Elitism For The People 1975 - 1978
Fire Records FIRELP406 Aug 21 2015, 4 lp box set
The limited edition is sold out.
Elitism For The People 1975 - 1978 Release Notes
'Manhattan' was recorded on cassette on February 15 1977 at Max's Kansas City, New York City.
"I called it Manhattan, not because it was recorded at Max's, but because we went into our nemesis city and said, 'Here's what you people should be doing,'" David Thomas recalled. "It was our NYC sound. We were 'coming home' to Max's Kansas City, which was what NYC was for us - not CBGB's. Like visiting Graceland."
Included is a copy of the 1977 poster for Datapanik '77 designed by Johnny Dromette.
Elitism For The People 1975 - 1978 Production Notes
For the 'The Modern Dance,' 'Dub Housing,' and 'The Hearpen Singles' releases, the following procedure was used. The analog 1/4" 2-track mix masters from 1975 to 1978 were digitally transferred by Paul Hamann at Suma at a 192khz / 24 bit resolution. The resultant digital files were mastered by Brian Pyle. The vinyl was cut by Pete Norman at Finyl Tweek in London, on a Neumann VMS80 lathe. David Thomas prepared the download audio files from the 192khz / 24 bit masters. For cd production, the digital files were output as an analog signal which was processed by the Sumex Brown Box converter, designed and built by Ken Hamann, to yield 44.1khz / 16 bit cd audio.