Not a 'audiophile' recording you'd expect to get the MoFi treatment but it is a great album. Released September 24, 1996, Pinkerton is Weezer’s second studio album. Brand New ~ Sealed! So we went into the studio without really knowing what was going to happen. Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs believes that mastering systems should be neutral and transparent. If you have any questions or would like additional pictures, let me know. Sealed - Brand new 180 gram Mobile Fidelity numbered, limited edition original master audiophile vinyl in gatefold cover. Today Pinkerton approached platinum and is widely hailed as one of rock's greatest albums. In 2001, he told Entertainment Weekly: It’s a hideous record… It was such a hugely painful mistake that happened in front of hundreds of thousands of people and continues to happen on a grander and grander scale and just won’t go away. See pictures. As for critical reception, the album did quite well, though not as well as their first. Named after B.F. Pinkerton of the opera “Madama Butterfly,” the album had a harsher sound than their original Blue Album. Sleeve and disc are VG. Since 2008, Weezer has played Pinkerton’s songs many times in live performances, even playing the whole album front to back in some tours, like Memories, from 2010. 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. And it gave everyone a lot more room to be creative and spontaneous on their instruments. Shipped with USPS Media Mail. Upon release in 1996, the band’s sophomore effort failed to meet sales expectations, lacked a hit single, and drew primarily negative reviews from the press. Add to Cart. Named after B.F. Pinkerton of the opera “Madama Butterfly,” the album had a harsher sound than their original Blue Album . Even with the initial disappointment, Pinkerton had a big influence in the first mainstream Emo groups, like Saves the Day and Jimmy Eat World. The remains became what is now Pinkerton. Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Limited Edition, Numbered, Gatefold. Weezer – Weezer (Vinyl) MFSL Original Master Recording Special Edition Blue Vinyl Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab (Originally Released 1994 / This Pressing 2016) $ 150.00. Pinkerton peaked at #19 on the U.S. In 1994, after the multi-platinum success of Weezer's self-titled debut album, Weezer took a break from touring for the Christmas holidays.Template:Sfn In his home state of Connecticut, songwriter Rivers Cuomo began preparing material for Weezer's next album using an 8-track recorder. Remastered Recording This version of the record has been remastered from the original verion utilizing the source master tapes and the latest in recording technology. Made in USA. The greatest compliment to pay this is how incredible everything sounds. Thanks for looking. This new sound, however, created a cult-like status and became a part of the “emo culture.” This is in part due to the fact that the songs were written during a dark time in frontman Rivers Cuomo’s life, and were meant to have a “more visceral and exposed” sound. Series: GAIN 2™ Ultra Analog LP 180g Series – , Original Master Recording –. "Weezer" was the nickname given to Cuomo by his father when he was a toddler. It’s super-deep, brave, and authentic. Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Limited Edition, Numbered,Gatefold. Weezer Pinkerton 2013 MoFi Original Master Recording Mobile Fidelity Vinyl LP. weezer - pinkerton - mofi 180g vinyl lp Few records claim as bizarre a history as Weezer’s Pinkerton. anyone notice really bad distortion/sibilance on rivers vocals on butterfly, or is it just bad igd/mis aliged cart on my end? Condition is "New". Cuomo traveled back east to his home state of Connecticut, and using an eight-track recorder, he began piecing together demo material for Weezer's next album. Producer –Weezer. Weezer has been my favorite band for the last 20+ years and their songs helped me get through a lot of emotional stuff in highschool and college. However, after much composing and recording, the project was scrapped. It’s like getting really drunk at a party and spilling your guts in front of everyone and feeling incredibly great and cathartic about it, and then waking up the next morning and realizing what a complete fool you made of yourself. Your assessment of the volume level on the Weezer Blue MFSL pressing is in line with the recent MFSL Pixies LPs. A 1996 interview reveals that the songs are in fact chronological with two minor exceptions. The original UK 4AD Pixies records have more "balls" than the MFSL pressings. 17 years on, Pinkerton is widely considered the band's masterpiece.A much darker record than the blue album (and not just cos it's brown), this is the pinnacle of Rivers' songwiriting." Butterly (last track) does have minor sibilance issues as mentioned in other reviews. Cuomo's original concept for Weezer's second album was to be a space-themed rock opera, Songs from the Black Hole. Description Weezer (The Blue Album) Aptly Available on Blue-Colored Vinyl: Mobile Fidelity Numbered 180g LP Mastered from the Original Master Tapes, Features Superb Room-Filling Sonics 1990s' Ultimate Geek-Rock Record: Ranked #297 on Rolling Stone's List of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, Includes "Buddy Holly," "Undone (The Sweater Song)," and "Say It Ain't So" Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab Numbered Limited Edition Cut On Audiophile Blue Vinyl ~ Mastered From