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Eight Miles High / Why (Mono)"Eight Miles High" b/w "Why" - The Rare RCA Studios Versions Original Mono Masters!!!
During an action-packed Byrds tour of the UK in August 1965, ideas began to form in Gene Clark's mind for a new song. After germinating for several weeks, he began to put his thoughts on paper during the band's U.S. tour in November 1965.
Traveling from gig to gig, David Crosby's cassettes of Ravi Shankar and John Coltrane provided the tour bus soundtrack. As Clark continued writing the song that would become ''Eight Miles High,'' this exotic music, especially Coltrane's recordings, found their way into the composition. Juxtaposed against lyrical snapshots of London, like ''rain grey town, known for its sound,'' the modal melody created a striking contrast and summoned a surreal, flight-like feeling.
Despite Clark's increasing isolation from the group, it was obvious that ''Eight Miles High'' was a work of major importance and the group promptly made plans to record it. The band entered RCA Studios in Los Angeles on December 22, 1965, to track ''Eight Miles High,'' along with a new Roger McGuinn- David Crosby song ''Why.'' They had worked up an explosive arrangement for the Clark song, adding elements culled from their recent highway listening sessions. The Coltrane influence is especially evident in McGuinn's electric twelve-string solo, inspired by Coltrane's free-form sax lines on ''India.'' Shankar's sitar work is reflected in Chris Hillman's driving bass part, a hypnotic drone against which McGuinn's guitar lines shine in high relief. This Eastern influence also emerges on the high energy ''Why'' with McGuinn creating a sitar-like solo on his guitar while employing non-Western scales. Though not a conscious attempt, these songs were later cited as pioneering examples of raga rock, one of several innovative sub-genres, along with folk rock and country rock that the band explored in their career.
Despite the unqualified artistic success of the RCA sessions, Columbia refused to release the tracks because they had not been recorded in a Columbia-owned studio. The band dutifully re-recorded the two songs at Columbia Studios in Hollywood and these recordings were released as a single and later included in the Fifth Dimension album. However, the band was not fully satisfied with this second attempt, believing that the RCA recordings were better.
This special Sundazed release marks the first use of the recently located original mono mixdown masters. McGuinn has always felt that the first recordings of these songs were more spontaneous. And when asked about the RCA version of ''Eight Miles High'' Crosby declared, ''It was a stunner, it was better, it was stronger. It was the way we wanted it to be.''1. Eight Miles High
2. Why$9.997 Vinyl Single Mono - Sealed Buy Now
REDD-SUN-7316xThe Shadows of Knight
Live 1966Besides releasing two classic longplayers and many more singles (including the smash, "Gloria"), touring/behaving badly all across America and appearing on TV shows like 'Upbeat' and 'Where The Action Is', the Shadows of Knight also ruled at suburban Chicago's hands-down hippest teen club, The Cellar. Over the decades, their Cellar performances have become the stuff of legend.
Miraculously, two reels of tape of the Shadows of Knight live on stage at the Cellar (in 1966!) were eventually uncovered by Sundazed. As early as their 'Gloria' album debut in spring '66, the Shadows of Knight had separated themselves from the garage band pack with a heavily Chicago Blues-based, wildly rocking repertoire. Their trademark sound is on full display in this attitude-drenched, anarchic live recording from late in that exalted year.
For this expanded edition, the original sets and correct song sequence have been faithfully restored. And to top that, additional and until now completely unheard bonus material is rescued from those old reels. Specifically, added to an already scorching set are previously-unheard takes of "Peepin' and Hidin'" (sung by blues legend Joe Kelley), "Willie Jean" (with a vocal from drummer Tom Schiffour) and "Any Way That You Want Me". Equally important, the packaging now equals the musical contents thanks to an all-new, eye grabbing sleeve highlighted by John Hora's amazing original photography from '66.
Unlike their comparatively harnessed studio recordings, the Shadows of Knight are presented here raw 'n' alive, sloppy bordering on brilliant and with all the subtlety of a bulldozer. Would you want 'em any other way?1. Everybody Needs Somebody to Love
2. Don't Fight It
3. Got My Mojo Working
4. Any Way That You Want Me
5. Gospel Zone
6. Got To Get You Off My Mind
7. It Takes A Long Time Comin'
8. Hey Joe
9. Tomorrow's Gonna Be Another Day
10. Peepin' and Hidin'
11. Let It Rock
12. Willie Jean
14. Oh Yeah
15. Dark Side
16. Gloria$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
REDD-SUN-5308xThe Strawberry Alarm Clock
Incense And PeppermintsThe Strawberry Alarm Clock made musical history with its first single, the infectious, psychedelic Incense and Peppermints, which topped the national singles charts in December of 1967 and remains one of the Aquarian Age's most enduring anthems. As the California combo's debut LP demonstrates, there was a lot more to the Strawberry Alarm Clock than their iconic trademark hit.
Incense and Peppermints combines catchy melodic flights with an edgy progressive sensibility that minifests itself in the trippy soundscapes, sophisticated harmonies and evocative lyrics of such memorable tracks as The World's on Fire, Birds in My Tree, Rainy Day Mushroom Pillow and Paxton's Back Street Carvinal.
