the very best of stone roses
Hola Charlie 1
Yes. I did remaster The Very Best of.. for Silvertone few years ago. We did my tracks from original half inch with Chris Blair at Abbey Road who did original album. Silvertone/Sony/BMG didn't make such a fuss about it the way Sony are now over this new release. We really just went for original sound and didn't really pump it up too much. On The Very Best Of, there are tracks from Second Coming which was on Geffen/Universal and no matter how hard Dave Wibberley, the project person at Sony/BMG tried to get masters from Universal, the lawyers told him to just go out and buy CD ! Which is what he did and for second album tracks, that's what's used on record as flat transfer.
On this new release box set all tracks are from Silvertone and all remastered from original half inch 30ips non dobly and done with John Davis at Metropolis over few days. Of course all band invited and only Ian called and came down. I spoke to Mani who was out on tour with Primal Scream and they all heard the old demos and extra tracks which are on box set and they all had test CDs for approval but only Ian responded.
Yep! Reni is best drummer and will he play again?... I don't know but he's probably playing now as I type as he's writing his own songs, singing and getting it together in his attic.
If there was a Third Coming, I'd be there, making tea or something...