My Bloody Valentine ‎– m b v

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Tracklist

She Found Now 5:06
Only Tomorrow 6:22
Who Sees You 6:12
Is This And Yes 5:07
If I Am 3:54
New You 4:59
In Another Way 5:31
Nothing Is 3:34
Wonder 2 5:52

Versions (8)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
mbv cd 01 My Bloody Valentine m b v(CD, Album) MBV Records mbv cd 01 UK 2013 Sell This Version
mbv cd 01 My Bloody Valentine m b v(CD, Album, Promo) MBV Records mbv cd 01 UK 2013 Sell This Version
none My Bloody Valentine mbv(9xFile, MP3, Album, 320) MBV Records none UK 2013
none My Bloody Valentine mbv(9xFile, WAV, Album) MBV Records none UK 2013
none My Bloody Valentine mbv(9xFile, WAV, Album, 24b) MBV Records none UK 2013
mbv lp 01 My Bloody Valentine mbv(LP, Album, Gat + CD, Album + Ltd) MBV Records mbv lp 01 UK 2013 Sell This Version
mbv lp 01 My Bloody Valentine mbv(LP, Album, Unofficial) MBV Records (2) mbv lp 01 UK 2013 Sell This Version
MB11 My Bloody Valentine m b v(Cass, Album, Ltd, Unofficial) Monumento Cassettes MB11 Chile 2019 Sell This Version

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Shimmel

Shimmel

September 15, 2020
referencing mbv, LP, Album, Gat + CD, Album + Ltd, mbv lp 01
I am going to chime in with the same thing alot of you are saying and that is bumping up the treble and dropping the bass improves the mix significantly! I have owned this since it came out and I can't believe that I never tried doing this . I tend to have my bass set higher than treble as a default . I have a vintage Kenwood receiver and the bass doesn't really have much punch even on the highest setting. But I couldn't believe the difference it made dropping it down to 0. I re listened to my copy of Loveless and even that sounded waaay better lowering the bass.
This may be a new shoegaze setting for me.
josephblbuffalo

josephblbuffalo

September 2, 2020
referencing mbv, LP, Album, Gat + CD, Album + Ltd, mbv lp 01
I just bought a sealed copy from Amazon(reluctantly) for $30 free shipping (best deal at the moment) and it's super nice. Flat pressing. Great dynamics. It's what I was hoping for. Maybe I got lucky with this copy. I can understand how it's a big unknown how modern records will turn out nowadays.
Mr_Philip

Mr_Philip

July 29, 2020
referencing mbv, LP, Album, Gat + CD, Album + Ltd, mbv lp 01

Soundwise not enjoyable, and fiddling with bass and treble brings little joy, it's the mastering and mixing where the issue is and no amount of knob fiddling will make any difference.
Austin_Osman_Hoffman

Austin_Osman_Hoffman

June 10, 2020
edited 3 months ago
referencing mbv, LP, Album, Gat + CD, Album + Ltd, mbv lp 01
Interestingly, before reading the comments here I arrived at exactly the same conclusion as someone else - that this sounds so much better with the bass reduced and the treble increased. This turns it from a very muddy murky sounding LP to sounding pretty great. I would normally never mess with the tone controls, but it makes such a difference with this LP. Kevin Shields has said he is losing his hearing and that starts with the high frequencies, so that probably explains why this LP sounds the way it does.

In terms of the music, they were never going to make everyone happy with this - some expected a revelation as great in 2013 as Loveless was in 1991, others another Loveless as if it was still 1991. In the end it was neither of these things, and certainly wasn't a great leap forward from Loveless. I still enjoy it though and feel there are 2 or 3 tracks that are as good as their best, while others sound like demo ideas more than finished tracks, surprising given the amount of time apparently spent on it. A great deal was made of some tracks being 'drum 'n' gaze' at the time this came out, but I don't hear any real drum 'n' bass influences in any tracks, only some heavy rather muddy sounding beats on a few tracks. So still worth getting and some flashes of the old genius, just don't expect too much.
Aparecords

