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Mark Fry

Dreaming With Alice

    The definitive reissue of one of rock’s rarest and most sought-after albums, “acid-folk” – equal parts pastoral folk and contemplative psychedelic. The ¬first time since 1971 that this album has been pressed from the original master tapes, recently discovered in Italy. Lacquered directly from tape in an all-analog transfer by Bernie Grundman. Features extensive liner notes, photos and ephemera in an oversized book (LP only). Mark Fry was 19 recently graduated from high school and in Italy studying painting when he walked barefooted into RCA’s Italian subsidiary, played some songs he’d written on his guitar and was signed to record the album that would become legend.

    The first recordings he made proved stuff, so he was paired with members of the Scottish band Middle of the Road, who were in Rome while under contract to RCA Italiana. Convening in a basement home studio with two 4-track reel-to-reel recorders, Mark’s visions coalesced in a dreamy, airy manner “Nick Drake meets Dr. Strangely Strange with a touch of Lewis Carroll” The Word Magazine would later write. Pressed in small amounts for Vincenzo Micocci’s RCA sub-label It, Alice remained an out of reach masterpiece for many but its creator, who returned to England in 1971 and subsequently traveled the world, playing music, sometimes recording and painting. By the time of its rediscovery, its master tapes were assumed lost. Their rediscovery allows this pristine transfer to reveal nuances not heard on anything but original It pressings. CD version pairs Alice with previously-unreleased recordings from the mid-70s

    TRACK LISTING

    A1. Dreaming With Alice (Verse 1)
    A2. The Witch
    A3. Dreaming With Alice (Verse 2)
    A4. Song For Wilde
    A5. Dreaming With Alice (Verse 3)
    A6. Roses For Columbus
    A7. A Norman Soldier
    A8. Dreaming With Alice (Verse 4)

    B1. Dreaming With Alice (Verse 5)
    B2. Lute And Flute
    B3. Dreaming With Alice (Verse 6)
    B4. Down Narrow Streets
    B5. Dreaming With Alice (Verse 7)
    B6. Mandolin Man
    B7. Dreaming With Alice (Verse 8)
    B8. Rehtorb Ym No Hcram… 

    Witch

    In The Past

      “Electrified by a diet of James Brown, the Stones and Deep Purple, WITCH were the stadium-filling kings of 70s Zamrock.” MOJO.. This landmark recording from Now-Again’s comprehensive overview of Zambia’s premier garage-, psych-, prog-, funk-,afro-rock ensemble WITCH, We Intend To Cause Havoc! Is now available in a never before seen color variant. The audio is nigh-perfect – restored and remastered from the original master tapes. WITCH’s musical arc is contained to a five year span and, in retrospect, is a logical one. The band’s first two, self-produced albums - released in unison with the birth of the commercial Zambian recording industry – are exuberant experiments in garage rock, and are as influenced by the Rolling Stones as they are James Brown. In The Past, their second album, is the perfect follow-up for anyone exposed to the WITCH band through their landmark Introduction

      TRACK LISTING

      A1. Living In The Past
      A2. Young Lady
      A3. Chance
      A4. It’s Alright
      A5. I’ve Been Away

      B1. I Like The Way I Am
      B2. The Only Way
      B3. Smiling Face
      B4. She Is Mine
      B5. Mushed Potatoe

      Various Artists

      Forge Your Own Chains

        American gospel, paranoiac soul, loner folk, East-Nigerian fuzz, Thai rock, Iranian ballads and more... Deluxe gatefold jacket containing extensive and detailed liner notes and annotation by Egon, rare photos and other ephemera! This compilation introduces a new direction for Now-Again Records and its owner, Stones Throw Records GM, A&R and producer Egon. With the same detailed, no-stone-unturned approach he used for Deep Funk (The Funky 16 Corners, Cold Heat), he tackles beat-heavy global psychedelia with Forge Your Own Chains.

