Daniel Johnston’s recorded output from the ’80s and ’90s has been made available for the first time in 24-bit lossless audio. Daniel Johnston in the 20th Century features Johnston’s first 14 releases stretching from 1980 to 1998, with each recording remastered from the original source tapes by producer, longtime collaborator, and Shimmy-Disc founder Kramer. They’re available via Bandcamp, and you can get them as pay-what-you-want downloads until the end of the day (December 20).
Daniel Johnston in the 20th Century is part of an ongoing project to create a permanent and comprehensive archive of Johnston’s recordings, which will continue next year with Daniel Johnston in the 21st Century. 100% of the proceeds will go to the Daniel Johnston Estate “for the sole purpose of preserving Daniel’s musical and artistic legacy.”