This is a new remaster of the "Decals" outtakes stash that I made for my own use, so I figured I would share it here. The instrumentals proper in this torrent are taken from this upload < [URL][/URL] > by jazzfan. The sound is excellent but the songs range from 4% to 8% too fast, something that has been noted by several folks. I speed corrected each song to run perfectly in sync with the official "Decals" CD on Enigma. So unless the CD is off speed, the pitch should be exact now. The only "problem" with this source is that the songs cut in and out abruptly, missing some in-between song banter and noises. These bits have been patched in from mcchocchoc's "Warner Outtakes" upload < [URL][/URL] > which sounds good at low volume during these bits, but becomes loud and overdriven in the music parts. There is also an ugly cut and some missing material towards the end of Track 03 of the "Warner Outtakes" source which renders the musical part of that track unusable. So the EQ, volume and speed were tweaked to match to the jazzfan source, and the "missing" banter was successfully spliced in. The outtakes portion of this set is taken from this upload < [URL][/URL] > by jazzfan which runs almost 10% too slow! As with the instrumentals, the EQ was improved and some additional bits were patched in from the "Warner Outtakes" set.

So now, excellent sound throughout, no peaks have been compromised, each track is as complete as possible, the instrumentals no longer sound like the chipmunks and the outtakes no longer sound like sludge rock!



"Decals" Instrumentals & Outtakes

October 1970
Record Plant, Los Angeles

01. Lick My Decals Off, Baby (2:48) instrumental
02. Doctor Dark (2:56) instrumental
03. I Love You, You Big Dummy (2:59) instrumental
04. Bellerin' Plain (3:36) instrumental
05. Woe-Is-Uh-Me-Bop (2:23) instrumental
06. Japan In A Dishpan (3:11) instrumental
07. Big Toe (2:16) instrumental
08. Petrified Forest (1:40) instrumental
09. Buggy Boogie Woogie (2:29) instrumental
10. Smithsonian Institute Blues (2:14) instrumental
11. Space-Age Couple (2:34) instrumental
12. The Clouds Are Full Of Wine (2:52) instrumental
13. Flash Gordon's Ape (4:19) instrumental

14. Well Well Well (1:59) outtake
15. Buggy Boogie Woogie (2:10) vocals only
16. Bellerin' Plain (3:35) drums & bass
17. Japan In A Dishpan (3:05) drums & bass
18. Japan In A Dishpan (3:11) sax overdub #1
19. Japan In A Dishpan (3:04) sax overdub #2
20. Flash Gordon's Ape (4:11) alternate vocal
21. Flash Gordon's Ape (4:14) alternate vocal & sax

Total Time: 61:52
Total Time (Instrumentals): 36:21
Total Time (Outtakes): 25:31


LINEAGE Tracks 01-14: SBD->Henry Kaiser's tape->2nd gen tape->Fostex X-1 Portastudio->CDR->FLAC>WAV (Pitch Fix, etc...)->FLAC (Level 6)

LINEAGE Tracks 15-16: SBD->?->CD-R->mp3->transfer to WAV using Wavelab->Timeworks Mastering EQ/Freefilter->FLAC->WAV (Pitch Fix, etc...)->FLAC (Level 6)

LINEAGE Tracks 17-21: SBD->tape (low gen)->transfer to WAV using Wavelab->Timeworks Mastering EQ/Freefilter->FLAC->WAV (Pitch Fix, etc...)->FLAC (Level 6)

LINEAGE Fills: 3rd Gen Maxell XLII-S Tapes->ONKYO Deck->TDK DA-3826 Stand Alone Burner->CD-R->PC->WAV->FLAC->WAV (Pitch Fix, etc...)->FLAC (Level 6)

Remastered by JWB - September 2013