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NateRuvin

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Re: Second Wave
« Reply #15 on: December 08, 2017, 07:43:33 AM »
Any update on the Second Wave re-release?

rob

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Re: Second Wave
« Reply #16 on: April 17, 2018, 09:58:25 PM »
Indeed!  I've shared the original version of Spring Break with Wounded Bird and it'll be included as a bonus track on the 20th Anniversary Edition released May 4, 2018 along with a spoken-intro version of Get That Girl.
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Re: Second Wave
« Reply #17 on: April 19, 2018, 12:29:20 PM »
Indeed!  I've shared the original version of Spring Break with Wounded Bird and it'll be included as a bonus track on the 20th Anniversary Edition released May 4, 2018 along with a spoken-intro version of Get That Girl.

That's great news, Rob!  Is the alternate mix for "So Here I Go Again" you mentioned previously being included, too?

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Re: Second Wave
« Reply #18 on: April 20, 2018, 07:37:55 AM »
So... When is the reissue coming out?

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Re: Second Wave
« Reply #19 on: April 21, 2018, 09:30:00 PM »
May 4th 2018

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Re: Second Wave
« Reply #20 on: April 26, 2018, 12:20:49 AM »
Indeed!  I've shared the original version of Spring Break with Wounded Bird and it'll be included as a bonus track on the 20th Anniversary Edition released May 4, 2018 along with a spoken-intro version of Get That Girl.

That's great news, Rob!  Is the alternate mix for "So Here I Go Again" you mentioned previously being included, too?

Unfortunately not, but maybe someday in the future in another format...

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Re: Second Wave
« Reply #21 on: June 19, 2018, 10:43:37 AM »
How about a limited edition on vinyl,even a picture disk for a future release rob?

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Re: Second Wave
« Reply #22 on: August 01, 2018, 08:38:56 AM »
Hi rob. In the notes there's a p o box., Do you know if the address is still in use? Or go on better and ask gertie if we can contact her about merchandise. 

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Re: Second Wave
« Reply #23 on: August 29, 2018, 10:51:59 PM »
Hi Jay.  I don't know for sure if that P.O. box is still active, I believe it is.  I can ask Gertie and will post an answer here when I hear back from her.

While I don't think this album will ever be reissued on vinyl, I think it's time for Jan's album to enter the digital age... a digital release of superior-sounding, uncompressed master tapes along with additional bonus tracks and photos.  Anyone here interested in this being available?

Rob
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Re: Second Wave
« Reply #24 on: August 30, 2018, 09:45:05 AM »
Rob, I couldn't agree more. I have always wanted to hear the versions of these songs without the intense compression and over the top mastering. And indeed, it is time for the album to be available digitally. 

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Re: Second Wave
« Reply #25 on: August 31, 2018, 05:01:09 AM »
Was there a reason jan wanted the album a cd release only. Save for a rainy day and carnival of sound both on cd and lp. The carnival lp has been released in  mono. If i m correct it came out before the cd. With stereo mixes released later on the cd. Shame second wave wasnt offered to sundaze or rhino. Thumbs up on the digital release rob.
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Re: Second Wave
« Reply #26 on: March 31, 2019, 12:07:09 AM »
Actually we did shop Second Wave to Sundazed and Rhino back in 1996 and they both passed on it.  One Way (now Wounded Bird) had just reissued the entire J&D catalog on CD and were happy to add Second Wave to their offerings.  Vinyl didn't have its renaissance yet in the late '90s, we didn't really consider a release other than on CD.

Wounded Bird still only offers physical product (actually just CDs), so Gertie and I are working on getting Second Wave distributed digitally on Amazon, iTunes, etc. hopefully very soon.  If we release the uncompressed versions of the masters there will be a couple of mixes no one's heard before, as I did't have access to the uncompressed versions of those songs after I left LA and Jan added a few tweaks to them.

The dynamic range of the recordings went (on average) from around 13 down to 10 when the tapes were compressed for the first release of the album, and then further from around 10 down to around 6 or 7 for the newest reissue.  Not my idea and not without my protesting; the Loudness Wars won 2-0.  Rest assured the upcoming digital releases will be a sonic revelation of these recordings.

I'd like to have a high def version to offer as well, as you'd find on HDTracks or other audiophile sites, but the highest resolution of the digital tapes that currently exists is 16/44.1.  If the masters (they were all mixed to analog tape) were captured at a higher resolution that would be possible, but I don't have access to those tapes, unfortunately.  Maybe Gertie will be able to locate them.
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