Clients and Projects

Projects - Spring 2008

Boston's Greatest

Toby Mountain, joined forces with Tom Scholz and Bill Ryan to finish the mastering of the Boston Greatest Hits album, which will be released this summer by Sony on their Epic/Legacy label. The collection culls tracks from the first two albums, as well as songs from Third Stage, which were transferred from the original analog masters.

Tom Scholz
, the mastermind behind Boston, has himself declared, “The difference is amazing to me. I never liked these old mixes on 16 bit CD; now they sound great.”

Boston's Greatest Hits
Arlo Guthrie teamed up with The Dillards to produce a new collection of Woodie Guthrie songs, entitled, "32 cents Postage Due." The album was mastered at Northeastern Digital by Toby Mountain. It features such timeless Woody songs as "Do Re Mi", "Reuben James" and "Pastures of Plenty" all done in a timeless Guthrie/Dillards style.

Toby also remastered several of Arlo's older releases, including the album "Amigo" from 1976 which was one of Arlo's great achievements during his early career.


One of the more young and up and coming artists to frequent the studio is the band The Brew. They have been touring with Bruce Hornsby and finished their latest album "Back to the Woods" in early spring. It was mastered at Northeastern Digital and could be a breakout album for this young group.
Something exciting, but a little different, is Terry Adam's (NRBQ) new solo piano album entitled "Love Letter To Andromeda" (Clang!). It features a radically altered "prepared" piano, invented by composer John Cage, played live by Adams at The Stone in New York City in January 2008. Toby and Terry worked carefully in the mastering to get the performance to come across accurately.

terry adams

tony trischka
Several new Rounder bluegrass projects were finished with producer, Ken Irwin. They included such notables as Tony Trischka (left), Claire Lynch (right), Charlie Sizemore, Bobby Osborne, and Third Tyme Out.

Also added to the Rounder catalogue were two other projects by well known musicians: Jimmy Sturr spent a day at NDR working on his newest polka CD, which may translate into his 17th Grammy award! Toby also completed the mastering of a Riders in the Sky compilation, entitled Public Cowboy #1: A Centennial Salute.
claire lynch
David Grover, songwriter extroadinaire, came in to work on two new holiday childrens' CDs for Koch Records: Chanukah and Ernestine the Green Eyed Elf. David was recently given a Parent's Choice award for his educational CD, I'm Learning to Read, which was also mastered at NDR.
Hailing from Portland, ME, the exciting funk band Boombazi was in mastering their second CD with Toby. The Portland Phoenix claims that the band has moved "the funk genre forward."
  The Radionics, formerly known as Rebecca Nurse, came to NDR to master their latest album, Doubt, Pain and Rock & Roll, recently released on Dog Hill Records. The album features their new lead singer, Trace, who has been touted as a "a red-hot rock goddess who drips sex appeal."
Famed Canadian singer, Teresa Ennis, had her latest CD, Space, mastered at NDR by Toby Mountain. The album features some delightful acoustic songs by such songwriting greats as Bruce Cockburn, Pete Townshend, and Jackson Browne.  
Songwriter, Jenny Goodspeed, was at NDR mastering her long awaited release, Under the Ash Tree, which is a delicious mix of folk, pop, bluegrass, and jazz. So far the album has received 5 star praise from many reviewers and fans.

Sophie B Hawkins

  Ware River Club Chris Wilson has been working steadily with Toby, assembling a long line of new releases for Heartbeat from the vaults of the legendary Studio One label. Two of the releases feature Bob Marley and the Wailers. The others include Lone Ranger, Dennis Alcapone, The Abyssinians, as well as new Studio One compilations, Six the Hard Way, Roots Man Dub, and When Rhythm Was King.