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The Sundays - Reading, Writing And Arithmetic Album FLAC

  • Performer: The Sundays
  • Album: Reading, Writing And Arithmetic
  • Label: DGC
  • Catalog #: 9 24277-2
  • MP3: 1238 mb | FLAC: 2861 mb
  • Released: 1990
  • Country: US
  • Style: Alternative Rock, Indie Rock
  • Rating: 4.5/5
  • Votes: 535
  • Category: Rock
The Sundays - Reading, Writing And Arithmetic Album FLAC

Tracklist

1Hideous Towns3:46
2You're Not The Only One I Know3:50
3I Won4:23
4Here's Where The Story Ends3:54
5Skin & Bones4:16
6A Certain Someone4:25
7Joy4:10
8I Kicked A Boy2:16
9My Finest Hour3:59
10Can't Be Sure3:22

Versions

CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
Rough 148The Sundays Reading, Writing And Arithmetic ‎(LP, Album)Rough TradeRough 148UK1990
DGC 24277The Sundays Reading, Writing And Arithmetic ‎(LP, Album, Promo)DGCDGC 24277US1990
ROUGH 148Pa, L 30221The Sundays Reading, Writing And Arithmetic ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, Pic)Rough Trade, Festival RecordsROUGH 148Pa, L 30221Australia & New Zealand1990
VICP-19The Sundays Reading, Writing And Arithmetic ‎(CD, Album)Rough TradeVICP-19Japan1990
9 24277-2The Sundays Reading, Writing And Arithmetic ‎(CD, Album)DGC, Rough Trade9 24277-2US1990

Credits

  • ArtworkThe Sundays
  • BassPaul Brindley
  • Composed By, Words ByDavid Gavurin, Harriet Wheeler
  • DrumsPatch Hannan
  • EngineerAlan Moulder, Gail Lambourne
  • GuitarDavid Gavurin
  • Mastered ByStephen Marcussen
  • ProducerRay Shulman, The Sundays
  • TambourineLindsay Jamieson
  • VoiceHarriet Wheeler
  • BassPaul Brindley
  • DrumsPatrick Hannan
  • EngineerAlan Moulder, Gail Lambourne
  • GuitarDavid Gavurin
  • ProducerRay Shulman, The Sundays
  • VoiceHarriet Wheeler
  • Words By, Music ByGavurin, Wheeler

Barcodes

  • Barcode: 8 51636 00506 4
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): B0028142-01-ARE1 ⓦ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): B0028142-01-BRE1 ⓦ
  • Barcode: 0 7599 24277 2 2

Companies

  • Record Company – Columbia House – D2-24277
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – UMG Recordings, Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – UMG Recordings, Inc.
  • Manufactured By – Universal Music Enterprises

