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Tracks: A1 Riff Raff 5:28 A2 Turkish Taffy 2:58 A3 Booneville Massacre 4:11 A4 I Must Be Dreaming 4:17 A5 Last Go Round 3:20 B1 Strike a Match and Light Another 2:49 B2 Been All Around the World 4:58 B3 Good Times 3:06 B4 Albion Doo-Wah 4:14 B5 Rise Above It 3:14
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Yes, we were as dismayed as you were. The master sounded fine, we are
working with Universal to get the problem rectified. Something went wrong
in the manufacturing. Stay tuned, we will make an announcement once we
have a timetable for replacement discs
Here is email of 7/29/2013.... Thanks to Real Gone for the way they handled this.......
INFORMATION REGARDING CAT MOTHER "ALBION DOO-WAH" CD
Soon after the Cat Mother "Albion Doo-Wah" CD was shipped to our customers and to retail, it was brought to our attention that there was a mastering issue on this CD. Track 2, "Turkish Taffy," and track 9, "Albion Doo Wah," were at a distinctly lower volume than the rest of the tracks on the album. We listen to a "reference master" for all of our releases, and the reference master for this one sounded perfect (we wouldn't have approved the project for release if it didn't). But somewhere in the process the studio (Battery Studios, Sony's own mastering studio) used to create the master, these two tracks dropped out in volume. Battery itself can't explain what happened, this has occurred perhaps one other time in their long, august history. To their credit, they (and Universal, the licensor) have worked with us to speedily supply a new master, and we are now happy to announce that we have a brand new, corrected pressing in house and ready to ship. If you ordered the CD directly from us at [...] we will automatically send you a free replacement of the entire package including disc, booklet, tray card and jewel case. Furthermore, even if you ordered from another source than [...] we are willing to send you a replacement disc as well in good faith. Please email us at email@example.com any type of proof of purchase (a scan or picture of the receipt, an email of the receipt or even a picture of your CD is fine-- just get us something) Also include your mailing address and we will mail you a free copy of the replacement disc only (we will not send a new jewel case, booklet and tray card in these cases). We stand by our label and our releases and we sincerely apologize about this-- it truly was a fluke, the first time this has happened in our careers of releasing thousands of records.
************ 8/5/2013 Got a replacement disc, one week after request, sounds great. So far all audio/mastering issues all seem resolved. No printing or art on disc different from defective, so not sure if Real Gone has pulled defectives from Amazon or other sellers.
Albion Doo-Wah is the group's second album, recorded in California where they had relocated. It alternates between a kind of stomping, high energy folk rock that's much more intense than most of the music called by that label, some pretty ballads and gospel-tinged numbers. This is roots music; had the band stuck around long enough, it could have been considered Americana. There's a lot going on: layers of fiddles and mandolins alongside rock instrumentation, plus Bob Smith's roof-raising organ playing and bar-room piano. Smith did most of the lead singing for CMatANN, but there are many voices on this album, including those of Jay Unger and Lynn Hardy.
It's great that this album is finally available on CD. I've long thought that the album's original mix is a bit murky in certain places and the remastering helps with that. The question that remains is, when will the band's third and fourth (and final) albums be available in digital form?
My review is for the sonics alone. I have a beat-up copy of the LP and have thoroughly enjoyed these songs for years. I was happy to see this released on CD and thought I would get a copy of the new 2013 pressing. All I can say is WOW, the sound is all over the place. I had to check my player to see if track #2 was even playing since it was so low in volume compared to the previous track. There is a huge swing of volume though the range of songs and NONE of the songs have any low end or mid range - it just sounds flat (when you can hear it). You could do better recording a CD-R from an open air mike placed by a mono speaker during playback of the 8-track. Most bootlegs sound better than this "official" release.
I am questioning if the folks who did the mastering for the disc even listened to it???? I have a pretty descent set-up (Mark Levinson No383 and OPPO universal player) and usually have a pretty big tolerance for crappy mastering since it is mainly about the music for me. In this case, the mastering makes this CD unlistenable.
In addition, I will be contacting Amazon in the off chance I got a defective CD.
Buy the CD at your own risk!