Weezer - Pinkerton (Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering)
Weezer - Pinkerton (Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering)
Weezer - Pinkerton (Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering)
Weezer - Pinkerton (Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering)
Weezer - Pinkerton (Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering)
Weezer - Pinkerton (Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering)

Weezer - Pinkerton (Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering)

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Rivers Cuomo – guitar, vocals, keyboards, glockenspiel

Patrick Wilson – drums

Brian Bell – guitar, backing vocals

Matt Sharp – bass, backing vocals

Karl Koch – percussion on "Butterfly"

1 LP, gatefold jacket

Limited numbered edition

Original analog Master tape : YES

Half-speed Mastering

Gain 2™ Ultra Analog

Heavy Press : 180g

Record color : black

Speed : 33RPM

Size : 12”



Record Press : RTI

Label : MOFI

Original Label : DGC

Recorded September 1995 – June 1996 at Sound City Studios, Los angeles

Engineered & mixed by : Adam Kasper, Clif Norrell, Dave Fridmann, Jack Joseph Puig, Jim Rondinelli, Joe Barresi, Rob Jacobs

Produced by Weezer

Remastered by Krieg Wunderlich

Originally released in 1996

Reissued in 2013


Side A :

  1. Tired of Sex
  2. Getchoo
  3. No Other One
  4. Why Bother?
  5. Across the Sea

Side B :

  1. The Good Life
  2. El Scorcho
  3. Pink Triangle
  4. Falling For You
  5. Butterfly


Guitar Worlds Top 100 Guitar Albums of All-Time

Spins 100 Best Albums From 1985 to 2005

Pitchforks Top 100 Albums of the 1990s

Rolling Stone’s Hall of Fame

1996 sophomore album cited on countless Best-of Decade lists

Reviews :

"From the pounding, primal assault of the opening track, "Tired of Sex," it's clear from the outset that Pinkerton is a different record than the sunny, heavy guitar pop of Weezer's eponymous debut. The first noticeable difference is the darker, messier sound -- the guitars rage and squeal, the beats are brutal and visceral, the vocals are mixed to the front, filled with overlapping, off-the-cuff backing vocals. In short, it sounds like the work of a live band, which makes it all the more ironic that Pinkerton, at its core, is a singer/songwriter record, representing Rivers Cuomo's bid for respectability. Since he hasn't changed Weezer's blend of power pop and heavy metal (only the closing song, "Butterfly," is performed acoustically), many critics and much of the band's casual fans didn't notice Cuomo's significant growth as a songwriter. Loosely structured as a concept album based on Madame Butterfly, each song works as an individual entity, driven by powerful, melodic hooks, a self-deprecating sense of humor ("Pink Triangle" is about a crush on a lesbian), and a touching vulnerability ("Across the Sea," "Why Bother?"). Weezer can still turn out catchy, offbeat singles -- "The Good Life" has a chorus that is more memorable than "Buddy Holly," "El Scorcho" twists Pavement's junk-culture references in on itself, "Falling for You" is the most propulsive thing they've yet recorded -- but the band's endearing geekiness isn't as cutesy as before, which means the album wasn't as successful on the charts. But it's the better album, full of crunching power pop with a surprisingly strong emotional undercurrent that becomes all the more resonant with each play." AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Ultra Analog™ : The GAIN 2 Ultra Analog™ Series stems from the use of the Gain 2 system, mastered at half speed from the original master tapes where possible, capturing and uncovering as before undiscovered sonic information.

Half-speed mastering. In half-speed mastering, the whole process is slowed down to half of the original speed. A typical 33 1/3 rpm record is cut at 16 2/3 rpm. The source material is also slowed down (reducing the pitch in the process) meaning the final record will still sound normal when played back. Slowing the whole process down allows more time, which means the end result sounds better and is more efficient — allowing engineering to minimize the effects of inherent limitations within the vinyl format. The result is a more accurate and more open high-frequency response in the half speed vinyl when compared with a normal speed recording.

Ratings :

AllMusic : 5 / 5 , Discogs : 4,52 / 5

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