Everclear - Sparkle And Fade


Intervention Records



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AITV 006
UPC: 684334915591
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180 Gram Vinyl Record

180 Gram LP
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One of two releases from Intervention Records' Lost '90s Series

Lost '90s Series launches with Sparkle and Fade and So Much For the Afterglow

Sparkle and Fade gems include "Santa Monica" and "Heartspark Dollarsign"

180-gram vinyl pressed at RTI!

Remastered from hi-res archives for the first time!

Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio

Intervention Records is a new premium vinyl reissue label headed by hi-fi industry veteran Shane Buettner.

Featuring 180-gram heavyweight vinyl plated and pressed at RTI, and faithfully restored artwork printed to Stoughton Printing old-style deluxe film-lamination jackets, reissues from Intervention Records feature titles new to the vinyl reissue market, especially those that never saw a vinyl release at all or only saw a limited vinyl edition.

Everclear's 1995 breakout Sparkle and Fade and its double-platinum follow-up So Much for the Afterglow were noteworthy. Everclear remains one of the few elite acts to emerge from the post-Nirvana grunge explosion, rockers who not only match the crunch and aggression of Seattle's finest, but the hooks and honesty. Everclear's Art Alexakis wrote songs of a mature but hard-rocking brand of power pop with gritty, achingly true lyrics about addiction, failed relationships and loneliness.

Sparkle and Fade was captured on analog master tapes, but never fully assembled in the analog domain. That means choosing the final mixes, sequencing, crossfades, etc. was performed only in the digital domain, which in a real sense means no analog master exists of the final album. Universal archived the original tapes in high-resolution digital and supplied IR with flat 24-bit/96kHz files for compatibility with Cohearent Audio's 24-bit capable Pacific Microsonics D-A conversion system and what notes were available regarding which files contained final mixes, sound effects, crossfades, etc. Cohearent's Kevin Gray and IR's Shane Buettner then spent painstaking hours running down the title comparing the files to the original Capitol LP to ensure final mixes and sequencing, crossfades, sound effects and properly space the time between tracks.

Sonically, Sparkle and Fade is now better than ever before, with true timbres and textures, a much more expansive soundstage, no dynamic limiting/compression, and unsurpassed musicality and listenability. A ‘90s alt rock classic brought to new life!


Side A
1. Electra Made Me Blind
2. Heroin Girl
3. You Make Me Feel Like A Whore
4. Santa Monica
5. Summerland
6. Strawberry
7. Heartspark Dollarsign

Side B
1. The Twistinside
2. Her Brand New Skin
3. Nehalem
4. Queen Of The Air
5. Pale Green Stars
6. Chemical Smile
7. My Sexual Life

Customer Reviews (1.00 Stars) 1 person(s) rated this product.

Don’t bother buying this vinyl pressing

posted on 02/22/2021
1 Stars
Reviewer: NA
I’m a big fan of this album and was horribly disappointed with this vinyl pressing. Overall, the vocals and instruments are muffled and sound like you’re listening from the other room, not like a vinyl album should sound like. I was so bothered that I cued “Santa Monica” on my smart speaker and this vinyl record at the same time to compare sound quality, and honestly, the quality from my smart speaker was by far better...the vocals are just brighter. I’ve tested my equipment and other records etc to make sure it wasn’t something else causing the poor sound quality, it wasn’t. Don’t bother buying this vinyl. So disappointed, love this album. I tried to return it but obviously there’s not much that can be done, it’s the the way intervention records mastered it.

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