        “Those of us birthed into record collecting by the Hip Hop midwife revered Jimi Hendrix as well as James Brown. We searched for albums by Mulatu Astatke and Power of Zeus with the same fervor,” Egon writes in his introduction to the comp. Forge Your Own Chains showcases music from all corners of the world: Colombia, Nigeria, Sweden, South Korea, Thailand and Iran. The focus – in keeping with Now-Again’s tradition – is on melody, driving rhythms and accessibility. Not one song is included on this compilation because it is from a “rare” album. Certainly, many of these songs do spring from albums that exchange hands for many thousands of dollars and many of these songs have never seen reissue. But these songs are all beautiful in their own right and work to form a coherent album. Psychedelic records, long the mainstay of older, grizzled collectors and seemingly quaint, are, in the hands of Egon and those of his generation, giving up new ghosts. And, with comps like Forge Your Own Chains, inspiring new investigations into our not so distant (and still very much alive) musical past. Deluxe gatefold jacket containing extensive and detailed liner notes and annotation by Egon, rare photos and other ephemera. Now-Again’s Foray Into Funky Psychedelia American gospel, paranoiac soul, loner folk, East-Nigerian fuzz, Thai rock, Iranian ballads and more…

        TRACK LISTING

        A1. Top Drawer – Song Of A Sinner
        A2. Sensational Saints – How Great Thou Art
        A3. 12. Ofege – It’s Not Easy
        B1. East Of Underground – Smiling Faces Sometimes
        B2. D. R. Hooker – Forge Your Own Chains
        B3. Shin Jung Hyun & The Men Feat. Jang Hyun – Twilight
        B4. Kourosh Yaghmaei – Hajm-E Khaali
        C1. T. Zchiew & The Johnny – Let Your Ife Be Free
        C2. The Strangers – Two To Make A Pair
        C3. Damon – Don’t You Feel Me
        C4. Ellison – Strawberry Rain
        C5. Morly Grey – Who Can I Say You Are?
        D1. Shadrack Chameleon – Don’t Let It Get You Down
        D2. Ana Y Jaime – Nina Nana
        D3. Baby Grandmothers – Somebody’s Calling My Name. 

        Ayalew Mesfin

        Mot Aykerim (You Can't Cheat Death)

          Ayalew Mesfin stands aside the likes of Mulatu Astake, Mahmoud Ahmed, Hailu Mergia and Alemayehu Eshete as a legend of 1970s Ethiopia. Mesfin’s music is some of the funkiest to arise from this unconquerable East African nation. Mesfin’s recording career, captured in nearly two dozen 7” singles and numerous reel-to-reel tapes, shows the strata of the most fertile decade in Ethiopia’s 20th century recording industry, when records were pressed constantly by both independent upstarts and corporate behemoths, even if they were only distributed within the confines of this East African nation.

          Though Mesfin was forced underground by the Derg regime that took control of Ethiopia in 1974, he has returned almost 50 years later with this triumphant set albums – the first time that his music has been presented in this form. These albums give us a chance to discover a rare and beautiful moment in music history, in anthologies built from Mesfin’s uber-rare 7” single releases and from previously unreleased recordings taken from master tapes. Mot Aykerim gives us a chance to discover a rare & beautiful moment in music history, in an anthology built from his uber-rare 7” single releases. Contains an oversized 11” x 11” 16 page book that tells the story of modern Ethiopian music and Mesfin’s role within it. 

          TRACK LISTING

          A1. Megen Anchi Hoye (Your Amazing Self)
          A2. Mot Aykerim (You Can't Cheat Death - Alternate Take)
          A3. Weyolachew (I'm Warning You)

          B1. Erikew Sihedu (When Distance Arises)
          B2. Yetizitash Simet (The Feelings Of Your Memory)
          B3. Yedliu Shema (Victory Touch)
          B4. Turi Turi Nafa (Lies And More Lies) 

          Ayalew Mesfin

          Che Belew (March Forward)

