Clients and Projects

Projects - Winter 2009

Boston's Greatest

We were happy to see Epic/Legacy finally release the much anticipated Boston's Greatest Hits, which was mastered here almost a year ago. Toby Mountain joined forces with Tom Scholz and Bill Ryan to cull together tracks from the first two albums, along with newly transferred songs from Third Stage. The sound is much improved from the 1997 Sony release and so far the reviews have been phenomenal.
Boston's Greatest Hits  
A new video game, Street Fighter IV, is about to hit the streets and soon afterwards the soundtrack will follow. Toby mastered the two disc CD set in January for Sumthing Else Music Works. It features dramatic synthesizer compositions from Japanese composer, Hideyuki Fukasawa.
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Street Fighter IV
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In the fall of 2008 PBS broadcast a three-night documentary entitled Jewish Americans. Toby mastered the soundtrack for New York composer, Michael Bacon. The evocative score, which borrows from the rich tradition of Jewish religious and folk music over the last 350 years, has received rave reviews from critics everywhere.
Jewish Americans
 
Terry Adams (NRBQ) is back with an amazing new pop record "Holy Tweet " (right), which has just been released in Japan. Terry worked closely with Toby and music publicist, Jill Christiansen, to get this collection of wacky and wonderful love songs ("Not Tonight, Hon") just the way he wanted. The album is slated to be sold in the USA sometime this spring.

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Terry Adams
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Jimmy Sturr
spent a full day with Toby and Ken Irwin at NDR mastering his latest project, Let the Whole World Sing (left). As predicted, the album came away with the Best Polka Album of 2008! We congratulate Jimmy on winning his 18th Grammy - unbelieveable!
Jimmy Sturr
 
 
Chris Wilson (right) has been working steadily with Toby, assembling a long line of new releases for Heartbeat from the vaults of the legendary Studio One label. Among the featured artists are Bob Marley and the Wailers, Dennis Brown, The Heptones, Johnny Osbourne, Lee Scratch Perrry, The Gladiators, Dub Specialist, and Version Dread. All of these releases can be found at the Heartbeat website. Ware River Club  
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Toby worked closely with Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion to polish up their latest live recording, Folksong, to be released on both CD and DVD-Video this winter. The couple recorded the concert at the Maverick Saloon in Santa Ynez, CA in February of 2008. It even includes a performance by their 5 year old daughter, Olivia!
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and Johnny Irion
 
Not to be eclipsed by his daughter, Arlo Guthrie has been busy performing with Pete Seeger at Carnegie Hall and finishing the last leg of his "Lost World Tour" which will bring him to Ireland and England as well as warmer climes. Toby recently remastered a few of Arlo's older releases, in particular Amigo from 1976 (right), which is considered his best album of the Warner Brothers era.

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Arlo Guthrie's Amigo
   
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Several new Rounder bluegrass projects were completed with producer, Ken Irwin. They included Arlo Guthrie has been busy performing with Pete Seeger at Carnegie Hall and finishing the last leg of his "Lost World Tour" which will bring him to Ireland and England as well as warmer climes. Toby recently remastered a few of Arlo's older releases, in particular Amigo's Leavin' Town (right).
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Ken and Toby also completed a new release by the Dry Branch Fire Squad called Echos of the Mountains (left) and the album, The Room Over Mine (right), by Danny Paisly and Southern Grass.
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contemporary pop
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A powerful new release by singer/songwriter, Abbie Barrett, entitled Dying Day (left) was mastered here, which highlights her intelligent lyrics and smoky, sweet voice. Tenley Westbrook was at NDR with engineer, Jon Chase, to finish I Believe (right), an album with an inspiring message of hope, peace and love.
Ron Cody
Composer, Kevin Bartlett, traveled to NDR to master yet another amazing collection of soundscapes, Glow In The Dark (left). Singer/songwriter, Daniel Hales, worked closely with Toby on his new CD, Frost Heaves, which was mixed by Norm DeMoura and features catchy melodies and imaginative lyrics (" Shepherd of Lost Shopping Carts").
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jazz
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Some great jazz releases have been mastered in the last few months. Heading the list is a new CD from folk/jazz performer, Laura Baron (left). Also notable is Berklee professor Ayn Inserto's wonderful new release of jazz originals, entitled Muse (right), which features George Garzone on saxophone.
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Guitarist, Greg Passler, was in working on a new release by Mill City Trio called Down Deep (left), a live recording from the Indian Hill Music Center. Jazz percussionist, Austin McMahon, crafted with Toby his new CD, Many Muses (right), which highlights original pop influenced jazz instrumentals.
Austin McMahon
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Bass player, Bruno Raberg, worked with Toby on a new 2 CD set entitled Lifelines (left). It features Chris Cheek on sax and Ben Monder on guitar. Jazz pianist, Peter Hostage, came in to master his new CD, American Standard Blue (right), which serves up a delightful mix of jazz standards from the American Songbook..
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Ron Cody
folk music
Ron Cody
Ron Cody was also in mastering his wonderful new CD of Celtic music, The Talking Rake (left), which banjo legend Tony Trischka calls "sweet and elegant." Bruce Mandel was here to work on his latest collection of originals, Between Dreams and Regrets, featuring his warm voice and distinctive guitar style.
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Two Massachusetts based musicians came in to master new albums: Richard Berman finished his second CD with Toby, entitled Now and Then (left), a wonderful collection of reflective songs about love and life. Geoff Barley was also at NDR putting final touches on his new record, Blackbirds in a Pie (right), which features his unique brand of wit and irreverence.
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Richard Berman
Matt and Shannon Heaton completed their new release, Lovers' Well (left), a poignant collection of traditional Celtic love songs. The folk duo, Julia Lane and Fred Gosby, aka Castlebay, visited us to master a terrific new CD, which highlights songs of Robert Burns to celebrate the 250th anniversary of his birth (right).
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