The Digi case is housed in a custom slipcase with a screened printed smoked acrylic window. A Banda - from the Album Herb Alpert's Ninth. Skokiaan - from the Album Herb Alpert / Hugh Masekela. The Sea Is My Soil - from the Album Warm.
That has long been a complaint of mine ever since CDs became available--the cover art not only shrunk down, any liner notes (basically, anything printed on the jacket or the innersleeve) was difficult to read even back then, before my eyesight got so bad. Today, I don't even bother trying to read CD booklet printing--even with readers, it's still way too small, and it's too much hassle to try and follow it all with a magnifying glass.I do not like these 5" digipak releases too much as I tend to find that many companies try to cram in so much, that the text is so small that they should come with a microscope.
A book with session information and comments from the remaining musicians who played on all of these records over the past 60 years would be ideal, but who would buy it beyond music aficionados?I was a tad bit disappointed in it though because as with most of these kind of books, it only covers the "minutiae" on the most popular songs. I mean, we already know all the tiny facts on "Lonely Bull" and "Spanish Flea," I was hoping for some more tidbits, like who played on the last few TJB albums, more behind the scenes on those later records.
Such is the nature of The Recording IndustryA book with session information and comments from the remaining musicians who played on all of these records over the past 60 years would be ideal, but who would buy it beyond music aficionados?
Even the session sheets aren't reliable--some musicians might have been contracted to play on a gig, but their parts may have never been used in the mix, or perhaps they didn't even record on the final take at all, or were used for tracking a demo. (And it doesn't really matter to a musician--if they're paid to show up, it doesn't matter if they play or not. It's the time they're expending that gets paid for, not the performance...if that makes sense.)