I personally love this album but I wanted to ask all of you what your opinions/thoughts were on what I coin as Herb's most overlooked album.
Wasn't it released around the time of Herb's father's passing
There is a dedication in the liner notes at the very bottom i have the LP and i think its a nice and touching tribute.I don't know about when his father died (maybe there's a dedication in the liner notes? I don't remember and don't have it in front of me), but the song "Grandpa Lou" is in tribute to him.
There have been very few albums that originally didn't chart but got reissued and hit the chart albeit on the low end of the hot 200 The Monkees final album Changes. Released in 1970 didn't chart in its first run and was deleted shortly afterwards but when it was reissued in 1986 it charted at #157 or somewhere in that vicinity if my memory is correct and it was during their first Reunion revival. So you never know JYAM Just might come back one more time We Can only hope and Think positive.There is no indication that anything is lost. If you have the stereo master, then you don't really need the multi-tracks. The only thing that is known for sure is that it didn't chart.
I wish you the very best results on that and congrats on your equipment upgrades your needledrops will sound Even Better than ever as long as you have the original vinyl source in Very Good condition ( I still have mine) you can fill the void and DIY even if JYAM never gets reissued.I am going to redo my needle drop of this one later in the year, as 1) my equipment has taken a huge jump in recent years (with another change or two on the way), 2) I can clean it way better with the ultrasonic and vacuum treatment, and 3) I actually lost my original WAV files I'd made back around 2003 or so. I still have a CD I burned of the album. Somewhere.