The Original Master Tapes! FOR SALE! The original project was titled Songs From the Black Hole, and was intended to be a space-themed rock opera. But redemption was near. The album was intended to feature songs that flowed together s… Pinkerton. Released September 24, 1996, Pinkerton is Weezer’s second studio album. Weezer, also known as the Green Album, is the third studio album by American rock band Weezer, released on May 15, 2001, through Geffen Records. Oh, and how much more noticeable Matt Sharp's backing vocals are. Today, many Weezer fans consider the album as the band’s best. Nerd-rockers Weezer, originally made up of Rivers Cuomo, Matt Sharp and Patrick Wilson, added Brian Bell before signing to Geffen Records and releasing their debut album 'Blue Album' in 1994. Sounds great overall. Weezer The Lion and The Witch LP MFSL limited numbered edition US 252570415818 In general, MFSL LPs are mixed at a lower level. Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed on 180g LP at RTI, our analog version of the effort Rolling Stone awarded a full five-star review upon revisiting it eight years later brings the band's live-in-the-studio vocals and darker, raw feel to the surface like never before. Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. Made in USA. Ollie says: "Wow. Weezer ‎– Pinkerton Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab ‎– MFSL 1-393 Series: GAIN 2™ Ultra Analog LP 180g Series – , Original Master Recording – Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Limited Edition, Numbered, Gatefold Country: US Released: 25 Jun 2013 Genre: Rock Style: Alternative Rock, Pop Rock Tracklist A1 T Pinkerton is the second studio album by American rockband Weezer, released on September 24, 1996 on DGC Records. Weezer Pinkerton 2013 Mofi Original Master Recording Mobile... Sold for 32.00 USD on 13 Dec 2020 Price guide for collectable Vinyl Records, CDs, Cassettes, Reel-to-reel tapes, 8 … Format: CD, Year: 1996, Label: DGC Records (DGCD-25007), Barcode: 720642500729, Length: 34:37 Black vinyl MoFi version which was followed by a blue marbled version MFSL 1-480 Weezer - Weezer and then due to formulae inconsistencies resulted in a solid blue version Weezer - Weezer with no changes in artwork or matrix numbers. Weezer ‎– Weezer (The Blue Album MFSL SACD) quantity field. deluxe edition, Format: 2×CD, Year: 2010, Label: DGC Records (B0012913-02), Barcode: 602527042565, Length: 2:08:43 Rolling Stone readers even voted it as the third worst album of 1996. ‎–. Billboard charts, and is also #53 on Spin’s “Top 100 Albums of the 1990’s” list. In late 1995, Cuomo enrolled at Harvard University, where his songwriting became darker and more confessional.The Black Hole concept was abandoned, and Weezer's second album became Pinkerton (1996), including some songs once intended for Songs … Weezer ‎– Pinkerton. Weezer developed Songs from the Black Hole through intermittent recording sessions through… Many retrospective reviews for Pinkerton give the album a perfect (or an almost perfect) score. The definitive pressing of this album. I’ve been thinking of pulling the trigger on a Pinkerton Original Master Recording; do you know if it’s worth the pricetag? According to Rolling Stone , though, Cuomo did address them before the album even came out via a message to the band's fan club. Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs believes that mastering systems should be neutral and transparent. This printing is crisp, clear, and quiet as a mouse. His original concept was a science fiction rock opera titled Songs from the Black Hole that expressed his mixed feelings about success. In 2008, Rivers Cuomo reconsidered the album, saying: Pinkerton’s great. After the multi-platinum success of their debut album Weezer (The Blue Album), in late December 1994, Weezer took a break from touring for the Christmas holidays. Originally, Pinkerton was intended to be a much different album. Although no one in the band originally hails from Southern California, Weezer have got the sound and attitude of early-'60s Los Angeles down. Sounds great, except for the sibilance on Butterfly... running a 2M Black, I agree this has been cut quite hot, but the issue really only affects the one song. Weezer. Weezer - Weezer Goes To Van Nuys: The Making Of Pinkerton 1996 Everyone has their favourite Weezer album and this one is his definitely high on our lists!This 180gram LP, numbered vinyl version has been remastered from the original master tapes. Pinkerton (Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab Original Master Recording) Sealed - Brand new mobile fidelity numbered limited edition 180 gram vinyl with gatefold cover. Cuomo formed Weezer in 1992 with drummer Patrick Wilson, bassist Matt Sharp and guitarist Jason Cropper. Listening to it, I can tell that I was really going for it when I wrote and recorded a lot of those songs. A lot of the "Weezer is a misogynist band" accusations focus on the group's second album, Pinkerton, which indeed contains some pretty offensive lyrics. There is still plenty of Weezer's signature dorkiness on Pinkerton, the follow-up to their successful 1994 debut, Weezer. Numbered limited edition, remastered from the original master tapes and pressed on 180g vinyl housed in heavy cardboard stock gatefold sleeve. Rivers Cuomo also had a difficult relationship with the album after its release, specially because of the harsh reaction of critics and fans. 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