I am forwarding this from Ken Flaherty:
Yes, there are two [editions]. The first edition large format booklet
of Polk Miller was self published and the Tompkins Square digipack
version is what is being sold via the standard music distribution
Tompkins Square has done an outstanding job with doing what a
self-published edition cannot do; great distribution with standard
packaging. In this version, Marcos did a sophisticated subtle
mastering of the high-quality raw transfers. Yes, Ken is very happy!
It can be found here:
The first edition is in a 9" by 9" booklet format with the CD in the
back; the essay is a little more comprehensive with the text and more
images; it also contains the unedited high-quality raw Edison cylinder
transfers and a heavier handed remastering approach (which has also
been well received) to these 100 year old records. It can be found
Hope this helps clear things up,
On Wed, Nov 18, 2009 at 9:56 AM, Sueiro Bal Marcos <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I would like to point out that the Tompkins Square release does not simply
> have the "filtered" versions of Ken's release. Yours truly re-mastered all
> the tracks from the original transfers. I believe Ken was happy. The release
> was nominated for a Grammy for best historical release.
> Marcos Sueiro Bal
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> On Nov 15, 2009, at 10:17, Steve Ramm wrote:
>> In a message dated 11/15/2009 9:41:21 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
>> [log in to unmask] writes:
>> There seem to be TWO releases of the 14 POLK MILLER recordings -
>> a deluxe book/cd package from Ken Flaherty Jr ($28)
>> a Tompkins Square cd (also produced by Flaherty) about $12
>> Anyone know either or both of these releases have comments or
>> Thanks, Thomas.
>> Personally I like the ORIGINAL which Ken produced himself and distributed.
>> (Actually he provided one free to everyone who attended the ARSC
>> in Palo Alto! It includes TWO versions of each track - one filtered; the
>> other unfiltered and the packaging is GORGEOUS. Some folks complained that
>> it was hard to store as the booklet is bigger than a normal CD.
>> Tompkins Square issued the version in stores and it comes in a jewel box
>> with slightly shorter liner notes. And ONLY the filtered versions. It got
>> wider distribution.
>> I'm not sure if Ken still has copies of the first pressing. email him at
>> [log in to unmask] (mailto:[log in to unmask]) or go to
>> _www.polkmiller.com_ (http://www.polkmiller.com)
>> Steve Ramm
Marcos Sueiro Bal