The Ramones – 2 Acetates for ‘Road To Ruin 40th Anniversary Remix’ LP, From Producer Ed Stasium’s Collection
Two single-sided LP acetates, comprising each side of the Ramones’ album Road to Ruin [40th Anniversary Remix 2018], from the collection of legendary Ramones producer/engineer/associate Ed Stasium.
As acetates, these were cut directly from the original master tapes. Queen guitarist Brian May told Record Collector Magazine ‘The acetate’s appeal is that it’s a snapshot in time. When you’re cutting an acetate, you’ve got as far as your mix, and you’re testing to see if you’ve got it right… Why have I always kept them? Well, of course, when you start off, you’re immensely excited and proud of what you’ve done, and you want to show your family and everyone…These are history, the minute they’re finished.’
These acetates were used by Stasium during the production process, and the cover of each disc has been signed by Stasium. Included is Stasium’s signed letter of authenticity, noting the history of these discs, reading:
This letter is to authenticate 2 disc Reference Acetate Set of the Ramones album ‘Road to Ruin’ [40th Anniversary Remix 2018] from my personal collection. During my long associate with the Ramones, I worked on nine of their original albums, as engineer, mixer, producer, additional guitarist and backing vocalist. I have also engineered, remixed, and produced numerous demos, reissues and live albums for the band. This reference acetate [set] was used during the album’s production, and I have signed the sleeve. Gabba Gabba Hey! [signed] Ed Stasium.
Ed Stasium co-produced Road to Ruin with Tommy Ramone.
Both acetates are in beautiful Mint condition, and of course, were cut directly from the master tapes, insuring their exceptional fidelity.
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