In the Works – Black Tango’s Album Reissue

The first Normal Heights Records project is a re-issue of the 1986 cassette-only release of Black Tango‘s 7-song album, Maggots in the Icing. If all goes well, the album will be available via all the digital outlets (iTunes, AmazonMP3, etc.) and Amazon CD On-Demand in mid-April 2013.

The tracks were recorded at Normal Heights Studios from January through March, 1986. A Tascam 38 half-inch 8-track recorder was used, mixed on a Studiomaster 12-2c mixing desk, with a few external effects — delay, reverb and compression. The DX drums were synced on one track and recorded direct to the stereo cassette master.

Analog to digital conversion was performed using the original stereo cassette master. Other than typical normalization, no changes were made to the overall sound.

Nearly all the original cassette sleeve artwork will be incorporated into the new CD sleeve design, with the addition of a few photos from the period.

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