My Bloody Valentine ‎– mbv

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MBV Records ‎– mbv lp 01
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Tracklist

A1 She Found Now
A2 Only Tomorrow
A3 Who Sees You
A4 Is This And Yes
B1 If I Am
B2 New You
B3 In Another Way
B4 Nothing Is
B5 Wonder 2
CD-1 She Found Now 5:06
CD-2 Only Tomorrow 6:22
CD-3 Who Sees You 6:12
CD-4 Is This And Yes 5:07
CD-5 If I Am 3:54
CD-6 New You 4:59
CD-7 In Another Way 5:31
CD-8 Nothing Is 3:34
CD-9 Wonder 2 5:52

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This vinyl album has been recorded as an analogue album. It was recorded on 2 inch 24 track analogue tape and mixed onto half inch analogue tape and mastered with no digital processing involved.

The vinyl is a true analogue cut, i.e. it hasn't been put through a digital process during the cutting process unlike over 90% of all vinyl available today.

"The vinyl will be limited due to manufacturing restrictions."

Housed in a gatefold sleeve in the left side and pressed on 180 gram vinyl.
The CD comes in a card sleeve with an 8-page booklet.

Digital download included if purchased through mybloodyvalentine.org/
Copies sold in stores are shrink-wrapped and have a sticker with a barcode

Manufactured in the UK.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Sticker, Variant 1): 5 033281 009450
  • Barcode (Sticker, Variant 2): 6 34457601819
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side A, hand-etched): MBV 01 A-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side B, hand-etched): MBV 01 B-2
  • Matrix / Runout (CD): | MBV01-CD | *058516 |
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L011
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 5093

Other Versions (5 of 6) View All

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
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
mbv cd 01 My Bloody Valentine m b v(CD, Album, Promo) MBV Records mbv cd 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

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stevethewire

stevethewire

November 25, 2019
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
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

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
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.
greyelephant

greyelephant

April 14, 2019
Honestly can't work out whether I like it or whether the whole album is just a big joke
arlenekaddy

arlenekaddy

April 11, 2019
Unlistenable pressing of an otherwise great album here. Well this album is obviously produced by MBV
SecretSquizza

SecretSquizza

December 13, 2018
edited 12 months ago

So i just finished listening to all my my bloody valentine records back to back. I am lucky enough to own every release they did in and after 1988. Obviously, there's a massive gap between 1991 and this album so i played this straight after listening to the Tremolo EP. I've been a fan of MBV since i first heard them when i was in hospital in early 1989 and a close friend gave me a tape with Isn't Anything recorded on one side. I've dutifully bought every official release since.

Well this album is obviously produced by MBV, that cannot be doubted, but this is a sad reflection of their earlier genius. This album feels thrown together and some generic "MBV production technique" applied to every track. The tracks themselves feel like those "in between" tracks that occur in Loveless so often but stretched out into full tracks so start nowhere, go nowhere and, thankfully end eventually. Two tracks i quite enjoyed, but only elements of the tracks (5 & 7 I think) - its such a forgettable experience it's already starting to fade moments from the record finishing...

The same friend who gave me the tape of Isn't Anything also bought this and messaged me (before i heard it back in 2013) and claimed he was annoyed with the release because he couldn't find anything to hate about it. Well i can't say i hate it - i really disliked the 2nd to last track immensely - but the whole album is just uninspiring and uninteresting. Where was the overt sexiness of isn't anything? Where were the big dynamic shifts from Loveless or the playful flute or fiddle making catchy hook lines as per Soon and I Only Said? This album sounds somewhere between the two in terms of its production but has nothing to actually say.

Very sad and disappointed to say that the MBV i love only existed between 1988 and 1991 only.
AUDC1999

AUDC1999

March 6, 2018
edited about 1 year ago

I ordered this direct from the band's website. . . . .
Housed in a gatefold sleeve in the left side and pressed on 180 gram vinyl.
The CD comes in a card sleeve with a booklet.

Copies are shrink-wrapped and have a sticker with a barcode
LordRockingham

LordRockingham

December 17, 2017
Perhaps my speakers but vinyl mastering sounds bass heavy and muddy. Not so much on the CD.
JM_on_Discogs

JM_on_Discogs

November 13, 2017

Back in the early 90's everyone was expecting these guys to become bigger than Sonic Youth. Then nothing happened. They left the scene, we finished school, and the MBV mythos slowly built.

Dutifully, I pre-ordered this album expecting the best shoegaze / dreampop album in history (didn't we all). Given the years past to write, polish and record. They'd have to be bringing something pretty special back with them.

That first listening was depressing. Tracks 2, 4, and 5 are OK, track 6 is better still. But the rest is just insulting. A cacophonous shrill that's embarrassing to listen to.
My partner commented that they're probably just having a joke, at the expense of all the MBV hype over the years, saying how they know they’ll sell thousands of records, so they can record any crap and fans will buy it.

Well, nice to see in other comments that praise this offering. But a 4 track EP would have been amazing.