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About Reading, Writing and Arithmetic. Released January 15, 1990. Labels Rough Trade Records. The Sundays - Hideous Towns. Reading, Writing And Arithmetic CD, Album. The Sundays - Can't Be Sure. Reading, Writing & Arithmetic. It's not just her ability as a singer, or even her voice, itself. Singer Harriet Wheeler and guitarist David Gavurin f read more. Formed in 1988, and lasting until 1997Reading Writing and Arithmetic is almost a work of Art itself. I Won 4:23. The Sundays - You're Not The Only One I Know. I just love the jingle jangle sound of The Sundays. The Sundays - Here's Where The Story Ends. The album's title is a reference to the band's hometown, Reading, Berkshire. The lovely Harriet Wheeler is unmistakably the center of the band, but she's more than a pretty face almost twenty-five years after the release of Reading, Writing, And Arithmetic, her singing remains nearly unrivaled amongst indie rock bands. Pop Rock. Формируйте собственную коллекцию записей The Sundays. The girl with the thorn in her side. Rock , 1990. Their level of commercial success was almost unprecedented by an indie act when their first album 'Reading Writing and Arithmetic' Rough Trade, 1989 debuted in the British cListen free to The Sundays Reading Writing And Arithmetic Skin & Bones, Here's Where the Story Ends and more. The Sundays were an influential British indie group of the late 1980s and 1990s, formed in 1988 and hailing from London, United Kingdom. Band Name The Sundays. Can't Be Sure 3:22. The Sundays - Here's Where The Story Ends. Here's Where the Story Ends 3:54. DGC, Rough Trade. Listen free to The Sundays Reading, Writing and Arithmetic Skin. Your Rating. Type Album. Skin & Bones Lyrics. Hideous Towns 3:46. The Sundays - Can't Be Sure. RTDCD 133. Beautiful dream pop album from Reading, UK. Its distance from the cynicism and detachment of modern independent music make Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic an album that's immediately charming in its honesty and appreciation of simple beauty. Released date April 1990. This album of terrific music was originally pressed by Rough Trade Records in 1990 before they went bankrupt circa 1991. The Smiths were stablemates of The Sundays, and it is still hard to believe, that with so many record sales Rough Trade went belly up. Reading, Writing and Arithmetic Tracklist. The Sundays are a conspicuous exception to that rule. Most songs begin with a strongly held premise or assertion, often stinging, bitter or even passive aggressive toward her male antagonist. It was released in 1990 on Rough Trade Records in the United Kingdom, and on DGC Records in the United States. The Sundays. The Sundays - I Won. Sample this album Artist Sample. The lovely Harriet Wheeler is unmistakably the center of the band, but she's more than a pretty face almost twenty-five years after the release of Reading, Writing, And Arithmetic, her singing remains nearly unrivaled amongst indie rock bands. Reading Writing and Arithmetic. All songs written by David Gavurin and Harriet Wheeler. This beautiful collection of songs takes The Smiths as its most palpable musical and lyrical antecedent, despite seemingly limiting itself to heteronormative relationships. Its distance from the cynicism and detachment of modern independent music make Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic an album that's immediately charming in its honesty and appreciation of simple beauty. Reading, Writing and Arithmetic. Here's Where the Story Ends 3:54. Here's Where the Story Ends. It's not just her ability as a singer, or even her voice, itself. Listen free to The Sundays Reading Writing And Arithmetic Skin. Skin & Bones 4:16. 10 tracks 38:21. The Sundays - You're Not The Only One I Know. Here's Where The Story Ends 4:11 3. Can't Be Sure 3:22. Skin and Bones. Album Name Reading, Writing and Arithmetic. The Sundays - Skin & Bones. Skin & Bones 0:00 2. Their level of commercial success was almost unprecedented by an indie act when their first album 'Reading Writing and Arithmetic' Rough Trade, 1989 debuted in the British c read more. Album 1990 10 Songs. Exclusive discount for Prime members. Alternative , Writing and Arithmetic. Продать эту версию. Here's Where The Story Ends 4:11 3. 50 видео Воспроизвести все Take It Easy , Writing and Arithmetic is the debut studio album by English alternative rock band The Sundays. 50 видео Воспроизвести все Микс The , Writing and Arithmetic is the debut studio album by English alternative rock band The Sundays. The album's title is a reference to the band's hometown, Reading, Berkshire. Their level of commercial success was almost unprecedented by an indie act when their first album 'Reading Writing and Arithmetic' Rough Trade, 1989 debuted in the British c read more. Their level of commercial success was almost unprecedented by an indie act when their first album 'Reading Writing and Arithmetic' Rough Trade, 1989 debuted in the British cListen free to The Sundays Reading, Writing and Arithmetic Skin & Bones, Here's Where the Story Ends and more. Songs in album The Sundays - Reading, Writing And Arithmetic 1990

