This was a massive audio preservation, restoration, and remastering project that used more than 60 reels of original analog tape masters spanning Evan's career from 1956 to 1980. The analog masters were mostly in good condition but many required cleaning, splice repairs, careful calibration of the playback tape machine for each reel and in a few cases, calibration for each song. Blakemore used a rebuilt Ampex ATR series transport outfitted with new Flux
Magnetics heads. Reproduce electronics were ATR / Aria discrete class-A designed by Cranesong's Dave Hill. AD conversion was Merging Horus at minimum 192-24 bit. All the restoration and remastering was done at 192-32 bit floating point. Pyramix sample rate conversion, using their proprietary apodizing filter, was used to create the CD resolution and 96/24 bit masters. The complete, 5-disc set is available on physical CD's or as HiRes downloads from digital distributors.
The set includes a previously unreleased, complete live concert recording that was done at Oil Can Harry's in Vancouver in 1975. The first few songs from this concert had a major technical flaw in that the recording engineer left a stage announce microphone turned on after the trio began playing. The result was a "washed out" sound with a very unstable stereo image. Blakemore used several techniques to stabilize the stereo image and improve instrumental balance. These techniques had to be carefully adjusted in real-time as the original recording engineer discovered his error and began turning mics up and down. The results are a very listenable presentation with only minimal distractions to the musical performance. The live recording from Oil Can Harry's is also available on LP vinyl.