Unavailable in its original LP format for decades, Incense and Peppermints has been meticulously restored to its original glory for this LP reissue, using Sundazed's exacting technical and aesthetic standards. The album is pressed on high-quality, high-definition vinyl, and features a complete reproduction of the album's unique original cover art.1. The World's on Fire
2. Birds in My Tree
3. Lose to Live
4. Strawberries Mean Love
5. Rainy Day Mushroom Pillow
6. Paxton's Back Street Carnival
7. Hummin' Happy
8. Pass Time with SAC
9. Incense and Peppermints
10. Unwind with the Clock$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Twelve Dreams Of Dr. SardonicusSpirit's 1970 classic Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus (produced by longtime Neil Young collaborator David Briggs) is widely acknowledged as the band's magnum opus. The fourth and final collaboration by the band's classic original lineup of Randy California, Jay Ferguson, Mark Andes, John Locke and Ed Cassidy, the 12-song set reflects the quintet's one-of-a-kind mix of talents and personalities. Spirit's unique musical vision is reflected in their trademark hit Nature's Way, which remains a staple of classic rock radio, along with such favorites as Prelude-Nothin' to Hide, Animal Zoo, Mr. Skin and Morning Will Come.
Out of print on vinyl for more than two decades, Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus has been meticulously restored to its original two-sided glory for this LP reissue, using Sundazed's usual exacting standards. The album is pressed on high-quality, high-definition vinyl, reproducing the album's distinctive original cover art.1. Prelude/Nothin' to Hide
2. Nature's Way
3. Animal Zoo
4. Love Has Found a Way
5. Why Can't I Be Free
6. Mr. Skin
7. Space Child
8. When I Touch You
9. Street Worm
10. Life Has Just Begun
11. Morning Will Come
12. Solider$28.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
$100 FineHow do you top THE LITTER'S godlike '67 longplayer, Distortions? Well, you don't. But leave it to THE LITTER to deliver the equally essential (not to mention hopelessly rare) '68 follow-up, $100 Fine. From the ultra-explosive album opener, "Mindbreaker" (where the Distortions sound now takes on Blue Cheer-like heaviosity) to the LP's epic finale; a nine-minute, ambitiously retooled "She's Not There," $100 Fine ranks as one of its era's masterpieces.
In a tradition established on Distortions, THE LITTER again prove they were the most totally inspired - no, make that totally English-inspired - cover band to invade a US recording studio. $100 Fine includes exceptional covers of Jeff Beck ("Tally Man"), newcomers Procol Harum ("Kaleidoscope"), and last but certainly most obscure, a cover of "Here I Go Again" by Eire Apparent.
But what separates $100 Fine from its predecessor is the emergence of original material; from the 'Fresh Cream'-style harmonica wailer "Blues One" to heavier psychedelic fare like "(Under the Screaming Double) Eagle." For further enticement, we should mention everything is drenched in double-tracked, screaming fuzz from Midwest guitar legend Tom "Zip" Caplan. Unfairly rare but now rescued by Sundazed and sounding exactly like it should. PLAY LOUD!!!! PLAY EVEN LOUDER!!!!1. Mindbreaker
3. Here I Go Again
4. Morning Sun
5. (Under the Screaming Double) Eagle
6. Apologies to 2069
8. Blues One
9. She's Not There$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Paper Garden180 Gram Audiophile Pressed At RTI
From The Original Master Tapes
Faithful Reproduction Of The Original Artwork
Sgt. Pepper taught a lot of bands to play in 1967, including New York's Paper Garden, whose absorption of the Fab Four's Summer of Love statement came out on Musicor Records the following year. What Paper Garden can't match in terms of the Beatles' sophistication they make up for in ambition, as exhibited on the harpsichord-enhanced pop genius of "Lady's Man," orchestrated gems like "Way Up High," the fuzz-pop-psych of "I Hide," and Eastern grooves on "Man Do You" and "Raining." With influences of the early Bee Gees and Brill Building pop also shading the proceedings, the album's kaleidoscopic essence permeates every note - right down to the ultra-cool color-burst cover likely drawn under a pseudonym by Australian artist Martin Sharp of Disraeli Gears fame. That brilliant art can be viewed again in its full-size glory on this beautiful RTI 180 gram vinyl edition, mastered from the original Musicor reels by Bob Irwin.1. Gypsy Wine
2. Sunshine People
3. Way Up High
4. Lady's Man
5. Mr. Mortimer
6. Man Do You
8. I Hide
10. A Day$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Mono - Sealed Buy Now
RoadmasterBy 1972, singer/songwriter Gene Clark had settled into a new life in Mendocino far from the intrusive media glare and fan adulation that still surrounded someone of his stature as a former member of the Byrds. However, he still owed A&M Records one more album. Gathering together the cream of the Los Angeles country-rock fraternity including innovative guitarist Clarence White, Chris Ethridge on bass, ex-Byrd and Burrito Brother Michael Clarke on drums, pedal steel guitarist extraordinaire Sneaky Pete, Byron Berline on fiddle and pianist Spooner Oldham, Gene set about recording an album of pure country rock unfettered by any commercial dictates.
