|Catalogue Number:||REWIGCD159/ REWIGLP159/ REWIGLP159X|
my bloody valentine, the quartet of Bilinda Butcher, Kevin Shields, Deb Googe and Colm Ó Cíosóig, are widely revered as one of the most ground-breaking and influential groups of the past forty years. During an era in which guitar bands denoted, at best, a retroclassicism, not only did my bloody valentine sound unlike any of their contemporaries, the band achieved the rare feat of sounding like the future.
The second my bloody valentine album, ‘loveless’, was released in 1991. Musically, it took an unexpected leap forwards, standing ahead of anything released at the time. Shields and the band moved further towards a music of pure sensation, creating textures and tones that could be felt as much as heard; with ‘loveless’ the band created an album that overwhelmed the senses. ‘loveless’ is widely considered a flawless whole and rightly regarded as a masterpiece; a 1990s equivalent to ‘Pet Sounds’, ‘In A Silent Way’ or ‘Innervisions’, a record constructed by exploring the edges of what a recording studio is capable of. It is a record best experienced as a whole, in one sitting - a listening experience like no other and unmatchable in its sonic brevity.
Double CD in 6 panel mini LP style gatefold card sleeve (2 pockets). CD1 ‘loveless’ remastered from original 1630 tape, CD2 ‘loveless’ remastered from half inch analogue tape. Deluxe LP in gatefold ‘tip on’ (board mounted) sleeve with black heavyweight vinyl, printed polylined inner sleeve and digital download card. Standard LP in gatefold sleeve with black heavyweight vinyl, printed
polylined inner sleeve and digital download card.
to here knows when
when you sleep
i only said
come in alone
blown a wish
what you want