Mastering The Split Knee Loons with John McCoy - Mastering Media Blog

Tuesday, 1 April 2008

Mastering The Split Knee Loons with John McCoy

It's not every day in your career you have the chance to say you've worked on truly legendary material - Wednesday 19th was one of those days.

It was a session which has been on, then off, then on again - one I've been looking forward to ever since I supervised the copying of the original reels over a year ago - mastering the unparalleled Split Knee Loons ( "The best live band EVER!" ) album "Loon Knee Tunes".

Supervised by the almost-equally legendary John McCoy ( Gillan, Mammoth, GMT ), the CD includes the entire, previously unreleased album, plus several astonishing bonus tracks, perhaps most notably their epic live performance of "(She's A Real) Eggtimer" at the hallowed Liverpool Empire. Previously only available in it's restored form from the original sh***y brown vinyl (now a much sort-after collector's item) this one really benefited from the new analogue reel transfer. It was also a particular pleasure to hear more of the work of Blind Frank Mellonhead, who guested on "Norwegian Wood" on Eat This's album, which I mastered last year.

It's always a pleasure to work with John, and it was great that Stix was able to drop in - 'ello Mate ! Now it's finally going to be released after 27 years, I'm confidente that the hordes of eager fans won't be disappointed with this album - truly, they don't make them like this any more.

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