The last few months have been so busy with new projects and new releases that missed doing an update for October and now I don’t even know where to start for this update but here goes…
I did a lengthly interview with Andy McNamara of WCZR Code Zero Radio and you can watch it on YouTube HERE.
One of my favorite projects in recent times was officially released on October 20th. The band Dusk from Appleton, WI released their second album ‘Glass Pastures’ via Don Giovanni Records. It’s streaming everywhere and you can purchase it digitally or on vinyl via Bandcamp HERE
The Replacements ‘Tim: Let It Bleed Edition’ is still getting some great reviews and is nearly sold out so if you were hoping to get a physical copy of it, I wouldn’t wait a minute longer as they are expected to be fully sold out by the end of the holiday season. Pitchfork is calling it “The Best Reissue of 2023” and recently released a podcast discussing it HERE.
I had the distinct honor of remastering the two Jellyfish albums ‘Bellybutton‘ and ‘Spilt Milk’ which are now available to stream on your streaming service of choice in 24-bit/96k high-resolution. Reviews of the new remaster have been favorable as discussed in THIS thread. That said, I was not involved with the new vinyl reissues of these albums, just the new digital streaming master.
New Kids on the Block recently reissued an expanded edition of their 2008 album ‘The Block’. This new version titled ‘The Block Revisited’ features a remastered version of the original album, plus some previously unreleased bonus tracks, and remixes from top artists such as Joshua, Dk & Dino Of Seventeen, Phantogram, and more. The entire set was fully remastered here and available on CD, vinyl, and in high-resolution on your streaming service of choice.
Comedian Charlie Berens and musician Adam Greuel teamed up to make another hilarious album titled ‘Dive Bar Dinner’ which was mastered here. You can get it on CD, vinyl, and it’s streaming everywhere now. You can order a copy HERE
Back in early September I received a call to remaster the legendary underground Midwest punk compilation ‘Big Hits of Mid-America Volume Three’ which was originally released by Twin/Tone Records in 1979. It was reissued again in 1980 to replace the Yipes song due to licensing reasons after Yipes signed to a major label. This new version features both the Yipes song and the The New Psychenauts song that replaced it so for the first time ever, you can get all 23 songs in one place, and the vinyl sounds better than ever after being fully remastered here from a digitization of the original analog tape, and amazing sounding lacquer cuts from Jeff Powell at Take Out Vinyl in Memphis. Supplies are limited but you can still order a copy of the new pressing from BackGroove Records/Mill City Sound HERE. At some point the new master may be updated on the streaming services but for now, vinyl is the place to hear it.
Luther Dickinson released a special album via New West Records called ‘Magic Music For Family Folk’ that was mixed by Jeff Powell and mastered here. It’s a family friendly album and features vocals from Luther’s kids, wife, as well as Allison Russell, Yola, Lillie Mae, Sharde Thomas, and Sharisse Norman. It’s streaming everywhere and avaiblle on vinyl HERE.
I also remastered albums from Hanson (Middle of Nowhere & Snowed In), Limp Bizkit (Chocolate Starfish & the Hot Dog Flavored Water), Andrew W.K. (The Wolf), Saves The Day (In Reverie), and Godsmack (Godsmack) which are all available to order or pre-order on vinyl over at uDiscover Music.
It’s hard to know if/when the digital versions will be updated on streaming. Sometimes they are, sometimes they aren’t.
Speaking of ones that aren’t updated on streaming, I had the honor of remastering “When The World Comes Down” by All-American Rejects for the vinyl-only reissue which you can still purchase from Dark Operative HERE.
Lastly, Red Rockers remixed their debut album “Condition Red” and asked me to remaster it along with some bonus tracks. It’s the first vinyl reissue since the original release in 1981. The vinyl came out via Sundazed Music but sold out quickly. You may be able to find a copy at your local record store, and the new version is streaming in high-resolution for the first time ever.