            Ayalew Mesfin stands aside the likes of Mulatu Astake, Mahmoud Ahmed, Hailu Mergia and Alemayehu Eshete as a legend of 1970s Ethiopia. Mesfin’s music is some of the funkiest to arise from this unconquerable East African nation. Mesfin’s recording career, captured in nearly two dozen 7” singles and numerous reel-to-reel tapes, shows the strata of the most fertile decade in Ethiopia’s 20th century recording industry, when records were pressed constantly by both independent upstarts and corporate behemoths, even if they were only distributed within the confines of this East African nation. Though Mesfin was forced underground by the Derg regime that took control of Ethiopia in 1974, he has returned almost 50 years later with this triumphant set albums the first time that his music has been presented in this form. These albums give us a chance to discover a rare and beautiful moment in music history, in anthologies built from Mesfin’s uber-rare 7” single releases and from previously unreleased recordings taken from master tapes. Che Belew gives us a chance to discover a rare & beautiful moment in music history, in an anthology built from his uber-rare 7” single releases. Contains an oversized 11” x 11” 16 page book that tells the story of modern Ethiopian music and Mesfin’s role within it. 

            TRACK LISTING

            A1. Libe Menta Hone (My Divided Heart)
            A2. Hedech Gara Zura (She Left Across The Mountain)
            A3. Tereterkush Betam (I Suspect You Are Unfaithful)
            A4. Harrar Dire-Diwa (Harrar Dire-Diwa)
            A5. Yecew Neger (Amazed By Humanity)

            B1. Konjo Lidge Nat (She's A Beautiful Girl)
            B2. Yetembelel-Loga (Tall And Graceful)
            B3. Che Belew (March Forward)
            B4. Ho Bilo Hede (He Went Marching)
            B5. Zebeder (Mesmerizing)

            Ayalew Mesfin

            Good Aderegechegn (Blindsided By Love)

              Ayalew Mesfin stands aside the likes of Mulatu Astake, Mahmoud Ahmed, Hailu Mergia and Alemayehu Eshete as a legend of 1970s Ethiopia. Mesfin’s music is some of the funkiest to arise from this unconquerable East African nation. Mesfin’s recording career, captured in nearly two dozen 7” singles and numerous reel-to-reel tapes, shows the strata of the most fertile decade in Ethiopia’s 20th century recording industry, when records were pressed constantly by both independent upstarts and corporate behemoths, even if they were only distributed within the confines of this East African nation.

              Though Mesfin was forced underground by the Derg regime that took control of Ethiopia in 1974, he has returned almost 50 years later with this triumphant set albums the first time that his music has been presented in this form. These albums give us a chance to discover a rare and beautiful moment in music history, in anthologies built from Mesfin’s uber-rare 7” single releases and from previously unreleased recordings taken from master tapes. Good Aderegechegn gives us a chance to discover a rare & beautiful moment in music history, in an anthology built from his uber-rare 7” single releases. Vinyl Contains an oversized 11” x 11” 16 page book that tells the story of modern Ethiopian music and Mesfin’s role within it

              TRACK LISTING

              A1. Hasabe (My Worries)
              A2. Ewedish Neber (I Used To Love You)
              A3. Tezetash Rekik (Memories Of You)
              A4. Endet Liyesh (How Can I See You)
              A5. Ekul Teramedu (Walk As One)

              B1. Good Aderegechegn (Blindsided By Love)
              B2. Wubeet (Beautiful)
              B3. Yewefe Ber Abeba (Like A Beautiful Bird)
              B4. Sak Sak Beyelegni (Smile For Me)……. 

              Back in print for the first time in ages on vinyl. Issued in 1975, this is the articulation of Zambia’s Zamrock ethos. While other albums - Rikki Ililonga’s Zambia, WITCH’s Lazy Bones!! - are competitors, it’s hard to best this album as it covers each major quadrant of the Zamrock whole: it came from the mines; its musicians were anti-colonial freedom fighters, it envelops Zambian folk music traditions, and it rocks - hard. Amanaz were serious, and they made a serious stab at an album. They titled their album Africa, according to original band member Keith Kabwe, “because of how it was shared and how its inhabitants were butchered and enslaved, its resources stolen… all the atrocities slave drivers committed. “ Thus, their “Kale,” a blues sung in Nyanja, that traced the continent’s arc from slavery to Zambia’s independence closes the album. Kabwe and rhythm guitarist John Kanyepa have a winsome softness to their vocals, which sit politely aside the feral growl of drummer Watson Baldwin Lungu, bassist Jerry Mausala and bandleader/lead guitarist Isaac Mpofu.

