think that the peaks of Loveless are amazing and a rare example of somebody actually doing something genuinely new with rock music.

I'd agree that a lot of their best stuff is on the EPs though.

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Post by BzaInSpace » Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:40 pm

As much as I love - and I mean LOVE Loveless, and to a lesser degree Isn't Anything: having heard bits of the former around the same time as the incredible 'MBV Arkestra' mix of the Scream's 'If They Move - Kill 'Em' (I wore out several boom-boxes due to the evil and overpowering drums) means my sensibilities towards these two albums are somewhat skewed by time and circumstance.

For me the best thing that My Bloody Valentine have ever done is M B V: like most of the best music I've ever enjoyed it took some time to work on me - initially I remember playing it for the first time in what was to be my marital home - and feeling ill simply due to the woozy near-mono mix and disorientating FX... and the cheap paint fumes whilst decorating no doubt.

However time and listening and time again since has revealed to me that that album is truly something else - not least for the fact that the mastering of the album is one of the most dynamic for many years. If you turn M B V up loud there is no distortion other than what was intended - and it still absolutely kills. At 'normal' volume some of it almost feels like ambient music. At loudest volume your system can manage it sound incredible and immersive and overwhelmingly potent (sounds great in the car).

If only the last two tracks from M B V - the stunning 'nothing is' and 'wonder 2' had been released as a standalone 7" (or 12") single when they were recorded (possibly the late 90s?) - for me that would have been one of the wildest and most heavily psychedelic singles ever released.

Did he really say "vinyls"?

I've found Kevin Shields talking about the actual aural science of recorded and live sound over the years to be endlessly fascinating. However I won't be getting these reissues until I have a vinyls based playback system worth hearing this stuff on... :wink:
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Post by shalloboi » Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:37 am

I'm excited for both of them- I think both could benefit from a more analog-faithful approach. I'm expecting it to be pretty minor given the amount of time that's been dedicated to this endeavor, but I'm optimistic. I've noticed a pretty big difference between listening to 'Isn't Anything' on vinyl vs. the CD. The remaster was a marked improvement as well, so it seems that this might continue the trend. I've always thought 'loveless' would sound better with a bit more warmth (which I thought was true of the remaster made from the analog tapes).

I gave my 'm b v' LP a spin tonight and it sounded better that I remembered. When I listen to it I'm usually on the go (listening to it on my phone) and it seems to be mastered at a quiet level. Then I crank it and am delighted by how meaty and full the mix is, a lot of rumbling low end anchoring things. Plus the drums sound great even though they're buried in the mix. I'm mostly hoping some of what I love about 'm b v' is translated to these vinyl reissues since the 'm b v' vinyl was an all analog master. When I think of it in those terms I'm excited about it.

I should also mention I'm really biased- mbv are my favorite band. If nothing else I'm hoping they start playing some more shows soon and I'm allowing myself to hope that they might release something new soon (whenever 'soon' is).

And yeah, I couldn't believe he said 'vinyls.'

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Post by angelsighs » Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:07 am

The MBV albums are definitely an anomaly in today's music world when it comes to how they've been mastered. Instead of compressing it to hell to give it an immediate impact, they are mastered pretty quiet. As others have said, if you have them on a low volume they almost become background music, and I find that my ears are straining to pick up what's going on and it's almost annoying. Crank them up however and they sound how they should.

There's a couple of limp tracks on the 'm b v' album but I'd agree that the final tracks (and I'd extend this to the final third of the record) are pretty damn fine. Combining drum n bass and shoegaze sounds like a grotesque nightmare in theory, but Kevin manages to pull it off in his own unique MBV way! I love how it's actually the guitars that are providing a lot of the 'beats' and sometimes you are not sure if you are hearing drums or processed guitars. it's pretty twisted and psychedelic in it's own inimitable way!
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Post by angelsighs » Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:30 pm

another new interview with Kevin

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/featu ... ss-w509837
Kevin Shields wrote: The MBV album that we did in 2013 feels more meandery and not as concise. This one is like if somebody took that and dropped some acid on it or created a dimensional clash or something. It's more all over the place

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angelsighs wrote:
Kevin Shields wrote: The MBV album that we did in 2013 feels more meandery and not as concise. This one is like if somebody took that and dropped some acid on it or created a dimensional clash or something. It's more all over the place
I'll be having some of that... :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Post by sunray » Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:25 pm

Does he mean MBV is all over the place or the new album? :?
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Post by angelsighs » Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:03 pm

sunray wrote:Does he mean MBV is all over the place or the new album? :?
I think he means that the new one is all over the place.. but then its mbv he's describing as not concise.. so it's not that clear? :?

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Post by angelsighs » Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:05 pm

there's a bit more from Kevin in the new issue of Uncut and their 'Albums of 2018' feature.

as usual I largely can't make head nor tail of what he's talking about, but seems hopeful that the album is on the way and looks to be fairly short one (7 tracks or so?)

also new albums coming from Yo La Tengo, Ryley Walker which is something to look forward to. no mention of Jason and co.

