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DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Altfield-gibson
« on: July 23, 2021, 12:41:25 PM »
Jill certainly has a story and a really intriguing one. I guess she is directing her creativity into her art. She is immensely talented.

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Popsicle lp
« on: June 27, 2021, 11:31:05 AM »
From the choice of cover art!!!!!!! To the odd selection of tracks, this was a very odd album. I'm from the UK and the album wasn't released over here. I found it in a vinyl record store in London. I had to do a double take as I thought I had picked up a kid's sing along album!

Given Popsicle had made the charts as a single, it seems a real throw away!

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: freeway flyer
« on: June 27, 2021, 01:53:23 AM »
Was originally B side to From All Over the World. I can't quite place the song in the order of things. But one of my favourites.

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: freeway flyer
« on: June 25, 2021, 11:47:18 AM »
Yes a great track. The background arrangements are classic. Can't believe it was just a B side.

Just came across this 1964 French band Les Kelton's recording of The New Girl in School.

Misses Jan's production but shows the basic quality of the song.

I can find little about the group (seems to have been short lived) or chart success in France.

On You Tube

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Lossless audio
« on: June 15, 2021, 08:20:38 AM »
One of the minor themes in this message board over the years has been the way Jan and Dean's music has lost out as a result of compression issues on CDs and streaming. I had and still have almost all the vinyl albums and singles but inevitably I moved to CD and now most often listen when driving around using Apple music. (I have uploaded all my collection including the Collectors series that obviously did not have a commercial release.

The distinction between the rich and deep vinyl versions and the CDs etc is stark. Apple now have 'lossless' audio and I listened today to the Dead Man's Curve album using this. I wondered if anyone else had tried it?

It still doesn't match vinyl but I would say it improved the sound quality. Maybe it was wishful thinking - I hope not.

We were hoping for a digital version of Second Wave without the compression loss. Dare we hope that this will happen and that better still all Jan's productions will have a decent rerelease. Maybe a digital box set?

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Second Wave
« on: June 10, 2021, 08:40:58 AM »
Any news on an iTunes release?

It looks as though the book launch has been delayed. Amazon UK were saying end of March - now July.

My copy ordered. Can't wait.

Hi Mark

Fantastic promo. The narrator sounds English.

Some great visuals and sounds. Brilliant work,

« on: January 18, 2021, 10:39:39 AM »
Death of Phil Spector - troubled genius. I know that Brian Wilson much admired him and he shared many of Jan's session musicians. I just wondered if Jan and Spector ever met or worked together.

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Happy Christmas
« on: December 24, 2020, 05:44:49 AM »
Happy Christmas from the UK.

Here's hoping for a better 2021 including Mark's latest book.

Keep safe. Keep well. Burn up that quarter mile...

Spread the word.

I see that the publisher  McFarland have a cover picture and are taking pre-orders. Can't wait.

DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT / Re: Herb Alpert Documentary
« on: October 02, 2020, 05:12:47 AM »
Really interesting. I will deliberately repeat a point I have made before about the limited videos / photos of the time. Nowadays rock / media stars (including Z listers) photograph everything.
Will your new biography be illustrated Mark?

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