100% analog mastered from the original analog master tapes by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound. The ultra-quiet 180g LPs are pressed at boutique press, RTI in Camarillo, CA. The jacket art for the reissues have been faithfully restored by IR's art director Tom Vadakan. 1995's 100% Fun is the third leg of Matthew Sweet's holy trinity of power pop! Produced byBrendan O'Brien, it's a densely-layered production full of grinding guitars, heavy bass lines and big drum sounds. Intervention's 19-track Expanded Edition 2LP set is the defining presentation of this great album! While the original repertoire's 12 tracks are bigger and better than ever, the 7 bonus tracks are on their own 12" 45 RPM LP. 100% Fun's album art was lovingly restored and printed as a gorgeous "Old Style" gatefold by Stoughton printing in LA. It's printed on heavy stock and film-laminated for superior color depth, beauty and durability. The center labels are printed by Dorado.
The master tapes are 30ips 1/2" analog reels, and the seven bonus tracks are on their own reel. Intervention's cut is big, punchy and dynamic with plenty of producer Brendan O'Brien'ssignature crunch completely intact. Matthew's amazing vocals really shine here amid the layered densities of O'Brien's mix. A big, bold improvement over the 1990s original LP, and so much better than the CD as to make that comparison a total farce.
• Artist-Approved Expanded Edition
• 100% analog mastering from the original master tapes
• 7 bonus tracks not included on original release presented on their own 12" 45 RPM 180-gram LP
• Mastered by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound
• Ultra-quiet 180-gram vinyl pressed at RTI
• Beautifully restored "Old Style" gatefold jacket printed by Stoughton