Maestro Subgum and the Whole - update and a song
Fri, Mar 23, 2012
We have acquired a bunch of previously believed to be lost master tapes of the first albums. These were cassette-only releases and we had been working on cleaning up the best versions we had which were from used cassettes. We now have the potential (assuming the tape is still viable) to work from original masters. We'll know soon.
Also, lots of photos, posters, lyric sheets, album art, news clips, etc has been flowing our way. We are slowly making sense of what we have and are scanning, scanning, scanning...
And a couple vhs tapes we need to digitize.
Meanwhile, we've been busy building a live concert (and unreleased studio) archive. We'll be using this to "crowdsource" the best material. Fans will be able to sign up to help evaluate and rate the live material we have in order to guide our process as we work on bringing this music to the public. We will be charging a small fee to participate and in exchange fans will get a discount on the up-coming re-releases and will get to hear a lot a great music that may never be released and hear it soon, as opposed to later.
We need some money to cover costs associated with this project and these paid evaluators will keep things moving as well as providing an important service.
We hope to have this available as soon as possible.
In the meantime, check out this awesome version of Davy from Northampton, MA, 1992.
Watch at youtube.