THE HORNS MASTER TAPES
In his Album Review, Paul Cox when talking of the re-mixes says:-
In light of this it seemed appropriate to include information on exactly what we found on the master tape and how Tookie worked in Pathways studios when recording 'The Horns' session. When Steve Took's Horns recorded the master tape in Pathways studios they worked with an eight track machine in THREE Phases.
USING THE MASTER TAPE
For the three original mixes it seemed wholey appropriate and the only ethical course of action to use the stereo mix-downs Took himself had produced in 1977. Therefore we used the second section of the tape (recorded in Phase Three) to ensure that the original authenticity and credibility of the songs was retained.
For the re-mixes we went back to the original Phase One tracks which were used in addition to the six Phase Three tracks to produce new versions of the songs. We then had fourteen tracks from which to work. For "Woman I Need" we were surprised and delighted to discover that the Organ listed for Track 2 had been set up to sound like a pixiephone! One of Tookie's jokes no doubt! Although mixed down in Took's original 1977 mix we brought it forward in the re-mix because it was too delightful not to!
The hand writing on the Pathway Studios Master Tape box appears to be that of Steve Took. You can compare it with a sample of his handwriting on this page. Note his tendency to spell words starting with an 'N' with a 'K'.
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