I just wanted write a little post about the new album box set, as some of you have started to receive it.
Once again, its been a labour of love not only compiling this collection, (which to start with, meant Kevin driving down from Leeds after working a full day to my place in London, then spending the Friday evening until 3am then all day Saturday until I went to bed at 4am, only stopping for dinner, then Kevin driving back to Leeds Sunday lunchtime whilst I spent the next 9 hours doing the provisional label copy for the release. This was only to decide the tracks and running order!!, to the 'reworking' from scratch of the 2 'new' versions of Fizz tracks included in the box set, and the completely new version of 'Heart of Stone' for you all.
The artwork-well that was a job in its self!
Not just one CD to design, but four and a slip case-all from scratch. This took such a long time, both painstaking and tedious.
Then there was the full digital remastering. This was done at a different place to we normally do it, which is in Cambridge. It was done near to Kevin's, in Leeds. This is where Kevin really come in to play with these Bucks Fizz albums. His ability to hear the frequencies that I no longer can is simply amazing. Yes I am 'bigging you up' here Kevin! Although I am a music producer-the final product just wouldn't be the same without his mastering input.
So basically, what I am trying to say is, that both Kevin and I really hope you love the 'new' box set. We do!!
The whole look of the set looks classy, and not cheesy in the slightest in my opinion.
The sound quality is the best they have ever been in our opinion, and we hope you think so too.
I personally am far more happy with the definitive version of 'Every Dream Has Broken' now too. I hope you like the new version of 'Heart of Stone', which also has newly recorded vocals included, and the other 'remixed' track on CD3 which I think is far far superior to the original version!
Enjoy people-its all for Jan…..sorry we mean, 'It's all for you'!!
Thank you to Cheryl, Mike, Jay, Bob & Shelley too. Your all wonderful!!!!
……and personally-thank you again Kevin- your a bloody diamond. x
Fat Dog Productions UK