              Africa’s vibe ranges from anxious (“Amanaz”) to escapist (“Easy Street”) to straight-up pissed-off. On the “History of Man,” his voice whiskey-burned, his distorted guitar buzzing like swarming hornets, Mpofu indicts his species. There’s a darkness to Africa not found on any other Zamrock records, and a melancholy drifts throughout, specifically on Mpofu’s more restrained “Khala My Friend,” which stands as an effective, bleak situation for the Zambian everyman, the average citizen of a struggling, new nation, who might have had relatives in conflict-torn countries on the horizon, who might have been struggling to find his next meal, who might have seen a bleaker future than his president promised. Then there’s the clear Velvet Underground-influence on the nostalgic “Sunday Morning,” which, as Kabwe recalls, was the first song written for the album, back in 1968, when Velvet Undergound and Nico was a new release - and the underground funk of “Making The Scene.”

              The album also tackles traditional Zambian music and early-‘60s rock – punctuated, of course by Kanyepa’s wah-wah and Mpofu’s fuzz guitars. But every time Amanaz get too deep, too violent, they come back with an accessible song and woo their listener back to the groove. “Green Apple” is a civil song, featuring Kanyepa’s sighing guitar. It is a perfectly arranged album, from the dichotomy of Mpofu’s and Kanyepa’s lead and rhythm guitars, to the vocal harmonies, to the rhythm section’s sense of space and time, which allows Africa’s funk to build. Inexplicably, Africa was given two separate mixes and two separate presses: one version is dry, with the vocals and drums mixed loud, the other slathered in reverb, with the vocals and drums disappearing into the mix, and with the guitar solos mixed much louder. We’ve presented them both here as they each have their appeal: it’s up to the listener to pick the one he or she prefers. This is a highpoint of the Zamrock scene and we hope that this can be seen as its definitive reissue. 

              TRACK LISTING

              SIDE A:
              1. Amanaz
              2. I Am Very Far
              3. Sunday Morning
              4. Khala My Friend
              5. History Of Man
              6. Nsunka Lwendo

              SIDE B:
              1. Africa
              2. Green Apple
              3. Making The Scene
              4. Easy Street
              5. Big Enough
              6. Kale

              SIDES C & D: Reverb Mix

              JB's

              These Are The JB's

                First Ever CD Issue For This Recording From James Brown’s Backing Band: The Bootsy Collins-lead JB’s. This album is the Rosetta Stone of funk’s dominant idioms, yet its existence has barely been a rumor. In 1970 James Brown perfectly captured a definitive moment in modern music when he ordered Bootsy Collins into the studio to record the tracks that would be test pressed on King Records as These Are The J.B.’s. This album is the epitome of funk music, Brown’s innovation that influenced everything that came after it, from Afro-beat to disco to hip-hop. And if there is any funk ensemble as influential as Brown’s, in the post-“Cold Sweat” musical landscape, it’s the Parliament/Funkadelic contingent. Those two streams, as Grammy Winning James Brown historian Alan Leeds details in this album’s liner notes, converged for the first time here.

                This link between Brown’s funk and all that followed features Bootsy and his young band running through twelve-minute instrumental take of Marva Whitney’s “It’s My Thing,” replete with blues chord changes, alongside interpretations of the Meters, Kool and the Gang and none other than Jimi Hendrix. This is a young band’s James Brown-turned-on-his-head style of funk that they nail in a one-minute vamp that pre-dates their obscure but important work as the Houseguests ensemble and embodies the essence of the psychedelic-flavored music that would propel them into the orbit of George Clinton and his mothership, where they poked cosmic holes in funk’s polyrhythmic ozone layer in the mid-1970s. There are only two extant copies of the original King Records test press LP of These Are The J.B.’s.

                The first commercial issue of this album, was overseen by Now-Again’s Egon alongside Leeds and Universal Music Group’s James Brown expert Harry Weinger. It was mastered specifically for vinyl by Elysian Master’s Dave Cooley from the original two-track stereo master that James Brown and his engineer Ron Lenhoff delivered to production forty-four years ago.

