Slanted & Enchanted: Luxe & Reduxe

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Did anyone get this? The remastered sound quality is really good which alone makes its purchase worthwhile. Add to that outtakes from the S+E sessions, TWO Peel sessions ("Circa 1762" is EXCELLENT), the 'Watery, Domestic' EP (favourite EP of all-time), two B-sides that found its way onto the 'Trigger Cut' single and a live show circa 1992 (not that great though, but it does have a cool live version of "Box Elder") and you got yourself quite the expanded re-issue here. The liner notes also brought a tear to my eye as it does a great job of transporting you back to that time period before all this crazy stuff happened (I love nostalgia trips). I discovered Pavement at 15 through 'Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain' and that was the start of my really really loving music as opposed to just casually liking it, so this reissue has brought much joy to my life. Can't wait until the "Slow Century" DVD shows up in my mailbox...

alex in montreal, Tuesday, 22 October 2002 16:15 (seventeen years ago) link

a pavement reissue. now that's REALLY useful, alex.

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Tuesday, 22 October 2002 16:38 (seventeen years ago) link

neat band, neat session

gygax!, Tuesday, 22 October 2002 16:58 (seventeen years ago) link

so hunter called and said to me
"it's not as good as the first EP"

gygax!, Tuesday, 22 October 2002 17:00 (seventeen years ago) link

I almost started a thread on this -- this looks neat, but I just can't see myself re-buying an album that I already own again -- EVER! Seriously, no matter what the album, the "expanded bonus reissue" holds no interest for me. I already have the damn thing! (and the W/D EP)!

Mark (MarkR), Tuesday, 22 October 2002 17:03 (seventeen years ago) link

the first thing i noticed is the clean up/leveling of the remaster mix (which has never held up to the LP).

the packaging/artwork is very nice... a 60 page booklet... the lyric sheets (so am i incorrect in assuming that rob bingham pawned that early pavement lyric book for cash as hinted at on the DVD?)

it's pretty and the sounds good. 2 CDs, 48 songs for $12.99 USD.

i think the audiophile element alone is worth the price.

gygax!, Tuesday, 22 October 2002 17:10 (seventeen years ago) link

I already have all the bonus stuff too, but most of it's on cassette, so I'll be snagging it. Maybe get the DVD too.

Yancey (ystrickler), Tuesday, 22 October 2002 17:12 (seventeen years ago) link

The CD doesnt interest me that much. Seems like either stuff I already have, or out-takes (which are usually out-takes for a reason).

Now the DVD I must have. All of Pavement's music videos are on there (and they made some great ones), as well as a live performance and a documentary. I dont quite understand the documentary though. Pavement just doesnt seem like big enough a band to have one... but Id like to see it anyway.

David Allen, Tuesday, 22 October 2002 17:55 (seventeen years ago) link

five years pass...

so hunter called and said to me
"it's not as good as the first EP"
― gygax!, Tuesday, October 22, 2002 10:00 AM (5 years ago)

this may be a dumb question, but was the Gygax! who used to post on ILX any relation to the Gary Gygax of D&D fame?

ian, Tuesday, 14 October 2008 18:15 (eleven years ago) link

http://www.treiops.com/pitchblende/images_pitchblende/sidelyr.gif

So it's some kind of emo thing?

ian, Tuesday, 14 October 2008 18:19 (eleven years ago) link

you've got a license plate
it says i love my cat
you paid money for that
but your car is cute

Mr. Que, Tuesday, 14 October 2008 18:21 (eleven years ago) link

one year passes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpoYNXrJfGM

so I got into this record my first year of college, which was five years ago, and man nostalgia for 2005 -- this song kills

ksh, Sunday, 4 July 2010 00:49 (nine years ago) link

eight years pass...

