Matthew Sweet: 100% Fun

Matthew Sweet: 100% Fun

Intervention Records  IR-SCD11

Stereo Hybrid


Matthew Sweet

In 2018 Intervention is releasing Hybrid SACD artist-approved expanded editions of sweet's trilogy of 90's power-pop classics, Girlfriend, Altered Beast and 100% Fun.

Each Expand Edition Hybrid SACD set of the three classic studio albums is loaded with extra tracks not included on the original LPs — six extra tracks each on Girlfriend and Altered Beast, and seven on 100% Fun (see IR website for track listings and other details). And for Sweet completists, these albums are the most extensive collection of extra tracks compiled and packaged with the studio albums the songs were recorded for!

All four albums are 100% analog mastered from the original analog master tapes direct to DSD by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound. They feature analog-like sound and are house in super jewel boxes.

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1. Sick Of Myself
2. Not When I Need It
3. We're The Same
4. Giving It Back
5. Everything Changes
6. Lost My Mind
7. Come To Love
8. Walk Out
9. I Almost Forgot
10. Super Baby
11. Get Older
12. Smog Moon
13. Sense of Adventure
14. Slowly
15. Breaks My Heart
16. Walk Out (Alternate Mix)
17. Never Said Goodbye
18. You
19. Our Song
Comments (1)

Comment by Downunderman - January 9, 2019 (1 of 1)

Yup, 100% analogue sound to keep you warm on a cold winters night.

This is a very good power pop record that some how now seems more substantial than the original issue on CD....and I say that in spite of the 'bonus' tracks cluttering up the view.

This is a very well done actual flat transfer from the original analogue tapes and unusually the average DR is now less than the original CD (Previously an average DR of 9, now an average DR of 11). So it is a highly crankable listen as well.

Given Matthews status as an indie artist I doubt that he had much of a recording budget to work with. The tape stock he used was probably not top shelf and the overall sound is best described as Mid-Fi. But excellent none the less.

Matthew seems to be a bit of a fan of Phil Spector's wall of sound, because that's what you get here and a good meaty widescreen analogue sound at that.

This is that rare beast - A digital era recording that was recorded/mixed on analogue tape and now flat transferred to DSD....and also a very good album.

Give it a go.