Elliott Smith | REWIG75 | Released: 05/04/10
Domino is very excited to announce that on April 6th, 2010 we will be reissuing a re-mastered version of Elliott Smith’s Roman Candle. Roman Candle was Elliott Smith’s first solo album and was originally released in 1994.
Roman Candle has been re-mastered for the re-release by Larry Crane, editor of Tape Op Magazine and archivist for Elliott's family, and Roger Seibel at SAE Mastering.
Larry explains, “The intention that I had was to make the album more listenable. I felt that a lot of the guitar “squeaks” were jarring and very loud, and that many of the hard consonants and “S” sounds were jarring and scratchy sounding. I felt by reducing these noises that the music would become more inviting and the sound would serve the songs better. When I went to Roger Seibel's SAE Mastering, he proceeded to equalize the tracks a small amount and to make the volume slightly louder. We never tried to make this CD as loud as current, over-limited trends, but just to match the volume of the rest of Elliott’s KRS catalog in a graceful way. Please note that none of this album is “remixed” from the master tapes - it is still composed of the mixes Elliott created himself.”
Vinyl comes with coupon inserted for you to download all tracks as MP3s or WAVs for free from the Domino digital store.