Although the Spring of 1972 recording sessions were ultimately abandoned, Gene left eight precious songs in the vaults. Full Circle Song (later recorded by the reunited Byrds and a bona fide country-rock classic) and Shooting Star reveal a deep, introspective soul-searching. I Remember the Railroad and In a Misty Morning reflect a longing for the simpler days of his youth. The sessions also produced spirited versions of Flatt & Scruggs' Rough and Rocky, the country standard I Really Don't Want To Know, Freddie Weller's rollicking Roadmaster and a reinterpretation of his standout Byrds song, She Don't Care About Time.
Gene's manager Jim Dickson took these eight tracks and paired them with three additional unreleased recordings to assemble Roadmaster. The unreleased tracks chronicled two previous attempts at a Byrds reunion (One In A Hundred and She's the Kind of Girl) as well as the stunning Here Tonight, with Gene backed by The Flying Burrito Brothers. Originally a 1973 European-only release, imported copies of Roadmaster soon found their way to North America as fans came to recognize the brilliance in the ill-fated sessions. The album itself I was proud of, acknowledged Gene years later. I was proud of the writing and proud of the bunch of people who played on it.
This legendary recording makes its Sundazed debut on wondrous high-definition vinyl. It has been painstakingly mastered from the original A&M session tapes and is packaged with new album artwork. Add this recording to your collection and bear full witness to Gene Clark's panoramic musical vision.1. She's the Kind of Girl
2. One In a Hundred
3. Here Tonight
4. Full Circle Song
5. In A Misty Morning
6. Rough and Rocky
8. I Really Don't Want To Know
9. I Remember the Railroad
10. She Don't Care About Time
11. Shooting Star$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Walk Away ReneeLong Awaited Reissue of the 1967 Debut by the Baroque Rock Legends Sourced from the Original Stereo Master Tapes
The work of the Left Banke has long been an elusive holy grail for vintage pop fanatics. The legendary baroque rock combos work ranks with the greatest American music of the 1960s, and remains beloved by discerning pop connoisseurs around the world. Out of print for decades and despite its longstanding unavailability, the Left Bankes music has attained an ever-increasing level of prestige over the years, and continues to exercise a powerful mystique amongst the groups legion of admirers.
The Left Bankes 1967 debut album Walk Away RenÉe/Pretty Ballerina is widely regarded as one of the greatest debut albums of the 60s, thanks to frontman Steve Martins evocative lead vocals, the haunting harmonies of band members Tom Finn and George Cameron, the ambitious songwriting of keyboardist Michael Brown, and exquisite, classically-influenced arrangements that were unlike anything else in popular music at the time. Walk Away RenÉe, released the previous year as the bands first single, remains one of the eras most recognizable (and most-covered) standards. In addition to Walk Away RenÉe and its followup hit Pretty Ballerina, the album also features such memorable numbers as She May Call You Up Tonight, Barterers and Their Wives and Shadows Breaking Over My Head.
The long-awaited reissue of this classic debut on 180 gram vinyl LP has been sourced from the original stereo master tapes and includes the albums original track listing.1. Pretty Ballerina
2. She May Call You Up Tonight
3. Barterers And Their Wives
4. I've Got Something On My Mind
5. Let Go Of You Girl
6. Evening Gown
7. Walk Away Renee
8. What Do You Know
9. Shadows Breaking Over My Head
10. I Haven't Got the Nerve
11. Lazy Day$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Taj Mahal (MONO) (Awaiting Repress)Taj Mahal's 1967 album debut helped set the table for the joyous marriage of traditional blues and the revolutionary sound of '60s rock 'n' roll. Spotlighting Mahal's gritty vocals, the David Rubinson-produced album features fretboard whiz Ry Cooder along with guitarist Jesse Ed Davis, a player who loudly fused his uncanny sense of melody with a no-nonsense, electrifying delivery. Even better, our Sundazed edition is an exact repro of the ultra-scarce mono version of this landmark longplayer, taken from the pristine Columbia analog masters.1. Leaving Trunk
2. Statesboro Blues
3. Checkin' Up on My Baby
4. Everybody's Got to Change Sometime
5. E Z Rider
6. Dust My Broom
7. Diving Duck
9. The Celebrated Walkin' Blues$28.99Vinyl Mono LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Original Sun Singles 1956-60The incendiary singles Jerry Lee Lewis cut for Sun Records in the mid 1950s and early 1960s left a footprint on the face of popular music and forged the backbone of rock 'n' roll itself. Which means that when it comes to rock 'n' roll, it doesn't get any more essential than Sundazed's roundup of 28 of the Killer's rowdiest, raunchiest and most rollicking Sun sides such as Great Balls of Fire, Whole Lot of Shakin' Going On, Crazy Arms, Breathless and many more. Sundazed's high definition 2-LP vinyl edition of Jerry Lee Lewis' original Sun singles are sourced from the analog mono masters.1. Crazy Arms
2. End of the Road
3. Whole Lot of Shakin' Going On
4. It'll Be Me
5. Great Balls of Fire
6. You Win Again
8. Down the Line
9. High School Confidential
10. Fools Like Me
11. Lewis Boogie
12. The Return of Jerry Lee
14. I'll Make It All Up to You
