Back in June, I mentioned that Everything and More, a comprehensive Dolly Mixture box set was available for pre-order (you can view the old post here.) I went back and forth on whether or not to order it, eventually deciding that it was too expensive. In July, I saw that Jigsaw Records was offering a special where you could order the set for $35 — I decided I would order when I got my next paycheck & then, of course, it sold out.
Long story short still sort of long… Everything and More is back in stock at Jigsaw and my copy came in the mail yesterday afternoon (honestly, I can’t say enough good things about Jigsaw — amazing selection of new and used records, fair prices, and extremely fast shipping.)
I also can’t say enough good things about Everything and More. Normally I don’t notice when things are remastered — the music I typically listens to errs so heavily on the side of lo-fi that it’s hard for me to appreciate good production/remastering work, but these songs sound beautiful. There’s a distinctly noticeable jump in sound quality from the Dolly Mixture recordings I’ve heard in the past, making the songs sound new and fresh.
The box’s packaging is beautiful (I’m a sucker for nice commercial design) & addition to band’s full-length album, Demonstration Tapes, it includes all of their singles, the posthumously released Fireside EP, and a number of demos, covers, and live recordings.