Weezer Weezer (Blue Album) Numbered Limited Edition Hybrid Stereo SACD
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Numbered, Limited Edition Hybrid SACD! Mastered from
the Original Master Tapes!
Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 299/500!
Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs of All Time - "Buddy Holly" - Rated 499/500!
1990s' Ultimate Geek-Rock Album Made By and for the Everyman
Superb, Room-Filling Sonics: Mastered from the Original Master Tapes
Ranked #299 on Rolling Stone's List of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time
Includes "Buddy Holly," "Undone (The Sweater Song)," "Say It Ain't So"
Weezer doesn't look like rock stars, its amusing name doesn't evoke
stadium-heights glories, and the group's lyrics don't exude confidence or flash.
For precisely these reasons, and the fact that the band's songs on its
self-titled debut are the stuff of air-guitar dreams and shout-it-out choruses,
the quartet became ironic arena-rock stars equally celebrated by in-the-know
hipsters and mainstream radio listeners. Replete with urgent melodies, quirky
confessional narratives, wry humor, and gargantuan hooks, Weezer (Blue Album)
remains the best geek-rock record ever made.
Mastered from the original master tapes, Mobile Fidelity's hybrid SACD of the
1994 release Rolling Stone named the 299th greatest album ever recorded finally
possesses the grand-scale sonics that the music's bunker-busting hooks deserve.
Cars frontman Ric Ocasek's polished production is now both free of artificial
ceilings that squashed the explosive dynamics and rid of the compression that
saddled the frequency range. Instrumental separation is vastly improved, and the
amount of midrange energy seemingly doubled. This reissue is guaranteed to help
you rock out.
Underdogs and misfits, Weezer emerged from Los Angeles as nerdy kids that
eschewed traditional party-hard ways in favor of studying Kiss records, engaging
in conversations about old LPs, and playing Dungeons and Dragons. The band's
awkwardness joyfully translates in its songs on its 1994 debut, largely
concerned with jealous insecurities, pop culture, true-to-life heartbreak,
common accidents, youthful misconceptions, and daydreaming. Unlike many of their
indie-rock peers, Weezer finds no need to conceal feelings in obscurities, snark,
or impossibly impenetrable quirkiness.
While every song on Weezer is a delight, "In the Garage," the ultimate ode to a
heavy-metal practice space and private musical retreat, best spells out the
album's appeal and the band's intent. "I've got an electric guitar/I play my
stupid songs/I write these stupid words/And I love every one/Waiting there for
me/Yes I do, I do/In the garage/No one cares about my ways/In the garage where I
belong" sings leader Rivers Cuomo, his voice often meshing with that of Matt
Sharp, and giving the material a barbershop-quartet harmonic boost in line with
the catchiness of the guitar-driven bridges and rhythmic foundations.
More than three-times platinum, the Blue Album, as it's often called, also
claims an iconic cover that pays tribute to that of the Feelies' Crazy Rhythms.
The picture--as well as the bubblegum-inspired content within--has become an
indelible part of modern culture. Weezer graces must-have lists from Rolling
Stone, Pitchfork, Guitar World, and more. And needless to say, "My Name Is
Jonas," "Say It Ain't So," "Buddy Holly," and "Undone (The Sweater Song)" are
all modern classics.
• Super Audio CD
• SACD Stereo SACD Layer
• This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' Stereo CD Layer which is playable on most conventional CD Players!
• Numbered, Limited Edition
• Mastered From Original Master Tapes
1. My Name Is Jonas
2. No One Else
3. The World Has Turned and Left Me Here
4. Buddy Holly
5. Undone (The Sweater Song)
6. Surf Wax America
7. Say It Ain't So
8. In the Garage
10. Only in Dreams