The good people at the blog Extra Track (and a tacky badge) have completed their project of carefully restoring the original versions of the Smiths’ singles catalog on Rough Trade. As they say, “all tracks were taken from the best/earliest possible sources to avoid modern mastering techniques which crush the dynamics. Tracks sourced from vinyl have been carefully cleaned and EQ levels have been tweaked for consistency.”
The same folks have done the same thing for the Joy Division/New Order catalog, and will next take on R.E.M.’s IRS Records catalog.
One day, not this weekend, I will get a tattoo of this. Getting somethin’ small for my first.
I don’t give a shit about this class. Gahh kill me. It’s my brother’s birffday tomorrow and I won’t be there… what the hell!