15. I'll Sail My Ship All Alone
16. It Hurt Me So
17. Lovin' Up a Storm
18. Big Blon' Baby
19. Let's Talk About Us
20. The Ballad of Billy Joe
21. Little Queenie
22. I Could Never Be Ashamed of You
23. Old Black Joe
24. Baby, Baby, Bye Bye
25. Hang Up My Rock and Roll Shoes
26. John Henry
27. When I Get Paid
28. Love Made a Fool Out of Me$36.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
LiveSundazed Music is proud to present a genuine psychedelic landmark: Live by Moby Grape, the first official collection of concert recordings by the legendary San Francisco band at its blazing late-Sixties peak. At that time, in rock's hippest city, there was no other band like the original Grape: Jerry Miller, Skip Spence, Bob Mosley, Peter Lewis and Don Stevenson. Their Columbia debut LP, Moby Grape, issued in June 1967, is still acclaimed as one of the greatest rock albums evera thrilling union of blues, soul, country, surf twang and day-glo garage rock, packed into original killer-pop songwriting. Even as extreme Columbia hype, devastating business hassles and Spence's tragic mental collapse threatened to blow up the band, the Grape continued to make immortal albums, including 1968's Wow and the magnificent Moby Grape '69.
But the records told only half of the tale. Moby Grape, in their prime, were also one of the Bay Area'sand America'sbest stage bands, like the Beatles and Rolling Stones in one, with a breathtaking triple-guitar attack and stunning vocal harmonies.
Live is the long-awaited proof. It features more than an hour of dynamite performances from soundboard and broadcast tapes, including tracks from the Avalon Ballroom in 1967 and the band's complete long-lost set at the Monterey Pop Festival, just a week after Moby Grape came out. There are live versions of the great rare Grape songs Rounder and Looper and five tracks from a famous Dutch radio show featuring the hard-charging '69 lineup of Miller, Mosley, Lewis and Stevenson.
And Live climaxes with the historic first-ever release of Spence's acid-guitar masterpiece Dark Magicnever recorded in the studio by the original band but presented here in an epic 17-minute performance at the Avalon, on New Year's Eve 1966. Moby Grape were the hottest band in town that night, with the whole rock & roll world ahead of them. And they sound like it. These four-decade-old recordings have been spectacularly mastered, in you-are-there fidelity, and this album comes with sumptuous packaging and rare photos, in true Sundazed style, plus liner notes by Rolling Stone writer and Moby Grape authority David Fricke. Live presents, at last, the untold part of Moby Grape's incredible story. It is San Francisco psychedelia at its zenith and the best historical rock release of the year.1. Ain't No Use (Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, 1967)
2. Rounder (Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, 1967)
3. Looper (Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, 1967)
4. Bitter Wind (Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, 1967)
5. Changes (Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, 1967)
6. Indifference (Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, 1967)
7. Someday (Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, 1967)
8. Introduction (Monterey International Pop Festival, 1967)
9. Indifference (Monterey International Pop Festival, 1967)
10. Mr. Blues (Monterey International Pop Festival, 1967)
11. Sitting by the Window (Monterey International Pop Festival, 1967)
12. Omaha (Monterey International Pop Festival, 1967)
13. Sweet Little Angel (San Francisco, 1967)
14. Murder in My Heart for the Judge (RAI, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1969)
15. I Am Not Willing (RAI, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1969)
16. Trucking Man (RAI, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1969)
17. Fall on You (RAI, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1969)
18. Omaha (RAI, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1969)
19. Dark Magic (Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, 1966)$36.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window/Burning Of The Midnight LampTHE FIRST OF AN HISTORIC SERIES OF 7" SINGLES FEATURING UNIQUE AND HARD-TO-FIND VINTAGE PERFORMANCES BY JIMI HENDRIX!
In a historic alliance, Sundazed has partnered with Experience Hendrix, L.L.C. to release an eye-popping series of new 7" picture-sleeve vinyl singles featuring unique and hard-to-find vintage performances by Jimi Hendrix!
Both sides feature the classic original Jimi Hendrix Experience lineup of Hendrix on guitar and vocals, Noel Redding on bass and Mitch Mitchell on drums, and capture the band just as they were beginning to emerge as a major creative force on both sides of the Atlantic. As with every release in the series, it will feature a color picture sleeve, incorporating rare vintage Hendrix photos that capture the legendary artist's distinctive persona and pioneering spirit.
In a recording career that spanned only three and a half years prior to his tragic death in 1970 at the age of 27, Jimi Hendrix revolutionized the role of the electric guitar, and radically altered the face of contemporary music. He became rock's first guitar superstar with an effortless charisma that matched his visionary talent to an intensely original performing style.1. Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?
