If ever there was a “band that launched a thousand bands,” it would be the Venture. Founded in Tacoma, Washington in 1958, their guitar-based instrumental sound would prove hugely influential, inspiring countless followers to pick up a guitar, bass or set of drumsticks and try to emulate their heroes. As these musical neophytes would soon learn, it wasn’t as easy as it initially appeared. The Ventures were masters of tone and technique, deftly arranging their instruments in a seamless approach that was instantly recognizable. Because they were an instrumental group, their songs needed no translation, which resulted in a huge worldwide following. While many rock bands have claimed to be “big in Japan” over the years, the Ventures were the country’s first rock superstars and they maintain a devoted worldwide following to this day. With over 100 million records sold, they are the best selling instrumental group of all time.
Sundazed is proud to rightfully address the magnificent Ventures’ catalog—each title has been sourced from the original Dolton and Liberty Records’ reels and painstakingly mastered to sound and feel like they were originally intended. Along with precise artwork restoration on each title, these new Sundazed editions stand as the definitive re-releases of these monumentally important albums. Long may they rock!
Get the first five titles of our extensive Ventures release program here!
ROCK’S GREATEST GUITAR LEGEND’S VINTAGE RECORDINGS RETURN TO THEIR VINYL ROOTS WITH HISTORIC 7” SINGLE SERIES!
In an historic alliance, the renowned reissue label Sundazed Music has partnered with Experience Hendrix, L.L.C. to release a series of new 7″ picture-sleeve vinyl singles featuring unique and hard-to-find vintage performances by Jimi Hendrix.
RIP, Tommy Ardolino. Our friend. Meow.
Sundazed artist MARK SEBASTIAN will be performing at 7PM at The Living Room in New York City on Monday, Jan 16th.
As a teen, Mark co-wrote ” Summer In The City”, the Lovin’ Spoonful’s number one hit, with his brother John. He has collaborated as a writer, or in the studio, with his mentors, Brian Wilson and Van Dyke Parks, as well as Gary Usher and Earth Wind & Fire. His live performances have found him sharing stages with Laura Nyro, Eric Burdon, the Doors’ Robbie Kreiger, the Beach Boys and a host of Folk music greats, during his early days, playing the clubs in his native Greenwich Village.
Info on Mark’s gig can be found at the Living Room website.
Check out his Sundazed release here!
We’re brokenhearted to report that our good friend Sean Bonniwell (The Music Machine) has passed. I was beyond fortunate to have spent time in the studio with Sean, working on Music Machine material, asking a zillion questions, and just hanging out… Rest assured that his talent was no fluke – Sean was a brilliant musician, a kind man, possessed an impossibly-sharp sense of humor, and was intuitive to the point of leaving you wide-eyed. We remained good pals throughout the years. We’ll miss you, Sean. And we’ll see you again.
Check out Sean Bonniwell with the Music Machine on Sundazed
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