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The Remains

Live 1969

    A little crunchy, slightly distorted, extremely wild, and just perfect!

    Recorded at the legendary Boston Tea Party in 1969, The Remains rip through an absolute killer of a set list, featuring road tested covers of “Hang On Sloopy,” “Johnny B. Goode,” and their crowd-pleasing original “Why Do I Cry.” Captured two and a half years after they broke up, the four original members of The Remains are in perfect form here for a one-night-only performance that was only rumored to exist- until now. From the recently discovered tapes, to pristine R.T.I. pressed vinyl! 

    “There’s Nothing else in The Remains world as wild as this one. We were on fire…on the brink…” - Barry Tashian (The Remains).

    Rising Storm

    Calm Before...

      Have You ever seen this? It’s one of the rarest rock & roll records ever made!

      "Calm Before... remains one of the finest and most important LPs by a US ’60s group, never mind one that was still attending high school when it was released on the privately-pressed Remnant label. From a cache of moody ballads to highly-charged, all-out flashing teen rock, everything here is broodingly and sensationally played out, including highly-personalised covers of Love’s ‘Message To Pretty’, ‘In The Midnight Hour’ and The Remains’ gold-plated nugget ‘Don’t Look Back’. The album’s mix of deep beat-pop introspection and thoroughly intense modern R&B-instigated rock remains unique among most of their peers’ long-play outings, and thus played a big part in the inordinately strong pull the group would have on many young ’60s-fixated longhairs in the ’80s and ’90s.” - Shindig Magazine

      This deluxe limited edition, original mono issue of an unfathomably rare garage LP, is accurately mastered, pressed on colored vinyl and packaged with a poster in a gatefold jacket, with unseen photos from the band’s personal archive!

      Ultimate Spinach

      Ultimate Spinach - Mono Coloured Vinyl Edition

        The prototype of the Bosstown Sound!

        Considered among the all-time classic psychedelic recordings, this ’68 self titled debut is unearthed in its unfathomably rare mono form!

        The unique blend of psych, jazz, rock, Gregorian vocals and Baroque instrumentation sets Ultimate Spinach apart from anything released at the time. It includes the now famous “(Ballad of the) Hip Death Goddess,” an 8:12 classic featuring the eerie, haunting vocals of Barbara Hudson, an oft covered staple of the genre.

        It was legendary record producer Alan Lorber that came up with the concept of “The Bosstown Sound” — "The Sound Heard 'Round The World" to market and promote the best and brightest of the Bean Town sixties psychedelic scene. (Boston's key groups at the time included Orpheus, Beacon Street Union, Ultimate Spinach, Chamaeleon Church and others). Ultimate Spinach, arguably the finest of them all, produced magnificent examples of surreal psychedelic record-making, now prized by crate-diggers and outsider music fans alike.

        Mojo listed this album among the top 42 psych albums of all time, saying, “Leaders of the Boston psychedelic surge, Ultimate Spinach were re-crystallized from the not-quite-so hippy dippy Underground Cinema around multi-instrumentalist Ian Bruce-Douglas and singer Barbara Hudson. On their debut album they viewed the Renaissance musical landscape through rose-tinted spectacles and came up with elaborate suites like ‘(Ballad of the) Hip Death Goddess with its theremin solo and the folk bluesy 'Ego Trip,' all bolstered by Hudson’s ethereal vocals."

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        Coloured LP Info: Limited Edition Spinach Green Vinyl.

        The Byrds

        You Movin' / Boston

          As the Byrds woodshedded their unique sound at World Pacific Studios in 1964, they were also earning a reputation as LA’s top dance band at Ciro’s Le Disc; more than any other songs in the Byrds’ early repertoire, Gene Clark’s upbeat rockers “You Movin’” and “Boston” fueled the dance floor mayhem there. These stunning songs are heard here in their earliest surviving versions!

          Earliest known versions of two upbeat rockers on blue vinyl packaged in a stunning new picture sleeve!

          The Byrds

          Eight Miles High / Why - Original Mono Masters

            During an action-packed Byrds tour of the UK in August 1965, ideas began to form in Gene Clark’s mind for a new song. After germinating for several weeks, he began to put his thoughts on paper during the band’s U.S. tour in November 1965. Traveling from gig to gig, David Crosby’s cassettes of Ravi Shankar and John Coltrane provided the tour bus soundtrack. As Clark continued writing the song that would become ‘‘Eight Miles High,’’ this exotic music, especially Coltrane’s recordings, found their way into the composition. Juxtaposed against lyrical snapshots of London, like ‘‘rain grey town, known for its sound,’’ the modal melody created a striking contrast and summoned a surreal, flight-like feeling. Despite Clark’s increasing isolation from the group, it was obvious that ‘‘Eight Miles High’’ was a work of major importance and the group promptly made plans to record it.