2. Burning of the Midnight Lamp$9.997 Vinyl Single - Sealed Buy Now
Pandemonium Shadow Show (Awaiting Repress)180 Gram Pressed At RTI
Nilsson's first true album, 1967's Pandemonium Shadow Show, is an astonishing collection that announces the artist's unique vaudevillian take on 1960s pop music-a style that brought him to the attention of the Beatles by way of their press agent Derek Taylor. Produced by Rick Jarrard (Jefferson Airplane, JosÉ Feliciano) and primarily arranged by George Tipton, the set strikes a balance between Harry's breathtaking originals (the autobiographical "1941," the melancholy "Without Her" and the playful "Ten Little Indians") and a tasteful array of covers (the Beatles' "You Can't Do That" and "She's Leaving Home," as well as Phil Spector's gargantuan "River DeepMountain High"), all the while showcasing the vocal prowess of the True One. Plus, the usual benefits of a vintage mono mix are here-a louder rhythm section, more present bass, and an overall sense of ensemble that stereo of the era could rarely capture. A stunning work, pressed at R.T.I., now available from Sundazed in a 180 gram edition with restored artwork.1. Ten Little Indians
3. Cuddly Toy
4. She Sang Hymns Out Of Tune
5. You Can't Do That
6. Sleep Late, My Lady Friend
7. She's Leaving Home
8. There Will Never Be
9. Without Her
11. It's Been So Long
12. River Deep Mountain High$28.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Mono - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Lost Recordings And Beat Rarities7 Vinyl Box Set w/ 20 Lost Tracks & Hard-To-Find Gems!
This highly resonant set acts as a guidebook to many of the missing links behind the one British beat group who, more than any other, stayed neck-and-neck with the Beatles throughout the 60s. In terms of quality single releases with irresistible chart appeal (15 Top Ten 45s in the U.K.) and pure musical evolution, there is no doubt the Hollies breathed the same rarefied air as the Fab Four.
The Hollies Lost Recordings and Beat Rarities collects 20 long-buried tracks and hard-to-find gems, ranging from rare U.S. and British singles to EP rarities and unissued songs, all perfectly ripe for release as an original Hollies 45, whether that happened or not. Follow the group from their first single (released in May of 1963), the savage Aint That Just Like Me b/w Hey Whats Wrong With Me, through their discotheque dance floor raves: Come On Back, What Kind of Love and She Said Yeah. Swoon to their swingin ballad Yes I Will, groove with their jazzy Honey and Wine and float to outer space with All The World is Love. Discover an impossible-to-find, spy-style double-sider the Hollies did for a 1967 Italian movie, and groove to unreleased tracks cut while on tour in New York City in 1965, then marvel at an extremely scarce cover of the Beatles If I Needed Someone, tracked at Abbey Road, revered recording home to both groups.
Sundazed has collected a pirates ransom of tracks here, nearly all unavailable on any original English or American Hollies album. Delivered now via the supremely cool format of 45RPM vinyl, each single is loaded with guaranteed disk jockey dance-floor magic that only further cements the Hollies reputation as the coolest Manchester band, ever!Single 1
1. (Ain't That) Just Like Me
2. Hey What's Wrong With Me
1. Whole World Over
2. Now's the Time
1. What Kind of Love
2. When I'm Not There
1. Come on Back
2. She Said Yeah
2. Yes I Will
1. Honey and Wine
2. Bring Back Your Love to Me
1. She Gives Me Everything I Want
2. I Can't Get Nowhere With You
1. If I Needed Someone
2. I've Got a Way of My Own
1. You in My Arms
2. All the World Is Love
1. Kill Me Quick
2. We're Alive$49.997 Vinyl LP - 10 LPs Sealed Buy Now
REDD-SUN-5275xMike Bloomfield, Al Kooper, Steven Stills
Super SessionThis historic 1968 summit meeting features three of the era's greatest musical talents: blues guitar hero extraordinaire Mike Bloomfield, multi-talented keyboard visionary Al Kooper and Buffalo Springfield/CSNY founder and ace axeman Stephen Stills.
After achieving prominence for his work as a member of the Blues Project and Blood, Sweat & Tears, and for his role in Bob Dylan's transition to electric rock, Kooper hit upon the idea of cutting a rock album using the same approach that was the standard methof for jazz recordings: Pick a leader or two co-leaders, hire appropriate sidemen, pick some tunes, make some up and record an entire album on the fly in one or two days.
The project grew into Super Session, which combines a side of live-in-the-studio performances by Kooper and Bloomfield and a side featuring Kooper and Stephen Stills. Instrumental support was provided by bassist Harvey Brooks and keyboardist Barry Goldberg, both of the Electric Flag, and a veteran session drummer Eddie Hoh. Super Session proved to be both a commercial smash and a seminal influence, becoming the biggest-selling release of Bloomfield's career and inspiring countless other artists to attempt similar studio-jam recording projects.
