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Spectropop V#0017

  • From: The Spectropop Group
  • Date: 11/18/97

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           Volume #0017                                 11/19/97
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               "This incomparable version speaks for itself!"
                      Neil MacArthur - She's Not There
    
    
    
    
    Subject:     Re: Zombies box
    Sent:        11/18/97 3:17 AM
    Received:    11/18/97 7:58 AM
    From:        Alec Palao, paXXX@XXXXXX.com
    To:          Spectropop List, spectroXXX@XXXXXXies.com
    
    >From:        John Barone, beachbXXX@XXXXXXmail.com
    >To:          Spectropop List, spectroXXX@XXXXXXies.com
    >
    >I have been hearing that there was going to be a
    >Zombies boxed set for awhile now, being a huge Colin
    >Blunstone fan I have a great interest in it. I was
    >wondering if this is an all inclusive set? The
    >Complete Works? Are there stereo album versions of
    >the singles in addition to the mono 45 versions? Any
    >and all info on the set will be appreciated.
    
    Hello
    
    I'm the guilty party in the compilation of this much-rumoured Zombies box 
    (which will finally be out at the beginning of December). Yes, it is the 
    full monty on the Zoms, with over an hour of unissued material, but I 
    have included only mono versions of the singles, because many of those 
    have additional overdubs (and have not been available in some cases since 
    they were first issued), and most fans have the various stereo remixes on 
    previous CDs anyway. For more details, tracklisting etc, check out the 
    Ace Records website: www.acerecords.co.uk.
    
    Hope you all like it!!
    
    All the best
    
    ALEC
    
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    Subject:     Zombies box
    Sent:        11/18/97 2:25 AM
    Received:    11/18/97 3:16 AM
    From:        Mark Easter, MCE1XXX@XXXXXXm
    To:          spectroXXX@XXXXXXeocities.com
    
    In a message dated 97-11-17 11:16:09 EST, John Barone writes:
    
    << I have been hearing that there was going to be a
     Zombies boxed set for awhile now, being a huge Colin
     Blunstone fan I have a great interest in it. I was
     wondering if this is an all inclusive set? The
     Complete Works? Are there stereo album versions of
     the singles in addition to the mono 45 versions? Any
     and all info on the set will be appreciated.
     
     JohnBarone >>
    
    Point your browser this way for info on that very subject:
    
    http://members.aol.com/bocad/zombox.htm
    
    
    Enjoy... it's now out in early to mid-December, BTW.
    
    Mark
    
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    Subject:     another spector clone
    Sent:        11/18/97 1:32 AM
    Received:    11/18/97 2:57 AM
    From:        dave prokopy, prokXXX@XXXXXX.net
    To:          Spectropop List, spectroXXX@XXXXXXies.com
    
    forgot about this one until after i posted that last message - "say 
    goodbye to hollywood" by billy joel.  near-clone of "be my baby," right 
    from the opening drums to the "whoo-oh-oh-oh-oh"s.
    
    also, i think john lennon did a good job approximating spector's clunky 
    (and chunky) seventies sound on the tracks he (lennon) produced for the 
    _rock and roll_ album.  it's hard to tell which tracks lennon did and 
    which spector did a few years earlier.
    
    
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    Subject:     Honeys
    Sent:        11/18/97 1:59 AM
    Received:    11/18/97 2:57 AM
    From:        Mike Bartolowits, mbartolowXXX@XXXXXX.com
    To:          Spectropop  List, spectroXXX@XXXXXXies.com
    
      Just got in the Honeys compilation and there is a great song that 
    sounds  Spectorish and is full of harmony. "Do Ya" has just blown me 
    away.  Love  Brian's ending falsetto!
    Anyone else find it to be a gem?
    
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    Subject:     how'd they do that?
    Sent:        11/17/97 9:11 PM
    Received:    11/18/97 3:40 AM
    From:        Jack Madani, Jack_MadXXX@XXXXXX2.nj.us
    To:          Spectropop  List, spectroXXX@XXXXXXies.com
    
    Spectropop List,spectroXXX@XXXXXXies.com,Internet writes:
    >apparently, to re-create the "wall of sound," they double-tracked 
    >the ENTIRE instrumental track.  it works really well, too.  (and it's a 
    >great album, to boot.)
    
    I am very timidly testing the waters of MIDI (my PC has this thing by 
    Voyetra called an "orchestrator," it's not a proper sequencer but at 
    least I can record MIDI tracks, if not edit them), and one of the things 
    I've tried, a la Phil and Brian, is doubling up on instruments:  two 
    basses, three keyboards (concert grand, out of tune, and harpsichord), 
    glockenspiel, church bells.  It truly does lend a "fat" sound to the mix. 
     It's fun to try.
    
    BTW, could someone who knows more about this stuff perhaps drop me a line 
    off-list about their impressions regarding a good yet cheap MIDI 
    sequencer program?
    
    Finally, Jamie and I have had long discussions about this whole 
    faux-spector business; let me get home tonight and put together a big ol' 
    post about what we've come up with so far.
    
    
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    Jack Madani - Princeton Day School, The Great Road,
       Princeton, NJ  08540   Jack_MadXXX@XXXXXX2.nj.us
    "It is when the gods hate a man with uncommon abhorrence that they
     drive him into the profession of a schoolmaster." --Seneca, 64 A.D.
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