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My Bloody Valentine - Isn't Anything download

Performer: My Bloody Valentine
Title: Isn't Anything
Released: 18 Jan 2018
Cat#: mbv 02
Label: MBV Records
Country: UK
Style: Shoegaze, Indie Rock
Category: Rock
Size MP3: 1271 mb
Size FLAC: 2000 mb

Tracklist

1Lose My Breath
Music By – K. ShieldsWords By – B. Butcher
2Several Girls Galore
Music By – K. ShieldsWords By – B. Butcher
3You Never Should
Words By, Music By – K. Shields
4All I Need
Words By, Music By – K. Shields
5Cupid Come
Music By – K. ShieldsWords By – B. Butcher
6No More Sorry
Music By – K. ShieldsWords By – B. Butcher
7Feed Me With Your Kiss
Words By, Music By – K. Shields
8Nothing Much To Lose
Words By, Music By – K. Shields
9Soft As Snow (But Warm Inside)
Music By – K. ShieldsWords By – C. Ó Cíosóig, K. Shields
10I Can See It (But I Can't Feel It)
Words By, Music By – K. Shields
11(When You Wake) You're Still In A Dream
Music By – K. ShieldsWords By – C. Ó Cíosóig
12Sueisfine
Music By – C. Ó Cíosóig, K. ShieldsWords By – K. Shields

Versions

CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
CRELP 040, CRE FRE 4My Bloody Valentine Isn't Anything ‎(LP, Album + 7", Single + Ltd)Creation Records, Creation RecordsCRELP 040, CRE FRE 4UK1988
C-CRE 040, C CRE 040My Bloody Valentine Isn't Anything ‎(Cass, Album, Pap)Creation Records, Creation RecordsC-CRE 040, C CRE 040UK1988
70677My Bloody Valentine Isn't Anything ‎(LP, Album)Creation Records70677France1988
07777 881302 6My Bloody Valentine Isn't Anything ‎(CD, Album, RE)Labels, Creation Records07777 881302 6France1993
881302My Bloody Valentine Isn't Anything ‎(CD, Album)Creation Records881302FranceUnknown
CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
CRELP 040, CRE FRE 4My Bloody Valentine Isn't Anything ‎(LP, Album + 7", Single + Ltd)Creation Records, Creation RecordsCRELP 040, CRE FRE 4UK1988
C-CRE 040, C CRE 040My Bloody Valentine Isn't Anything ‎(Cass, Album, Pap)Creation Records, Creation RecordsC-CRE 040, C CRE 040UK1988
70677My Bloody Valentine Isn't Anything ‎(LP, Album)Creation Records70677France1988
07777 881302 6My Bloody Valentine Isn't Anything ‎(CD, Album, RE)Labels, Creation Records07777 881302 6France1993
881302My Bloody Valentine Isn't Anything ‎(CD, Album)Creation Records881302FranceUnknown

Credits

  • BassDeb Googe
  • DrumsColm O'Ciosoig
  • EngineerAlex Russell , Dave Anderson , Steve Nunn
  • Guitar, VocalsBilinda Butcher, Kevin Shields
  • Music ByC. O'Ciosoig (tracks: 8), K. Shields
  • Photography ByJoe Dilworth
  • ProducerMy Bloody Valentine
  • Artwork [Additional Artwork], LayoutSeán O' Reilly
  • BassDeb Googe
  • DrumsColm O'Ciosoig
  • EngineerAlex Russell , Dave Anderson , Steve Nunn
  • Guitar, VocalsBilinda Butcher, Kevin Shields
  • Photography ByJoe Dilworth
  • ProducerMy Bloody Valentine
  • Reissue ProducerKevin Shields

Notes

Recorded at Foel Studios, Time Square Studios and The Greenhouse.

℗ & © 2017 mbv records
Made in the EU

Mastered from original ¼" analog tapes using Studer A80 VU-PRE and Neumann VMS 80 lathe.
Comes in a heavy weight tip-on style gatefold sleeve with poly lined printed inner sleeve.

Some copies pre-ordered from My Bloody Valentine's official website came packaged with an additional version of the LP with a different vinyl cut by Sean Magee. His vinyl cut was ultimately rejected and can be found as a separate submission here: Isn't AnythingRecorded at Foel Studios, Time Square Studios & The Greenhouse.

©℗1988 Sire Records Company, marketed by Warner Bros. Records Inc., a Time Warner Company. Made in USA. Mfg. by WEA Manufacturing.

