A music blog from Ireland.
After an age’s wait, yesterday morning details were released of remasters of My Bloody Valentine’s two first-rate shoegaze albums Loveless and Isn’t Anything. An image was posted on the official MBV Facebook page along with a few words. A third album has been in the pipeline for several years.
We are very proud to announce the re-mastered versions of Loveless and Isn’t Anything are due for release on Monday 7th May.
We will also be releaseing a brand new compilation, EP’s 1988-1991, which will include the 4 EP’s from that period, plus other rare and previously unreleased tracks. Stay tuned for more…. MBV.
7 May guys. Guardian Music mentions that the release of these remasters is three or four years overdue and promo versions were sent out in 2008. Records with such staggering definition, I’ve so much love for the originals (Loveless would be #1 in HN’s Best Albums Ever) just the way they are that I can’t help but wish Kevin Shields would just leave them as they are and concentrate on finishing the new album. I admit to being intrigued and excited to hear what the remasters could do for listening on headphones. New material on the compilation will be just the thing to stave off the wait and 7 May isn’t long off! I saw My Bloody Valentine at Electric Picnic in 2008 and it was a weird festival show, mentioned with anticipation by all those who crossed my path and earplugs were flashed around like magic stones that granted safe passage through the…enchanted cave. Heh. I’m prone to swooning in the face of rock but it was comfortingly, numbingly loud and far too short, a great set made all the better to have realised an unimagined goal because I never really thought it was possible that MBV would actually rouse themselves for a tour, let alone perform totally on point.
The new releases come as they are with the current tracklists but Loveless includes a disc of the original masters. The compilation of four EPs will be tasty too and apparently there’ll be vinyl. Soak these up.