The Wallflowers - Bringing Down the Horse is being released on vinyl May 13, 2016

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Usky, Mar 15, 2016.

  1. Usky

    Usky Well-Known Member Thread Starter

    I have the first Floratone CD which features Matt Chamberlain, Bill Frisell, Tucker Martine and Lee Townsend. This morning I decided to look up which other artists' albums Matt Chamberlain has performance credits on. Among many others, I noticed The Wallflowers - Bringing Down the Horse which he played on was released May 1996, so Googled for any potential 20th anniversary info about it being released on vinyl and alas came across this Modern Vinyl site announcement posted yesterday (March 14, 2016). The 2xLP set is scheduled for May 13th. I'm in Canada so I'll have to acquire from another source, but here is the direct link to Bull Moose for pre-orders.

    I'm also hoping the Dave Matthews band will do the same (a 20th anniversary first time on vinyl release) for Crash (also released in 96).
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  2. niblips

    niblips Member

    this is great news. I hope there are extras included... there is room on 2LPs for more than just the album tracks.
  3. Laibach

    Laibach Forum Resident

    Great news indeed, I've been waiting for this release for quite a few years -I can easily buy at least two copies of it (Now all we need is an album of brand new music by Jakob Dylan). Would also like to remind everyone of the earlier thread commemorating 20 years of Bringing down the horse: The Wallflowers - Bringing Down The Horse turns 20 this year! ยป

    Time flies -seems like just yesterday but the album has aged quite well in my opinion, at least the lead single, two decades later, still gets rotation on several radio stations around the world.
  4. Vinyldadto3

    Vinyldadto3 Member

    Any pressing information on this release?
  5. Thesmellofvinyl

    Thesmellofvinyl Forum Resident

    Cohoes, NY USA
    I saw this in a store tonight and wanted it but left it. It didn't feel like two LPs but I wasn't checking for that. Twenty years now. Where'd they go?
  6. nojmplease

    nojmplease Forum Resident

    Damn, 20 years already?

    To put it in perspective: 20 years before BDTH came out, the new releases included Songs in the Key of Life, Presence and both Tom Petty and Warren Zevon's debut albums. Sure feels like those 20 years were a much bigger shift than the past 20, no?
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  7. vinylfilmaholic

    vinylfilmaholic Well-Known Member

    Orange County, CA
    Have my copy on the way from Bull Moose. Will give it a spin and let you guys know how it sounds (unless someone else beats me to it, which in that case please do).
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  8. vinylfilmaholic

    vinylfilmaholic Well-Known Member

    Orange County, CA
    Alright guys and gals, I've spun almost half of the album and aside from the terribly lazy packaging (2 LPs in a single jacket and a basic insert with all info and pics from the CD booklet, along with standard scuffy paper sleeves) and being pressed at United (bleeeech!!), the overall product is worth it. Maybe because I've never listened to the CD on an amazing sound system (car and portable CD players over the last 20 years, and yes I listened to this album at 8-9 years of age), but there's a real solid warmth and oomph to the recording that I've never heard before. I'm happy that at least care was put into mastering this for vinyl. I'm not sure what the source they used was but it sounds good to these ears.
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  9. CCrider92

    CCrider92 Forum Resident

    Cape Cod, MA
    I'll get this on vinyl. Listening to it now on CD - a hell of an album in all respects. Love the call and response between Jakob and the band much like Clapton and Whitlock on the Layla album.
  10. Tim Simmons

    Tim Simmons Forum Resident

    Despite MASTERED BY CAPITOL and pressed at United, I thought this was incredibly well done. By the first chorus of One Headlight, I was really impressed with the sound on this one. I thought the sibilance got a touch high on the inner groove tracks, but it wasn't anything terrible. Great pressing at a reasonable price.
  11. Vinyldadto3

    Vinyldadto3 Member

    Do we know if it's analogue or digital?
  12. c-eling

    c-eling Forum Resident

    Most likely as with almost all standard re-issues a digital transfer
    My old 96 compact disc sounds great, so unless they managed to totally screw it up, the 2x12 should sound great as well
  13. Vinyldadto3

    Vinyldadto3 Member

    Yeah but if its digital what's really the point? Analogue would be the true sound if done that way in the studio.
  14. Was it recorded and mixed all analog?
  15. Vinyldadto3

    Vinyldadto3 Member

    I don't know, does anyone have pictures of the cover so we can so some research?
  16. backdrifting.

    backdrifting. Member

    Louisiana, US
    I've always loved this album, so I picked up a copy. I guess I was expecting a little more effort considering it has never been released on vinyl in 20 years! As an earlier poster said, 2 LPs, no gatefold, no additional artwork, or lyrics sheet (just a thin simple credit sheet with a few nice pics). The 2 LPs are in paper inner sleeves which I've replaced. The packaging sucks.

    The sound is good, although I would assume digitally sourced. It's always been a great sounding recording, so it would have been rather hard to screw up. I can't really say that it sounds much better than the original cd. I've only listened to one play through though.

    Anybody else have this? I'd be curious to know others opinions.
  17. mpayan

    mpayan Forum Resident

    CD sounds great.
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  18. stenway

    stenway Forum Resident

    FL, USA
    hey! great news, I love that album,
    I don't know if its the picture, but that are not exactly the same colors of the cd artwork :/
  19. NightHider

    NightHider Well-Known Member

    Oak Creek Canyon
    Saw The Wallflowers open for Buckingham/McVie recently. A great, but short set and the current band really delivered on the hits!!

    Any new opinions on how this vinyl release rates against the original CD? Thanks!!
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2017
  20. geddy402

    geddy402 Forum Resident

    On sale on Amazon right now, $19. Thinking about picking it up...

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