A genre-spanning 2cd mix of hit singles, slow burners and lost gems, including the first-ever official release of the preview pressing of 'Kick Out The Jams' by the MC5. Jon's selections for this year oscillate between soul, Americana, funk, pop-psych and hard-edged rock. With the loss of pirate radio after march, he heard of many of these either by scouring the record bins in central London or picking up tips from the music and the underground press.
Jon Savage's 1968: The Year The World Burned / Various #ad - 1968 began with business as usual in the pop charts, but the year would see convulsive political and social changes. The old days of a unified, central top 40 were gone, ska into rocksteady and early reggae, and in it's place came a new energy that transformed pop into rock, and soul into funk. This turmoil would be replicated in the music industry, where the effects of 1967 were seen in a proliferation of musical styles and social attitudes.
Jon Savage's 1967: Year Pop Divided / VariousAce #ad - Now typified as the year of flower power, 1967 was the year the '60s divided. Shrink-wrapped. There is no accompanying book this time - so you'll have to buy this to read all about it in his sleeve notes. It's also the year when the british singles charts suddenly revealed a vacuum that, Petula Clark, Harry Secombe, in March 1967, Vince Hill, was filled by a Top 10 that included Englebert Humperdinck, the Seekers and other mums and dads records that you will not be hearing on this compilation.
During those 12 months, the revenues from LP sales in Britain finally overtook those from 45s. Two cD set. Jon savage follows up last year's 1966 set with a similarly packaged anthology of hits and rarities from 1967.
Jon Savage's 1965: Year the 60S IgnitedAce #ad - A genre-spanning mix of hit singles, psych, garage and rock'n'roll, funk, these are the 45s that defined the year, slow burners and lost gems from soul, captured the mood and crystallised Jon Savage's personal memories of the year. Shrink-wrapped. 1965 was the year the sixties ignited. The second "book-end" to jon savage's hugely popular 1966 faber book and Ace compilation and to last year's "1967" CD follow-up, this prequel double CD based around 1965 represents the lead up and context to all that was about to happen.
Dylan, denim, soft drugs and political disaffection, 1965 saw the death of Churchill and the rise of civil rights. Shrink-wrapped.
1969: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 15 - Travelin' Thru, 1967Sony Legacy #ad - Disc 3 closes with tracks recorded on may 17, 1970 with grammy award-winning bluegrass banjo legend Earl Scruggs for the PBS television special, "Earl Scruggs: His Family and Friends" originally aired January 1971. Shrink-wrapped. The latest chapter in the highly acclaimed bob dylan bootleg series revisits Dylan's pivotal musical journeys to Nashville, focusing on previously unavailable recordings made with Johnny Cash and unreleased tracks from the John Wesley Harding, Nashville Skyline, from 1967 to 1969, and Self Portrait sessions.
Disc 1 finds dylan in columbia's studio a in nashville recording alternate versions of compositions written for John Wesley Harding October 17 and November 6, 1967 and Nashville Skyline February 13-14, 1969 while introducing a new song "Western Road" a Nashville Skyline outtake. Shrink-wrapped. Discs 2 and 3 are centered around dylan's collaborations with american music icon johnny cash including the much sought-after Columbia Studio A sessions and on-stage performances at the Ryman Auditorium May 1, 1969 for the recording of the premiere episode of The Johnny Cash Show originally broadcast on ABC-TV on June 7, 1969.
1969: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 15 - Travelin' Thru, 1967 #ad - Shrink-wrapped.
Jon Savage : 1966 Year The Decade Exploded / VarAce Records #ad - After 1966 nothing would ever be the same again as new ideas, drugs, an explosion of creativity and freedom of expression on both sides of the Atlantic led to the recording of the songs found here. Shrink-wrapped. 1966 is the year that author Jon Savage hails as the one that shaped the future of pop music.
It features some of the biggest artists of the time - the Who, Love, Dusty Springfield, the Four Tops, the Velvets, Otis Redding, James Brown - a fantastic mixture of musical styles and genres. This bumper 48-track compilation is the soundtrack to Savage's book of the same name, which is released by Faber & Faber.
