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Isolation Drills [ReIssue, Remastered]

Guided By Voices

Reissued: 09/17/2021
Released: 04/10/2001
Format: 2LP
Label: TVT Records
Catalog #: TVTLP21631
Country: U.S.A.
Discs: 2
# Tracks: 16
Gatefold Cover:Yes
Front Cover
Gatefold Jacket And Records
Pressing Details
Vinyl Color # Pressed
Sea Blue 500  (Limited Edition Available At Rockathon Records)
Working Titles
"North Morning Silver Trip","Freak Anthem","Broadcaster House"
2021 Reissue information: 20th Anniversary Remastered Edition On Double LP!

Originally released in 2001, Isolation Drills is the twelfth album by Dayton, Ohio indie rock group Guided by Voices. It was their second and final LP released under TVT Records and their second to feature producer in Rob Schnapf. The album notably features instrumental contributions from Elliott Smith and David Sulzer. This special 20th Anniversary Edition has been remastered and it is included on double gatefold vinyl for the first time. The packaging will mirror the original foldout design from the limited CD digipak.

2021 Reissue Information from GBV email: 20th anniversary Isolation Drills vinyl (2 LP)

Over 47 minutes, Isolation Drills is now spread out on two records for louder and higher fidelity. Vinyl re-mastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound. Bob listened to test pressings and reports: "It sounds fantastic."

Deluxe 5-panel gatefold sleeve recreated from the original 2001 CD packaging, by original designer Ben Wheelock. Limited edition (500 copies) of sea blue vinyl available only at Rockathon.

Black vinyl will be available in stores worldwide on September 17 on TVT / Orchard.

Outtakes: Originally planned for the album but not recorded include "Tight Globes" (originally released on Robert Pollard & Doug Gillard's Speak Kindly Of Your Volunteer Fire Department), "Raphael" (originally released on Suitcase)
Isolation Drills (Disc 1)
Side A
1.   Fair Touching 3:07
2.   Skills Like This 2:47
3.   Chasing Heather Crazy 2:53
4.   Frostman 0:55
5.   Twilight Campfighter 3:07
Side B
1.   Sister I Need Wine 1:40
2.   Want One? 1:48
3.   The Enemy 4:53
4.   Unspirited 2:25
Total Length: 23:35
Isolation Drills (Disc 2)
Side A
1.   Glad Girls 3:49
2.   Run Wild 3:48
3.   Pivotal Film 3:10
Side B
1.   How's My Drinking? 2:38
2.   The Brides Have Hit Glass 2:51
3.   Fine To See You 3:16
4.   Privately 4:05
Total Length: 23:37
Other Formats
Label - Catalog [Format] (Country) # Tracks
P-Vine/Blues Interactions - PCD-24080 [CD] (Japan) 17
Sum Records - 6676-2 [CD] (Brazil) 16
The Orchard - [Digital] (U.S.A.) 16
TVT Records - TVT 2160-1 [LP] (U.S.A.) 16
TVT Records - TVT 2160-1 [LP, Reissue] (U.S.A.) 16
TVT Records - TVT 2160-2 [CD] (Germany) 16
TVT Records - TVT 2160-2 [CD] (Germany) 16
TVT Records - TVT 2160-2 [CD] (U.S.A.) 16

Album Credits
Role Name
Art Design Benjamin Wheelock
Photography Clay Patrick McBride
Role Name
Bass Guitar Tim Tobias
Drums And Percussion Jim Macpherson
Guitar Doug Gillard
Guitar Nate Farley
Vocals Robert Pollard
Role Name
Assistant Engineer Greg Di Gesu
Assistant Engineer Joe Hogan
Engineer Doug Boehm
Guitar Tech Brian Hual
Mastering Don Tyler
Mixing Doug Boehm
Mixing Rob Schnapf
Mixing Assistant Julian Joyce
Producer Rob Schnapf
Role Name
Mastering Location Precision Mastering - Los Angeles, CA
Mixing Location Greene Street Recording - New York, NY
Recording Location Loho Studios - New York, NY
Role Name
String Arrangement Dave Soldier
Role Name
Publisher Needmore Songs
Songwriter Robert Pollard
Role Name
A&R Adam Shore
Alcohol Management Jack Shit
Booking - European Russell Warby
Booking - North American Jim Romeo
Business Management Eric Weiss
Legal Richard Grabel
Legal Ted Harris
Management David Newgarden
Tour Management Andy Harris