                TRACK LISTING

                01. These Are The JBs (Part 1 & 2)
                02. I’ll Ze
                03. The Grunt (Part 1 & 2)
                04. When You Feel It, Grunt If You Can

                Prelúdio is the third album from the thrilling, young Brasilian guitarist Fabiano do Nascimento, and once again it's on Now-Again Records. Produced by Mario Caldato, Jr. and Luther Russell and engineered and mixed by Caldato and Jason Hiller, this album features do Nascimento’s longtime drummer Ricardo “Tiki” Pasillas. It is the first album of solely do Nascimento’s own compositions and, like his previous albums Dança dos Tempos and Tempo dos Mestres, follows folkloric Brasilian music, Brasilian jazz, bossa-nova and samba as experienced through the mind and able fingers of an expansive musician, combing the heady ‘60s and ‘70s experimentalism of Hermeto Pascoal and Baden Powell with the childlike elegance of music played and passed down by native Brasilians for generations.

                Do Nascimento was born into a musical family, from lineage that stretches back to his great-grand-fat her Ladario Teixeira, a blind saxophonist who contributed to the re-creation of the instrument by adding more keys to the older incarnation of the instrument in the early 20th century. He was born in Rio de Janeiro and grew up there and in Sao Paulo, where he found inspiration in his uncle, the late Lúcio Nascimento, bassist and composer in Leny Andrade's band Bom de Três. While he came from a musical pedigree, he’s largely self-taught, largely in the service of an overarching mission to showcase the folkloric music of his home country as he continue to develop possibilities for language of the guitar itself. His studies ramped up after he moved to Los Angeles in 2001. His first champion was Aloe Blacc, who worked with do Nascimento over the years, including his work on his debut album Shine Through for Stones Throw Records. His collaborators now include Madlib, multi-instrumentalist Sam Gandel, Innovative Leisure chanteuse Claude Fontaine and legendary Brasilian percussionist, bandleader, songwriter and catalyst Airto Moreira.

                Moreiera states that Nascimento is "Brazilian but (his mind is) from a place in Brazil that is not common. Fortunately, we still have some musicians who like to play music and who like to touch the instrument and who like that energy! You see, because that’s the most important thing in music. The energy. That’s why I love to play live. And that’s why I’m playing with Fabiano.” The Brazilian guitarist’s third album for Now-Again, featuring 10 original compositions. Shades of Baden Powell, Hermeto Pascoal, Carioca, Tenorio Jr., Rosinha de Valença. Produced by Luther Russell and Mario C. Featuring Ricardo “Tiki” Pasillas.

                STAFF COMMENTS

                says: I have my good friend and musical mentor Jason Boardman to thank for tipping me on Fabiano Do Nascimento when his first LP landed. Now on his third LP his emotive, rhythmic and expressive playing has somehow matured and intensified. A gorgeous LP.

                TRACK LISTING

                A1. De Rio A Tapajós
                A2. Partiu
                A3. Mente Azul
                A4. Rainha
                A5. Tributo
                A6. Malandro
                B1. Amanhecer
                B2. Ilhas
                B3. Prelúdio Amazônico
                B4. Trem-bala 

                The re-discovered third album by India’s best known psychedelic-rock ensemble, presented in its entirety. The companion piece to Atomic Forest anthology "Obsession". Covers of Deodato, Stevie Wonder and “Spectrum,” the heaviest Indian psych-funk jam unearthed to date. Over the course of four years, culminating in 2011, Now-Again Records assembled the Atomic Forest anthology "Obsession", which delved into and told the story of India’s 70s rock underground and this psychedelic ensemble’s story. At the time they issued "Obsession", they were not aware of the third album that the Atomic Forest had recorded, issued under Kanga’s name as "Disco Roar".

