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1Jay1

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Jans production
« on: February 20, 2019, 10:37:53 AM »
Back in 1967, john lennon was not happy with strawberry fields. It was recorded and put together first part of one version and the 2nd part from another version to give john the closest to what he wanted, but was never happy with the finish. Does any know if jan wanted to rework any of his productions? Maybe wasnt happy with what he done. 

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« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2019, 05:30:21 AM »
I think Jan had a reputation for doing it over and over again. With DMC, he went back and re-did the vocals for the hit version. Does that count?
it's funny you should use John Lennon. Hal Blaine said that Lennon used Jan's dual drum method in his recordings.

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« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2019, 08:46:51 AM »
Good reply. That does count, maybe new girl in school was gonna be the single, and deadmans curve was an album track, and then somebody suggested deadmans curve as a single. So jan re worked the track.
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Re: Jans production
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2019, 11:49:17 AM »
Listening to some of Jan's recording studio outtakes - he was a perfectionist. I love the 3 Window Coupe outtake when he is dieting with himself. Very different from the final version. Dead Man's Curve s the obvious rework but Gonna Hustle You et al morphing into the very different New Girl is another.
I just wish we had more of Jan  in the studio - and, as I've said before, so few photos of him working. The Pop Symphony pictures - there's not much else.


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Re: Jans production
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2019, 01:42:29 PM »
i'd also like to hear and see any film footage or photos of jan working. I wonder if any film footage is around?

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« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2019, 01:42:37 PM »
i'd also like to hear and see any film footage or photos of jan working. I wonder if any film footage is around?

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« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2019, 01:43:27 PM »
i'd also like to hear and see any film footage or photos of jan working. I wonder if any film footage is around?

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Re: Jans production
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2019, 03:54:03 AM »
can you delete the repeat posts.

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« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2019, 12:08:56 PM »
Yep, Jan would do it over and over again until he either got it where he wanted it, or would slap it on as album filler and come back to finish it later.  That's what happened with DMC; Jan wanted to keep working on it, but he needed to submit a completed album so he put the earlier version on the Drag City lp and then kept working on it for a single release.  NGIS has a more convoluted history but there are three completed versions.  There are two versions of (HTC)FAOTW and two versions of YRKHTHAG.   I know Jan worked on Popsicle and Hot Stocker again around '65.  Dean, PF Sloan & Artie Kornfeld have all said something to the effect that the technological limitations they faced in mixing AAACSCBRATA down for radio airplay diminished that record, so Jan also faced limitations but I think he had to balance these things more.  Trying to work with everything that went into his musical career while pursuing a medical degree meant he sometimes had to round out albums or submit singles that weren't everything they could be, and letting matters that weren't going to yield sufficient results (like remixing AAACSCBRATA) go if he was going to achieve what he knew needed to happen.

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Re: Jans production
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2019, 05:02:15 AM »
I need help. What is (HTC) FAOTW

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« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2019, 06:19:45 AM »
I need help. What is (HTC) FAOTW

(Here They Come) From All Over The World

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« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2019, 05:00:39 AM »
Damn! How'd I miss that. okay, thanks

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« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2019, 03:13:40 AM »
My Mighty GTO
Midsummer Night's Dream

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« Reply #13 on: March 30, 2019, 11:55:18 PM »
can you delete the repeat posts.

I have a good deal of footage of Jan and I working at Al's Red Barn studio recording Second Wave.  I can transfer it from VHS and upload it if there's enough interest in seeing it.

Rob
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Re: Jans production
« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2019, 05:00:35 AM »
Hi Rob

Yes please. Too important to hide away