Looking forward to this although with some trepidation as Nitzer Ebb/Mute are notoriously quick in having links to their music removed.
Hi Stevo - I wasn't aware of that. :-/FWIW, The entire run of singles is already finished in beta form (i.e. on my iPod). Of roughly 114 tracks, 9 vinyl transfers require Bruce's exceptional audio restoration skills. I've done about 50% of the artwork (the front covers), and wanted to keep this blog on more of a regular schedule than Recycle or Extra Track. You can see what I've done here.Hopefully this won't be the Recycle project that gets shut down.
Why should it? call me an idealist or naive but if I was a member of any of the bands you've dedicated so much time and effort on, I would be thrilled that someone cared so much so as to present a far better job than the record labels they recorded for could ever manage, cos frankly they don't care about quality, just units shifted. More power to you
A few of those Cover scans seem different to the ones I have, Let your body learn & Machineries of Joy are two that are quite different to me for a start......I would have to check my collection to be sure..............
A lot of the 'cool' 80's/90's bands, the ones with critical acclaim but no real financial success, such as Nitzer Ebb, Cabaret Voltaire, Jim Foetus & Soft Cell etc seem quite aggressive in removing any of their music for download from the net, sure some will get past but the majority don't. Try searching for a Marc & The Mambas download..... Maybe it's a Mute & Some Bizzare thing, after all Stevo & Daniel Miller are cut from the same 'futurist' (ironic lol) cloth. I don't recall seeing a lot of Mute era Moby for download either come to think of it.....
There's discussion afoot about ways to share the music without posting any sort of direct download.
I've loved the projects so far and look forward to REM...I am sceptical this one will survive due to the points above.Has The Cure, Depeche Mode or Killing Joke been considered as they all have a plethora of great stuff, some of which has never been remastered. Cheers,Rob
We started with New Order was because there was slim chance their Factory output would get the remastering it deserved.Depeche Mode has rather extensively released/remastered their back catalog, so I wouldn't consider doing them, although there are a few mixes that were unique to the American and German markets.The Cure '78-'92 is on the agenda. Despite their deluxe reissues and the Join The Dots box set, there are still tracks released on Fiction which have never appeared on CD - most notably tracks from 12" singles '83-'85.
...and, the artwork from The Cure's singles was always wonderful, and deserves to be preserved.
I was quietly hoping a while back that you might try perhaps Marc & The Mambas/Soft Cell/Marc Almond rarities as Some Bizzare/Stevo have never successfully re-released some of their harder to find tracks, and the artwork from Huw Feather & Val Denham for the Soft Cell/Mambas releases were fantastic. Obviously I think they would probably suffer from the aggressive file removal policy that has been apparent in the past. Which is a shame as there are a lot of out of print tracks from SC (Mutant Moments e.p, fan club flexis, flexipop single etc..) M&TM (All their 12"s & the live Raoul & The Ruined Lp & more flexi's) & MA solo, some of the remastered lp's Stevo let loose a few years back are very shoddy indeed.(P.s as you've probably guessed, but thought I'd better mention it anyway, I'm not THAT Stevo ;-) But he is strange enough to go on a blog & talk about himself in the 3rd person.......)
nitzer ebb/muteYes this one needs to tread lightly The cure stuff a lot of the 12 inch mixes still have not seen the light of day still wondering whyDepeche have released everything on cd and remastered it all except some of the ITunes stuff that was on cd-r/12 inch and 7 inch pic disk only band i wish they would remaster well would be Blancmange even thou theyhave relased remaster they still havent done it right i would stil like to see bands like ministry/revco MLWTTKK lords of acid or even messiah have a recycle done on them
i'm still hoping for KISSING THE PINK since they had fantastic maxi singles with outstanding cover artworks as well - not to mention their second album, 'what noise', which has never (!) been released on cd ever!
to those who were wondering about the difference on the Die Krupps in the uk there was 2 different 12 inches 1 had the cherry color and there was an orange color for the limited edition 12 inch i only seen it once then they released it again last year 2011 version on digital format as for nitzer ebb they always relased all formats CS CD LCD 7'' 12'' L12'' accept for ASIS which was 2 CS and some 2x 12'' 10'' for for i give to you and ascend hope this clears up any confusion
Mute and Some Bizarre keep close tabs on there artists mute/EMISome Bizzare/Universal Music god know what other labelsi know Joe Foetus has personally requested some blogs to remove his music As for moby most of later catalog is mute so that falls in to the main topic his harder edged stuff on Instinct is so out of print and rare and i dont think a lot want to bother with it
Thanks for doing this! I never get tired of this band so it would be great to have something other than crappy mp3s ripped from vinyl. If you make Dead Or Alive your next project my life will be complete.
Looking forward to the NE redo. Have loved the New Order and The Smiths recycles so far - just amazing. Thanks Jed.
I was/am a big fan of what you've done so far with NO/JD & The Smiths. I keep checking back here & R.E.M. regularly and can't wait for you to begin posting your output!Perhaps soon.....?Keep up the great work
nep ... i'm blown away. hope this project get [and stay] alive!the work you've done on the NO singles is excellent, massive thanks!i'm not really sure if the companies loosing dollars...as the singles are mostly OOP and noone would repress them [at least no NEP singles...hmmm .. the body of works compilation]...hope this all works out well, and otherwise its a fine promotion, or not :-) ?
wondering if this is still gonna happen....?waiting patiently!