Barcodes

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A [etched]): MBV02-17-A-1 BH82121-01 A₁
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B [etched]): MBV02-17-B-1 BH82121-01 B₁ =⩘
  • Barcode: 0 9362-45231-2 3
  • Rights Society: BMI

Companies

  • Copyright (c) – Sire Records Company
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Sire Records Company
  • Marketed By – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
  • Manufactured By – WEA Manufacturing
  • Recorded At – Foel Studio
  • Recorded At – Time Square Studios
  • Recorded At – Greenhouse Studio, London
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – MBV Records
  • Copyright (c) – MBV Records
  • Pressed By – Optimal Media GmbH – BH82121
  • Recorded At – Foel Studio
  • Recorded At – Time Square Studios
  • Recorded At – The Greenhouse

Video

Comments:

lubov
This record is brilliant and this pressing is beautiful. No noise on mine, other than then intended noises ;)
Ylonean
I can't believe this edition is going to end up being the rarest one since is it's not only the first pressing of the reissue, but it's the only edition that will ever have the "original reissue cut", since apparently the new issues of the reissue come with the Sean Magee cut. I'm glad I got this one right off the bat.
Zut
... and sold out too at mbv store! /
Qusicam
just listened this after ordering direct from mbv records.. shocked at amount of surface noise. same with loveless. tried cleaning but noise persisted. have contacted them and awaiting response.
Ytli
OK, who bought this for USD 242.63?? Does it sound better when you pay 10x the actual price? smh...
Blackredeemer
baelfire12 The first ones who ordered both the Isn't Anything and Loveless records, received (after a very very very very long wait I have to say) another record of the Isn't Anything release. This was a discarded release, the band essentially was throwing away. As with all "limited" items of this world, this copy became rare and commanded excess fees. To get it you had to have ordered online via MBV webpage and BOTH records. you didn't have to buy both. I only ordered Isn't Anything and received the extra lp
Just_paw
The first ones who ordered both the Isn't Anything and Loveless records, received (after a very very very very long wait I have to say) another record of the Isn't Anything release. This was a discarded release, the band essentially was throwing away. As with all "limited" items of this world, this copy became rare and commanded excess fees. To get it you had to have ordered online via MBV webpage and BOTH records.
Fararala
Great album but it was filthy, as others have said if you don't give it a thorough clean then you will get pops and crackles galore.
Phobism
I'm also going to chime in and say my copy is really great. I clean every record I get (new or used) with a Squeaky Clean RCM using The Disc Doctor's Quick Wash Record Cleaner. A dirty record is always going to sound noisy.Overall very clean and sounds great. Getting a bit of noise near the beginning of "Nothing Much to Lose," but nothing that would turn me off from the pressing. Aside from the record itself, the album jacket is top notch. I always appreciate a good tip-on jacket, and glossy is always nice to see!Haven't listened to the bonus record yet, but I'm excited to compare the two.
Yndanol
daviduu I'm also going to chime in and say my copy is really great. I clean every record I get (new or used) with a Squeaky Clean RCM using The Disc Doctor's Quick Wash Record Cleaner. A dirty record is always going to sound noisy.Overall very clean and sounds great. Getting a bit of noise near the beginning of "Nothing Much to Lose," but nothing that would turn me off from the pressing. Aside from the record itself, the album jacket is top notch. I always appreciate a good tip-on jacket, and glossy is always nice to see!Haven't listened to the bonus record yet, but I'm excited to compare the two. Thanks. Did that, and it sounds amazing. Cheers mate. . . .
Forcestalker
do flippers not understand you can buy this from the band's website still?
Mbon
Received my copy today. Cleaned it on the VPI with Disc Doctor cleaning fluid, followed by a double rinse of DISTILLED water. Quiet as can be and not a hint of surface noise. For new collectors, or for those who simply aren't aware, you should always clean your vinyl before playing. Even brand new vinyl. There is a mold release compound on every new record that can both cause extraneous noise and buildup on your stylus. Always clean and double rinse, using distilled water - not tap water, which includes minerals and impurities that can have a negative impact on your records.
Dagdardana
For people complaining about this being a noisy pressing I suggest cleaning your discs before listening. This is a great pressing, very quiet and with much better sound than the original. Some songs had a very Lo-fi quality in all previous pressings and are significantly improved in this reissue with much more depth, low end and dynamics. Also Bilinda's vocals sound stunning. The original creation vinyl was very good but this is so much better. The improvements in songs like "When you wake", "FMWYK" and "Several girls galore" are impressive. The most ethereal songs ("No More Sorry", "All I Need") also sound very pleasing. The alternative cut is also really good but not significantly better. People rated it as better since this one tended to sound noisy, which is absolutely solved with a good cleaning.
Flower
Received my bundle with loveless today. Got the free vinyl. Amazing quality for all. Finally this day has come.
Brakora
I was going to buy this for under $50 from the mbv site, but I see I can purchase this for $100 here on discogs! Yay!
Vudogal
hahahha-perfect (plus nine more additional words that go here)
fabscf
Finally received my preorders of “Isn’t Anything” and “Loveless”. From the comments, it looks like many have received extremely noisy copies of “Isn’t Anything”. My copy, which I’m listening to as I type this, is noise free. Super quiet pressing and rich, warm sound throughout, and very detailed. I have not cleaned mine yet but will at some point. I suspect a lot of the noise issues people are having, might be due specs of dust from inner sleeve and/or static which of course can be caused by the inner sleeve as well. I also have the 2003 reissue and this latest pressing blows it out of the water. No comparison. .
Kazigrel
Anyone else get an extremely noisy pressing? If this is what it actually sounds like, then I think I prefer the 1988 Creation CD
Ubrise
My Bloody Valentine analog vinyl reissues shipped w/ bonus rejected master of ‘Isn’t Anything’ article:http://www.brooklynvegan.com/my-bloody-valentine-analog-vinyl-reissues-shipped-w-bonus-rejected-master-of-isnt-anything/
Shistus
