lördag 18 april 2015


An album you can find for a buck or two in the used bins and most likely pass by. But if you forget about the budget label and cheapish cover, check the track list and just listen it's a gem, filled with rare cuts and edits. For exemple The Animals "House Of The Rising Sun" and "We Gotta Get Out Of This Place" in true stereo, Jeff Beck's "Hi Ho Silver Lining" and Yardbirds "Little Games" in mono (cover say those two are "enhanced for stereo effect", but there's hardly any difference). Yardbirds "Ten Little Indians" (not very common on early vinyl) either unpanned stereo or a very good fake, still very enjoyable listening. It was a long time since I had anything by Terry Reid, but his cuts here make me wanna connect again. The two picks from Jeff Beck Group's Cosa Nostra album are billed as by Rod Stewart only though it's the same JBG takes. This copy has UK label design and Garrods & Lofthouse cover, but label also say "Made In USA", back cover has a "manufactured in USA" stamp and the matrixes are American. With all certainty an export for the European market since many of the used tapes only existed in US at the time. Audio shifts a little between tracks, non is bad and a couple excellent. Issues with same label, number and track list, but different cover designs showed up in a number of European countries at about the same time. Hard to say which was first. My vote is on this due to the tape origins. (YÄB*) (ÄNÄ*) (SÄM*) (SXS*)

2 kommentarer:

  1. The Animals tracks are not true stereo. They are electronically prosessed stereo.

    1. Maybe. Thought about it since there's not much effects, But if you listen to the beginning of "We Gotta Get Out Of This Place" there's a cymbal moving very clearly between the speakers and "House of the Rising Sun" has a few places I can't explain by just by processing. It's not good stereo in any way and most of it probably fake, but not all. At least that was my conclusion :)