The software behind the release of The Beatles new single ‘Now and Then’ has opened up new possibilities for the Thomas Fraser archive. We are currently re-examining and evaluating tracks deemed unusable in the past. Thomas’s recordings were all done on one track – i.e. vocal and guitar were recorded in one take on one microphone. The software’s main advantage to us is its ability to isolate the vocal and it split it out as a separate track from the backing and/or any other unwanted noise. Once the newly separated multi tracks are done, they can be restored and improved individually. It will be a long process but at the end of it, we hope that we can bring some new Thomas Fraser material out again at some point in the not too distant future.