            The band entered RCA Studios in Los Angeles on December 22, 1965, to track ‘‘Eight Miles High,’’ along with a new Roger McGuinn– David Crosby song ‘‘Why.’’ They had worked up an explosive arrangement for the Clark song, adding elements culled from their recent highway listening sessions. The Coltrane influence is especially evident in McGuinn’s electric twelve-string solo, inspired by Coltrane’s free-form sax lines on ‘‘India.’’ Shankar’s sitar work is reflected in Chris Hillman’s driving bass part, a hypnotic drone against which McGuinn’s guitar lines shine in high relief. This Eastern influence also emerges on the high energy ‘‘Why’’ with McGuinn creating a sitar-like solo on his guitar while employing non-Western scales. Though not a conscious attempt, these songs were later sited as pioneering examples of raga rock, one of several innovative sub-genres, along with folk rock and country rock that the band explored in their career. Despite the unqualified artistic success of the RCA sessions, Columbia refused to release the tracks because they had not been recorded in a Columbia-owned studio. The band dutifully re-recorded the two songs at Columbia Studios in Hollywood and these recordings were released as a single and later included in the Fifth Dimension album. However, the band was not fully satisfied with this second attempt, believing that the RCA recordings were better.

            This special Sundazed release marks the first use of the recently-located original mono mixdown masters. McGuinn has always felt that the first recordings of these songs were more spontaneous. And when asked about the RCA version of ‘‘Eight Miles High’’ Crosby declared, ‘‘It was a stunner, it was better, it was stronger. It was the way we wanted it to be.’’

            The Astro-sound Of Magnificence

            Astro Sounds From Beyond The Year 2000

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              Swirling guitars and proto-ambient electronica sounds from many light years away!

              The Astro-Sound of Magnificence, from Beyond the Year 2000...a unique capsule of a funky, psychedelic rhythm section jamming, with snarling, stabbing and swooshing cranked-up-to-infinity electric guitar voyages piloted by Wrecking Crew veteran Jerry Cole, polished and primed for takeoff with a string section playing eerie, beckoning melodies in unison. These are the sounds of epiphanies concerning the future, space and sounds on the horizon, circa 1969.

              The tracks for this album were recorded by Cole and other players during sessions for a separate longplayer and were deemed to be outtakes; the details as to how they became Astro Sounds From Beyond the Year 2000 are dark and distant, but the 10 tracks here were first issued sans strings in 1967 as The Animated Egg, with alternate song titles. Two years later the recordings were overdubbed with the swirling, piercing phase-shifted strings mix you hear here, creating a spectacular fusion of psych-rock, R&B, easy listening and fuzz guitar, with hints of the coming worlds of ambient and electronica.

              These truly are the far out sounds of tomorrow’s unchartered trip, as the original album jacket proclaims—come aboard, launch and listen.

              Various Artists

              We're Gonna Have A Party! The Soul Of Wand Records

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                The stompin’ Soul Sound of New York’s famed Wand Records!

                An entire LP of incredible dancefloor anthems--most of which command a king’s ransom as prized 45s!

                New York’s Wand Records strutted proudly as one of the preeminent sources of sock-it soul singles, including popular, long-time favorites among dance floor crowds around the world, many of which are included on We’re Gonna Have A Party! The Soul of Wand Records. This LP features some of the rarest gems of the genre, perfectly mastered in pounding mono, just like the original 45s! Flagship Wand artists Maxine Brown and Chuck Jackson are represented by a trio of tracks that are their most-desirable, danceable cuts, and sit alongside stompers like The Masqueraders' incredible "Do You Love Me Baby," a brilliant mix of soul styles propelled by a moving bass-line worthy of ANY of the vaulted classics from other locations around the country. And from there, you get more rare 'n' regal sounds including two platters alone that would command a king's ransom, "Love Keeps Me Crying" by Walter Wilson and "Please Stay" by The Ivories!

                Treasured dance hits and overlooked soul-shout masterpieces! Proudly collected here on one hip-shakin’ LP, Sundazed presents We’re Gonna Have A Party! The Soul of Wand Records. Exquisitely pressed on soul-royalty gold vinyl!

                The Standells

                Why Pick On Me

                  The Standells’ key albums for the Tower label (Dirty Water, Why Pick On Me, and Try It) perfectly bottled a rebellious wave of sound sweeping across Mid-1960’s teen clubs, radio playlists and record racks. Starting with the genre-defining, proto-punk smash “Dirty Water”, through a series of equally memorable underdog anthems (“Sometimes Good Guys Don’t Wear White,” “Why Pick on Me”) and obscenities (the banned “Try It”), the Standells left an indelible mark on their era. Those three Tower albums are a veritable feast of three chord, fuzz-drenched, Vox Organ-driven “squares”-repellant.

                  For their second Tower album, Why Pick On Me, the Standells received a significant sonic boost with the move to American Recording Company. Legendary engineer Richie Podolor cut the best sounding records of the era; from the Standells, Chocolate Watchband, and Electric Prunes to Steppenwolf and Three Dog Night. The drum tracks on this album are simply not to be believed, the bass drum sound possibly registering on the Richter scale. Here the Standells build on their strengths with tough originals from producer Ed Cobb, equally-hard driving outside material (“Black Hearted Woman,” “Mainline”), and notably, the emergence of Larry Tamblyn as a songwriter (his “Mr. Nobody” arguably the album’s highlight).

                  The Standells

                  Try It

                    The Standells’ key albums for the Tower label (Dirty Water, Why Pick On Me, and Try It) perfectly bottled a rebellious wave of sound sweeping across Mid-1960’s teen clubs, radio playlists and record racks. Starting with the genre-defining, proto-punk smash “Dirty Water”, through a series of equally memorable underdog anthems (“Sometimes Good Guys Don’t Wear White,” “Why Pick on Me”) and obscenities (the banned “Try It”), the Standells left an indelible mark on their era. Those three Tower albums are a veritable feast of three chord, fuzz-drenched, Vox Organ-driven “squares”-repellant.

