LP auf Sundazed Records von Yardbirds - Little Games (1967) Mono - 180g VinylBy the time Jimmy Page joined the Yardbirds in 1966, the group was already firmly established as one of the era´s most innovative and creatively adventurous British bands. The ad
1967´s A Hard Road proved to be every bit as powerful and innovative as its predecessor, thanks in large part to Mayall´s discovery of Clapton´s equally brilliant replacement, Peter Green. A one-of-a-kind player with a highly distinctive sound, Green makes his instrumental presence felt throughout A Hard Road, while delivering compelling lead vocals on ´´You Don´t Love Me´´ and ´´The Same Way.´´ With sterling support from bassist John McVie and drummer Aynsley Dunbar, the material here features such Mayall originals as ´´Hit the Highway,´´ ´´Leaping Christine´´ and the title track, along with standout interpretations of tunes by Freddie King, Elmore James and Willie Cobbs. The legendarily haunting Green-penned instrumental ´´The Supernatural´´ previews the guitarist´s groundbreaking work with the original incarnation of Fleetwood Mac, which he and fellow Bluesbreaker John McVie would form a few months later. From the pristine U.K. mono masters, with complete original artwork and photos. Vintage Guitar Magazine - December 2011 Mayall´s Guitar-Hero School John Mayall´s fabled albums with Eric Clapton, Peter Green, and Mick Taylor have been reissued before, but these discs, re-mastered from the original mono masters, sound absolutely glorious (whether on CD or vinyl). -Pete Prown Now in glorious mono, the 1967 LP which unveiled Peter Green´s precocious blues genius.
Raw, raucous R&B gem! The Isley Brothers are one of the most enduring and influential acts in American music, building a prodigious body of innovative, infectious work that´s broadened rhythm and blues´ creative boundaries while keeping the combo at the forefront for more than half a century. For many listeners, though, there´s no beating the Isleys´ raw, raucous early work, which combined gospel fervor and roadhouse grit to create rousing, transcendent music. The Isley Brothers´ 1962 hit ´´Twist & Shout´´ marked a crucial breakthrough for the legendary trio. Recorded with producer/songwriter Bert Berns for Scepter Records´ Wand subsidiary, the song became a major pop/R&B crossover hit. It also became a cultural anthem whose influence extended across the Atlantic and caught the ear of the Beatles, whose version of the song also became a transatlantic smash. The Isley Brothers LP bearing ´´Twist & Shout´´ is a killer encapsulation of the group´s early brilliance. In addition to the title track, the album features a passel of tunes in the same wild vein, with the brothers´ wailing vocals driving such infectious numbers as ´´I Say Love,´´ ´´Right Now,´´ ´´Hold on Baby´´ and ´´The Snake.´´ This timeless ´60s masterpiece has been sourced from the original stereo tapes, pressed on vinyl and decked out with complete original cover art.
Former Byrds singer/songwriter´s stark 1971 masterpiece! As founding member of folk-rock pioneers the Byrds, Gene Clark had emerged as a uniquely gifted singer/songwriter and master of the minor key melancholy ballad. His departure from the group in 1966 was met with critical anticipation and commercial indifference. Tiring of the Hollywood fast lane by 1969, Gene and new wife Carlie moved up to Mendocino on the Northern California coast where the tranquility, pastoral beauty and laid back lifestyle of the coastal community appealed to his country boy roots. It inspired a body of songs unlike anything Gene had composed before. Their stark simplicity and stripped down arrangements´acoustic guitar, harmonica and voice´evidence a deeper insight into life and an overall optimism rarely found in his previous body of work. The resulting album, White Light, produced by renowned guitarist Jesse Ed Davis, remains one of Gene´s most accessible and much-loved recordings among fans and critics, topping several domestic Best Album of the Year lists and being voted ´Album of the Year´ by rock critics in the Netherlands. Songs like ´For a Spanish Guitar,´ ´With Tomorrow,´ and ´Where My Love Lies Asleep´ are delicately evocative while the title song draws on Gene´s appreciation for country music. ´One in a Hundred´ harkens back to his finest Byrds compositions. Buoyed by his new surroundings, friendships, marriage, a feeling of contentment in his rural retreat and the imminent birth of his first child, White Light reveals singer/songwriter Gene Clark at the top of his game. Rolling Stone declared the folk-based album ´a fresh and innovative look at what came before in a new framework. One of the most interesting and exciting records of 1971.´ Relive that excitement on this Sundazed edition! Mastered directly from the original A&M analog session tapes, it is offered to you on compact disc and deep groove vinyl. CD includes extra photos and new liner notes by Gene Clark biographer John Einarson. Let White Light be your soundtrack for the road less traveled.
