From A Mythical Musical Space Into The Ether.
Those who were there in 2002 and have heard these tracks have said similar things about it. It was a time to be there. It was a feeling to be shared. It was music to breathe in. It was organic.
Illegal Copy #2 was recorded directly to stereo on a 1-bit 48kHz Sony DAT (TCD-8) using a single small Sony stereo mic setup on a mic stand in the middle of the San Gregorio Store facing the band and PA.
The music came in to everyone’s ears and into the Sony mic the same way.
I mastered the songs captured on Illegal Copy #2 (basically a single set from that day, in order) back then in 2002. I then designed the disc image you see here and burned a handful of copies and printed and glued the sticker image on them and gave them to people in the band and some local friends who had been there. It was a bootleg.
Then time went by.
When I recently decrypted the lost copy of that bootleg and played it I was taken back to a very special time, place, and people, and sound that I didn’t want to lose again.
So I created the album here on Bandcamp where you can listen to it. If you want, you can then download it and stream it anywhere. It doesn’t exist anywhere else.
Here are the fine musicians with me from The Great Unknown some 15 years prior and I’m still very proud to know them:
Gary MacArthur – tenor sax, flute
Lisa Kelly – mandolin, backing vocal
Scott Beynon – bass
Perry Thorwaldson – drums
Reid Dennis – percussion
Iseult Jordan – special guest and friend on “Stone House on Blueberry Hill”
It’s always about the music – Aloha!
PS – if you are interested in an MQA encoded copy of this album, reply to me and let me know.