In case you hadn’t noticed, My Bloody Valentine have been in the news recently.
Between Kevin Shields, leader of the legendary Irish group, accusing Sony of hiding master tapes from him and speculating endlessly about the prospect of a new My Bloody Valentine album – two decades on from the last one – there’s the small matter of a series of reissues. Both Isn’t Anything and the group’s seminal last album Loveless have both been remastered by Shields, and will be released this month, the latter as a double-disc version that features both the remastered version of the original, and a second past (but never released) remastering job from the original 1/2-inch analogue tapes.
Today, The Guardian are streaming both versions of the re-issue. The question is, can you tell the difference? You can stream both re-mastered versions here.