It's been a long road for Intervention Records, the audiophile label dedicated to all-analog vinyl and high-quality SACD reissues of classic titles. After taking a break from new releases, the label has returned.
The IR team is back with vinyl re-pressings of some of their flawless reissues. These include Gene Clark's White Light, Everclear's Sparkle and Fade, and The Flying Burrito Bros.' Gilded Palace of Sin and Burrito Deluxe. Each features all-analog mastering (except for the Everclear title, sourced from un-compressed hi-res digital.) The audio work has been undertaken by Kevin Gray at CoHEARent Audio, with the music pressed on special Ultra-Quiet 180-gram vinyl at RTI. Not to mention meticulously restored artwork and beautiful, Stoughton-printed sleeves. If you happened to miss out on these the first time around, now's your chance to enjoy some vinyl reissues done right.
And if vinyl isn't your bag, Intervention has also announced a hybrid SACD pressing of The Flying Burrito Bros.' Burrito Deluxe - one of the true classics of country-rock - due February 14.
The SACD has been mastered direct to DSD from the best tape sources available - a 1/2" safety copy of the original stereo master tape that Team IR promises in their press release is "phenomenal sounding." The label's new remastering work preserves all the frequency range of the master tape, restoring the bottom end that was often chopped off in late-'60s and early-'70s LP pressings.
In addition to the improved audio fidelity, the artwork has been restored by Tom Vadakan and will be housed in a super jewel box. And since it's a hybrid disc, this SACD is compatible with any standard CD players (though to unleash the full audio spectrum beyond CD-quality limitations, an SACD player is needed).
All of Intervention Records' titles are available through the label's online shop, and they're even offering a "Burrito Supreme" bundle of the Flying Burrito Bros. LP reissues. The Burrito Deluxe SACD can be ordered here. Find all the details on that one below!
The Flying Burrito Bros., Burrito Deluxe [Hybrid SACD] (originally released on A&M Records LP AMLS 983, 1970 -- reissued on Intervention Records SACD 707129301512, 2020) (Intervention Records Online Shop)
- Lazy Days
- Image of Me
- High Fashion Queen
- If You Gotta Go
- Man in the Fog
- Farther Along
- Older Guys
- Cody, Cody
- God's Own Singer
- Down in the Churchyard
- Wild Horses