Truth (Mono Edition)
Jeff Beck, as visionary a guitarist, in his own way, as Jimi Hendrix, certainly heads anyone’s list of most exciting rock ‘n’ roll fretboard whizzes ever. Beck made his name as the second of three hall of fame stringbenders for the equally legendary Yardbirds (following in the shoes of Eric Clapton and preceding the pre-Zep 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 hit the ground running when he left the Yardbirds in 1967 and would cut a pair of solo albums that didn’t miss a beat from the greatness of his previous work.
“The way the LP should always be heard.. in glorious Mono!”
Here’s a pair to beat a full-house: two great, ultra rare versions of Youngbloods songs that would eventually become hallmarks of the band’s Earth Music and Elephant Mountain albums. The rare single only version of “All My Dreams Blue,” a haunting tune, written and sung by Jesse Colin Young and backed by Banana’s jazzy acoustic piano and the close-knit harmony vocals of Jerry Corbitt on Earth Music, has a much different vibe here. Jesse’s vocals are more urgent, especially when accompanied by Banana’s Wurlitzer electric piano, a mesmerizing sound that would become a trademark element of later Youngbloods albums. “Sham,” in its earliest, unreleased incarnation here spotlights the passionate, R&B-fueled vocals of Jesse, backed by Banana’s driving Guild M-75 electric guitar. It’s that early, patented Youngbloods sound that caught everyone’s ear in 1967 and would soon become an essential part of San Francisco’s new musical landscape.
The Remains – Deluxe Mono Edition
The Remains have always been regarded as the Mount Everest of garage-rock bands, their steaming, fuzzed-up songs copied in every last swaggering detail by legions of cool teenage combos across the nation. This is the first-time-ever reissue of the Remains classic material in MONO with a stunning second LP of single-only sides, plus all the legendary Robin McBride-produced material not included on the original issue. Our lavish, high-definition, double-vinyl, MONO edition of everything you need by the Remains, has been meticulously assembled by Bob Irwin and Remains leader Barry Tashian and features 12 ripping Remains bonus tracks—ncluding one fuzz-raving instrumental from 1966 that no one’s ever heard before!—with essential new liner notes by Remains expert Jeff Jarema.
“This one is such musical bliss!”
Sea Shanties LP
Continuing in its ongoing mission to return underappreciated vintage psychedelic gems to the marketplace, Sundazed presents High Tide’s beloved 1969 British cult classic Sea Shanties as it was originally meant to be heard, in the 12″ vinyl LP format.
A one-of-a-kind collision of psychedelia, prog and heavy rock, Sea Shanties embodies the darker edge of psychedelic rock, while presaging the wave of heavy metal combos that would soon emerge in Britain. Although it’s been out of print in the United States for decades, Sea Shanties has attracted a fervent cult following in recent years, making this release a particularly timely one.
“One of the most intense albums I’ve ever heard.”
Steve Ferguson, one-of-a-kind genre-bending guitarist and bandleader, passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer on October 7, 2009. As anyone fortunate enough to have seen him perform knows, Ferguson was a one-of-a-kind musical force, effortlessly merging divergent strains of American roots music into a distinctive and highly personal sound of his own.