This is almost a complete list of every CD I have ever made for my own purposes. I never bothered to number anything at first, and it wasn’t until I had made a few dozen projects that it occurred to give my projects catalog numbers. Packaging was minimal in those carefree days as well. I turned a corner with the Simple Minds boxed sets. Those were amazing, and following that, I took making a cover much more seriously than making a one-sided insert, but that was all I could afford to print on a sheet of inkjet photo paper. It also helped that I got access to a sweet color laser. From that point on, booklets became possible. Sometimes, elaborate booklets. And booklets beget liner notes and discography details. And so forth and so on.
The point where it occurred to me to number my projects was when I was making the Client CD of “The Rotherham Sessions.” These were demos that Client had posted to their website for download. The year was 2006; seven years into this hobby, and I took a wild stab at what number the CD should be. I picked 038 out of the blue. Then I went backwards, trying to remember what I had done and assign a REVO catalog number to each one. So the order here is completely haphazard. I can state that the numbers from 056 and higher are pretty bulletproof, though 068 and 075 seem to be missing! That’s because I don’t have a resource to consult and I would sometimes lose track of where I was supposed to be. Hence, this new catalog page which now becomes canonical law; errors and all.. That way I can give a project the right number going forward.
I first got a CD burner in 1999 when the company I was working for had bought a 2x SCSI external burner the size of a small VCR five years earlier for a prototype product that never sold. I asked them if I could have it and they said no problem. It worked fine [as long as I used high quality gold CD-R media] with my second computer at the time, a Macintosh Quadra 840AV. My friend JT set me up with a used Digidesign sound card. The Quadra was seven years old and was getting long in tooth so I moved to a [used] Macintosh G3 450 in 2000. That was my main production computer for another five years. The digidesign card moved to that. I got an external SCSI burner that was 8x and a big step up. Much smaller, too.
My next move was to a G5 Mac Pro 2×1.8 GHz. This gave me entry to DVD mastering as well. For a few years, Apple’s DVD solutions, even at the low end, were amazing. I made DVDs with elaborate extras and animated menus. Some of my music projects also came bundled with DVDs. This lasted for three years until the power supply died in that one, leaving me to buy an entry level iMac in 2008 while I was hip deep in a freelance project that demanded a working computer. Though the iMac was entry level, it has been a workhorse for my various projects for almost a decade now. I only need a new computer now because any browser that works on it is EOL. When I get a new iMac, I will keep the old iMac for DVD making. Apple’s horrific disc-free world of Steve Jobs is not for me! All my life I dreamed of making CDs and laserdiscs and for a few years there, Apple saw fit to enable this like no one else.
Most of my early projects were consolidating lots of CD singles into tighter compilations. Occasionally, there would be local bands I worked on CDs of. My friend Mr. Ware had a New Wave cover band, The Pragmatix, and though I did not master the audio, I designed it, so that is what I came to call REVO 001. The name REVO came from “Revolt Into Style,” my wife’s name for her antique business at the time which she did on the side. Yes, it’s taken from Bill Nelson. I soon moved into making CDs of albums that were not on CD and non-LP rare tracks assembled into Boxed Sets Of God® were a particular buzz for me.
MASTER LIST OF REVO CD PROJECTS
| REVO 001
|REVO 002||REVO 003|
|REVO 007||REVO 008||REVO 009|
|REVO 010||REVO 011||REVO 012|
|REVO 013||REVO 014||REVO 015|
|REVO 016||REVO 017||REVO 018|
|REVO 021||REVO 022||REVO 023|
|REVO 024||REVO 025||REVO 026|
|REVO 027||REVO 028||REVO 029|
|REVO 030||REVO 031A||REVO 032|
|REVO 033||REVO 034||REVO 035|
|REVO 036||REVO 037||REVO 038|
| REVO 039
|REVO 040||REVO 041|
|REVo 042||REVO 043||
|REVO 045||REVO 046||REVO 047|
|REVO 048||REVO 049||REVO 050|
|REVO 051||REVO 052||REVO 053|
|REVO 054||REVO 055||REVO 056|
|REVO 057||REVO 058||REVO 059|
|REVO 060||REVO 061||REVO 062|
|REVO 063||REVO 064||REVO 065|
|REVO 066||REVO 067
|REVO 069||REVO 070||REVO 071|
|REVO 072||REVO 073||REVO 074|
|REVO 076||REVO 077|
|REVO 078||REVO 079||REVO 080|
|REVO 081Annabel Lamb: Once Bitten + – 2016||REVO 082November Group – 2016||REVO 083Rezillos: A Case Of Rezillomania – 2017|
|REVO 084Jo Callis: Citizen Callis – Agent Of P.O.P. – 2017||REVO 085Visage: Fade To Grey – Dance Mix Album – 2017||REVO 086Robert Fripp: The League Of Gentlemen + – 2017|
The Three O’Clock: Live @ The Old Waldorf – 2018
Ultravox – A Young Person’s Guide To Ultravox – 2018
Visage: Beat Boy Special Cassette Remix + – 2019
Visage – Beat Boy Supplement – 2019
Ure, Cross, Langdown – The Bloodied Sword – 2019
David Werner – Whizz Kid – 2020