The Apples In Stereo ‎– Tone Soul Evolution

Yep Roc Records ‎– YEP-2549
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Gatefold

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  • Alto Saxophone, Trumpet, Piccolo FluteMerisa Bissinger
  • Artwork By [Painting, Collage] – Steve Keene
  • Backing Vocals, HandclapsThom Monahan
  • Backing Vocals, Tambourine, Handclaps, Engineer, Recorded By [Twenty-four-track Analog Recording], Engineer [Eight-track Transfers], Mixed ByMichael Deming
  • Drums, Vocals, Backing Vocals, Maracas, Bells [Sleigh Bells], Handclaps, TambourineHilarie Sidney
  • Electric Bass, Backing Vocals, HandclapsEric Allen (2)
  • EngineerThe Apples In Stereo
  • Engineer, Recorded By [Eight-channel Recording], Engineer [Superimposition]Jim McIntyre
  • Guitar [Rhythm], Acoustic Guitar, Backing Vocals, HandclapsJohn Hill (3)
  • HandclapsZoe Blythe
  • Lacquer Cut ByPaul Brekus
  • Performer [Personal Liberation]Dane Terry
  • Piano [Acoustic]Kyle Jones
  • Producer, Arranged By, Mixed By, Recorded By [Eight-channel Recording], Engineer [Superimposition], Lead Guitar, Guitar [Rhythm], Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Backing Vocals, Piano, Organ, Melodica, Ukulele, Percussion [Additional], Performer [Sound Collage Art]Robert Schneider
  • Recorded By [Twenty-four-track Analog Recording Assistance], Engineer [Eight-track Transfers Assistance], Mixed By [Assistant]David Shuman*, Eric*, Hilarie*, John*, Robert*
  • Tenor SaxophoneJon Hegel
  • Trombone [First Trombone], Conductor [Horn Section Conductor]Rick Benjamin
  • Typography [Lettering]Starling Keene
  • Written-ByH. Sidney* (tracks: 5), R. Schneider* (tracks: 1 to 4, 6 to 14)


For the first time ever, the band’s second album, Tone Soul Evolution is presented with Robert Schneider and Jonathan Wyner’s original intended master.

This album was recorded from February to June, 1997. Twenty-four-track analog recording, eight-track transfers, and mixing engineered at Studio .45 (Hartford, Connecticut). Eight-channel recording and superimposition engineered at Pet Sounds Recording Studio (Denver, Colorado). Gatefold, includes lyric sheet

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 6 34457 25491 6
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched A): 160940E1/A3 The Elephant 6 Recording Co. YEP-2549-A Paul Brekus
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched B): 160940E2/A YEP-2549-B "Setting the Standard"

Other Versions (5 of 8) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
spart 57 The Apples In Stereo Tone Soul Evolution(CD, Album) spinART Records spart 57 US 1997 Sell This Version
4334 31013 2 The Apples In Stereo Tone Soul Evolution(CD, Album) Sire 4334 31013 2 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
spart 57 The Apples In Stereo Tone Soul Evolution(LP, Album, Gat) spinART Records spart 57 US 1997 Sell This Version
31013 The Apples In Stereo Tone Soul Evolution(CD, Album, RE) Sire 31013 US 1998 Sell This Version
spart 57 LP, none The Apples In Stereo Tone Soul Evolution(LP, Album, Ltd, Han) spinART Records, Elephant Six Recording Co. spart 57 LP, none US 1997 Sell This Version



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November 10, 2017
Great reissue. Nothing fancy on the packaging but it looks good and most importantly the vinyl sounds great. Some noise but the music is loud enough to overpower it not to mention the sound is just huge, great low end especially. Does anyone have more information about this alternate master? I haven't heard the original to compare it to but what's the story? Why was this master originally rejected?