Just received my bundle today on valentine's day :DPS: test pressing included (ordered end of january)
DrayLOVE
I also placed the pre-order bundle and still waiting.. would have been something to receive on Valentine's day..
Arabella V.
Item arrived today! Received the extra vinyl and very pleased with the release :)
Qwne
Any thoughts on how the test press sounds? Just curious.
Zeks Horde
I enjoy the test pressing much more than the offical one. Test pressing sounds stunning and very clean - no clicks, pops, surface noise whatsoever. Whereeas the offical pressing has some vinyl noises throughout play andugly inner groove distortion on the last track on each side. Really wonder why Kevin Shields preffered the other version. The test pressing is - along with the original Creation LP - my to go pressing from now on.
Ricep
It sounds the same to me, I'm not sure why it was included.
MisterQweene
I ordered the bundle October 2017 and received nothing. I did email them to ask why and was told they are still shipping them out. I guess what bothers me most if they didn’t ship them in order starting with the pre orders placed last summer! People who ordered a month ago received their records while many early birds are still waiting
Zuser
The date on mine is 6/10/17 (maybe 7/10/17 for you) so you're probably reading the 7 as July when it's really the day, not the month. October 6th is when pre-sale started.
Zyniam
jtm1967 I ordered the bundle last July 2017 and received nothing. I did email them to ask why and was told they are still shipping them out. I guess what bothers me most if they didn’t ship them in order starting with the pre orders placed last summer! People who ordered a month ago received their records while many early birds are still waiting Preorder was launched October 6, 2017 only. Not possible you ordered in July 2017...
Gavirus
Ok, here's my review. This is brilliant. The seperation is fantastic...I didn't anticipate it. The drums, bass and acoustic guitar parts in particular have a lot more room to breathe and come through more clearly. It's like listening to the album again for the first time and frankly, I never knew Isn't Anything was this good! This is a proper remaster...not just 'let's just compress it and make it louder'...they've actually made this thing sound better, and given it new life. An example to all!
Muniath
I ordered a bundle too. Enjoy...it's definitely worth the wait!
Whitehammer
Thanks! I ordered a bundle. Still waiting but now I want it even more:)
Ginaun
Yeah, I have it. Although I was more struck by the quality of the Isn't Anything remaster/reissue when compared to the original, the Loveless reissue is of the same very high standard. Maybe Loveless was always a little closer to perfection, so the difference was less noticeable, but the Loveless reissue sounds incredible and is noticeably more 'analog'. I would definitely recommend it, even if you have an original vinyl, it is worth your money.
Jox
Hi,do you also have "Loveless" reissue and care to share your impression?
Akirg
I also got sent the 'white' version. I wonder should we create a seperate page for it?
Usishele
I also received the 'FREE VINYL' alternate master in a white sleeve.My copy has some crud on A4 and A5. I haven't cleaned the disc yet, so I'm not sure it's just on the surface or something more serious.Also, the sound quality doesn't seem quite as good as Loveless: background noise between tracks is fairly pronounced. I could be imagining it, but the B side sounds cleaner overall than A. Again, I haven't run it through my cleaner yet, so it might be an issue of surface dust (both my discs had quite a lot of dust and sleeve residue on them).
Shou
I received my loveless/isn’t anything AAA bundle this morning (put in a pre-order for both).I have so far played Isn’t Anything once on my VPI Scout & Nagaoka MP110 cartridge. I can happily confirm that this is everything we all hoped for. The sound is smooth, natural and as appealing as any genuine analogue record in vinyl history. There is great separation in the sound which gives the recording a haunting quality. The sounds themselves seem to leap out of the mix to surprise you and capture your attention. There is a big, dramatic quality to the record - exactly what’s missing in so many modern LPs. I am waiting to open Loveless when I feel the time is right (still sitting here in its shrink) but on the basis of Isn’t Anything, we are truly onto a winner and proves that with care and effort, great records can still be made.
Scoreboard Bleeding
My pre-ordered copy came with a "free vinyl", which is another copy of the album in a plain white sleeve. The label is lighter, and it has a copyright notice of 2016. I'm assuming this is a run of ultimately rejected remasters done a couple of years ago, and they've just thrown it in with pre-orders as a freebie curio. Anyone know for sure?
Blackworm
I just got mine today. I did a quick comparison of the first song of the free vinyl vs the official one. I thought the official sounded better. Glad I found this thread and curious to see what else we learn about it.
Tcaruieb
My free vinyl has i...i etched into the dead wax (side 2) - I believe this is a Sean Magee cut from Abbey Road
Qumen
Same here - would like more info! No etching either, very mysterious.
Modred
Hoffmanites who've compared the deadwax say it's a different cut. Kevin took the records to several different mastering studios and tried multiple pressing plants before he found the one he was happy with, according to the Rolling Stone article from November there's apparently thousands of "failed experiments" lying around
Conjuril
I got my ‘free vinyl’ of Isn’t Anything through today. Would love more info on it!
Billy Granson
I only ordered a week or so ago, but I still got the freebie. Important to note to anyone curious—this isn't a white label copy, but comes with a properly printed label, just in a different shade of brown.
Dugor
Did you order the first day? I wasnt able to get my order for a few days laterm so i doubt I'll get one
Acrobat
quoted from elsewhere - "the latest issue of Uncut with a big feature of the band. Regarding the white label of Isn't Anything, Kevin said they did hundreds of test pressings of the record, and these are now being given away with some orders."
Zugar
got the same thing through. not sure either. trying to investigate myself.
Alsantrius
A great album that I despised on my first listen. The first track sounded totally dissonant to me, and the others just sounded disorienting and noisy. I stopped the CD half-way and tossed it in storage. A month or so later, I decided to give it a second listen, and the difference in my perception was amazing. Everything that put me off the first time seemed to come through expressively, and the first track now sounds great to my ears.

