Released on this day, in 2002.
So many good tracks on this one: "Existentialism", "Glittering Star", "Elevated Railway", "Futura", "Before We Fall", "Big Empty Sky". Tracks that keep coming up on my "most played" playlist. Essential!
Of course it's recognizably you . 20 years ago... back when RWBV was "the forum", and even before I wandered in there . Back when I only had a few cd's: Practically Wired, Summer of God's Piano, Deep Dream Decoder, After the Satellite Sings, Blue Moons and Laughing Guitars. Eager to find out what this already mythical, enigmatic, iconic Noise Candy would be like. Wondering if I should drop $90 U.S. on an unknown product. Then getting it, and never heeding the suggestion to absorb it slowly, in stages 😂. Why?... because I'm a luminous, intelligent, sexy, adult.
Today is the 20th Anniversary of the release of “Noise Candy” in 2002.
I've got both versions. All of my trays came loose pretty quickly, as did the booklet. I performed some emergency surgery with book repair tape and reattached the trays with some clear, two-sided sticky discs, and it turned out looking pretty good. The Esoteric folks did an amazing job of reproducing the original package.
I also have both versions since they were released. To my ears there is definitely an improved sound on the re-release but I prefer the original version. I digitized the set at the first opportunity and my preferred listening pleasure is on shuffle. I have no favorites from Bills' catalog but this gets a lot of play.
Waiting for Noise Candy 2.0...there's a pile of stuff in Bill's stash.
I’ve definitely got a bit of a sweet tooth 😉
It’s just endlessly great.
Cobbled or not, seems that “Noise Candy” has sparked quite a bit for fans. It’s still one my most frequent go-to releases of the past 20 years. Lots of goodness in there.
Yes, can't think now how I overlooked all that material for several years, only to rediscover it when assembling 'Noise Candy.'😶
The weird thing is that 'Noise Candy' was cobbled together from 'left over' tracks from my ancient analogue, tape-based studio, prior to moving over to the digital hardware Mackie system that I've used for many years since...Well, until even that finally gave up the ghost last year and I was forced to embrace the Cubase computer software system I'm currently using.
The sound changes subtly from each studio's incarnation to the next, and it certainly has changed again with the Cubase system in use here at home now.
But, despite all that, the music remains recognisably my own, I think. Ultimately, it's about what is being said that really matters, not through which bit of electrical gear it's projected. 😉
I've had both versions since they were first released. No problems with either, as far as trays go. Great collection of music.
I own the original. You know, the one with the trays that won't stay put 😕 Acquired at a fairly exorbitant price from EBAY years ago. Worth it though.
I am the proud owner of the 2nd released version. Just love its music! All 6 CD's.
Agreed, a brilliant collection start to finish!