[Jandek] Six and Six re-reissued
seth at tisue.net
Wed Apr 6 20:10:05 PDT 2005
Jandek's second album, Six and Six, was out of print briefly, but has
now been re-reissued. I just got the new edition in the mail today from
Corwood. The back cover now sports a bar code that wasn't there before,
and all but one of the track times are longer. Sometimes it's only by 2
seconds, usually it's between 6 and 9 seconds, and on the last track,
"Delinquent Words", it's 16 seconds.
There are silences at the beginning of each track now that apparently
account for the extra seconds; the old version didn't have them. I
listened to the beginnings and endings of most tracks and didn't notice
any obvious differences in sound. Except:
"I Knew You Would Leave" is 10:14 on both editions. But the new one has
extra silence at both ends, so I wondered how the times could come out
the same. If I play them both simultaneously, staggering the start time
so they start together, they stay in sync until about the 4:30 mark,
then suddenly they become out of sync by 3 or 4 seconds. So at least
that much audio is missing from the new version. No words are missing
in that spot, just a few seconds of guitar. It's after he sings
"Sometimes I know it not" but before the next line, "As the air, no air
is still". I don't hear an audible edit, but there's definitely a few
missing seconds. I think there must be more missing later on in order
to account for all of the added silence.
Also, the two versions of that track sound a bit different, too; there's
noticeably more hiss on the old version.
So apparently at least that one track was remastered. Perhaps there are
other differences elsewhere I didn't notice...?
Seth Tisue - seth at tisue.net - http://tisue.net
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