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“There's a remix of Time Machine, the title track of that album. There's new mixes of the original version of Cool #9 and Luminous Flesh Giants, which features Eric Valentine on drums and doing various other things. Some of the elements from those tracks were incorporated into the semi-live studio version for the eponymous release – like power chords or some string tracks – but we have the original versions there.
“We have the remastering of the rock mix or radio mix versions of Borg Sex and Flavor Crystal 7 with Jeff Campitelli on drums. We have the original techno mix of Until We Say Goodbye, the version that was removed from Engines Of Creation in favor of the rock mix – just crazy, right?
“We have a remastering of Turkey Man, which is a bizarre recording that has to be credited as being written by Eric and myself. That was part of the original Additional Creations bonus CD that was a giveaway at the time when Engines came out.
“With some bonus tracks, Slick, The Eight Steps, Dog With Crown & Earring, Tumble, Ghosts, Heartbeats, Longing, and then an alternative version of Z.Z.'s Song that had these… we used to call them whale noises. I think that Eric Caudieux may have added them at my request. This goes back to the Crystal Planet final sessions. We were all wondering, ‘Should it just be Joe playing his guitar or should we add whale noises, those funny little things?’ I think that was Eric’s take on the embryonic journey.
“In the end, we decided no funny noises. I believe that was Mike Fraser’s call: ‘Get those noises out of there. Just Joe's guitar!’”
“I put on anything that I thought never got its fair shake, stuff like Cool #9, Luminous, Eric's original mix of Until We Say Goodbye and all the other stuff that got left off of Bonus Tracks. I just thought, ‘Why hold it back?’ I'm completely surprised, over and over again, by fans coming up to me and saying, ‘Man, Turkey Man is my favorite song.' I'm totally blown away by that. I remember Glyn Johns once said to me, ‘It's not your job to decide what people should like. Your job is to play your guitar.’ So if you remember those things, all those famous quotes and sayings, they sort of keep you moving forward. They help to inform you as to how to step out of your own way in projects like this.”