Aparecords

January 12, 2020
referencing mbv, LP, Album, Gat + CD, Album + Ltd, mbv lp 01
This pressing is done with mastering too loud,so it´s ready for a brickwalled cd but never for a vinyl.
To my ears,is one of the worse lps produced.
It´s a joke to say that this vinyl have been recorded as an analog album.
Also,it´s an awful pressing a little warped and off-centered.
This "limited edition" with more than 10.000 copies made on with a single stamper,doesn´t say any good thing
about this major label.
damn_goodcoffee

damn_goodcoffee

January 9, 2020
edited 7 months ago
referencing mbv, LP, Album, Gat + CD, Album + Ltd, mbv lp 01

I was lucky enough to find a new sealed copy at a local shop, couldn't be more pleased with this record. I played this loud and found it to be clean and clear without any skips or surface noise. Compared to the CD it comes with, it sounds better sonically and more open. I wouldn't shy away from this gatefold edition, maybe some reviewers below had the standard sleeve version which is a bootleg.

This is my favorite MBV record.
stevethewire

stevethewire

November 25, 2019
referencing mbv, LP, Album, Gat + CD, Album + Ltd, mbv lp 01
I don't understand how you can work on an album for 20+ years, go through a painstaking all-analog process and still arrive at a pressing as bad as this. My first copy had tons of skips and my second copy I received after returning it had more of the same issues. It's a shame because this is my favorite MBV record.
recordsondenon71

recordsondenon71

August 21, 2019
referencing mbv, LP, Album, Gat + CD, Album + Ltd, mbv lp 01
I've been listening to mbv since they released loveless in 91.

This album literally picked up where they left off then. ... and that's a good thing. I've had this album since it was released, but had the digital download only.

There is NO QUESTION a huge difference from the digital iTunes file. This analog recording is much warmer and deeper than the digital version. The vocals are what impressed me the most. Kevin and Belinda's voices come through the speakers like a surging gusts of wind, and are clearer than ever. I've been trying to get a hold of Shield's re-release of loveless on vinyl. I'm just not wanting to spend $200 for an album that I've heard about 2000 times already. At the same time, after hearing the mbv album, I'd love to hear loveless in this analog format. I never even knew about these analog re-releases of Say Anything and loveless til I got into vinyl a few months ago.. The early 90's was ALL about the compact disc. Tape and vinyl were dinosaurs.
Matt7am

Matt7am

August 14, 2019
referencing mbv, LP, Album, Gat + CD, Album + Ltd, mbv lp 01

Honestly I've never understood much why people insist on giving their personal opinion on records in here, I couldn't care less tbh, it's always better to write something who can guide someone into buying the record or understanding the pressing background a little more. But whatever here goes my take:

I bought this record like a week ago from a trusty store, I couldn't wait to get home and give it a spin, excited by the promise of the all analogue thing and the (in)famous Kevin Shields reputation for studio perfection and overall craftsmanship, I was hoping to receive a premium audiophile treatment with this, now as many of you pointed out, I didn't. First the packaging, while quite beautiful, it's made from rather cheap materials, not the hardest Gatefold I have, not the worst too. Going into the record itself, I was surprised to hear quite a muddy, sluggish, and bass heavy sound from it, at first I thought, ok, maybe my gear can't properly take the best out of such a demanding record, with so much textures and layers, but again I was quite disappointed, so I started to read if it was my problem or not, turns out, it "kinda was". I listened to it again, and I started messing around with the EQ. I turned down the bass down to a -2, and turned treble up +3 or something like that. It was a radical change. I started to differentiate the instruments a lot clearer, and separated the voice more from the guitar layers.

In conclusion, this is not a premium pressing, and in contrast to the rich production techniques advertised to promote the record, the "limited" production this supposedly had, I can understand why this one sells so much cheaper than any other MBV (official) records out there. Still, I believe this is quite good for the price, and you can truly enjoy the album if you screw with your system settings a bit.

TL;DR: It's a good pressing, in my experience better enjoyed if you turn the bass down a little and the treble up some more.
junkybrassmonkey

junkybrassmonkey

August 1, 2019
referencing mbv, LP, Album, Gat + CD, Album + Ltd, mbv lp 01
My copy sounded silent from the run in and is easily one of the best sounding records I own. Highly recommend if interested in getting this release.