Out of print on vinyl for more than two decades, Super Session has been meticulously restored for the LP reissue, using Sundazed's usual exacting standards. The album is pressed on high-quality, high definition vinyl, and features the original cover art reproduced in its entirety.1. Albert's Shuffle
3. Man's Temptation
4. His Holy Modal Majesty
6. It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry
7. Season of the Witch
8. You DOn't Love Me
9. Harvey's Tune$28.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Monkees (Awaiting Repress)Sundazed introduces vinyl LP's of the first five Monkees albums! The complete original records with bonus tracks that have never before appeared on vinyl.1. (Theme From) The Monkees
2. Saturday's Child
3. I Wanna Be Free
4. Tomorrow's Gonna Be Another Day
5. Papa Gene's Blues
6. Take A Giant Step
7. I Can't Get Her Off My Mind* (prev. unissued early version)
8. Last Train To Clarksville
9. This Just Doesn't Seem To Be My Day
10. Let's Dance On
11. I'll Be True To You
12. Sweet Young Thing
13. Gonna Buy Me A Dog
14. I Don't Think You Know Me* (prev. unissued alt. version)
*BONUS TRACKS$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Live In San Francisco 1971Located 40-odd miles west of Detroit, Ann Arbor was a cauldron of social change in the '60s. Radical politics, courtesy of Students for a Democratic Society and John Sinclair's White Panther Party, mixed with a vibrant music scene which featured adventurous acts like Iggy Pop and the Psychedelic Stooges. In the midst of this fervor, local musician George Frayne IV felt the urge to form a country swing/boogie band, of all things. Cobbling together the name Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen from two old sci-fi film serials, Frayne and his compatriots began playing at The Canterbury House and other clubs around town beginning in 1967. After a few years, the band felt the need for a bigger platform prompting a move to San Francisco where they found kindred spirits and many opportunities for live work.
High profile opening gigs and a glowing piece in Rolling Stone led to an opportunity to perform live on KSAN, a pioneer of "Underground FM" radio. Reflecting on the evening, the Commander said, "We had a great time, and anyone could see there was something really going on here-and that was probably why that was the most honest of all our recordings." Recorded in one of KSAN's offices direct to quarter inch tape, it captures a brilliant performance from the band despite the Bayside bacchanal that was happening around them. And what a band! The Commander's pumping piano racing alongside Bill Kirchen's Joe-Maphis-on-steroids guitar led the rest of the band through a set of originals mixed with classic songs from their club days. Working from the original analog tapes, Sundazed has painstakingly mastered this historic performance.1. Lost in the Ozone
2. Faded Love
3. Seeds and Stems Again
4. Smoke! Smoke! Smoke!
5. Wine Do Yer Stuff
6. 9 Below Zero
7. Midnight Shift
8. Hot Rod Lincoln
9. Git It
10. Gone, Gone, Gone
11. Home In My Hand
12. I Ain't Got Nothin But Time
13. Blues Stay Away From Me
14. Sea Cruise$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl - Sealed Buy Now
The Family That Plays TogetherSpirit wrote the book on the sound they created: a potent synthesis of high-voltage rock, folk, jazz, blues and avant garde electronica. The groundbreaking Los Angeles quintet hit their stride with The Family That Plays Together, whose mega-hit ï¿½I Got A Line On Youï¿½ practically defined underground FM radio in 1968. Spiritï¿½s 1969 album Clear found them polishing their art to a fine sheen with dusky jewels like ï¿½Dark Eyed Woman and ï¿½So Little Time To Fly.ï¿½ Sundazed is knocked-out to present perfect recreations (including Familyï¿½s striking gatefold sleeve) of both LPs on pristine 180-gram vinyl, from the absolute master tapes.I Got A Line On You
It Shall Be
All The Same
Dream Within A Dream
Arenï¿½t You Glad$28.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Crown Of Creation (Awaiting Repress)In their late-60s heyday, the Jefferson Airplane embodied the eras revolutionary attitude and experimental spirit like no other rock act. Their unique combination of adventurous musicianship, visionary lyrics and personal charisma defined San Francisco psychedelia and established the band as quintessential Aquarian-age messengers.
Released in the Fall of 1968, Crown of Creation found the ever-evolving Airplane moving towards a heavier, more concise approach on such tunes as Greasy Heart, In Time, If You Feel and the soaring title number. The bands folk-rock roots are reflected on Slicks whimsical Lather and the David Crosby penned Triad, and the album culminates in grand style with The House at Pooneil Corners, one of the Airplanes most epic excursions. The resulting album vividly captures the spirit of its time, and stands as a powerful testament to Jefferson Airplanes musical brilliance.
