“Matthew Sweet’s third album is a remarkable artistic breakthrough … thanks to his exceptional songwriting, the album is a fresh, original interpretation of a classic sound.” – Stephen Thomas Erlewine, AllMusic.com
“… the holy grail of power pop.” -Tiny Mix Tapes
This is the vinyl release Matthew Sweet’s 1991 classic has always deserved and the best Girlfriend you’ll ever have … Matthew Sweet’s essential 1991 power-pop tour-de-force gets its analog due on Intervention’s Expanded Edition 180-Gram Double-LP release!
Girlfriend’s original 1991 LP release was a single LP that simply excised the last three songs that were included on the original 15-track CD release. Those three tracks were a tremendous loss as the song’s final, elegiac track “Nothing Lasts” was considered as the title track.
Intervention’s amazing Double LP Expanded Edition restores the original 15-song repertoire to three vinyl sides for maximum bass and dynamics. Side D includes three demo tracks- “Good Friend,” “Superdeformed” and “Teenage Female.”
Girlfriend’s album art was lovingly restored by Intervention’s Art Director Tom Vadakan, and printed as a gorgeous “Old Style” gatefold by Stoughton printing in LA. It’s printed on heavy stock and film-laminated for superior color depth, beauty and durability. The center labels were printed by Dorado.