The Arista version of "Partyline" omits an extra repeat of the chorus near the end. Vocals have been re-recorded, and there are additional overdubs. The album title is printed as one word, Jamscience on the cover of the first edition front and spinebut as two words on the label.
It is spelled consistently as two words on the Arista edition. The Y edition's cover shows a group lineup of three musicians with Martyn Barker drums included in a list of additional musicians; the Arista edition declares a lineup of four musicians including Barker, although he only plays on two tracks.
The two editions have completely different covers. The Y edition uses a graphic of a comical anthropomorphic machine screw, which some have interpreted as either an accusation that the group "screwed" the label by leaving even though their departure may have been a result of the label foldingor a declaration that the label was "screwing" the group by releasing the album without their approval.
Neither interpretation has been officially acknowledged, and there is no conclusive evidence that any sinister message was intended. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.
The bonus tracks are plentiful. Almost a second disc worth. The big question among many of you right now might be, what were the mastering sources? Surprisingly, it seems almost entirely sourced from vinyl. Either that or they had impeccable vinyl sources for those two tracks in particular. How does it sound? Pretty hot. It makes the vinyl rips, warts and all, sound pretty full bodied compared to the late 80s Kaz Records masters I have on CD.
I made full bodied vinyl rips with a presence completely missing from the timid 1st generation masters I had on CD. With headphones, the little nit-picky details are revealed. Could I have made a better remaster of this album? I could certainly remove most if not all offending transients from this CD if I wanted a cleaner copy. The liner notes are extensive and illuminating and the colorful original inner sleeve art forms the front and back of the booklet.
Maybe I should volunteer. Or for that matter, the Y Records Years, which contains almost everything on this current remaster? Also, you mention removing transients twice… why on Earth would you want to do that?
Transients are what give drum punch and snap, and what give other instruments their character. Like Like. The CDs they are now issuing are a guerrilla tactic, I presume. I surmise that extant CDs are not used as mastering sources because of rights issues that could possibly see legal action brought against them in court if the owners wanted to play hardball [and they would].
Is it ideal? The transients I work to eliminate are noise transients, and I should have made that clearer. One of the banes of the vinyl format… apart from all of the others! Even though the vinyl is immaculate and was thoroughly cleaned, light crackle was evident on many tracks, indicating some impurities in the pressing plants. The only other pure-vinyl solution was to try to find a sealed Japanese pressing just to see if it was better, which turned out to be unobtainable.
I could not even find an opened Japanese In Amongst - Shriekback - The Y Records Years (CD). Years In Amongst - Shriekback - The Y Records Years (CD), I had digitised both the US and UK versions and had selected the very best versions of duplicated tracks for preservation.
I provided those files completely raw and unmodified at full recorded resolution. Ultimately, most of those tracks probably came from the US Warner Brothers version, being that one of my copies is as minty as a non-sealed record could get when it fell into my hands.
It looked like the kind of record which had only ever been played once. However, nearly all versions of all tracks included on both versions had already been remastered in some form or another, apparently from the master tapes, and released on CD. Ultimately, only two tracks between the US and UK versions had never been released on other CDs, so I provided Barry with rips of those tracks as well.
If that is what you hear, it came from my vinyl. Could a better job have been managed without access to the master tapes? Someone would need to obtain a sealed copy of the Japanese vinyl somehow. My Denon In Amongst - Shriekback - The Y Records Years (CD) a respectable table, but it is by no means high end.
I also think that the HD analog-to-digital inputs provided by Intel on their DG31PR motherboards is respectable but likewise by no means high end. Though there is a possibility that was using a cheap USB analog-to-digital converter manufactured by Behringer instead of the Intel motherboard input. However, I think none of the US or UK vinyl was particularly pristine when it came out of the factories.
Accordingly, the files I provided were as good as could be made using decent consumer-level hardware and well-preserved vinyls. HD digital versions of all of those tracks are being preserved by me and and have already been provided to Barry.
For anyone thinking of asking me for those files, please be patient. While Barry is actively working to slowly re-release these things, I have no intention of potentially undermining those efforts by providing free access. Alan Jay Wescoat — Welcome to the comments! According to Discogs.
The ClubClapham I had gone to see my new friend, saxophonist Clare Hirst, soundcheck with her band The Emotional Spies at the There were, it seemed - running wild and free in London - a pack of compelling female musicians from Leeds, some from a seminal collective known as the Bodysnatchers, others, including Sara and Clare, In Amongst - Shriekback - The Y Records Years (CD), from a unit called Sphynx.
I was all for it. It was Mart, of course. He was also the drummer in The Kitchens and introduced me to the Salisbury Scene and to a bloke called David Somerville. David was planning to move to London to study art and was also - probably not an unalloyed blessing, this - the only black guy I ever saw in his small Wiltshire home town of Devizes. About that: the original Fire Judges were a branch of the judiciary created to deal with the predictable shit-storm of disputes after the Great Fire of London in In Amongst - Shriekback - The Y Records Years (CD) I thought the name had a certain something and the act of improvising is a bit like judging fires, I thought - in particular, how little control you seem to have, which is a virtue sometimes and sometimes.
He no longer has the film and I can only dimly remember the images but some do persist in memory and I tried to reconstruct them in the titles. Fourteen years old, and with no interest in traipsing round the usual, predictable and uniform department stores,I did what I usually did, which was to quietly excuse myself and hunt out the sole independent record store within the immediate area.
Neither predictable nor uniform. Endless vinyl possibilities lay within. Synthesisers, drum machines, and the whole idea of remixes. It was the future, right? And it helped make a connection that was intimate, emotional and passionate! Anyway — record store, Wakefield. Big shouty piscine, multi-tracked teeth, four disembodied heads and a chicken claw unique in itself — never mind the dark, brooding sounds that lay within.
A record that appears to have blown a good number of minds in and beyond. Quickly, relentlessly and obsessively. Some you knew existed — you just had to find them. And that was me forever hooked. Watching the doco by James D. A little chunk of history right there and alone worth the price of admission. Regrettably, as we know, the status quo is now firmly re-established and any fucking is strictly metaphorical and goes only one way.
Lambert was gay, as much as was advisable in those still-illegal days and Stamp rapaciously straight, and, by all accounts, their relationship was as close to love as made no difference.
The core idea for these two wildly ambitious young men was - as for many then and now - to break into Directing. How do you get that gig? Well, they reasoned, by having something no-one else has.
In pop groups, of course. Pretty audacious, right? And also, perhaps, a little nuts: this huge, elaborate, long-term plan just to get to that point. It has the weird dedication of a spy who works a straight job, gets a wife and family, buys a house in the suburbs; all of it so that, one day, years hence, he can Make His Move.
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