Jim Shelley & Book Of Kills

Beatles and Other Stuff...

I started working on the next Book Of Kills Single of the Month. This will be #4. I didn't get a whole lot done (mainly some live guitar with vocal work) but I know what I'm going to do. I'm not going to say more than that right now. There will be at least three songs on this one.

I listened to the whole 1+ Deluxe CD and I've watched six or seven of the accompanying videos. I'm quite impressed with the sound on the videos. Warm and detailed. The EMI technicians worked some miracles with both the audio and video, I must say. As far as the remixing goes, it is quite subtle. Largely vocals (and the occasional instrument) were moved to the center of the sound field while the rest of the mixes remained true to the original visions of the songs. I do believe that there's a bit more tight low-end and every instrument and voice seems a little more distinct and natural. This is easily one of the more entertaining box sets I've ever purchased.

Speaking of box sets, I'd certainly love to purchase the latest entry in Bob Dylan's bootleg series since it features numerous alternate takes of songs from Bringing It All Back Home, Highway 61, and Blonde on Blonde (surely one of the greatest trilogies of albums by one artist ever...equal to Rubber Soul, Revolver and Sgt. Pepper) but it's just too expensive for me at $105. That's almost $20 a disc.

"If you don't have to write songs, why write them? I've got enough where I don't really feel the urge to write anything additional." -- Bob Dylan