Green mind: Drums recorded at Sorcerer Sound. Other stuff recorded at Fort Apache North Mixed at White Crow Audio
'Whatever's Cool With Me' EP recorded all over the place [...]
'Green Mind' released February 1991. Side C, tracks 1-5: 'The Wagon' Single B-Sides released January 1991. Side C, track 6 and side D, tracks 1-3: 'Whatever's Cool With Me' EP released August 1991. Side D, tracks 4-5: 'Whatever's Cool With Me' EP (Japanese edition only) released November 1991.
All tracks [...] Published by Spam As The Bread Music/BMG Blue/BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
Barcode: 5 013929 175617
Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 1): PBREDD756 A [MPO logo] 19 138602 -LvC-
Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 1): PBREDD756 B [MPO logo] 19 138601 -LvC-
Matrix / Runout (Side C runout, variant 1): PBREDD756 C [MPO logo] 19 136745 -LvC-
Matrix / Runout (Side D runout, variant 1): PBREDD756 D -LvC- [MPO logo] 19 136744
Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 2): PBREDD756 A [MPO logo] 19 133131 -LvC-
Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 2): PBREDD756 B [MPO logo] 19 133165 -LvC-
Matrix / Runout (Side C runout, variant 2): PBREDD756 C [MPO logo] -LvC- 19 136523
Matrix / Runout (Side D runout, variant 2): PBREDD756 D -LvC- [MPO logo] 19 136524
At first I balked at the cost of this thing. But after plunking down the cash for it I feel like its well worth it. The bonus material is really sweet. Not only do you get all of Green Mind which sounds phenomenal in this pressing but you also get two additional 91' singles The Wagon and Whatever's Cool With Me on the second disk (neither of these singles pop up Stateside often). Liner notes are rad too with lots of cool details about Green Mind. That being said, it's a deal even at the inflated cost.
I can only confirm what has been said already: the master sounds incredible. There is surface noise in between tracks, but really that's all I could notice. I'm hoping it's mostly static as I've already switched out the printed inners with mo-fi-sleeves. Nothing like the defect on side 2 geilemaria mentioned on my copy. Perhaps that was the luck of the draw.
Got mine today and while I agree that it sounds very good, it is not a quiet pressing - you can hear some hiss and rumble between the tracks, which may depend on the used vinyl-color. Unfortunately my copy has a visible pressing defect on side 2, you can hear some loud cracks. I would ignore it if this reissue would be a bit cheaper, but when the company asks for a deluxe price, I expect a deluxe product - so let's hope the second shot is better.
I don't really like writing reviews, but I'm guessing for the price people will want to know if these '90s reissues are worth it. In my opinion, Yes Yes Yes. I should preface my review and state that Dinosaur Jr's 90s albums were the first ones I owned, and maybe for that reason were always my favorites. Pressing is good. I have no warping or skipping issues on my copies. Despite a decent pre-amp, amp set up, I don't always think Dinosaur Jr sounds best on vinyl. These, however, sound really good. I cleaned all my albums, but there is definitely crackle when the needle drops and between songs, as well as on the quieter acoustic tunes. But given the outstanding quality of the packaging and song selection for the bonus tracks, I don't mind so much in this case. I ordered all 4 LPs and CDs and couldn't be happier. The sleeves are sturdy and covered with photos, liner notes/essays and drawings. (You will have to put the discs in your own sleeve protectors). Some of the bonus tracks included here were exclusive to certain countries such as Japan and Australia back in the 90s, but available now for the first time on these reissues. Over the years I have collected some of those exclusive CD releases, but now I have many of those songs all in one here, and on vinyl, wow. For those of you who know what I'm referring to, the amazing 10 min live version of "What else is new," from the Japanese "Feel the Pain" live EP is included. Also, the CDs contain even more songs in addition to the bonus tracks included on the vinyl LPs. For example, the "Without a Sound" CD contains instrumental versions from the master tapes. Crazy. Each CD comes with its own booklet. So much material, packaged so nicely. It's all well worth the money in my opinion. Doesn't feel like a half-assed rip off reissue at all. Outstanding job by Cherry Red Records in my opinion for these wonderful albums that most Dinosaur Jr fans think are under appreciated. Oh yes, and I purchased direct from Cherry Red Records and received a square pin of each album! They told me in an email that they ran out, but are restocking more. Hope this review helps anyone on the fence.