As part of Sundazed's ongoing mission to present classic LPs in all their original sonic and visual glory, the first generation stereo masters were sourced and the cover art was meticulously reproduced.1. Lather
2. In Time
4. Star Track
5. Share A Little Joke
7. If You Feel
8. Crown of Creation
9. Ice Cream Phoenix
10. Greasy Heart
11. The House at Pooneil Corners$28.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Beck-Ola (Deluxe Edition)Deluxe Edition 180 Gram Audiophile Green Vinyl With Gatefold Cover
Jeff Becks position in the pantheon of great electric guitarists is indisputable. As visionary a musician as Jimi Hendrix, Beck made his name as the second of three hall of fame stringbenders for the legendary Yardbirds (following in the Slowhand shoes of Eric Clapton and preceding the pre-Zep/session gigging Jimmy Page). Known for his blistering leads and the wild chances he took as one of the first axemen to widely employ feedback during a solo, Beck immediately launched his solo career upon leaving the Yardbirds in 1967. Together with vocalist Rod Stewart and multi-instrumentalist Ron Wood on bass, he cut a pair of albums that expanded on the greatness of his previous work.
A year after Truth, Beck & company returned with the even thicker sound of Beck-Ola, an album often sited as one of heavy metals firestarters. Along with Stewart, Wood and pile-driving new drummer Tony Newman, the album features the inspired addition of storied session man Nicky Hopkins on keyboards. Hopkins added welcome texture to the albums seven tracks, most notably on the Hopkins-composed Girl From Mill Valley. Elsewhere, group tears through two Elvis Presley covers and four band compositions with an intensity that practically leaps from the stylus to the speakers.
Could a band this heavy, this hard-hitting last? Unfortunately no, it could not. Following the completion of the album, the group splintered on the eve of the Woodstock festival with Stewart and Wood leaving to join the Faces. Of course, Beck went on to future triumphs in a variety of genres and styles and Stewart and Wood found wider fame and fortune as well. How fortunate, then, that we have this time capsule from June, 1969, to document their seminal collaboration. Relive those electrifying moments on this superb Sundazed Music reissue, sourced directly from the original Epic analog session tapes and purposely pressed on high-definition vinyl. Its guaranteed to leave you All Shook Up!1. All Shook Up
2. Spanish Boots
3. Girl From Mill Valley
4. Jailhouse Rock
5. Plynth (Water Down the Drain)
6. The Hangman's Knee
7. Rice Pudding
$31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Blues ObituaryOriginally released in 1969, Blues Obituary is the second album by 60s British blues-rock legends The Groundhogs. Out of print for decades and never before reissued domestically, this cult classic has been meticulously restored, using Sundazeds usual exacting standards.
Blues Obituary finds the group beginning to stretch beyond traditional blues forms, as demonstrated on the seven-minute epic Light Was the Day. Beyond its memorable cover art, Blues Obituary marks the Groundhogs first effort as a power trio, the format in which the band would do its most acclaimed and popular work.1. Rocking Chair
2. Early in the Morning
3. Walking Blues
4. Married Men
5. No More Doggin'
6. Man Trouble
7. Come Back Baby
8. You Don't Love Me
9. Still a Fool$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
REDD-SUN-5417xJan & Dean
Save For A Rainy DayMastered from the Original Mono Reels!
It was a Hollywood music publicist's fondest dream and worst nightmare, all at the same time. Jan Berry, the lead vocalist, composer and producer of famed surf/hot rod duo Jan & Dean had crashed his Corvette on the Sunset Strip late at night on April 19, 1966, almost killing himself. Jan remained in a coma for some time afterwards, and his rehab would take years rather than months. The hitmaking partnership of Jan & Dean, an act that had launched 14 winners into the national Top 40 over the previous six years, had come to a screeching halt. Or had it?
Dean Torrence, singer of the duo's ozone-scraping high parts, its specialist in vocal-stacking and its idea man when it came to personal presentation, decided to carry on single-handed while his partner was incapacitated. With the assistance of a few celebrated friends and session men who were regulars in Phil Spector's Wrecking Crew, bassist Joe Osborn, pianist Larry Knechtel, guitarist James Burton and drummer Mickey Jones, Dean began recording tracks whenever he could in Osborn's North Hollywood garage for what would become the new Jan & Dean album, Save for a Rainy Day.
The album was a spectacular concept, with its rain-related songs, both new and old, all linked together with the sound of a summer thunderstorm. Dean issued the LP in very limited quantities on his own J&D label and the album became the ultimate rarity in the Jan & Dean catalog. Enter Sundazed Music, who, in 1996, purchased the masters and rights to the album from Dean and gave it a proper, expanded release. Now Save for a Rainy Day appears on Sundazed on limited edition 180g vinyl, mastered from the pristine mono reels, in all its original glory!1. Yellow Balloon
2. Here Comes the Rain
3. Pocket Full of Rainbows
4. When Sunny Gets Blue
5. Like a Summer Rain
7. Rain on the Roof
8. Cryin' in the Rain
9. Taste of Rain
10. Save for a Rainy Day Theme$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Baby It's YouWhen Shirley Owens, Doris Coley, Addie "Micki" Harris and Beverly Lee got together to sing for a high school talent show in 1957, they had no intentions of becoming professional musicians. However, fate stepped in when classmate Mary Jane Greenberg told her mother, Tiara Records owner Florence Greenberg, about the group. Greenberg signed them to her label, released a single and then sold the label, along with the fledgling group, to Decca Records. Decca soon dropped them, which left Greenberg free to sign them to her new label, Scepter Records. At Scepter, The Shirelles hit their stride, working with the cream of the Brill Building songwriters. One of these songwriters, Luther Dixon, was hired by Greenberg to write for and produce the group and together they developed the group's signature sound. Under his guidance, the Shirelles enjoyed seven Top 20 hits and launched the girl group genre.
