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"We just finished it in the last 6 months," guitarist Rick Nielsen tells Spinner. "It wasn't a commercial thing we were looking to do. Most of the songs were good back in the 'In Color' days but the mix and the sound wasn't."
"It started out as us complaining about that album being bastardized by the producer [Tom Werman]," vocalist Robin Zander adds. "We never got around to fixing it. We'd leave and go on tour and they'd fix it and it became a different."
Speculation arose when the band recently contributed a new version of the album's opener, 'Hello There' to 'Rock Band 2,' a move that Zander says made the rerecorded track really fall into place. "We did a version that is totally different," he says. "It's way cool and sounds great. Now we know a lot more about what we're doing."
Cheap Trick are currently approaching a year of touring in support of their latest studio album, aptly titled 'The Latest,' and have recently announced a string of dates this summer with Blondie, starting August 20 at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield, Ill.