Jon Savage : 1966 Year The Decade Exploded / Var #ad - Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. The package includes a 24-page booklet with a 9000 word note by Savage, so you can enjoy this as a stand-alone listening experience as well as the soundtrack to the book. Shrink-wrapped. 2015 two CD collection.
Jon Savage's 1969-1971: Rock Dreams On 45 / VariousAce Records Uk #ad - Shrink-wrapped. I was an unrepentant rock fan. After radio caroline had gone, 1966 and 1967, i'd lost most of the connection to black American music as part of the wider pop experience that I'd had in 1965, even 1968. I still bought motown and reggae hits, but they were the hits: there was no deeper exploration.
The divisions had always been there, even at the height of the supposedly classless mid-60s. Shrink-wrapped. They were new once, like we all were. Shrink-wrapped. That was my tribe. Shrink-wrapped. While many songs from this period have become generational clichés, it is hoped that this collection will help you in hearing them afresh.
Thus streamed, i hunted the bins all over London for singles on Island, Elektra and Track. Rock in the us and the uk encompassed male braggadocio, sincere if not naive protest, anguished reflection, stonking riffs and loud, distorted guitars. Much of it was blues-based, but a year or so later some of it became wilder, particularly in 1969 as the back-to-the-roots impulse of 1968 worked it's way through the sharp end of rock, stranger and even more basic - looking forward to what a truly 1970s white teenage music could be: that groundswell that eventually burst out in mid-decade onwards.
Jon Savage's 1969-1971: Rock Dreams On 45 / Various #ad - There was no real name for this period but, goblin chants and a general mood of questioning, overloading guitars, it was an era of massive riffs, mindless yet heartfelt protest, just before glam, exploration and disillusion. Unlike the previous volumes in jon savage's series of double cd compilations, as Jon elaborates in the customary bumper 28-page booklet: "In the late 60s, which featured music from an expansive mixture of genres, this latest edition is 100% rock, British pop and youth culture began to fragment into tribes.
Come Join My Orchestra: British Baroque Pop Sound 1967-1973 / VariousGrapefruit #ad - Shrink-wrapped. Come join my orchestra covers british baroque pop's formative years and it's integration into a wide variety of genres, Mike Batt, ranging from Johnny McEvoy's exquisitely sculpted take on traditional pop balladry and a clutch of dyed-in-the-wool folkies Ian Campbell, Bert Jansch etc to McCartney acolytes Fickle Pickle, the Gerry Rafferty-led Humblebums and symphonic/art rock bands like Procol Harum and Barclay James Harvest.
Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Uk three CD set. As the major recording studios becoming ever more sophisticated, a new generation of musicians and producers sought to emulate the backroom auteur status of Brian Wilson or the symbiotic relationship between George Martin and The Beatles. In the immediate wake of ground-breaking albums like Rubber Soul, Revolver and Pet Sounds, the British and American music scenes became increasingly ambitious and cerebral.
With a lavish 40-page booklet, come join my orchestra is a fascinating overview of what was a major development in late Sixties pop music, many recordings making their first appearance on CD and two tracks by The Regime and The Mellow Yellow gaining their first-ever release, and one that reverberates to this day.
Come Join My Orchestra: British Baroque Pop Sound 1967-1973 / Various #ad - When paul mccartney - who arguably kick-started the whole baroque pop genre when he recorded the likes of 'Yesterday' and 'Eleanor Rigby' with pivotal strings arrangements - made his oft-quoted remark that pop was the classical music of the 20th Century, perhaps he meant it in a more literal sense than anyone realized at the time.
Honeybus, fusing mournful minor chord melodies with fey vocals, The Zombies, Donovan, Nirvana and many others made significant recordings in that field, ornate arrangements and what had previously been considered non-rock instrumentation. Shrink-wrapped.
Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Original Motion Picture SoundtrackCOLUMBIA RECORDS GROUP #ad - Personally curated by quentin tarantino himself, the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is a love letter to the music of 1960s-era Hollywood. Quentin tarantino's Once Upon A Time Hollywood Soundtrack. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Featuring over 20 standout tracks from artists such as Paul Revere & The Raiders, Deep Purple and Neil Diamond, the album creates a true time capsule of a golden era of filmmaking.
Harmony In My Head: UK Power Pop & New Wave 1977-1981 / VariousCherry Red #ad - Uk three CD set. Shrink-wrapped. Quentin tarantino's Once Upon A Time Hollywood Soundtrack. Shrink-wrapped. The british scene's reiteration of the appeal of a more traditional pop approach saw several attempts to provide an alternative to the unsatisfactory new wave epithet. The deluxe clamshell package includes a weighty booklet full of illustrations, with a 12, 000-word sleeve-note incorporating band-by-band biographies by compiler David Wells Shrink-wrapped.
Harmony in my head includes many of the new wave/power pop scene's biggest hitters alongside the more melodic Punk bands. New wave was a term coined in 1977 to describe a clutch of new artists whose music shared much of the energy of punk, but boasted a more sophisticated level of musicianship and a heavier reliance on traditional pop melodies.
Harmony In My Head: UK Power Pop & New Wave 1977-1981 / Various #ad - Name acts include elvis costello, the flys etc as well as a host of rare 45s on tiny labels, The Freshies, Eddie & The Hot Rods, who are joined by other less successful but nevertheless key players The Records, The Jags and Wreckless Eric, Nick Lowe, Buzzcocks, Squeeze, many of which have never been on CD before.
Harmony in my head is another of cherry red's celebrations of a bygone era - this time, the boom in Power Pop and New Wave which followed the Punk explosion in 1977. Shrink-wrapped.
Live At WoodstockCraft Recordings #ad - Kicking off with “born on the bayou, including “commotion, ” the album features the band’s biggest singles of the day, plus selections off their first three LPs, ” “Ninety-Nine and a Half Won’t Do” and “Bootleg. Full of creative energy, playing extended improvisations of “i put a Spell on You, and Doug delve deep into their music, Stu, John, Tom, ” “Keep on Chooglin’” and “Suzie Q.
Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. This long sought-after release celebrates the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, by giving fans a front-row seat to relive CCR’s stirring, hour-long set as it was performed that historic night in August of 1969. Quentin tarantino's Once Upon A Time Hollywood Soundtrack.
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Abbey Road Anniversary 3 CD/Blu-ray Super DeluxeCapitol #ad - Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. To create abbey Road’s new stereo, 5. 1 surround, and dolby atmos mixes, Martin and Okell worked with an expert team of engineers and audio restoration specialists at Abbey Road Studios. This super deluxe edition of Abbey Road features the new stereo album mix, sourced directly from the original eight-track session tapes.
Abbey road’s super deluxe box set presents 40 tracks – including “the long one” trial edit & mix for the album’s epic Side 2 medley – on three CDs stereo and one Blu-ray disc Dolby Atmos, 96kHz/24 bit high resolution stereo, and 96 kHz/24 bit DTS-HD Master Audio 5. 1. This is the first time Abbey Road has been remixed and presented with additional session recordings and demos.
Abbey Road Anniversary 3 CD/Blu-ray Super Deluxe #ad - The gorgeous book is illustrated with rare and previously unpublished photographs, and a George Martin score; Beatles correspondence, sketches, including many taken by Linda McCartney; never before published images of handwritten lyrics, recording sheets, and tape boxes; and reproduced original print ads.
. The four discs are housed in a slip-sleeved 12” by 12” 100-page hardbound book with mccartney’s foreword; martin’s introduction; insightful, track-by-track details and session notes, author, and radio producer Kevin Howlett covering the months preceding The Beatles’ Abbey Road sessions, in-depth chapters written by Beatles historian, the cover art and photo shoot, and the album’s reception upon its release; plus an essay by music journalist and author David Hepworth looking at the album’s influence through 50 years.
Shrink-wrapped. To produce the mix, giles was guided by the album’s original stereo mix supervised by his father, George Martin.