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Post by simonkeeping » Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:25 pm

I'm really excited about these reissues. I guess in a way should they even be classed as reissues as it sounds like the process to create them was a little more extreme than the standard albums released with the tag.

The fact he almost bankrupted himself on the process to make this happen is quite incredible. I think its a testament to the man and how much he values his art. There really can't be many artists who would risk everything in the pursuit of creating something like this purely because he wanted to do it.

I was lucky enough to speak to Kevin in 2014 during the making of the book I've been working on and he was talking about the analogue releases then. Back when these albums came out the way albums were mastered was that they underwent the same process that they used to master sound on videos. So, you can understand his frustration with creating something as amazing as Loveless and then it being degraded during the mastering. Especially given how much of a perfectionist he is.
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Post by angelsighs » Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:36 pm

simonkeeping wrote: I was lucky enough to speak to Kevin in 2014 during the making of the book I've been working on and he was talking about the analogue releases then. .
what's the book if I may ask? sounds interesting.

MBV have been announced for a Japanese festival later in the year. the fact that are active gives more hope that a new album may be forthcoming

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Post by 1+1-1 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:42 pm

there's a long feature on them in Uncut

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Post by simonkeeping » Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:28 am

angelsighs wrote:
simonkeeping wrote: I was lucky enough to speak to Kevin in 2014 during the making of the book I've been working on and he was talking about the analogue releases then. .
what's the book if I may ask? sounds interesting.

MBV have been announced for a Japanese festival later in the year. the fact that are active gives more hope that a new album may be forthcoming
Of course! this is book I've been working on: http://www.11publishing.co.uk/sola-sound/
Its the illustrated history of the Tone Bender Fuzz pedal.

Yeah, the Japan announcement is great news. Really hoping to get to see them a few times on this tour.
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Post by TheWarmth » Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:15 pm

Oh man, I've been meaning to order that book. I gotta do that soon. Are you running low on stock?

BTW, has anyone received their MBV reissues? I have a friend in the UK (actually, he used to post here - d_rradio), who already received his.

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Post by simonkeeping » Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:39 pm

Thanks Warmth, there’s some copies left so you’ll be okay.

I saw on Instagram that they are sending copies out. I only ordered last week so i’ll be a bit down the list bit i’ll keep you posted.
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Post by angelsighs » Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:36 am

lots of people apparently receiving their copies of these records, but in quite a haphazard fashion. I guess they are just trying to work through the orders as fast as they can.

also apparently some people have received a bonus test pressing of Isn't Anything in their orders? could be bit of a collectors item

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Post by niamhm » Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:34 pm

My order is still saying waiting to ship, ordered over a week ago, Shields personally packing each order I`m starting to think.

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Post by TheWarmth » Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:57 pm

I ordered on November 4th and my order shipped on January 15th. Excited to hear these.

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Post by TheWarmth » Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:18 pm

FYI: My buddy in Cleveland just tried to order 4 LPs from the site, two of each album, and the shipping is coming up as $85. I checked my receipt and I was only charged $21.74. I was curious, so I went to the site, put the records in my cart and sure enough ... $85 shipping. So, it appears they have dramatically increased the price of shipping. Hope you guys got your orders in before that happened.

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Post by shalloboi » Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:33 am

I'm still waiting for mine. It's encouraging that people have started to get them, though (i.e.- the mere fact that they exist and are being shipped out at all is good). A kind soul on discogs posted this helpful link that can be used to track your shipment-

https://www.trackyourparcel.eu/

If you log in to your account on the mbv site and pull up your order summary the Order ID number is a tracking number that works on the above site. It worked for me and has set my mind at ease.

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Post by Aquarian-Time » Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:20 pm

My Loveless copy arrived today, along with a tax bill

The latter was for last year and this year, so currently in little mood to listen to anything other than my own screams of anguish !!

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Post by TheWarmth » Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:15 am

Mine arrived today. I probably won't be able to jam them at full volume until Saturday, but I will report back.

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Post by TheWarmth » Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:14 pm

Here's the text from a recent Uncut MBV interview:

https://www.reddit.com/r/shoegaze/comme ... azine_mbv/

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Post by sunray » Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:25 pm

That's a great read, thanks. Lots of stuff in there I wasn't aware of.
I think a biography of mbv could be pretty interesting, surprised no-one's attempted it.
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Post by TheWarmth » Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:18 pm

“When we were doing ‘Feed Me With Your Kiss’, I made the bass so heavy it popped the speaker off the wall,” admits Shields. “Instinctively, the engineer put his foot out to stop it hitting the ground and it broke his foot.”

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Post by moop » Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:11 pm

sunray wrote:That's a great read, thanks. Lots of stuff in there I wasn't aware of.
I think a biography of mbv could be pretty interesting, surprised no-one's attempted it.
Yeah, fantastic interview and such incredible stories behind those albums. It made me laugh that Kevin got a job herding cows for a while, then later got into psychedelics and started visualising cows. If there was a book, I'd certainly read it! Really looking forward to the new album...

