Kevin Shields is Remastering the MBV Catalog for Vinyl
Recorded on September 3rd, 2016
From Consequence of Sound:
According to Creation Records, MBV mastermind Kevin Shields has been holed up at Abbey Road Studios, cutting and remastering the original analog recordings.
The band reissued 1988’s Isn’t Anything and 1991’s Loveless on CD and digital formats in the lead up to 2013’s comeback LP, m b v. However, as FACT points out, this marks the first time the remastered records will be available in a vinyl format.
Cutting with My Bloody Valentine, all analogue cut. Old school, great session pic.twitter.com/WpEDB1BFiK— sean magee (@iiirdsworld) June 23, 2016
Kevin Shields has been “in the studio” before and taken years before anyone saw output from his work, so we should not get too excited about this until we have vinyl in hand and are about to slap it down on our turntables. But, this is very encouraging progress.
Taking those tapes to Abbey Road is exactly the right move. They are Sgt. Pepper-level-historic and I know they are getting the right treatment. But please, please, please give them to a decent pressing plant so they don’t get pressed off-center. That would make all this effort for naught.