Matthew Sweet - Altered Beast (2LP, Expanded Edition)
Matthew Sweet - Altered Beast (2LP, Expanded Edition)
Matthew Sweet - Altered Beast (2LP, Expanded Edition)
Matthew Sweet - Altered Beast (2LP, Expanded Edition)
Matthew Sweet - Altered Beast (2LP, Expanded Edition)
Matthew Sweet - Altered Beast (2LP, Expanded Edition)
Matthew Sweet - Altered Beast (2LP, Expanded Edition)
Matthew Sweet - Altered Beast (2LP, Expanded Edition)

Matthew Sweet - Altered Beast (2LP, Expanded Edition)

badge
€79,00
Price valid within European Union only. VAT included, shipping cost on top below 99€ purchase

COMPILATION

Written and arranged by Matthew Sweet

 

2LPs, Restored "Old Style" Gatefold Jacket Printed by Stoughton

6 Bonus tracks not included on original vinyl release

Original analog Master tape : YES

Heavy Press : 180g Dead Quiet vinyl

Vinyl color : black

Speed : 33 RPM

Size : 12'’

Stereo

Studio

Record Press : RTI

Label : Intervention Records

Original Label : Zoo Entertainment

Recorded January and February 1993 at Sunset Sound Factory, Hollywood, California

Recorded by Lloyd Puckitt

Produced by Matthew Sweet, Richard Dashut

Mastered from the original master tapes by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound

Originally released in 1991

Reissued in 2019

 

Tracks:

Side A:

  1. Dinosaur Act
  2. Devil With The Green Eyes
  3. The Ugly Truth
  4. Time Capsule
  5. Someone To Pull The Trigger

Side B:

  1. Knowing People
  2. Life Without You
  3. Intro
  4. Ugly Truth Rock
  5. Do It Again
  6. In Too Deep

Side C:

  1. Reaching Out
  2. Falling
  3. What Do You Know?
  4. Evergreen

Side D:

  1. Born In Sin
  2. Ultrasuede
  3. Superdeformed
  4. Speed Of Light
  5. Thing
  6. Bovine Connection

 

 

Reviews :

« Compared to the concise songwriting of Girlfriend, Altered Beast is all over the place, both emotionally and musically. Ranging from piercing guitar rave-ups ("Dinosaur Act") to gorgeous country-rock ("Time Capsule"), the album not only covers all sides of Matthew Sweet's musical personality, but pastes them together haphazardly. Consequently, it takes a bit of time for all of it to make sense, but after a few listens, it falls together, and its best moments equal Girlfriend. » AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

 

"With the wind in his sails stirred up by the success of his previous album Girlfriend, Matthew Sweet did what any young musician in his position would have with the follow up: he went for broke. He wrote more daring arrangements that brought in a country element to his power pop attack, dove deeper lyrically and, most importantly, roped in a bunch of his musical idols to join in the fun. The liner notes for Altered Beast read like a who's who of the pop and post-punk universe with regular collaborators Ivan Julian and Richard Lloyd joined by Big Star's Jody Stephens, Mick Fleetwood, pianist Nicky Hopkins and Elvis Costello's drummer Pete Thomas. Their collective work has never sounded better than it does on this remastered vinyl pressing from the ever-reliable Intervention Records. The album is wisely stretched out to a double LP, with the fourth side taken up by a batch of studio outtakes, some previously unavailable here in the States. They flesh out the story nicely, with even more of Sweet's '70s rock acumen and '80s punk playfulness coming to the fore. It all sounds more remarkable than ever thanks to the work of mastering engineer Ryan K. Smith. Every song sounds like it is bursting out of its seams and ready to flatten a major metropolis." - Paste Magazine

 

Ratings :

AllMusic : 4 / 5 , Discogs : 4.79 / 5

Recently viewed