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There are 4 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Instrumental Smile on vinyl
           From: Jens Koch 
      2. Re: Duophony
           From: Joe Nelson 
      3. Anders & Poncia
           From: Kingsley Abbott 
      4. S'pop NY Gathering / Mort Garson
           From: Claire Francis 

Message: 1 Date: Sun, 14 Nov 2004 13:56:43 +0100 From: Jens Koch Subject: Instrumental Smile on vinyl Smile on vinyl was released on November 5, as previously reported, and, it was in the mail yesterday!!! Let me say right away that I hope the instrumental versions of all the tracks will be made available on a release of its own, not just the four bonus tracks that comes with this double ... it really makes a difference to hear the tunes without vocals, an instrumental suite if you like ... although vocals are heard with some of the doo-wop'ing of "Heroes and Villains" ... I know some will consider an additional release a rip-off, but I would suggest that anyone harbouring such thoughts re-think !!! Does it make a difference to hear Smile on vinyl? Yes, I think so. But I would say that having forked out an additional l2,99 for the LPs ... I think the sound is fuller, but I guess it'll be a while with repeated listenings before I'll give a final verdict... There are no extra bonuses involved. The lyric sheet and the thank yous page are reproduced, but Leaf's notes have been left out (unless the customs officers nicked them). Would I recommend that you buy the vinyl if you already have the cd? Absolutely yes !!! Jens -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Sun, 14 Nov 2004 07:34:44 -0500 From: Joe Nelson Subject: Re: Duophony Steve Harvey: > What exactly was Duophonic Stereo? Is this a way of creating fake > stereo by blocking some of the mono signals on either side. Block > the drums on the left and the guitar on the right and therefore > create a poor illusion of stereo? Any experts? Duophonic processing started with the most common means of faking stereo - slashing the lows from one channel and the highs from the other - and then further distorted the signal by delaying one of the channels by three tenths of a second. It's a major PIA to undo - even with a computer if you lined up the tracks properly there's a slight phase shift in any place your turntable was even slightly unstable (since now any change in speed now occurs in different places in the performance). Joe Nelson -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Sun, 14 Nov 2004 11:32:38 -0000 From: Kingsley Abbott Subject: Anders & Poncia Martin from Denmark was asking about Anders and Poncia: The Mynd Excursions CD (Sequel NEXCD 237) was subtitled A Journey Through the Vaults of Buddah/Kama Sutra, and had tracks from Vacels, Boys, Tradewinds, Innocence (NB spelling), Good Times, Mulberry Fruit Band, Pete Anders, Bobby Bloom, Don Ciccone, Brooklyn Bridge, Pendulum, Jaggerz, Myddle class, Chiffons, Steve Martin and Puss'n' Boots - so A&P were represented but were not the whole story by any means, though Pete Anders' Sunrise Highway was a good later piece of work. It was a fine CD collection that was deleted circa 1995/6. The second and third Tradewinds singles would certainly not disappoint - The Girl From Greenwich Village continues the New York's a Lonely Town sound and style, and has a strong upbeat flip with There's A Rock & Roll Show In Town. the third single Summertime Girl is slower, but strong in its own right, withanother slower flip. Well worth seeking out. Girl from GV and summertime girl appeared on Volume 4 of The Red Bird Sound - Dressed In Black - Diamond GEMCD 025 (1998) along with many other tasty RB rarities. Kingsley -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Sun, 14 Nov 2004 10:15:37 EST From: Claire Francis Subject: S'pop NY Gathering / Mort Garson Hi Gang, Al don't read this!!! Just a thought. Regarding the S'pop get together - On February 5th, Al Kooper will be performing at Joe's Pub at 425 Lafayette Street which is connected to the Public Theatre. It's Al's 29th birthday as well! Wouldn't it be a swell idea if we could meet at Joe's Pub earlier for a few hours or in one of the rooms in that building and then after the S'pop get together, be there to celebrate Al's birthday. I would be willing to make the phone calls and try and put it together because my daughter Dawn ( http://www.thepresshouse.com ) always has her clients performing there and she knows the management. Maybe between her schmoozing and my schmoozing we can get a room, studio, etc. in the building before the show for a few hours, and then bring lots of presents for Al and celebrate his birthday and be there for his show. Event planning runs in my family!!! Let me know if you want me to work on this and what is actually needed for an S'pop get together, how many people want to come, what time, how long, etc. Maybe we can even get Dawn to do some publicity for it all and Kiva my other daught ( http://www.upfrontphotography.com ) to take some pictures. Kiva and Dawn specialize in the music business, check out there web sites, you'll flip!! If you want to use my house, I have to know EARLY. I am twenty minutes from the city by car, and there is a parking garage next to Joe's pub. Also, the pub holds 150 people so if we do this, we have to book early. Anyone in the mood for a big S'pop event? Yeh Baby!! Love and Light Claire Francis P.S. It was really great to see my old friend Mort Garson's name mentioned in regards to the Kane Triplets "Spanish Boy". Mort and I go back a long way. I worked with him in the 60's and in the 70's as his assistant, sometime agent, keeping things together for him, but most of all family friend. I was there daily when he was building his Moog studio. The funny thing about that was that even before I met Mort, I used to open every gig in the Catskills in Norman's my hubby's band singing "Our Day Will Come" never knowing who wrote the song. Seeing his name on the S'pop board has given me a good reason to try and locate him again. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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