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Post by 1+1-1 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:27 pm

reading the interview I was a bit surprised about how much one album has dominated their lives

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Re: Loveless and Isn't Anything vinyl reissues up for preord

Post by TheWarmth » Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:16 pm

I played both albums yesterday. Loveless sounds incredible. Just really massive. The low end is crazy. My pressing of Isn't Anything is really noisy in the right channel. However, they're sending out alternate versions of that album with every copy that you buy. The rumor is that it was a rejected version, but it lacks the offensive noise that the official one has, so I'm sticking with the alternate one.

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Post by angelsighs » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:41 am

sunray wrote:That's a great read, thanks. Lots of stuff in there I wasn't aware of.
I think a biography of mbv could be pretty interesting, surprised no-one's attempted it.
from what I've heard, the book on Loveless from the 33 1/3 series is a really good read and goes into a good amount of depth.

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Post by simonkeeping » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:32 am

Just listening to Loveless now. The new version sounds so good - alot clearer, more defined and punchier.
http://www.soundcloud.com/haarlemriots

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Re: Loveless and Isn't Anything vinyl reissues up for preord

Post by niamhm » Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:43 pm

My albums arrived yesterday, they do look gorgeous it must be said, won`t get to give then a listen - a proper listen - till the weekend I think, but the additional Isn`t anything I must admit to being puzzled by, absolutely no explanation whatsoever to date, very strange. :?

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Post by mc » Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:57 pm

My copies of Loveless and mbv arrived today, and I'll give the former a good loud spin this evening. Didn't bother getting "Isn't Anything" in the end; it's a decent enough album, but I'm not fussed about owning it on vinyl.

(Yes, I love mbv, and I stand by that opinion 100%. Naysayers be damned; I think it's a bloody fantastic album :) )

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Post by TheWarmth » Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:21 am

simonkeeping wrote:Thanks Warmth, there’s some copies left so you’ll be okay.

I saw on Instagram that they are sending copies out. I only ordered last week so i’ll be a bit down the list bit i’ll keep you posted.
Simon: I finally placed my order for the book. I can't wait. I used to have a really solid collection of vintage fuzzes, but I wound up selling them and just keeping what I needed for my pedalboard. In any case, I will report back once I receive it.

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Re: Loveless and Isn't Anything vinyl reissues up for preord

Post by 1+1-1 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:39 am

A special edition of 'Isn't Anything' was hidden in some orders
My Bloody Valentine recently released ‘all analog’ reissues of their ‘Isn’t Anything’ and ‘Loveless’ albums, with the band including a special surprise for certain lucky fans.
An “alternative cut and pressing” of ‘Isn’t Anything’ was included in shipments of the record – but has now completely sold out, the band confirmed on Twitter. Check out the band’s post below.

Read more at http://www.nme.com/news/music/my-bloody ... aekJGfJ.99

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Post by clewsr » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:48 am

I'm really, really late to the party on this thread. Are the vinyls still available? Where is best to buy them in the uk?

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Post by TheWarmth » Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:29 pm

clewsr wrote:I'm really, really late to the party on this thread. Are the vinyls still available? Where is best to buy them in the uk?
You have to buy them from the MBV website. They're not being distributed to stores. My understanding is that they're still available. People are already flipping them for high prices on Discogs. Also, the Isn't Anything alternate pressing is gone, so if you order now you won't receive one of those.

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Post by clewsr » Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:41 pm

Thanks Warmth.

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Re: Loveless and Isn't Anything vinyl reissues up for preord

Post by niamhm » Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:36 pm

TheWarmth wrote:I played both albums yesterday. Loveless sounds incredible. Just really massive. The low end is crazy. My pressing of Isn't Anything is really noisy in the right channel. However, they're sending out alternate versions of that album with every copy that you buy. The rumor is that it was a rejected version, but it lacks the offensive noise that the official one has, so I'm sticking with the alternate one.
I also have pretty ugly noise on Isn`t Anything, last track on either side mainly, shame as the rest of it sounds phenomenal, pretty disappointing for a perfectionist like Shields to let this slip through especially after his remarks about pressing plants and quality control. Is this maybe one of the reasons the alternate cut was put in with the order, had a good few listens to both and I can`t tell much difference except the alternate one is pretty much flawless, Feed Me With Your Kiss sounds ridiculously good by the way, like a riot going on.

Not got round to listening to the Loveless one yet, waiting for the right time.

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Re: Loveless and Isn't Anything vinyl reissues up for preord

Post by olan » Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:45 pm

I haven't bothered with this yet as I have original pressings of both records. I might give it a try though as my copy of Isn't Anything is showing its age.

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Re: Loveless and Isn't Anything vinyl reissues up for preord

Post by angelsighs » Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:48 pm

MBV are playing London as part of Robert Smith's Meltdown. obviously tickets went in minutes :)

chance of them playing any new songs live?

his lineup is pretty good (Mogwai also in there), but with some crap on there too (Libertines anyone? :/ )

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