One Size Fits All - Au20

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One Size Fits All - Au20
Released July 1996
See also:
One Size Fits All
Apostrophe (') - Au20



  1. Inca Roads (08:45)
  2. Can't Afford No Shoes (02:38)
  3. Sofa No. 1 (02:39)
  4. Po-Jama People (07:39)
  5. Florentine Pogen (05:27)
  6. Evelyn, A Modified Dog (01:04)
  7. San Ber'dino (05:57)
  8. Andy (06:04)
  9. Sofa No. 2 (02:43)

Release Notes

From These albums were meticulously re-transferred and remastered from the original "Dolby A" master tapes. Playback was through a specially-enhanced Ampex ATR-102 using audio cards upgraded by John Musgrave. No EQ, compression, limiting or other "enhancements" were used in the transfer. The analog-to-digital conversion was accomplished using the dB Technologies™ AD-122 A/D converter with 20-bit resolution, recorded directly to the hard disk of the Sonic Solutions digital mastering workstation. Once edited into the final form, the program was transferred through the Sony Super Bitmapping process integrated into the Sonic System. This "noise-shaping" process allows the music to be captured in 16-bits while maintaining the optimal signal-to-noise equivalent of 20-bits. This 16-bit “Super Bit Mapped” PCM 1630 master was then used in the production of the Au20 CD. These discs will be distributed on 24K gold plated CDs, each individually numbered and registered with Rykodisc. All work was done at the Utility Muffin Research Kitchen, utilizing the latest and best sounding equipment available. For those of you that crave the sound and the editing of the original vinyl releases, we believe that these Au20 CD's come the closest yet to capturing that original magic.

Limited edition. A 20 bit digital master produced on a 24 Karat gold CD.

Liner Notes

Background Information

Conceptual Continuity


ZFT # Version # # discs Format Catalog # Release
Artwork Comment
20 1
1 CD Rykodisc
RCD 80521
1996-07-02 0014431852121   US edition, Au20 (20 bit master / 24K gold CD). Matrix # IFPI8102 DADR 0SC81<910>RCD80521 IFPI L481
1 CD VideoArts
VACK 5286
1996-07-24 4988112404779   Japanese edition, Au20 (20 bit master / 24K gold CD).

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