                'That Disco Roar album was the first time we were doing anything like that. It was the first thing we did. It progressed into the "Hit Film Themes" album. Then these guys came with more commercial potential songs (which became "Obsession ’77"). But originally it was just a band, the live performances that we did, that made us very popular, these simple songs,' guitarist Abraham Mammen recalls. Atomic Forest’s story stands in for the untold stories of many of India’s underground bands, bands remembered vividly by those who witnessed their performances, bands that often homemade, cassette recordings – that have been lost to time. Mammen, now a traveling preacher splitting his time between India and the United States, reflects on the unlikely reissue of the Atomic Forest’s recordings: 'What’s left of the Atomic Forest? It’s just like smoke: smoke on the water.’ With the release of Disco Roar, that smoke keeps rising.


                TRACK LISTING

                A1. 2001 Space Odyssey
                A2. Life Is Anew
                A3. Proud Mary
                A4. Devil Woman
                A5. You Are On My Mind
                A6. Thank You Lord
                A7. Smack Water Jack

                B1. Spectrum
                B2. I Wish
                B3. Rock N' Roll
                B4. Disco Queen
                B5. Nights In White Satin
                B6. Another Star

                Grodeck Whipperjenny

                The Grodeck Whipperjenny

                  Sho is Funky Down Here and The Grodeck Whipperjenny are a pair of albums that are the result of an unlikely but highly productive musical relationship between James Brown, a superstar at the creative and commercial peaks of his long career, and David Matthews, a then young arranger-musician whose limited professional experience had little or nothing to do with the funk and soul of his collaborator. The Grodeck Whipperjenny. A psychedelic classic, created by his James Brown’s bandleader David Matthews, the first album issued on Brown’s famed People imprint. As progressive as it is funky, this album was issued in tandem with another Matthews project issued under Brown’s name – Sho Is Funky Down Here. One of the deepest albums in the Brown catalog, its story is finally told. Both albums were lacquered directly from the original master tapes at Capitol Studios. This is the first official reissue of both of these rare titles. Each album contains an extensive booklet with full annotation, liner notes by Brown historian Alan Leeds and never-before-published photos

                  TRACK LISTING

                  01. Sitting Here On A Tongue
                  02. Wonder If
                  03. Why Can't I Go Back
                  04. Conclusions
                  05. You're Too Young
                  06. Put Your Thing On Me
                  07. Inside Or Outside
                  08. Evidence For The
                  09. Existence Of The Unconscious

                  James Brown

                  Sho Is Funky Down Here

                    THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2019 EXCLUSIVE AND WILL BE AVAILABLE INSTORE ON SATURDAY APRIL 13th ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON. IF THERE ARE ANY REMAINING COPIES THEY WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT 12.01AM SATURDAY APRIL 20th.

                    First issued in 1971. Available digitally, CD is out of print. Vinyl has been out of print since at least the mid-90s. 3000 only worldwide. Sho is Funky Down Here and The Grodeck Whipperjenny are a pair of albums that are the result of an unlikely but highly productive musical relationship between James Brown, a superstar at the creative and commercial peaks of his long career, and David Matthews, a then young arranger-musician whose limited professional experience had little or nothing to do with the funk and soul of his collaborator. James Brown’s psychedelic album, created by his then-bandleader David Matthews, and issued at the same time as Matthews’ classic The Grodeck Whipperjenny. Underground, fuzzy, rambling psych-funk. The genesis of Brown’s “Talking Loud And Saying Nothing,” a 1990s hip hop sample staple, informing A Tribe Called Quest, Large Professor, Brand Nubian and others. Lacquered directly from the original master tapes at Capitol Studios. This is the first official reissue of both of this rare titles. Contains an extensive booklet with full annotation, liner notes by Brown historian Alan Leeds and never-before-published photos. Tracks : A Side 1. Sho Is Funky Down Here 2. Don't Mind 3. Bob Scoward B Side 1. Just Enough Room For Storage 2. You Mother You 3. Can Mind.

                    David Axelrod

                    Song Of Innocence

                    This is the first Now-Again issue in a series of reissues centered around Axelrod’s Capitol Trilogy – "Song of Innocence", "Songs of Experience" and "Earth Rot" – which will see release through 2018. This audiophile reissue was transferred directly from Axelrod’s original EQ’ed master tapes at Capitol Records by Ron McMaster. Axelrod’s debut, and a ‘60s masterpiece.

