Easy Pieces original 1/2″ tapes didn’t survive, I’m afraid. They have been baked etc, but to no avail. Thankfully back up copies were always made and we will be able to remaster the CD from this. Not ideal, but much better than tweaking existing digital files. I’ve heard the first try with this tape and it’s already superior to the original CD and vinyl, but it can be better, so more work will be done. In putting this box together we are trying to reproduce Rattlesnakes and Mainstream exactly as they were when released as we don’t think there is room for improvement (sonically), but everyone involved agrees (Clive included) that Easy Pieces could be improved in this respect. More to follow.
Easy Pieces original 1/2″ tapes didn’t survive