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BBC R2 - Your Ultimate 90s Album Revealed!

Discussion in 'music' started by tuga, Oct 17, 2020.

  1. tuga

    tuga Legal Alien

    I run my rip through the the TT DR Meter and it shows Min - 10 / Max - 12 / Avr - 11

    Apparently the remastered version is the 2017's 25th Anniversary.

    How to find the correct CD-release with catalogue number 9362-45055-2 :

    - First European GEMA/BIEM-version with WME in matrix and French price code 'WE 852' in yellow tray-jewel case and without SID-codes.
    - Another yellow tray version from the same time period, no 'WME', but 'MIS10' and 'SRC' in matrix. French price code 'WE 852' without SID-codes
    - First WME-repress with WME in matrix and French price code 'WE 852' in standard grey tray-jewel case and without SID-codes.
    - Second WME-repress, identical to the first repress, but with French price code 'WE 833' and sticker with reference to the first single releases. No SID-codes on this variant.
    - Third WME-repress identical to the first repress, but with French price code 'WE 833' and mould SID-code. This repress is post-1993.
    - 1998 & 1999 repress with same matrix structure as on the other WME releases, but without mentioning 'WME'. Matrix ends with '11/98' or '06/99', GEMA/BIEM version, French price code 'WE 833', both SID-codes present.
    - 2000 repress with same matrix structure as on the other WME releases, but without mentioning 'WME'. Matrix ends with '05/00', GEMA/BIEM version, French price code 'WE 833', both SID-codes present.
    - 2001 repress. GEMA/BIEM version, French price code 'WE 833', both SID-codes present. Matrix number ends with 'V01 MEQ'.
    - 2011 reissue with similar matrix as the latter version, issued for Classic Album-series.
  2. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

    Thanks @tuga Mine's WE 833 it's the 05-00. I guess 92 was too late for a good vinyl mix.
  3. tuga

    tuga Legal Alien

    Even though I would rate This Is The Sea as their best album I listen to Room to Roam and Fisherman's Blues a lot more often (probably means I like them better).
    I heard them play live in Lisbon in 1989.

    I was very disappointed with Dream Harder, just as I was with World Party's albums (stopped paying attention after their 2nd)...
  4. Arkless Electronics

    Arkless Electronics Trade: Amp design and repairs.

    Yeah like so many groups there seems to be a cut off point where one can say "don't bother with anything after this album". Those 3 are the WB albums I listen to also. I should probably give their earliest stuff "The Waterboys" and "A Pagan Place" another chance...

    I used to quite regularly see a another "splinter group" called The Shooting Stars fronted by Anthony Thistlethwaite, all the other group members were famous musicians from other big name groups. It was a purely for fum live act they had got together and never recorded AFAIK. There seems to be no record on the interweb of them ever existing but unless I hallucinated the 4-5 times I saw them live they definitely existed!
  5. tuga

    tuga Legal Alien

    A Pagan Place is quite good too, it was my introduction to The Waterboys, quite powerful for an 11 year old me.

    I've never heard of The Shooting Stars, thanks for mentioned them.
  6. tuga

    tuga Legal Alien

    Come to think about it I learned English through music and cinema. When I got to secondary school for my first lesson I could already read and speak. :D
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  7. fegs

    fegs pfm Member

    Had it on this morning, amazing !!!

    Ay Ay Ay aah oh ah ah ah ah !!!!!
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  8. gordon

    gordon gordon

    Just a few, off the top of my head.

    Sunny Day Real Estate - Diary
    Teenage Fan Club - Bandwagonesque
    60 Foot Dolls - The Big 3
    Belle and Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister
    Yo La Tengo - Painful
    Too Much Joy - Cereal Killers
    My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
    Uncle Tupelo - Still Feel Gone/March 16-20, 1992
    Built To Spill - Perfect from Now On
    The Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs
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  9. tuga

    tuga Legal Alien

    I'd forgotten about them... I have their Electr-O-Pura album but didn't rip it.
  10. roman

    roman pfm Member

    Lots of good stuff from you all, I'd add:

    Pixies- trompe le monde ( underated)
    The fall- the infotainment scan
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  11. fegs

    fegs pfm Member

    Love both of them, and if I'm being honest on certain days Trompe Le Monde just edges Doolittle in my opinion as their best
  12. roman

    roman pfm Member

    Hard one to call, I think it might be more consistent but maybe lacks the highwater marks of Dolittle (tame, dead, no13 baby, gouge away) or surfer Rosa ( bone machine, cactus, river Euphrates, gigantic, brick is red).

    I had it on loud with a friend the other day after not listening to it for a year or two and it was marvelous.

    Infotainment scan is hilarious and in lost in music has one of my favourite cover versions by any band.
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  13. fegs

    fegs pfm Member

    Their version of Lost In Music is amazing
  14. gordon

    gordon gordon

    They’re still going strong, though the last album of theirs I’ve listened to regularly is Fade, from 2015. Quite good, but more of a grower than a shower, like much of their work.
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  15. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

    Bossanova for me. The sequence in the middle (All Over the World, Dig For Fire, Down to the Well, The Happening) is amazing.
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  16. Yank

    Yank Bulbous Also Tapered

    I've seen FB live a few times and he does set lists that flow like that too, just bang - bang - bang - bang - going from strength to strength.
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  17. roman

    roman pfm Member

    Two of the best gigs I ever saw were FB playing solo at the borderline in London not long after trompe le monde. The pixies had either split or were about to and he played a few nights in order to sail to New York on the Queen Mary.

    He was startlingly brilliant. A stream of fantastic songs delivered seamlessly from soft and sweet to blood curdling shrieks and yelps. The songs stripped right back to him and his guitar on a tiny basement stage a foot off the ground.
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  18. fegs

    fegs pfm Member

    Agree, the only slight issue is having to turn the vinyl over one track into the sequence, fantastic though
  19. fegs

    fegs pfm Member

    and that’s an art in itself that not all bands get right
  20. Amber Audio

    Amber Audio This is the Day

    Empty house....Ten minute version of Uncertain Smile back to back with Giant ... LOUD...About as good as it gets for me

    There’s some great stuff around before and after, but the 80’s and 90’s make up vast majority of my music choices.
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