The Pixies Doolittle Numbered Limited Edition 180g LP
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Pixies Doolittle On Numbered Limited Edition GAIN 2™ Ultra Analog 180g LP From Mobile Fidelity
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Twenty years removed from its original release, the Pixies’ 1989 sophomore record, Doolittle, remains among the best and most important albums ever made. The accolades continue to roll in. Q magazine declared the rock landmark as one of the 100 Greatest Albums Ever. Mojo inducted the record into its Hall of Fame. Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain cited it as a primary influence. Most prestigiously, Rolling Stone placed Doolittle high on its highly regarded 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list, where the hyper-melodic record landed at #226 and ahead of familiar classics by the likes of dozens of household-name artists.
Mobile Fidelity is proud to honor this distinguished effort with a sonic treatment that presents Doolittle as it was always meant to be heard: On ultra-clean, ultra-quiet 180-gram vinyl that allows every nuance to shine. Sourced from the original master tapes, this version of the cleanly produced record offers transparent resolution that yields unprecedented clarity, vibrant immediacy, stunning transparency, and tonal punch. Every note and passage is greatly improved and properly scaled, be it vocal textures, life-size drum beats, or the multitude of musical elements that, on previous incarnations of the record, went unheard. Need examples? Check out Francis and bassist Kim Deal’s back-and-forth gasps on “Gouge Away,” the solar-plexus-hitting guitar effects on the anything-but “Tame,” and atmospheric vibes on “Wave of Mutilation.” Of course, the content is deserving of the brilliant sound.
Chock full with violent surrealism, religious symbolism, and a head-spinning range of material that encompasses atomic pop, theatrical country and western, abrasive post-punk, and giddy surf rock, the record is a synthesis of contagious tunefulness and linguistic wit. If that’s not enough, fits of romance, humor, and glee balance the addictively fun narratives of now-standard tunes such as “Here Comes Your Man,” “Debaser,” and “Monkey Gone to Heaven.” And it’s never sounded so good—or so engaging. From one Pixies fanatic to another, believe us. This one is really special and, yes, puts the recently reissued standard LP edition from 4AD to shame.
We don’t need to tell you about the current analog craze. This limited-edition LP will not last long.
"Kurt Cobain himself acknowledged the Pixies' influence on the soft/loud dynamic that powered "Smells Like Teen Spirit." Doolittle is a mix of the band's earlier hardcore storms, Black Francis' self-described "stream of unconsciousness" rants and the strange melodicism that flowered in his Frank Black solo records." - www.rollingstone.com
"Numerology, sludge in the ocean, a hole in the sky — what's it all supposed to mean? Said Francis (a.k.a. Frank Black), 'The phrase 'monkey gone to heaven' just sounds neat.' Norton [producer] cleaned up the band's sound, adding the eerie strings, but the Pixies didn't bother to try for pop appeal. Said Francis, 'It wasn't like we thought we'd get played on the radio.'" - Rolling Stone
• 180g Vinyl
• Numbered, Limited Edition
3. Wave Of Mutilation
4. I Bleed
5. Here Comes Your Man
7. Monkey Gone To Heaven
8. Mr. Grieves
9. Crackity Jones
10. La La Love You
11. No. 13 Baby
12. There Goes My Gun
15. Gouge Away