A “could have been” version…
Short: In year 2000 when I had released my ”Boray plays some guitar” CD, I started right away to work on the follow-up CD ”Boray plays some more”. The project kind of got messed up on the way and was finally released five years later, but then with many different tunes than originally recorded for it. But this new release “Boray plays some more 2001 version (2016)” contains all the tunes made for it in year 2000 plus four tunes made in 2001. These tunes have been polished over the years and released as bonus songs on other Boray albums. So you can say this album is the 2016 version of the 2001 version. If these tunes would have been this polished in 2001 (with a few exceptions), this is the album I would have released then. It’s a “Could have been” version. It has the same tunes as on a preview CD from August 2001, but in a slightly different order.
Details: The problem was that the tracks were not this polished in 2001 so I was not happy with the CD. I also started to get higher ambitions and made a plan: If I could get the CD to sound really professional, it would be easier to get a music publisher to publish it. So I started to re-make parts of the CD, namely the long piece called “Amzidus”, and I also polished the existing tunes, recorded new ones so I could select the very best ones in the end. This was probably a bit too serious for me. Countless hours of mixing made me over sensitive to loud sounds. A problem I still suffer from to a degree. I also started side projects that wasn't that serious and recorded a lot of stuff not intended for “Boray plays some more” at all. So the project kind of, well, got delayed 4 years… And when I finally released it, it was mostly because I wanted to put an end to it and have it done.
By this time (2005) I had so many tunes to select from while many of the original tunes still wasn't polished enough. When making music, you often have a tendency to prefer the songs you made recently, and I think this had a too big impact on the selection. The two tunes with singing (“It’s Nice” and “You have a heart”) were the two most recent tunes I had made at this point in time and I think that’s the only reason they got included. I would not have included them today.
After the release, time went on and I continued to make music. I still had all of these unreleased tunes I made for “Boray plays some more”. So when I released new albums, I often took one of these tunes and included as a kind of bonus tune after remixing it a bit or fixing problems with it, or for example adding something. After a while most of the tunes got released this way, and they also got the polish they lacked before. As time went on, I also felt that the 2005 release of “Boray plays some more” album didn’t become what I wanted it to be. I started thinking maybe I should alter it. But then I got the idea of making a new “Could have been” version instead and this 2001 version was born. The two versions only have 19 minutes in common (of 60 and 66 minutes in total). Here is an illustration showing the tracks of the two versions: boray.se/bpsm.png