Another Side Of This Life: The Lost Recordings, 1965-’66
Sundazed Music is proud to release Another Side of This Life, 18 previously unheard demo recordings of Gram Parsons, country-rock pioneer and former member of the Byrds and founding member of the Flying Burrito Brothers.The release – available on CD and High-Definition Vinyl – features Parsons, singing and playing acoustic guitar, recorded from March 1965 to April 1966 at the home of his Winter Haven, Fla. friend, Jim Carlton. Another Side of This Life also features rare photos and a detailed liner essay by noted writer Stanley Booth (The True Adventures of the Rolling Stones).
“These … songs are so real and pure you can almost feel like you’re in the same room as Gram…”
Stephen McParland is a well-known and well-respected figure in both the record collecting and musical research and documentation fields – an acknowledged worldwide expert on surf music and its related musical offshoots.
Currently, Stephen operates California Music, incorporating CMusic Publishing and CMusic Archives; the former responsible for publishing Stephen prodigious output of books; and the latter a resource for record companies, print media, film, and TV companies needing material in the field of surf and hot-rod music.
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Sundazed is proud to unveil this snappy new t-shirt, featuring a brand new old-school turntable logo created for us by legendary artist Cal Schenkel. Schenkel became an underground legend through his lengthy association with Frank Zappa, during which time his iconic style—showcasing both his absurdist sense of humor and his distinctively rough-edged visual sensibility—graced numerous Zappa albums, as well as classic LPs by Captain Beefheart, Tim Buckley and Tom Waits. Schenkel’s unique work was crucial in the emergence of album-cover design as a legitimate art form, and became a major inspiration on subsequent generations of artists and bands, particularly in in the punk/new-wave era. Now, one of rock’s greatest visual artists joins forces with your favorite reissue label to produce this classic t-shirt!
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Bettye LaVette put on another killer performance recently on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and performed live as part of the Freihofer’s Jazz Festival at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center! Check out her outstanding Silver Fox and SSS recordings on Do Your Duty, which is available on compact disc and vinyl!
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Here’s your chance to own five Byrds singles from 1965 and 1966 that almost existed… Comprised of unique mono mixes readied for release and then shelved at the last minute by Columbia Records, several of the cancelled songs on these 10 sides were later revisited and re-recorded; others, for reasons unknown, would remain unissued until now. Housed in beautiful full-color picture sleeves featuring previously unseen photos, these gorgeous singles also feature period-accurate Columbia labels. Purchase all five singles at the special price of $21.98 and we’ll include a 4-page “Cancelled Flytes” fold-out with rare archival photos and complete session details about the recordings.
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Thanks to the labyrinthine process of assembling and promoting each of the titles in Sundazed’s ever expanding catalog, we’re often left with unique—truly one-of-a-kind—artifacts: full-color production proofs of the artwork created in-house by our crack graphic staff; scarce test pressings; limited- edition colored vinyl; rare promotional posters, handbills and fliers; 8×10 glossy press photos; and sometimes even very limited amounts of artist-autographed records or CDs. It’s the unique kind of stuff that will immediately trigger the radar of fanatical collectors everywhere.