The Rainmakers Remaster Project has been initiated by myself -- a committed fan and collector since 1984 -- whose aim is to make available the best versions of recordings by Kansas City's The Rainmakers, concentrating on the 1982-1990 era. Wherever possible, I will be working from master or low generation tapes, restoring them as necessary using professional digital technology. I aim to achieve the best possible listening experience considering the analog nature of the original recordings.
RMRP remasters will only be available by a process of exchange between fans, and initially will be offered for download on Live Music Archive and snail-mail trades (through vines and weeds) on the RainmakersRemasters Yahoo group. They are not intended for commercial sale. Indeed I hope to make redundant the inferior versions of those recordings that have been commercially exploited in the past. In the process, I hope to introduce younger listeners to this music and give a feel for what it felt like to have been in the audience for one of the band's legendary performances.
Further information about the .flac lossless audio compression format, making vine offers, and the release schedule can be found in the files section of this group and on the dedicated RMRP site at www.mjochim.com/rainmakers/remasters/intro.html
Ladies and Gentlemen, please give a warm welcome to The Rainmakers....
January 16, 2005
- Jan 16, 2005
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