It’s hard to believe. It really is. Over 11 years ago we stepped into a recording studio in the front room of a house on Sherman Street in Portland and started playing and singing into a bunch of microphones. A few months later, after working on it nights and weekends, we finished our first album. We weren’t really sure we’d ever get to make another one, so we crammed it so full we almost ran out of CD space. The result was “Space Man in a Jug Band” which featured mostly original music and unforgettable cover art by Suzanne Brewer.
Last fall, when we ran out of our current batch of merchandise and it was time to re-order CDs, we decided to spruce it up a bit. We redesigned the packaging, giving Suzanne’s drawing even better play and updated the photos inside and out. We took the master recording to a fancy-schmansy digital studio and asked them to make it sparkle.
But, as it turns out, we’d grown to love the somewhat low-fi, homemade-sounding original. We liked it best, just the way it was, sonic warts and all. So, that’s the way it stays: new look, same sound. We decided to call it the “Special 11th Anniversary Digitally Unremastered Gold Edition.”
To go along with its re-release to the world, we’re finally offering it, and our other three albums, for download. You can mix and match tracks from all three discs to your hearts content.
Cheers and here’s looking forward to the special 22nd anniversary reprinting somewhere near 2023.