Deluxe edition on heavyweight vinyl. Comes in a gatefold tip-on jacket and board-mounted sleeve. Fully analog cut. Includes a printed poly-lined inner sleeve and a download card with choices of MP3 and 16-bit or 24-bit WAV.
Unopened this appears identical to Loveless. They can however be distinguished by weight - this version weighs 475g, the other 585g.
Made in the EU
Barcode and Other Identifiers
Barcode (Sticker on rear cover): 8 87830 01595 0
Barcode (Scanned): 887830015950
Label Code: LC 10192
Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, hand-etched, variant 1): MBV 0217 XX8S A3 =MATT @ Alchemy = BH97159=01A₁ REWIGLP159
I love this album, but unfortunately I received a warped copy and while they were happy to replace it the one they sent me the week after was also warped. Looks like it is sold out now so they are refunding my order. So I wound up with one pretty warped one and one slightly warped one for the cost of zero dollars, nice releases but the quality control was a bit meh...
Excellent quality! A perfect counterpart to the 1991 CD mix's wall of sound. Can't find any fault re. pressing quality, cover and inner liners. Btw, description says mp3 and WAV download card, but there's an option to download FLACs as well.
Perfection. Just what you would expect from a sound obsessive like Kevin Shields. To me, Loveless was always a bright, glassine edifice with prismatic light bouncing off its smooth surface. This is a bit different, and welcome. This is the "Warm Loveless". The analog cut adds dimension and depth to an already intricate weave. Guitars and drums especially seem to have new layers and separation. I often skipped parts - like "Touched" and "Blown A Wish" - because they were harsh and flat and as a result kinda boring. Not any more. Good job MBV!