Shakagul
Do a hard pass on this and absolutely DO NOT pay what people are asking here. I cannot imagine that every single copy of this doesn't sound like complete trash. What a damn bummer.
Ishnjurus
My excitement about snagging one of these on RSD just went from a 10 down to a 2. Here's the rundown on what's wrong with mine: Terrible distorted "sizzling" hi-hats on songs Side 1, songs 4 & 5 and Side 2, songs 1, 2, & 5.... Side 1 runout does not stop, so the needle will travel onto label and could ruin the stylus if you don't catch it in time.... Bubbled up label on Side 2 (lifts center of record up unnaturally). How could they f--- this up so bad? The sound is actually pretty good in most other aspects (Harriet's voice sounds consistently lovely), and some songs (like "Here's Where The Story Ends") are perfect. The vinyl is really quiet. But whatever happened to the mix that blew out the hi-hats to such a degree is mystifying. I'm sure sound engineers out there might have an idea what went wrong. I'm going to try emailing the company as oglja33 suggested, and ask for a replacement. So tragic an outcome for such an album that is so perfect musically.
Foginn
Thurs. 3rd May 2018My complaint sent to both addresses of Jim Worthen of Seattle-based Fugitive Recordings have gone unanswered, so far. Have you experienced the same?I’m calling on all of you who have spent your hard earned money to keep hammering this label rep with your messages — DAILY. Demand his attention and proper response; don’t give up!Sure, I could just sell my once played cp. at a markdown and be done with this meds, but that would be wrong, in my book. I’d be knowingly dumping a bum product onto the next guy or gal, not cool at all.No, gonna stay the course, not gonna let another big business get away with crassness at our expense. You with me on this?
Gandree
How infuriating it would be to discover we (as purchasers of this release) were just lab rats for this initial run so they can iron out the kinks for the mass release based on our complaints. They get our money and free qc.
Zehaffy
Wednesday evening P.S.T. 2nd May 2018:May I be so bold as to warn browsers of this reissue:Stop!!! Do Not Buy This Fugitive Recordings Product. Repeat - Do Not Buy Patronize This Label.It Is An Egregiously Defective Product (mastering-wise, not necessarily related to the pressing aspect.)Wait Until Fugitive Recordings Does The Remastering All Over (a long shot, admittedly).Wait Until They Press Corrected Discs For The Public.Until Then, Do Not Buy This Label's Product, Regardless Of Price Or Scarcity.
Zeks Horde
Extremely disappointing. My own fault, I read the reviews of last year's Sundays RSD release. It couldn't be that bad could it?, and not for a second year. In a row? Yes it is. Not exactly unlistenable, but an infuriating one for sure.
Thordigda
To those who are disappointed with the awful Sundays debut RSD re-issue, please send an email to: [email protected] to let them know about this issue. The agent I spoke with said this would alert them to the poor quality of the pressing, but who knows if anything will come of it.
Bys
Please keep us in the loop! This was *THE* album I wanted from RSD and I'm so disappointed. The needle jumping out of the groove at the end of the record REALLY pisses me off. I think I'm done with future Record Store Days unfortunately.
Whitegrove
Received this and I forwarded: "We apologize for the condition or your LP. I have provided the label contact email below, and they will be able to further assist you with your [email protected]"
Painshade
Wednesday afternoon PST 2nd May 2018:I, too, e-mailed UMg customer support last night. “Customer Service Analyst” Brandie Hutchinson replied this morning, saying to take it up with Jim @ the [email protected] address. She later provided a second address, [email protected], to which I re-sent my complaint. I’ve yet to receive a response.Meanwhile, all who have experienced similar problems with this reissue ought to spread the word: Do Not Buy This Fugitive Recordings Product. It Is A Waste Of Your Money.
Anen
Done. Will report if anything comes from this action. .
FLIDER
My copy sounds terrible at any volume. I have the "Can't Be Sure" 12" (Rough Trade 1989) and there is no comparison- it's warm, clear and spacious. And the art for the re-issue looks just about as bad as the album sounds. So disappointing.
Fog
Yep. The last two tracks of side one are distorted. Also track one and five on side two is more of the same. It makes me sad since some of the tracks sound fantastic, e.g, "My Finest Hour". This RSD release is a real disappointment.
superstar
I'm ok with the sound of this (although I'm not very familiar with the album outside Here's Where the Story Ends), but side one does NOT stop the needle at the end. It just blasts on by and scrapes across the label, so WATCH OUT.
Whatever
microserfing I'm ok with the sound of this (although I'm not very familiar with the album outside Here's Where the Story Ends), but side one does NOT stop the needle at the end. It just blasts on by and scrapes across the label, so WATCH OUT. Mine does exactly the same thing... UNACCEPTABLE.
Jeyn
Omg I JUST heard the hi-hats on side 2. I take it back, this is kind of a disaster.
Elildelm
If there were a bad pressing to be had, I would have got it! This record sounds great & I totally recommend. On 180 gram, black vinyl and quiet playback. Sleeve is nothing special, similar to a Plain Records release. Get this!
Era
My copy sounds like garbage, as well. Any chance of a repress if enough people complain?
Owomed
