As Ralph never tires of saying, it's not always about the bands...and never more so when it came to having the Ralph's Life CD for Rethink Mental Illness mastered. During the crowd funder process Morris Quinlan (who's reworking of the classic Scarborough Fair Ralph has played on Radio KC) introduced his good friend and producer Dave Maughan who offered to master the CD free of charge!
Dave Maughan first came to prominence through his work on the 2000 Mercury Music Prize nominated Kathryn Williams album Little Black Numbers, and almost simultaneously, the critically acclaimed, ground-breaking (and eponymously titled) debut album by The Morris Quinlan Experience.
In the past he's worked with such famous names as Maximo Park,
The recent release of Follow On, the second Morris Quinlan Experience album, has brought Dave’s work to the attention of an even wider international audience.
I cannot recommend him highly enough for the patience, diligence and humour he's maintained throughout the process of mastering the Ralph's Life CD for The Fine Line Project and Rethink Mental Illness. Undaunted by the 40 tracks donated to the Double CD in varying formats by Indie bands and artists who have featured on Ralph's blog, he has put together a seamless double album that will take pride of place in any Indie music fan's collection.