Message from Steven Wilson on the ELP 5.1 Releases
Hi again folks, a little update:
Although Sony may not have seen your petition, I was certainly aware of it and the enthusiasm for these being issued on a high res format. In fact we do owe Sony our gratitude - they basically fired their regular authoring house from the job (after a pretty poor effort) and have taken a leap of faith in delaying release and trusting me enough to have "my guy" Neil do the job instead - politics in major companies does not often allow for these kind of things to happen, so respect to them for that.
A couple of other things:
- the mixes on the DVDA (including the new stereo mix) are flat transfers - unlike on the CD, no mastering has been done, EQ, limiting or compression.
- I took the opportunity to reconsider and to scrap the idea of the alternative Tarkus running order, so the stereo bonus material now appears at the end of a new mix of the complete album including that classic Are you Ready Eddy (-;
The 5.1 remixing work has taken a bit of a backseat to my own music for the last year (the 2 ELPs were done last Summer, release schedules take a while to catch up), but I have just finished a mix of another classic 1972 album, not progressive rock this time - news on that soon I hope.