I have to say, the first 2 Sundays vinyl reissues disappointed but my copy is surprisingly strong. I gave it a nice clean on the VPI 16.5 before playing. Very minimal surface noise - only a little between tracks. But the record has a really clean and deep sound. The guitar work really comes to life. I would never call this an audiophile release but I am pretty satisfied for the $26 I paid for it on RSD.
Burirus
Wow. I A/B'd this with the Picture disc version I have released in 1990. Side one, track 4 "I Won". The hi-hats on the RSD Reissue sound awful! So distorted! Awful!
Shazel
Terrible sibilants. Even worse than the Blind release they did last RSD.
Goodman
I posted this version on Discogs and can claim the same sibilance can be heard on the last two tracks of side one. This could be another example of pressing a digital CD onto vinyl; I would welcome any word contesting this.
Thozius
When, if ever, is this band’s catalogue going to get the remastering love it deserves. ALL these RSD reissues are varying degrees of disasters.
Daizil
Mine sounds surprisingly really good. Very happy with it.
JoldGold
I’ll check the runout grove. I’m playing it on a VPI Scout TT, with a Goldring Eroica cart through B&W 685 S2s speakers that are powered by a Rotel RA-1570 amp.
Grarana
what is written in the runout grooves of your copy? wonder if it’s from a different master. what are you playing it on?
Dancing Lion
Any one else notice that side 2 sounds bad? Like the high hats and cymbals sound distorted...
Domarivip
3 RSD Releases, all sounds like shit. Good job labels. Youre welcome for the money... Will we ever see an actual good pressing of The Sundays?
Bladebringer
Mine is horrible as well. It actually starts on the last two tracks on side 1 and continues onto side 2. It's awesome.
Hucama
Yeah, I noticed the hi hats, too. Thought it was my stylus going, but the highs in the vocals and guitars are clear. Just the hats sound like a distorted 808.
White gold
I am the owner of this release who submitted this RSD version onto Discogs. Yes, I also noticed some hi-hat artifacts: side one has sibilance on two of the tracks. I am thinking this was a CD mastering onto vinyl, but would like to hear any news to the contrary..
Marad
This was literally the main record I wanted to find for RSD. Went to 3 locations to to find it, only to have it sound awful. Now that I listen again, even side 1 is bad in certain parts...
Cezel
Side 1 sounds awesome but something's definitely up w/ the high hats compared with other recordings I've heard. They sound like 808 claps in parts on side 2 :(
Magis
can anyone confirm that this pressing is EXTREMELY sibilant? on every song, the hi-hat sounds like pure static on the right channel. side 2, track one, after the four drumstick clicks is especially bad. maybe my copy is bad? if that's the case, i'd like to find a way to replace this one.
Modifyn
Replying to my own post after receiving an original pressing :I find the original, ironically is mastered about 4 decibels higher than the reissue. Despite that, and that sibilants are present, their character is much more benign, less harsh and more separated from the music, which does have greater depth and organic character. The music sounds richer and the sibilant problem is easy to overlook. Much more similar to my CD version, which is kind of interesting. This nineties record is more expensive and has more surface noise, but still worthwhile. As to why I didn’t find it so objectionable to begin with is probably because my new tube preamp makes me less critical of flaws than my previous solid state.
Bolanim
To those who are disappointed with the awful Sundays debut RSD re-issue, please send an email to: [email protected] to let them know about this issue. The agent I spoke with said this would alert them to the poor quality of the pressing, but who knows if anything will come of it. I already received a response telling me they are going to test the remaining product in their inventory. Since this was limited to 3000 copies I'm wondering what remaining product there is?
The Sinners from Mitar
YES. On my first listen right now and I thought side 1 sounded great and assumed you were exaggerating. Until I got to side 2. But you are right - soon as the four drum stick clicks are done super distorted hi hats come in loudly :(
Zolorn
i just returned mine. it is just totally unlistenable. probably the worst i’ve ever heard. i’ve never returned a record before.
Lonesome Orange Kid
Hideous Towns, Hideous Hi Hats. I think this whole pressing is like this. Shame on you, Fugitive Recordings.
Xal
i think they QCed this on a crosley cruiser with a broken speaker.
Maximilianishe
Just listened. This sounds exactly the same as my copy.
Livina
Side B is horrible. Did no one QA this album? Holy [email protected], after the second song, I'm just going to stop listening to this.
Gold Crown
It’s not really a sibilants issue for me, comparing directly through my Bat Rex preamp, Arye QB-9 Dac, or Boulder 1008 for phono. Glad I compared, as my phono tone was too high, speed too fast. Now corrected. To me my ripped CD sounds a tad warmer, also there some digital edginess in the upper frequencies that I hear through the record / phono, that could mess with a high hat. “ Your The Only One was most obvious loss of warmth. For some reason I didn’t rip the first track. In my system the record is not actually sibilant, those sound reasonably clean. But my digital copy sounds somewhat better/ smoother at high volume, but it’s not a bad reissue. I’m now going to have to track down an original though.
Rrd
Mine is horrible. Same here. High hats sound completely distorted. Definitely not my turntable either...
Kagrel
here’s what mine sounds like:https://soundcloud.com/lamousamos/sundaysclip(additional words so i can post this)
Bulace
Yes. I noticed this at the beginning of “Hideous Towns”.
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