Back in 2011 I made a mix CD to give away to advance ticket holders for Suzuki Junzo’s first ever Hebden Bridge visit (his first UK tour, London and Hebden Bridge). It was designed to open local ears to the sort of acts I was planning on bringing to the small town. I wrote a little intro and got my boss at the time, a keen thespian, to recite in an empty office and recorded it on my phone.
There was a great response to the CD, fast forward 9 years later and my friend Jonathan Dennis in California who I mailed a copy of it to back then reminds me he still has it and kindly does a rip for me as I no longer had one. It was like a sonic postcard from the past but everything was mixed from mp3s, some quite low res.
So, seen as how it was the a special anniversary year, I remade it using lossless formats. The same songs, better quality and mixed slightly differently. I hate nostalgia but this was just too seductive. After all, it is the 15th birthday of Was Ist Das? so there. I threw it in as a freebie with the tote bag.