Now that a few decades have passed, it's interesting how this was thought of as a "lo-fi" album when it was recorded in such high-fidelity compared to a lot of the tascam/home-quality stuff at the time (I think the board at Gary's original studio was 32 tracks). Dude knew how to ambiently close-mic/mic-place (esp. himself haha) and really make the best out of Steve and Scott's performances:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XULgpAK3xhw

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 17 January 2019 17:44 (one year ago) link

For some reason this quickly became very difficult to find here. Which is odd as all the other reissues are still easy to pick up

Duke, Thursday, 17 January 2019 20:12 (one year ago) link

maybe it hasn't been repressed because they kinda reworked all of the bonus stuff into that Secret History release a few years ago?

tylerw, Thursday, 17 January 2019 20:14 (one year ago) link

Interesting, it does seem to be out of print.

i stan corrected (morrisp), Thursday, 17 January 2019 20:25 (one year ago) link

...and so are all the others, apparently; except for "Wowee Zowee: Sorded Sentinels"

i stan corrected (morrisp), Thursday, 17 January 2019 20:27 (one year ago) link

those reissues were really well done — everything a fan would want. still annoying they refuse to do terror twilight.

tylerw, Thursday, 17 January 2019 21:40 (one year ago) link

^^agree on both counts

i stan corrected (morrisp), Thursday, 17 January 2019 21:47 (one year ago) link

did they do brighten the corners?

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 17 January 2019 21:48 (one year ago) link

I still need to pick up the S&E double CD, I guess I shouldn't wait too much longer

sleeve, Thursday, 17 January 2019 21:48 (one year ago) link

I will never pass up the opp to post Silkworm's cover of And Then (The Hexx)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrFpl6_Rq28

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 17 January 2019 21:49 (one year ago) link

did they do brighten the corners?

Yes, and you know what? looks like that one's still in print, too (don't know how I misinterpreted when I first checked): https://www.amazon.com/Brighten-Corners-Nicene-Creedence-Ed/dp/B01LY7TPK8/

i stan corrected (morrisp), Thursday, 17 January 2019 21:55 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

Cool nostalgia/ephemera here:

found some stuff hiding... pic.twitter.com/PpJg6E4fR1

— spiral stairs (@spiralmusic) February 11, 2020

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 11 February 2020 21:14 (two weeks ago) link

"Tape is slave & unusable" - very promising

Mocha Sauce (morrisp), Tuesday, 11 February 2020 21:17 (two weeks ago) link

That 4/27-28-29/1992 session was pretty wild:

Watery Domestic:
-Texas Never Whispers
-Frontwards
-Feed em to the Lions (Linden)
-Shoot the Singer (1 Sick Verse)

Trigger Cut b-sides:
-Sue Me Jack
-So Stark (You're A Skyscraper)

compilation tracks:
-Greenlander

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 11 February 2020 21:30 (two weeks ago) link

think that was also the time of the excellent peel session song circa 1792 (recorded a couple of months later in June). what a period. favourite pavement material without question.

Fizzles, Tuesday, 11 February 2020 22:04 (two weeks ago) link

"kentucky cocktail" too (from that peel session) ... they were on quite a streak!

tylerw, Tuesday, 11 February 2020 22:15 (two weeks ago) link

i don’t think there’s ever been a record that’s quite hit me like watery domestic. it came at a time when i was just coming out of the difficult period of being a teenager turned into a realisation that being different and liking different things to most of my cohort was *interesting* and exciting rather than embarrassing. emboldened by realising sixth form was not going to be the same as uniformed school where i felt ashamed of myself and being smart, and feeling liberated as a consequence. hormonal impulses not in conflict or denial any more but a burgeoning sense of “hey, you got this” (christ, *that* turned out badly). and i remember waking up and feeling and kind of *aware* of myself, on a sunny winter morning. dropping the needle on the record before going to school, and that triumphal reveille riff of guitar just after the beginning of Frontwards.

I’m almost scared to listen to it too much even now, because whenever i do it brings that moment and period - the feel of it - back with painful powerful lucidity and i don’t want to wear it out.

Fizzles, Tuesday, 11 February 2020 22:35 (two weeks ago) link


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