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A bit of an update.

Post by Frank Marino » Thu Jan 19, 2006 4:53 am

I know I've been scarce around here lately, but I actually do check in and read the new stuff once a day. I just haven't had the time to actually write and answer alot of it, including personal mail.

The reason? Well, I'm working on about a half-dozen things at once, among other goings on. And here is what they are:

I'm remastering Maxoom, Strange Universe, and Child of the Novelty for Just In Time. They got the rights to put these records out in Canada... I imagine they'll also export, but I've got nothing to do with the business side. All I know is that Jim West asked me to remaster them and make 'em sound good, and that's what I'm attempting to do. Slated release is sometime in March or April, if all goes well.

I'm rebuilding my amp system:

I'm designing a totally new one as well.

I'm also designing and building some pedals and pre-amps that I might actually sell to people commercially, though I'll probably be selling them direct (no company).

I'm working out details for the DVD shoot (more on that soon).

I'm working out details for the Blues album.

I'm working out rehearsal times for the new bass player (yes, as of now Peter Dowse is gone and the new guy looks to be another guy named Peter).

And, on top of all of that, I'm running around quite a bit for the kids, the wife, school, etc.

So, I just wanted to update things a bit. I DO come here... EVERY day... and I see all the posts. Please be patient if you've asked a question and haven't had it answered. I know they're piling up, and I hope I can get to all of them but, at this stage, I may not quite get them all answered.

Lastly, I wish to thank Willy and all the musicians who participated in that tribute CD... I'm flattered and thankful to all of them, especially to Willy.

And I'm equally thankful to all of you who, rain or shine, continue to support the group and the site.

I'll speak to you soon... God willing.

Frank
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Post by DT » Thu Jan 19, 2006 5:06 am

Ah, we have a Frank-sighting!

All those National Enquirer rumors can now be put to rest!

Sounds like you're having fun and staying busy, Frank. Glad that you checked in!

Now get back to work on those remasters--and especially the new stuff! :D
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Post by Ze Finnish Line » Thu Jan 19, 2006 6:11 am

Wow...

Thanks for keeping us updated Frank!

The remastering work sounds good, because I don't have all the oldest records yet.

...Excellent... :D
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Post by shark » Thu Jan 19, 2006 6:29 am

GREAT NEWS!!!!!!!
2006 is gonna rock
thanx for the update Frank
Good luck in achieving all your goals.
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Post by keelerphoto » Thu Jan 19, 2006 6:43 am

thanks for the info frank,,,,also, if you see any photos from the link that i posted (day on the green photos1979)(what memabillia do you have- post) if you can use them, go ahead ,just photo credit is all that i need,,,Best David
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Post by JaminJim » Thu Jan 19, 2006 7:13 am

Remastering three of my favorite lp's/cd's of all time?
Be careful, don't listen to the experts. They tend to screw things up, lol.
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Post by Bob Nelson » Thu Jan 19, 2006 8:54 am

JaminJim wrote:Remastering three of my favorite lp's/cd's of all time?
Be careful, don't listen to the experts. They tend to screw things up, lol.

I agree with Jim on these three albums. I was turned on to Frank when Child of the Novelty was brand new. So this time period was when I was forever hooked. I can not wait for the remasters.
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Post by blahmcduh » Thu Jan 19, 2006 10:21 am

I was just listening to the Strange Universe CD last night and wondering if it would ever be re-mastered. Excellent news!

All the other anouncements sound good, too, especially the one about the DVD shoot!

Thanks for the update, Frank. We'll try to be patient!! 8)
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Post by Soupy94 » Thu Jan 19, 2006 10:44 am

That's quite a schedule, Frank!

I do hope you'll be able to retain the original artwork on your first 3-

records, especially on Strange Universe.


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Post by mike b » Thu Jan 19, 2006 10:48 am

Wow.. I thought I was busy!! Really looking forward to info on that DVD!!!
Will be back when/if something new to discuss......
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Post by maddmarty » Thu Jan 19, 2006 11:20 am

THanks for the update, Frank. Looking forward to those remasters, And the dvd, AND the blues album :clap
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Post by zioort » Thu Jan 19, 2006 1:28 pm

:clap Thanks for the update Frank. Can hardly wait!!
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Post by Mukesh (Mak) Makwana » Thu Jan 19, 2006 4:01 pm

Thanks for the update Frank, i must admit was worried not seeing you around-hope everything goes as planned-All The Best
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Post by rick » Thu Jan 19, 2006 4:36 pm

That's cool...I'm wondering out loud and not really expecting an answer anytime soon but "Remastering" from what media...Master Tapes? Jim West is a business genius pulling that off. Probably need to make poster's of the covers available as the great artwork on them will suffer from reduced size. That's one great thing about vinyl albums...the artwork was "big".
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Post by MickTrammel » Thu Jan 19, 2006 7:18 pm

If only there could only be alternate takes of the originally released songs and outtakes that didn't make the cut. Ray Bowen told me that he asked Frank about these and he told him that he didn't have access to any. I would love to hear the development of "Land of 1000 Nights" and "Tales of the Spanish Warrior." These 2 songs will be ingrained in my mind and soul for life.
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Post by Denis » Fri Jan 20, 2006 12:23 am

Thanks for the update frank :clap
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Post by kmaaj » Fri Jan 20, 2006 1:16 am

Frank Marino wrote:I'm also designing and building some pedals and pre-amps that I might actually sell to people commercially, though I'll probably be selling them direct (no company).
Checkbook is open, pen in hand, ready to go! Though if you charge as the boo-teek people do, as you should, I'll have to crank out an extra guitar or 3 to make up for it. Hopefully, one of the pedals is a flanger. I cannot find one, used or new, that does what I want it to.
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Post by Bad Rain » Fri Jan 20, 2006 5:46 am

Hey, good to hear from you man. And i'm glad that you are busy with some remastering stuff and the dvd shoot plans.
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Post by Calzone » Fri Jan 20, 2006 6:39 am

What an amazing late Christmas present you have given us. It is great to hear from you Frank. Good luck and God bless with all your projects.
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Post by SlightofHand » Fri Jan 20, 2006 6:59 am

Glad to hear you and yours are doing well Frank, and glad to hear the good news. Here is an idea I had; if Just In Time now owns the right to the first three albums, maybe they would make available the artwork to the site to be downloaded as desktop material. Pixelate it so it looks good. I know I'd proudly make Strange Universe my computer background at home and work. Good way to open a conversation about Frank marino and Mahogany Rush. :winky
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