I know, it goes against my own naming convention for the album, but the title seemed to appear together with the music and so I will not argue. It’s been a few months since the last solo guitar piece, but this one turned out nice and is the longest one yet.
I am currently considering releasing a version of Tears in the Rain, which has been mastered (using EQ and compression) for CD, as part of a 2 CD package. Basically it would be a second CD that would come in the package of up close, which might be released late this year, but more likely early in 2007.
We would raise the price of the up close album package only slightly, but it would be much less than what record companies commonly charge for double CDs. I consider Tears in the Rain my gift to people who buy up close. Tears in the Rain is intimate and personal and very different from my other work.
I want to stress that the version of the Tears in the Rain pieces available from our ListeningLounge, which use no EQ and no compression, will not be available on CD, period. I have mastered these songs and the new versions w EQ and compression will be available on the CD. I personally prefer the versions that are already available in the LL.