Raw, raucous R&B gem!The Isley Brothers are one of the most enduring and influential acts in American music, building a prodigious body of innovative, infectious work that´s broadened rhythm and blues´ creative boundaries while keeping the combo at th
(2016/Sundazed) 21 tracks. If you were going to envision the ultimate avant-garde meeting-of-the-minds jam session, who would you pick? Even the most hopeful fan of strange and innovative music couldn´t have seen this one coming: on one afternoon in 1986,
1967´s A Hard Road proved to be every bit as powerful and innovative as its predecessor, thanks in large part to Mayall´s discovery of Clapton´s equally brilliant replacement, Peter Green. A one-of-a-kind player with a highly distinctive sound, Green make
(2016/Sundazed) 21 tracks. If you were going to envision the ultimate avant-garde meeting-of-the-minds jam session, who would you pick? Even the most hopeful fan of strange and innovative music couldn´t have seen this one coming: on one afternoon in 1986, at Coney Island´s dilapidated freak show, space-age avant-jazz genius Sun Ra met avant-garde ´serious music´ composer John Cage in an unforgettable performance. You couldn´t imagine two figures more opposite. Cage was known for his unusual approach to composition, using objects such as radios and television sets, as well as pure silence, as instruments, often encouraging his musicians to do other things at their whim on stage. Sun Ra, on the other hand, was a jazz arranger known for his ´space-age´ approach to jazz, adding free-jazz and surrealist elements into a musical form that Cage often disdained -- improvisational music. And yet, for one afternoon, they pooled their talents -- Ra playing keyboards, leading his small group and reading his unusual poetry, Cage ´performing´ vocal readings and passages of vocal sound -- plus his trademark silence -- designed to baffle and disorient. The combination is breathtaking, both organic and mechanical, free-form and totally composed. For the very first time, Modern Harmonic presents the full and unexpurgated concert from 1986, stretched out across two LPs. In addition to never-before-heard songs and musical passages, this album at last presents the long-rumored co-performance between the two musical giants, all lovingly packaged in new artwork that captures the stark brilliance of the music. Take yourself back to 1986 and a once-in-a-lifetime performance that you can finally hear as it was intended.
(2013/SUNDAZED) 12 tracks - drittes Album von ´The Mamas & the Papas´ aus dem Jahre 1967 - hier in schöner Neuauflage in Stereo! Stereo Edition! In their brief but eventful reign as one of America’s hippest and most popular recording acts, the Mamas and the Papas—Denny Doherty, Cass Elliot, Michelle Phillips and main songwriter/sonic architect John Phillips—created a uniquely captivating brand of smart, harmony-laden pop that was consistently inventive and innovative, yet effortlessly commercial. Although their hitmaking heyday lasted less than three years, these trendsetting California dreamers left a long-lasting mark on popular music, releasing a series of hit singles and classic albums that remain deeply ingrained in the pop-culture consciousness four and a half decades later. Now, Sundazed Music brings the Mamas and the Papas’ much-requested, long-out-of-print second and third albums back to the marketplace in LP and CD editions that preserve their timeless brilliance for the ages. These beloved ‘60s classics have been lovingly restored by Sundazed Music to their original glory, on 180 gram vinyl LP as well as pristine Compact Disc. In both formats, these definitive editions faithfully reproduce the album’s iconic original cover art, while careful mastering from the original reels guarantees that they’ve never sounded better than they do here. Released in early 1967, the group’s third longplayer Deliver is one of the Mamas and the Papas’ essential works, and an exquisitely engaging expression of the group’s singular pop artistry. The album produced a pair of Top Five singles in the amusingly autobiographical ´´Creeque Alley” and the quartet’s transcendent reading of ´´Dedicated to the One I Love,” previously recorded by the ´´5” Royales and the Shirelles. Other highlights include the much-loved originals ´´Look Through My Window” and ´´Boys & Girls Together,” and reworkings of the Smokey Robinson-penned Temptations classic ´´My Girl” and the Beatles/Isley Brothers hit ´´Twist and Shout.”
LP auf SUNDAZED RECORDS von Gene Clark - Roadmaster Legendary Gene Clark album assembles abandoned 1972 sessions and more! By 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´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 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 compact disc and wondrous vinyl. It has been painstakingly mastered from the original A&M session tapes and is packaged in new album artwork. CD includes extra photos and new liner notes by Gene Clark biographer John Einarson. Add this recording to your collection and bear full witness to Gene Clark´s panoramic musical vision.