                    Celebrated as psychedelic, the birth of jazz-fusion, the harbinger of hip-hop, "Song of Innocence" is a hybrid that no one, not even Axelrod himself, could describe. Grounded by Wrecking Crew vets Earl Palmer and Carol Kaye’s funk, torn between the juxtaposition of musical elements, put at ease, Axelrod’s sweeping arrangements, which utilize brass and strings in a way that no one of his era did. It’s both violent and sublime. LP/CD Contains 28 page booklet that delves into Axelrod’s incredible life and music, replete with never before published photos and an interview with Axelrod by Eothen Alapatt and Wax Poetics’ Brian Digenti. 

                    TRACK LISTING

                    1. Urizen
                    2. Holy Thursday
                    3. The Smile
                    4. A Dream
                    5. Song Of Innocence
                    6. Merlin' Prophecy
                    7. The Mental Traveler

                    Hunger

                    Strictly From Hunger

                      The latest release in Now-Again’s Reserve Series is Hunger – Strictly From Hunger: the band’s preferred version of the album, unedited, fuzz-guitar heavy late 60s psych-rock, restored and remastered from a rare test press. The CD is presented as a triple disc issue – packed with bonus material and a 31 page booklet filled with rare photos and liner notes by Clark Faville, Eothen Alapatt & Jim Cherry. Hunger arrived in L.A. from Portland in late 1967 as the Outcasts, a teenage cover band, but within a six months they had signed with a connected manager, played all over Los Angeles, embraced psychedelia and signed on to record an album of original music for the label their manager founded for them: Public! Records.

                      They showed tremendous promise – and their producers invested heavily into a band that was going to be the next marquee act at the Whiskey A Go-Go, bringing in members of Strawberry Alarm Clock, including future Lynyrd Skynyrd star Ed King, to produce an album. But Hunger broke up before their album’s release and their entry in rock’s canon was shadowed for years. This is the definitive Reserve Edition reissue of a late ‘60s psych–rock classic, overseen by Hunger’s band members John Morton, Steve Hansen and Mike Lane: the band’s preferred, unedited, fuzz-guitar heavy version of the album, restored and remastered from a rare test press. This is the first time that band’s vision for the album has been issued in full on vinyl. Contains an extensive booklet by Jim Cherry, Eothen Alapatt and Clark Faville that corrects many factual inaccuracies told over the record’s celebrated past three decades as one of rock’s holy grails. The booklet is filled with never-published photos from lead guitarist John Morton’s archive. Here’s an example of what’s in store – the full version of “Open Your Eyes” featuring Ed King’s lead guitar lines – all but absent on the Public! Records issue – and nearly double the length of the issued version!

                      TRACK LISTING

                      LP Track Listing :

                      A1. Colors
                      A2. Workshop
                      A3. Portland 69
                      A4. No Shame
                      A5. She Let Him Continue

                      B1. Trying To Make The Best
                      B2. Open Your Eyes
                      B3. The Truth
                      B4. Mind Machine + Download Extras. 

                      CD Track Listing :

                      Disc One:

                      Hunger - Colors
                      Workshop
                      Portland 69
                      No Shame
                      Trying To Make The Best
                      Open Your Eyes
                      The Truth, Mind Machine
                      She Let Him Continue

                      Disc Two:

                      Strictly From Hunger - Colors,

                      Workshop, Portland 69
                      No Shame
                      Trying To Make The Best
                      Open Your Eyes
                      The Truth
                      Mind Machine
                      She Let Him Continue
                      Trying To Make The Best No. 2

                      Disc Three: Singles & Bonus Tracks 

                      Colors (Edit),
                      Workshop (Edit),
                      Portland 69 (Edit),
                      Trying To Make The Best,
                      Open Your Eyes (Edit),
                      The Truth (Edit),
                      The Touch - No Shame,
                      The Touch - Not So Fine,
                      She Let Him Continue (7” Version),
                      Mind Machine (7” Version Mastered),
                      Colors (7” Mono Version),
                      No Shame (7” Stereo Version)


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