Released as a single in 1961, "Baby It's You" reached #8 on the pop charts and #3 on the R&B charts. Written by Burt Bacharach, Mack David and Luther Dixon (under the pseudonym Barney Williams), the song has become an enduring classic, covered by The Beatles, Smith and many other artists. It also served as the title track for The Shirelles' first album of 1962. Baby Its You features 12 outstanding songs, including their single "Soldier Boy" which topped the Billboard Hot 100. Sourced from the original analog session tapes, this Sundazed reissue faithfully reproduces one of the most influential albums of the early '60s (certainly, Barry Gordy would agree). After one listen, you won't want nobody, nobody but The Shirelles.1. Baby It's You
2. Irresistible You
3. Things I Want To Hear
4. Big John (Ain't You Gonna' Marry Me)
5. The Same Old Story
6. Voice Of Experience
7. Soldier Boy
8. A Thing Of The Past
9. Twenty One
10. Make The Night A Little Longer
11. Twisting In The U.S.A.
12. Putty In Your Hands$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Singles 1966-1969Sundazed is proud to release The Velvet Underground Singles 196669, a 7 x 7 single box set honoring the legendary New York combo's 7 vinyl output in their rare mono versions. The set features exact reproductions of Velvet Underground singles, two of them with their original picture sleeves. The singles are packaged in a distinctively designed box, along with rare vintage photos and new liner notes by Rolling Stone's David Fricke (who also penned the acclaimed notes for the historic 1995 Velvets CD box set Peel Slowly and See).
The Velvet Underground whose membership included Lou Reed, John Cale, Sterling Morrison, Maureen Tucker, Doug Yule and Nico introduced numerous sonic and thematic innovations that laid much of the groundwork for punk and alternative rock. Although they're now acknowledged as one of the most influential bands in rock history, during their existence the Velvets barely registered on mainstream radar, and were often reviled by mainstream observers as well as hippie-era arbiters of cool. But, as Fricke writes in the new set's liner notes, Somewhere, in another rock & roll universe, the Velvet Underground are more than a legendary band. They are stars, with hit singles, the original seven-inch masterpieces inside this box.
Although they never came close to scoring a hit, the Velvet Underground was ideally suited to the 7 single format. The Velvet Underground were a great singles band, David Fricke notes, adding that the Velvets invented modern rock with searing guitar distortion, throbbing improvisation and brutally realistic tales of life on the wild side. But they did it all in these classic pop songscompact miracles of raw drive, intimate beauty and Top 40 ecstasy, heard again in the original, thrilling mono single mixes.
The seven singles included in The Velvet Underground Singles 196669 comprise the four Velvets singles originally released in the U.S. on the Verve and MGM labels, plus an additional pair of singles that were prepared for release but never made it to the marketplace and a special radio-only promotional single. The singles feature alternate mono versions that differ in significant ways from the songs' better-known stereo album versions. For instance, the band's 1966 debut single All Tomorrow's Parties appears here in a special mono edit that amplifies the song's melodic beauty and sonic tension, and a mono mix of their sophomore single Sunday Morning emphasizes the song's haunting quality. Meanwhile, the mono single version of White Light/White Heat exemplifies the vintage Velvets' stark, distortion-laden fury, while a mono edit of What Goes On accentuates that song's inherent pop jangle.
The Velvet Underground Singles 196669 also includes two unissued singles, one with a never-released pairing of White Light/White Heat backed by I Heard Her Call My Name, and the other with Temptation Inside Your Heart and Stephanie Says, recorded in the waning days of the band's classic Reed/Cale/Morrison/Tucker lineup and unheard by the public for nearly two decades thereafter. The set's seventh single is a reproduction of a vintage promotional disc, a two-and-a-half minute radio spot promoting the band's eponymous third album and featuring legendary disc jockey Bill Rosko Mercer, with excerpts from Im Set Free, What Goes On and Beginning to See the Light, as well as a picture sleeve with an un-airbrushed variation on the album's iconic cover art.
By presenting the Velvets as a singles band, The Velvet Underground Singles 196669 shows, in David Fricke's words, rock history the way it should have been: the Velvet Underground as the New York Beatles, guaranteed to blow up your radio and your mind.Single 1
All Tomorrow's Parties / I'll Be Your MirrorVerve VK-10427
Sunday Morning / Femme FataleVerve VK-10466
White Light/White Heat / Here She Comes NowVerve VK-10560
White Light/White Heat / I Heard Her Call My Name Cancelled Single
Temptation Inside Your Heart / Stephanie Says Cancelled Single
What Goes On / JesusMGM K-14057
VU Radio Spot / VU Radio SpotMGM VU-1$49.99Vinyl LP (7x7 Box Set) - Sealed Buy Now