                    Built around the banned title track, Try It is a tale of two (LP) sides; one a cohesive step into super-charged ’67 Standells Soul, the other a bet-hedging exercise that compiles possibly the strongest material of the band’s career. Latter includes the classic Standells style, either at its most pulverizing (“Barracuda,” “Riot on Sunset Strip”) or now one foot into psychedelia (“All Fall Down,” “Did You Ever Have That Feeling”). It provides the perfect bookend to the Standells’ legendary Tower Records era albums.

                    The Ultimate Spinach

                    Behold And See - Mono Edition

                      It was legendary record producer Alan Lorber that came up with the concept of "The Bosstown Sound" -- "The Sound Heard 'Round The World" to market and promote the best and brightest of the Bean Town sixties psychedelic scene. (Boston's key groups at the time included Orpheus, Beacon Street Union, Ultimate Spinach, Chamaeleon Church and others). The Ultimate Spinach, arguably the finest of them all, produced magnificent examples of surreal psychedelic record-making, now prized by crate-diggers and outsider music fans alike.

                      The Spinach's self-titled debut album is now considered a psychedelic classic, but it's the group's second record, Behold and See, that is perhaps their finest achievement. Ostensibly a concept album, it’s centered around lead singer/songwriter/keyboardist/guitarist Ian Bruce-Douglas' cynical worldview. He skewers "normal" society with all the fervor of Zappa and all the surreality (and insanity) of Bob Markley on songs like "Visions of Your Reality" and the four-part "Suite: Genesis of Beauty." Add in the lush, floating vocals of Barbara Jean Hudson, fuzz guitar and some great late-60s psych jangle and you've got the formula for an unhinged classic that stands up to the best of the non-coastal psych sounds of the late-60s.

                      For decades, the only available version of Behold and See was a heavily-edited "director's cut” which omitted an entire song and presented edited versions of others. On this edition, Sundazed proudly presents the album in its rare, original, superior dedicated mono mix, unexpurgated and unedited. This "ultimate edition" is presented on (of course! and at last!) custom spinach-colored vinyl and nestled into a jacket with beautifully restored artwork. Behold and See is the perfect place to dig into the "Bosstown Sound” - a tremendous and beautiful album now on Sundazed!!!

                      Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band

                      Diddy Wah Diddy / Who Do You Think You're Fooling / Moonchild / Frying Pan

                        In the high desert of California, they were referred to simply as “Beefheart.”

                        Don Van Vliet acquired the habit of singing along to vintage blues records while hanging with high school chum Frank Zappa. Founder Alex Snouffer formed the Magic Band in late 1964. And, by early 1965, the powerful and charismatic local blues combo had made quite a name for itself locally as “the band” for local dances at the fairgrounds. By late ’65 the inclusion of master guitarist Rich Hepner explosively changed the group’s chemistry; dances morphed to concerts – with the dancers choosing to sit on the floor, captivated by this white blues band that seemed to transform Exposition Hall into a spellbinding Louisiana swamp.

                        In early 1966, the band signed with A&M Records. Producer David Gates (of Bread fame) was assigned production duties, and the first result – a cover of Bo Diddley’s “Diddy Wah Diddy” – stunned everyone. Famed Del Rio, Texas DJ “Wolfman Jack” introduced it by saying “OK everybody on the highway, you’d better pull over, cause here comes Captain Beefheart with ‘Diddy Wah Diddy.’”

                        Ill-fated times intervened with the coincidental cover of “Diddy” by an East Coast group – The Remains – which was releases almost simultaneously on the Epic Records label. Confusion and chaos reigned, and the songs dropped from the charts quickly. Founder Snouffer reflected: That’s a record label’s, personal manager’s, and band’s nightmare.” Undaunted, Gates penned a follow-up to “Diddy,” entitled “Moonchild.” The band arranged it themselves – interpreting Dave’s guitar/voice demo. Gates reaction: “Boy, it wasn’t supposed to happen like this!”

                        Van Vliet had also penned his first recorded compositions – “Who Do You Think You’re Fooling” for the B-side of “Diddy” and “Frying Pan” for the B-side of “Moonchild.” Van Vliet went on in later years through many incarnations of Magic Bands to create the most avante-garde rock music ever recorded, but the roots of these early pieces echo throughout all the later works.

                        --John French, Lancaster, CA.

                        Sun Ra & His Arkestra

                        At Inter-Media Arts

                          A stunning live Sun Ra event, recorded at the Inter-Media Arts Center in New York, April 20, 1991! Modern Harmonic proudly presents this very special Sun Ra recording, issued here for the first time ever! This concert was just two years before Ra’s “earthly departure” – and his keyboard work was amazingly strident and vibrant here. The Arkestra was in perfect form as well; this special night also showcased the Arkestra’s vocal magnificence with selections and sections powerfully performed by June Tyson, Michael Ray, T.C. Carney, James Jacson, and John Gilmore. Rarely will you hear the Arkestra with such clarity! Many Sun Ra releases were derived from live performances, but seldom did they have the quality or sonic-punch of this recording. We’d like to extend a big thank you to the folks at radio station WNYC, for perfectly capturing this event. At Modern Harmonic, we’re celebrating this evening by releasing the complete performance across three premium RTI LP pressings – or on two compact discs – with both configurations packaged in stunning, tri-fold chipboard jackets. Our limited edition release also features extensive liners by noted jazz writer Howard Mandel, and is wrapped in a gorgeous design by legendary album-art icon, Jim Flora.

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                          3xLtd LP Info: Triple LP pressed on HQ RTI vinyl.

                          Blues Magoos

                          Mercury Singles 1966-1968

                            Hailing from NYC, The Blues Magoos took the folk/blues soundtrack of their mid-sixties Greenwich Village contemporaries and forged it into a tough, garage/psych hybrid that attracted fans as quickly as it angered folk club owners, incensed by the band’s volume and unhinged stage show! Signed by Mercury Records in 1966, their inaugural single for the label, a reading of John D. Loudermilk’s “Tobacco Road,” was a churning 4 1/2 minute(!) plunge into crazed guitar/organ/drum/bass pyrotechnics with vocals careening over the top. The release hailed the arrival of a new and wholly unique voice on the rock scene.

                            It was also a signpost for a new genre. One of the first albums to use “psychedelic” in the title, it arrived right on time for a generation ready to expand their consciousness with the aid of their turntables. The album’s next single, band-penned “(We Ain’t Got) Nothin’ Yet,” featured one of the all-time great riffs, an insistent bass run over which keyboards swirled and unison vocals chanted. An absolute smash, “(We Ain’t Got) Nothin’ Yet” zoomed to #5 on the national pop charts and made the band an exotic household name.

                            In total, The Blues Magoos released three amazing albums and eight incredible singles on Mercury. Longtime fans, Sundazed has now gathered all sixteen A- and B-sides together on The Blues Magoos: Mercury Singles (1966-1968). Featuring the accurate, original mono single mixes from the Mercury masters, these songs have NEVER sounded better! 

                            Al Casey

                            Surfin' Hootenanny - MONO Edition

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                              Just as folk and rock morphed into folk-rock, guitarist Al Casey and producer Lee Hazlewood attempted to fuse the new genre with surf music! While this new hybrid genre didn’t start a new craze, the experiment yielded a positively brilliant LP, Surfin’ Hootenanny. Filled with super-loud, killer twang and surf sounds, awash in reverb and backed by the cream of The Wrecking Crew, we present one of the best, and rarest, albums of the original surf wave. Mastered from the original 1964 Stacy Records mono reel and pressed on custom colored vinyl, this is an essential addition to any surf/guitar library!

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                              Coloured LP Info: LP on Translucent Colored Vinyl!

                              The Electric Prunes

                              I've Got A Way Of My Own / World Of Darkness

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                                We’ve raided the Warner Bros. vaults and freed these tracks from their analog asylum! Two monstrous Prunes’ recordings from ‘66 now presented in their never-before-heard vintage mono mixes! Our deluxe sleeve features notes from band leader Jim Lowe! This strictly limited 7” is a must for all garage-psych collectors and lovers of formidable 45s everywhere!

                                The Remains

                                The Remains - Mono Edition LP

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                                  They’ve been called “America’s Lost Band.” Actually, the Remains were not so much lost as they were woefully under-appreciated. Meeting at Boston University in 1964, they were soon drawing capacity crowds at The Rat. Led by guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Barry Tashian, the Remains were an incredibly tough four-piece with talent and chutzpah to spare. The group was soon recording for Epic Records, they played the happening spots in NYC, and they appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show. However, in 1966, on the cusp of opening for The Beatles on their final U.S. tour, drummer Chip Damiani quit and the group began a slow-motion disintegration. By the time Epic Records actually released The Remains on September 26, 1966, the group had broken up. With no band to promote it, the LP quickly sank, seemingly without a trace. But - a band this brilliant could not be ignored. Their driving, in-your-face “Don’t Look Back” caught the ear of Lenny Kaye, who included it on the massively influential 1972 Elektra compilation Nuggets, and the legend of The Remains grew with belated discovery. Eventually, the group and their lone album were vaulted to legendary status. Our release captures a vital American band at the peak of their powers. Pressed on white vinyl, in powerhouse mono. You must grab a copy of this limited reissue now!

                                  Dave Myers

                                  Gear! / Let The Good Times Roll

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                                    Dave Myers and his Surftones packed California dance floors in the early ‘60s and doused their audiences in lagoons of reverb and rhythm! “Gear!” is an instrumental that features wild, overdriven guitar & pounding drums - breaking into a wild dance freakout. It’s an absolute floor-filler! The flip, a blasting cover of “Let The Good Times Roll” makes this 45 a one-two punch! Super limited edition, red vinyl.

                                    Al Escobar

                                    Rhythmagic

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                                      America in the 1950s was under the sway of Latin music in a big way. Mambo, merengue, “Babalú!” and more flowed from bandstands, record players, radios and television sets. Different styles began to merge, particularly the fiery hybrid known as Afro-Cuban. Heavily rhythmic and wildly melodic, its infectious sound filled dance floors across the nation. One of its leading proponents was Al Escobar, an ex-pat Columbian who apprenticed with Miguelito Valdes, Vicentico Valdes Tito Puente. Relocating from NYC to California, he formed his Afro-Cuban Orchestra and launched his solo career.
                                      Like fellow Latin pianist Esquivel, Escobar was an inventive arranger with an ear for deep hooks. His 1958 LP Rhythmagic is an explosion of percussion, piano, brass and woodwinds. In the decades since its release on Cadence Records, it has become a cult classic and highly sought-after by fans of Latin music, exotica and sample-grabbing DJs. Given that the LP has never been reissued, it should be no surprise that copies command gigante sums on the collector market, if you can find one at all.
                                      Never reissued until now, that is. Sundazed’s champion of the exotic and unusual, Modern Harmonic, has rescued Rhythmagic from oblivion and prepared a deluxe edition on colored vinyl! Sourced from the original Cadence analog masters, this LP is a fiesta of sound, ready to burst forth from your speakers. Don’t miss your chance to grab this essential slice of Latin soul! On gold vinyl!

                                      Bo Diddley

                                      Have Guitar Will Travel - 180g Vinyl Mono Edition

                                      Good Lord. Bo Diddley came out with all guns blazing on his floor-rattling romp from 1960, 'Have Guitar Will Travel'. The LP would become a blueprint for SO much great rock ’n’ roll that followed: the Stones covered “Mona” in 1965, the Masters Apprentices walloped “Dancing Girl,” the Downliners Sect blasted through “Nursery Rhyme,” and “Cops and Robbers” even named one of the baddest mid-60s UK R&B combos ever! Really... Who in the hell wouldn’t be inspired by hearing this opus that followed on the heels of Bo’s devastating first two albums??? 'Have Guitar Will Travel' was packed with the same badass guitar, bolder-than-bold vocals, and trademark Diddley beat that had already made Bo a stone legend and man-among-men. Kicking off with the gospel-shouter “She’s Alright,” (with the background singers answering Bo’s every word), we stomp through the trash-talking “Say Man, Back Again,” Bo’s run-through-the-jungle “Run Diddley Daddy,” the amorous “I Love You So,” we hear hot, distorted licks traded with Lady Bo on the monstrous “Mumblin’ Guitar,” and SO MUCH MORE... The album also dipped into the vaults for the killer Diddley beater “Dancing Girl,” the exotic instro “Spanish Guitar,” and the mind-blowing “Mona” (titled “I Need You Baby” for this LP).

                                      This killer 180-gram edition - from the magnificent original Chess mono master reels – finally puts this album back in print on vinyl, properly. Accept no damn imitations.

                                      The Shadows Of Knight

                                      Live 1966

                                        Besides releasing two classic longplayers and many more singles (including the smash, “Gloria”), touring/behaving badly all across America and appearing on TV shows like ‘Upbeat’ and ‘Where The Action Is’, the Shadows of Knight also ruled at suburban Chicago’s hands-down hippest teen club, The Cellar. Over the decades, their Cellar performances have become the stuff of legend.

                                        Miraculously, two reels of tape of the Shadows of Knight live on stage at the Cellar (in 1966!) were eventually uncovered by Sundazed. As early as their ‘Gloria’ album debut in spring ’66, the Shadows of Knight had separated themselves from the garage band pack with a heavily Chicago Blues-based, wildly rocking repertoire. Their trademark sound is on full display in this attitude-drenched, anarchic live recording from late in that exalted year.

                                        For this expanded edition, the original sets and correct song sequence have been faithfully restored. And to top that, additional and until now completely unheard bonus material is rescued from those old reels. Specifically, added to an already scorching set are previously-unheard takes of “Peepin’ and Hidin’” (sung by blues legend Joe Kelley), “Willie Jean” (with a vocal from drummer Tom Schiffour) and “Any Way That You Want Me”. Equally important, the packaging now equals the musical contents thanks to an all-new, eye grabbing sleeve highlighted by John Hora’s amazing original photography from ’66.

                                        Unlike their comparatively harnessed studio recordings, the Shadows of Knight are presented here raw ‘n’ alive, sloppy bordering on brilliant and with all the subtlety of a bulldozer. Would you want ‘em any other way?

                                        The Standells

                                        Live On Tour - 1966!

                                          The Standells’ amazing string of punkish, tough-guy anthems, like “Dirty Water” and “Sometimes Good Guys Don’t Wear White”, define the legacy of mid-sixties garage rock like nothing else. With the success of these records came ’66 tours with the Rolling Stones and Beach Boys. From all reports, the Standells proved a superb live act. But for decades, their on-stage reputation rested on an earlier, Pre-Tower label live album documenting the Standells in an unrecognizably clean-cut night club incarnation.

                                          But there’s a happy ending to this story. It turns out the Standells were in fact recorded at their peak, LIVE ON TOUR-1966! At last, here’s the whole knock-out live act from the year the Standells stormed the charts. All the ’66 hits are here including “Sometimes Good Guys Don’t Wear White”, “Why Pick On Me?” and of course, “Dirty Water” (in tremendous versions, all of them). Fan faves are also on board, like the fuzzed-out “Mr. Nobody” and stomping “Why Did You Hurt Me”. Highlights also include high energy covers of “Midnight Hour” and “Please, Please, Please”, to name just a few of these crowd-pleasers, showcasing the Standells’ R&B roots updated with ’66 sheen. Hearing the Standells’ road-tested, extended take on “Gloria” is not to be missed, either!

                                          Rescued from a professionally recorded concert at the University of Michigan, the Standells are captured in astonishingly clean sound that rivals their legendary studio recordings. This may just be the finest recorded example of vintage live ’66 American garage rock. It’s all here, the Standells in brilliant sound and in a superb package including rare photos and liner notes.

                                          The Litter

                                          Action Woman / A Legal Matter - Blue Vinyl Edition

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                                            The 1966 debut by the Minneapolis-based Litter! “Action Woman” and “A Legal Matter” are stomping, searing ’60s sides - an unstoppable collection of snotty vocals and fuzzy guitar lines. The Litter become a determined collective mind on these performances, and the result is a coupling that stands side-by-side with other iconic recordings of the era, like “Sweet Young Thing” and “You’re Gonna Miss Me.” Even the tambourine and maracas have loud and clear attitude that few other records can match! The original Scotty 45 is a cornerstone of any serious 1960s record collection, and now is reproduced in this lovingly created edition that features a Scotty Records-styled sleeve with a rare vintage group photo and notes by TeenBeat Mayhem! author Mike Markesich. “Action Woman” is a flawless hallmark performance, and “A Legal Matter” takes the Who’s music from the Mod clubs into the suburban garage with jet fuel-powered tempo and aggression. With in-the-studio presence and clarity taken from the original masters, this is the sound of garage rock maturing into psychedelia - prime, postured and pulsating!

                                            • New picture sleeve with a rare photo of the Litter, plus notes by author Mike Markesich!
                                            • Stunning audio taken from the original reels - pressed on blue wax!
                                            • Scotty Records 45 labels, just like the 1967 original!!!

                                            Link Wray

                                            Slinky / Rendezvous

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                                              Taut and tough Wray from his heyday! One of the original heavy metal heroes, Link Wray basically invented power chord riffing - both Jimmy Page and Pete Townshend have credited their interest in becoming guitarists to him - and his recordings are a monument to the relentless infl uence of his unique razor-blade extended guitar sound. “Slinky,” from 1959, was the his third Epic Records single, a mysterious, stinging riff that builds into a frenzied solo, then coolly resolves…the perfect soundtrack for a gang of leather-jacketed teenagers looking for trouble on a warm city night! “Rendezvous” suggests gentler side of Wray, beginning as a mellow mid-tempo cha-cha, but ultimately evolving into a snarling stroll with a killer guitar solo. Backed on both sides by the sympathetic swagger of Wray’s brothers Doug and Vernon, these two recordings show a key personality in the development of rock ’n’ roll, at a time when record labels continually wanted to soften him and make him safe, continuing to follow his metal muse and lay down recordings that would inspire thousands of rock, punk and surf guitarists for decades to come. Features a reproduction of the ultra-rare original picture sleeve, and promotional labels - get this Wray today!

                                              • Reproduction of the ultra-rare original picture sleeve and original Epic promo labels!
                                              • Limited edition for Record Store Day 2014!
                                              • Mastered from the original reels!

                                              The original hits collection from the legendary band.
                                              On Sundazed compact disc and 180gm vinyl, from the original masters.

                                              Originally released as part of MGM's "Golden Archive Series," this 1970 album (simply referred to as Velvet Underground) is a terrific sin-and-salvation selection from the first three VU albums – just the kind of thing to take along to a desert island or to the end of the world. It's essentially their earliest greatest hits collection, and the perfect encapsulation of their Verve/MGM run. Long prized by collectors, Sundazed presents it on compact disc and 180-gram vinyl from the original master tapes, with new liner notes by Rolling Stone's David Fricke.

                                              The See See

                                              The Rain & The Snow / Snowdrop

                                              "In the zillions of things that come across our desks here at Sundazed, occasionally there is a band that really makes our hearts pump. It is in this spirit that we can’t WAIT to tell you about The See See! Coming together in London from points across the globe, Richard Olson, Pete Greenwood, Kevin Peyok, Paulie Cobra, Phil Anderson and Sam Ferman formed The See See to pursue a personal musical vision. Young men with old souls, or at least old record collections, The See See blend the best of the past and present in a timeless psychedelic pop swirl. Recognizing them as fellow travelers, both The Raconteurs and The Brian Jonestown Massacre chose The See See to support their European tours. An incredibly prolific ensemble, they have released a series of sold-out singles and two LPs full of melodies that make you drift and bliss.

                                              As a champion of quality music, Sundazed is proud to present their debut U.S. single, “The Rain & The Snow” b/w “Snowdrops,” on beautiful 7” vinyl. A Sundazed anthology LP is coming soon, combining their finest UK releases with new tracks, but grab this single NOW and hear hear The See See!"

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                                              Ltd 7" Info: US import 7".

                                              Gene Clark And Doug Dillard

                                              The Fantastic Expedition Of Dillard & Clark

                                              GROUNDBREAKING ALBUM THAT HELPED DEFINE COUNTRY-ROCK!

                                              In 1965 Missouri-born Gene Clark was riding the crest of unprecedented success and adulation as a member of the Byrds. Anointed as America’s answer to the Beatles, the Byrds topped the charts with folk-rock anthems like “Mr. Tambourine Man,” “Turn! Turn! Turn!” and “Eight Miles High.” Gene was front and center as tambourine player, singer and principal songwriter for the group. But in early 1966 he flew the Byrds’ coop. A gifted songwriter, expectations ran high for a stellar solo career, but those hopes were dashed when his debut solo album and single both failed to chart. Dropped by Columbia Records the following year, Gene’s career remained in limbo until teaming up with banjo player extraordinaire Doug Dillard.

                                              What emerged from a series of informal jam sessions in and around Laurel Canyon was a loose-knit group of pickers seeking to break bluegrass music out of its traditional confines and redefine it in a contemporary country-rock context. The Fantastic Expedition of Dillard & Clark is a groundbreaking album that helped define country-rock and set the template not only for that genre but the entire alt.country, Americana and Roots Rock movements of the ’90s. Together with future Eagle Bernie Leadon, who co-wrote “Train Leaves Here This Morning” with Gene (featured both on the Fantastic Expedition album and later on the Eagles’ debut release), the Dillard & Clark merger represents a high-water mark in Gene Clark’s impressive canon of recordings and one of the most satisfying periods in his often troubled career.

                                              The Fantastic Expedition of Dillard & Clark ranks among a handful of seminal 1960s country-rock experiments. “I think we made our mark in country rock,” muses Doug Dillard. “We didn’t make the charts but we sure influenced a lot of people.” To insure that their influence carries on, Sundazed proudly presents this newly mastered edition, sourced from the original A&M analog tapes, available on vinyl and compact disc and packaged in a vibrant recreation of the original cover artwork. CD includes extra photos and new liner notes by Gene Clark biographer John Einarson. It’s an expedition you’ll want to take time and time again!


                                              The Hollies

                                              Lost Recordings And Beat Rarities 10x7" Box Set

                                                This highly resonant set acts as a guidebook to many of the missing links behind the one British beat group who, more than any other, stayed neck-and-neck with the Beatles throughout the ‘60s. In terms of quality single releases with irresistible chart appeal (15 Top Ten 45s in the UK) and pure musical evolution, there is no doubt the Hollies breathed the same rarified air as the Fab Four.

                                                The Hollies Lost Recordings and Beat Rarities collects 20 long-buried tracks and hard-to-find gems, ranging from rare U.S. and British singles to EP rarities and unissued songs, all perfectly ripe for release as an original Hollies 45, whether that happened or not. Follow the group from their first single (released in May of 1963), the savage “Ain’t That Just Like Me” b/w “Hey What’s Wrong With Me,” through their discotheque dance floor raves: “Come On Back,” “What Kind of Love” and “She Said Yeah.” Swoon to their swingin’ ballad “Yes I Will,” groove with their jazzy “Honey and Wine” and float to outer space with “All The World is Love.” Discover an impossible-to-find, spy-style double-sider the Hollies did for a 1967 Italian movie, and groove to unreleased tracks cut while on tour in New York City in 1965, then marvel at an extremely scarce cover of the Beatles’ “If I Needed Someone,” tracked at Abbey Road, revered recording home to both groups.

                                                Sundazed has collected a pirate’s ransom of tracks here, nearly all unavailable on any original English or American Hollies album. Delivered now via the supremely cool format of 45 r.p.m. vinyl, each single is loaded with guaranteed Disk Jockey dance-floor magic that only further cements the Hollies’ reputation as the coolest Manchester band, ever!!!

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                                                Alexander 'Skip' Spence

                                                Oar

                                                  'Skip' Spence, a founding member of seminal San Francisco skullbenders Moby Grape, cut his only solo work in Nashville immediately after being released from New York's Bellevue Hospital late in 1968. "Oar" vanished without a trace when first released in 1969. Frequently compared to the likes of Syd Barrett and Nick Drake, Spence's visionary work walks the tightrope between reality and delusion and remains an essential psyche treasure.

                                                  "Highway 61 Revisited" is a landmark—recorded in 1965, during the same tumultuous summer that had seen him plugging in his electric guitar at the Newport Folk Festival, "Highway 61 Revisited" is Bob Dylan diving head-first into the rock and roll maelstrom, backed by the studio prowess of Al Kooper, Michael Bloomfield and others on such devastating classics as the epochal "Like A Rolling Stone". Essential!!

                                                  The Third Bardo

                                                  I'm Five Years Ahead Of My Time EP

                                                  They may have been Five Years Ahead Of Their Time, but honestly, did anyone sound like this in 1972? The Sundazed label have corralled all extant Third Bardo tracks recorded one fine day in '67, including a never-before-heard alternate take of "Rainbow Life", and set them free to roam ... somewhere in a new dimension! Legendary stuff!!!!

                                                  The United States of America, led by respected modern classical avant garde musician Joseph Byrd, cut a wide swath through the 1968 world of rock, just then comfortably settling into its backwoods dreams of country-rock to find the debut U.S.A. album howling like an infant terrible on its front doorstep. At the center of the U.S.A.'s fiercely experimental universe were the icy-cool vocals of the beautiful Dorothy Moskowitz, keeping this tumultuous sound from spinning out-of-control in every direction. One of the most avant-garde pop records of the late 60s, the U.S.A.'s only album spans psyche-fuzz, ambient easy-pop, big band, experimental electronics and tape cut-ups - but as ever, the sum is greater than its parts. Taken as a whole, it's one of those classic 'trip' albums whose strangeness really takes you aback! NUTS (bit in a great way!!) Almost predictably, the U.S.A. disbanded before it could record a second album, but its brilliant, self-titled effort was certainly one for the ages.

                                                  For a Bob Dylan album, and one that many consider to be his best, "Nashville Skyline" doesn't mess around with ambiguity. It's a country album, plain and simple, with Dylan abandoning his fabled talk-sing voice and evangelical message for a soothing, down-home country croon. The new style was a perfect fit for some of Dylan's strongest material ever, including "Lay Lady Lay," "Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You" and "I Threw It All Away". There's also a superb duet with Johnny Cash on "Girl From The North Country" that, along with the Byrds' earlier "Sweetheart Of The Rodeo" LP, officially breaks the champagne bottle over a brand new musical genre: country-rock.

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                                                  LP Info: High quality vinyl.

                                                  Sundazed presents the first-ever reissue of the original mono mix of this landmark double album, recorded in Nashville with Al Kooper, Robbie Robertson, and a cadre of top session cats. The result, later described by Dylan as 'that thin, wild mercury sound', is a unique masterwork that sounds as vital today as when first released in 1966. Essential!!!

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                                                  2xLP Info: This Sundazed edition is presented on 180 gram vinyl, from the absolute original analog mono masters.

                                                  Gene Clark

                                                  Gene Clark With The Gosdin Brothers

                                                    On the first solo album by an ex-Byrd, Gene Clark doesn't stray too far from the nest. Cut in 1966 upon Clark's departure from the iconic LA combo, with current Byrds Chris Hillman and Michael Clarke forming the rhythm section, and spotlighting brothers Vern and Rex Gosdin, a pair of former bluegrass pals of Hillman's who chime in with sweet harmony vocals, "Gene Clark with the Gosdin Brothers" stands as one of Clark's supreme achievements. Add session guitarists Glen Campbell and Jerry Cole and future Byrd Clarence White and beautiful orchestration by Leon Russell to Clark's melancholy melodies and weatherbeaten voice and the result is a classic country-rock primer that sounded like nothing else in '67 and continues to astound and inspire today.

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                                                    CD Info: A handful of bonus tracks from the sessions only sweeten the deal of this eye-opening work.

                                                    Various Artists

                                                    Lost Legends Of Surf Guitar Volume 4 - Shockwave!

                                                    "Shockwave!" the newest edition in the ultra-successful "Lost Legends Of Surf Guitar" series! Jammed full of reverb-drenched, stringbending classics by surf warriors like the Avengers VI, Truants, Citations, Stagemen, Belairs, Teemates and more. "Shockwave!" — like the previous volumes — is taken from the vintage source tapes, assuring the sound to be breathtakingly accurate.

                                                    West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band

                                                    Volume Three - A Child's Guide To Good & Evil

                                                      'With their soaring psychedelia, achingly pure folk-rock and Zappa / Beefheart strangeness, this seminal underground gem from the West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band can be seen as an encyclopedic primer of the late 60s Los Angeles musical experience.'

                                                      West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band

                                                      Part One

                                                      'With their soaring psychedelia, achingly pure folk-rock and Zappa / Beefheart strangeness, the seminal underground gem from the West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band, "Part One", can be seen as encyclopedic primers of the late 60s Los Angeles musical experience.'

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                                                      CD Info: The long-awaited legit CD come direct from the original analog master tapes, with two bonus tracks, interviews with key band members, and never-before-seen photos from the band's personal archive!

                                                      The Incredible String Band

                                                      The Incredible String Band

                                                      The 1966 debut from the forward-thinking furry folkies. Recorded as a trio before their inspiring trips to Morocco and Afghanistan, it's a straight-ahead blend of traditional and original material, played in a mix of American and Celtic folk styles.

                                                      The Incredible String Band

                                                      The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter

                                                      Incredible String Band's third (1968) and most ambitious album - a truckload of exotic instruments and drugs come into play resulting in a bona fide acid-folk masterpiece! If you only get one ISB album, this is the one you need!

                                                      Various Artists

                                                      Garage Beat '66 Volume 2: Chicks Are For Kids!

                                                      Second in this series of vintage North American garage rock. Here's the absolute tops in garage rehearsin' teens and 20 somethings, who within minutes of the Beatles' first Ed Sullivan appearance conspired to overthrow the world with rock 'n' roll.

                                                      Various Artists

                                                      Lost Legends Of Surf Guitar Volume I

                                                      Surf's up dudes! Rare 60s surf'n'twang instrumentals lovingly compiled by those nice people at Sundazed. Twenty tracks that will wipe you out maaaan!

                                                      The Byrds

                                                      The Preflyte Sessions

                                                      The most comprehensive collection of the Byrds' pre-Columbia recordings ever assembled! Back in the days when they were so heavily influenced by the Beatles they should have adopted scouse accents and gone the whole hog. Its a deluxe double CD set with a super 52 page booklet. These tracks pre-date their hits, as they spent countless hours creating and refining their sound at LA's World Pacific Studios. There are brilliant early versions of tracks like "Mr Tambourine Man" and lost gems such as "You Showed Me" (later a smash for the Turtles). The 2xCD (and double 180g gatefold LP) "Preflyte Sessions" capture the fire and enthusiasm of one of the most legendary and influential groups ever.

                                                      West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band

                                                      Volume 2

                                                      Recorded during the heady days of the Summer of Love this second album by the West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band has its first official release on CD. Mindendingly original and part of the clutch of US releases (alongside the Electric Prunes and HP Lovecraft) that helped to define the scene. With two bonus tracks.

                                                      The Millenium / Ballroom

                                                      Magic Time

                                                      The entire Columbia label's vaults have been combed to create this amazing collection of Ballroom and The Millenium 3CD set. A whopping 62 tracks (22 previously unreleased)of the late Curt Boettcher and Keith Olsen. Heady psychedelia with a super booklet with loads of interesting nuggets on the sessions.


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