Day Rising / Hourglass split LP and CD
1000 on black vinyl.
1000 CDs pressed.
Well, where to start. I very much am proud of this release, but there
are several things I would have done differently if I could do it all
over again. The first thing that really plagued this release was delays.
The CD came out relatively quickly once everything was in hand but the
packaging concept wasn't the best. The booklet was 7" EP sized
and the CD came in a cardboard sleeve. I just couldn't figure out (still
can't) how to do proper CD packaging for a split band release when each
band wants their own cover. The LP looks much better, but it came out
a year later. The LP probably should have came out first. Live and learn.
Although people other than the bands were constantly harping "what
is taking so long?" they didn't realize one important thing. This
was not supposed to be just a Moo Cow Records release. A guy who was
friends with Hourglass from upstate NY wanted to start a label and this
was going to be his first release. I think it was going to be "Gorilla
Warfare Records" or something like that. Well, he dropped out of
the game early and there I was with a LP/CD commitment and having to
pay twice the amount of money than I had budgeted for. But damn, the
tunes freakin rock!!! Hourglass is just so heavy, and the New Day Rising
tracks are simply classic!
out from me, look on:
Sold out from me, look on: