Alrighty, the recent release of Live Bait 4 (past summer compilation for leg 1 2011 venues/cities) has prompted me to do an upgrade to both compilations. For the main compilation, the only difference from the last version is the addition of the Live Bait tracks and the subtraction of 8/1/98 Tweezer (since it is part of Wisconsin Edition and is in better quality there). ***OOPS*** someone just reminded me that the same track included Fluffhead after the Tweezer. Shit. Eh, guess I'll split the track and add the Fluff back on my next revision. I don't think it's an Earth-shattering version or anything (like the one at Alpine the following year).
More of an overhaul was done to the "Tier 2" compilation, such as removing four instances of Shapiro banter, editing the tags so that certain files play in the correct order now, and the addition of four other tracks someone graciously alerted me to:
Rift 7/5/94, Reba > Yerushalayim... 7/8/94, Izabella 12/6/97, SOAM 11/6/98
The Izabella and SOAM were part of Kevin Shapiro's MySpace page a while back. Unfortunately (and correct me if I am wrong) these were only offered in 80 kbps mp3 and suffer from some pretty harsh compression. The cymbals and hi-hat in SOAM sound awful, but the rest of the music sounds pretty solid. This is a real shame because it means the original master track is of a very high quality. Hopefully we'll see it as a pre-FM FTA one day! I'm not sure where the other two tracks came from. Any credible info is appreciated.
I mention this info in the main blog post for the SBD comps, but I'll reiterate here:
-if you already downloaded the previous versions and just want the new tracks and the tracks whose tags were edited to fall into the correct sequence, just download the "extra files" folders I've linked to in the main post. Be aware that if your media player (or iPod, whatever) orders tracks by track number and you just drop these new files into the same folder, the ordering may be all screwed up since I have re-numbered all the tracks from start to finish. If your player goes by filename, you will be all set. If you're not sure or confused on how to re-tag your own files, I suggest deleting what you have and grabbing the updated links. If you do decide to just drop the new files into your exisiting folder, for Tier 2 I would first delete the tracks that will be replaced by the newly tagged ones (i.e. everything in this new "extra files" folder except those 4 new tracks)
-One last thing: I've had a couple folks mention that the playlist would have a smoother, more polished feel if the tracks were crossfaded and not as abrupt. I agree, but this is something that makes more sense to be done on the user end upon playback. If I re-process them with crossfades, you may not prefer the length of my crossfades, and then the files are permanently altered. Almost any media player or software can crossfade on the fly. I have a Droid and the PowerAmp app kicks ass (free trial, $5 or $6 to buy), and you can set it to crossfade any tracks that are not in a gapless format already.