I would have to say that My Bloody Valentine were a really influential band, and at the risk of cliche, "ahead of their time." Just look at the album cover -- I can't believe that's from 1988 because it looks like something that could have been released today. "Isn't Anything" makes clear that MBV were deeply rooted in rock, and some of the tracks on here are tainted yet relatively straightforward (punk?) rock songs. But the more interesting tracks are mixed in highly novel ways, with atmospheric, highly filtered sounds -- I'd call it "pretty noise" -- enveloping and transforming the traditional rock ensemble.

The fact that electronic instruments are apparent on some tracks (that has to be a drum machine on the first track, right?) isn't what makes this interesting as influential electronic music. What's really interesting here is the production style: mixing and manipulation of the recorded material as means of composition. This album doesn't seem to suggest that you're hearing a facsimile of a live performance; instead, it's a composition that exists as a unique work within the recorded medium. That is really the essence of electronic music.

The album does seem a little disjointed, like maybe the various tracks were recorded at different times or in different modes (different studios, setups, etc. -- I could be mistaken). But I don't really see that as a flaw, because it makes for interesting pacing and dynamic changes. You get stuck in a droning, washy track, then you're immediately jolted back into up-front guitar riffs. It's a difficult listen and may require some adjustment, but I think it's worth it.

MBV has definitely influenced contemporary electronic artists -- not surprisingly the "indietronica" acts in particular, but many others as well. Dntel's "Life is Full of Possibilites" has been one of my favorite records for several years, and certain tracks on that record are indebted to MBV. But in a broader sense, I think they really pioneered a new style of composition that pushed rock in a different direction, resulting in some of the most expressive "noise" I've heard.

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