A big thanks to Haley Reinhart for mentioning Furnace in this wide ranging interview on the iZotope blog about the process of releasing her new album on vinyl.
Being at the final stages of getting your vinyl release out for mass distribution, has there been any unexpected challenges along the way?
Narrowing down the song list so the album fits on a 12” LP was really hard. At this point, I don’t know how people are going to react to what they really like on vinyl so it was hard for me to take off 2 songs from the vinyl release. I’m happy to have worked with you because I know that between you and Furnace, I know that you all care for the utmost quality of the sound and you don’t want to compromise that. At the end of the day, I have to make these decisions. The quality of the record is our top priority.
Another unexpected challenge was the actual packaging itself, you’d have to remap the liner notes because there’s obviously not as many panels compared to a CD. It was a challenge having to take all the “thank you’s“ from different photo panels and putting them into one. We’ve figured it out, but it was definitely something that I forgot about in the beginning.