Matthew Sweet - Goodfriend - 1992 RSD Top Alt Rock Live and Demos - Sealed 180 Grm 2LP

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19216
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Matthew Sweet - Goodfriend

Legacy ‎– 88875194311, Volcano (2) ‎– 88875194311
Format:
2 × Vinyl, LP, Limited Edition, Reissue

NEW SEALED
Country:
US
Released:
16 Apr 2016
Genre:
Rock
Style:
Alternative Rock, Power Pop, Country Rock, Pop Rock, Acoustic

Record Store Day 2016 exclusive release.
Limited to 4,000 copies.
Hype sticker: FEATURES home demos, live performances and session recordings.

RSD hype sticker reads:
Matthew Sweet
Goodfriend
FEATURES
home demos,
live performances and
session recordings

This package consists of previously released material

Available on vinyl for the first time!
Record Store Day 2016 exclusive, limited

Tracklist


A1 Divine Intervention
3:06
A2 Girlfriend
2:52
A3 Day For Night
3:22
A4 Thought I Knew You
3:59

 

B1 Looking At The Sun
4:16
B2 Does She Talk
4:25
B3 You Don't Love Me
6:51

 

C1 Someone To Pull The Trigger
3:54
C2 I've Been Waiting
3:46
C3 Winona
4:32

 

D1 Girlfriend
4:06
D2 Cortez The Killer
6:29
D3 Isolation
3:01

 

 

Companies, etc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Volcano Entertainment II, L.L.C.
Copyright (c) – Volcano Entertainment II, L.L.C.
Manufactured By – Music On Vinyl B.V.
Distributed By – Music On Vinyl B.V.

Credits
Lead Guitar – Ivan Julian
Lead Vocals, Guitar – Matthew Sweet
Written-By – Matthew Sweet (tracks: A1 to D1)

 

 

" Even into the 1990s cool promos popped up periodically in the CD realm supporting certain ascendant artists. One such gem was called Goodfriend, a DJ and fan-club-only companion to Matthew Sweet's 1991 breakthrough album Girlfriend (widely considered to be one of the best pop rock records of the year and of the '90s overall). When I first heard Goodfriend (a friend had a copy), I was pretty blown away by it, with its fine alternate versions of songs from the Girlfriend album. But it was the tracks not on the Girlfriend album that made for a jaw-dropping listen including stellar versions of Neil Young's "Cortez The Killer" and John Lennon's "Isolation" -- these are songs that few covered at that time, or since, frankly.

The alternate versions (live recordings for radio, home studio demos, etc.) of tracks from Girlfriend are spectacular, with that certain special energy not quite captured on the excellent studio release. Part of that energy has to do with the presence of guitarist Ivan Julian, a co-founder of the legendary and influential punk / new wave band Richard Hell & The Voidoids. There Julian picked up the mantle laid down on the original Girlfriend recordings by equally influential session guitarists Richard Lloyd (of Television) and Robert Quine (also from The Voidoids).

.. as with those aforementioned live recordings by Nils Lofgrin, Elvis Costello and The Smiths, these versions are infused with that magic energy that can only happen on stage or when making one's first home demos (its hard to capture that sort of lightning twice, so demos often have a special appeal, warts 'n all). There is a also a compelling sort of guitar hero texture gracing these these recordings, even on the acoustic, folkier versions of the songs. "

More Information
Condition New
Format 2LP
Label Music On Vinyl