Thursday, January 31, 2013

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Artist: Albert King
Title: The Big Blues
LP 5429 - 180 GRAM VINYL LP

Standing well over six feet and weighing in at around 250 pounds, it’s no surprise that Albert King earned the nickname “The Velvet Bulldozer.” Standing on stage with his Gibson Flying V, named Lucy, King cut an imposing visual figure. After a few abortive recording attempts, King scored a #14 R&B single on King Records with “Don’t Throw Your Love on Me So Strong” in 1961. The song captured the distinctive call-and-response style between King’s voice and guitar, a direct extension of his gospel roots and it was included on his debut album, The Big Blues. Backed by a razor sharp band, which included Ike Turner on piano, King showed an authoritative command of ballads, rumbas and mid-tempo shuffles. It was a sound honed in countless club gigs, a “vivid sound” as the LP jacket rightly proclaimed. To restore this sound to its royal splendor, Sundazed sourced this reissue from the original King mono master tapes. Pressed on 180-gram vinyl at Record Technology, Inc. (RTI) in Camarillo, CA, this resurrected LP boasts breathtaking sound. Nothing less would have been worthy of one of the most important albums in the blues pantheon. All hail King Albert!

1. Let’s Have a Natural Ball
2. What Can I Do to Change Your Mind?
3. I Get Evil
4. Had You Told It Like It Was (It Wouldn’t Be Like It Is)
5. This Morning
6. I Walked All Night Long
7. Don’t Throw Your Love on Me So Strong
8. Travelin’ to California
9. I’ve Made Nights By Myself
10. This Funny Feeling
11. Ooh-Ee Baby
12. Dyna Flow

Also Available from Sundazed: Albert King Born Under A Bad Sign LP 5031



Artist: Freddy (Freddie) King
Title: Freddy King Goes Surfin'
LP 5423  - 180 GRAM VINYL LP

Syd Nathan, impresario of Cincinnati’s King Records, was the epitome of the old-school indie record label owner. Always hustling, Nathan regularly beat the odds to release hit after hit in multiple genres. He’d try anything if he thought it might work, or more precisely, if he thought it would make money. After issuing the hit album Let’s Hide Away and Dance Away with Freddy King, Syd sensed untapped potential in the LP. Inspired by the West Coast surf scene, he conjured a little marketing magic...GET A NEW COVER WITH SOME SURF KIDS! THROW SOME CROWD NOISE OVER TRACKS SO IT SOUNDS “LIVE”! CALL IT...ERR...FREDDY KING GOES SURFIN’! PRESS IT AND HAVE IT ON THE SHELVES BY NEXT WEEK!!!!!!!

While it may not have happened EXACTLY like that, King Records did release the album containing the very same songs (in precisely the same running order) as Let’s Hide Away...with crowd noise dubbed over the music. And it WORKED! Fellow Lone Star blues maven Billy F. Gibbons later picked it as one of his Top Ten Favorite Blues Albums of All Time. Pressed on 180-gram vinyl at Record Technology, Inc. (RTI) and sourced from the original King/Federal analog tapes, Sundazed is proud to present Freddy King Goes Surfin’ in magnificent mono fidelity. Cowabunga!

1. Hide Away
2. Butterscotch
3. Sen-Sa-Shun
4. Side Tracked
5. The Stumble
6. Wash Out
7. San-Ho-Zay
8. Just Pickin’
9. Heads Up
10. In The Open
11. Out Front
12. Swooshy

Also Available from Sundazed: Freddy King Gives You a Bonanza of Instrumentals - LP 5365 & Let’s Hide Away and Dance Away with Freddy King - LP 5364



Artist: The Missing Links
Title: The Missing Links LP w/ The Links Unchained EP
LP 5422  - VINYL LP + EP

Though they have different approaches, a common thread runs through Australian bands like the Saints, Hoodoo Gurus, Midnight Oil and AC/DC: an aggressive, take-no-prisoners posture designed to grab audiences by the throat. This direct crowd–band interaction is essential on the rough-and-tumble Oz pub circuit, where if the group doesn’t deliver the goods, they’re likely to go down in a hail of lager cans. Whatever it is that puts the raw in Antipodean rawk, it’s been there from the beginning. For proof, check the wild, outrageous sounds of the Missing Links. Formed in Sydney in 1964, a series of personnel changes eventually replaced all original members, leaving vocalist Andy Anderson, guitarist Doug Ford, drummer Baden Hutchens, bassist Ian Thomas and Chris Gray on keyboards. It was this lineup that recorded the band’s 1965 debut album, The Missing Links. An instant garage punk classic, The Missing Links took the UK R&B combo model and drenched it in attitude and feedback, making contemporaries like the Troggs and the Who appear tame by comparison. The sonic guitar meltdown at the end of “You’re Drivin’ Me Insane” presages Jimmy Page’s Zeppelin liftoff by a full three years while “Wild About You” defies description, except to say it still sounds shocking nearly 50 years on.

This slice of vigorous vinyl became one of the most prized acquisitions for garage punk fans the world over, with each successive wave of Down Under musical malcontents spreading its legend. The globe-trotting team at Sundazed has now restored the album in all its magnificent MONO glory! What more could you want? Well, how about the IMPOSSIBLY rare EP, The Links Unchained, featuring four more cuts of mid-Sixties madness!?! For a limited time, Sundazed is offering both of these audacious aural artifacts in one convenient package!

1. Wild About You
2. Hobo Man
3. Bald-Headed Woman
4. Not To Bother Me
5. Mama Keep Your Big Mouth Shut
6. Some Kinda Fun
7. You’re Drivin’ Me Insane
8. Nervous Breakdown
9. Speak No Evil
10. On The Road Again
11. All I Want
12. H’tuom Tuhs

1. I’ll Go Crazy
2.Don’t Give Me No Friction
3. One More Time
4. Wooly Bully



Artist: Simo
Title: Shake It / AOH
S 257  -  7” Vinyl Single

Not long ago, Nashville-based “guitarists’ guitarist” J.D. Simo accepted an invitation from bassist Frank Swart and drummer Adam Abrashoff to join an informal jam session and, at the end of a 3-hour improvisation, SIMO was born! A power trio for the new millennium, SIMO harkens back to the days when bands built followings not online, but on stage. Together, these three master musicians conjure a sorcerous sound that assaults your senses in all the best ways and leaves you wanting more. This aural alchemy has been captured on their debut single, “Shake It” b/w “AOH.” Just listen to the urgency of “Shake It,” a track that practically COMMANDS you to get up and move! Flip the platter and marvel at players’ prowess on “AOH”! After hearing this single, two things are certain: 1) you will want to hear it again (and again), and 2) you will frantically search your local listings to see if you can catch SIMO live. They may be coming to your town, and in the meanwhile treasure this slice of timeless vinyl and tell your friends that SIMO is the cream of the new musical crop!

1. Shake It
2. AOH



Artist: The See See
Title: The Rain & the Snow / Snowdrop
S 263  - 7” Colored Vinyl Single

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!

1. The Rain & the Snow
2. Snowdrops

Buy any or all at Sundazed HERE


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Fleetwood Mac are back with Expanded and Deluxe versions of Rumours in celebration of its 35th anniversary.

The Expanded edition's three CDs include the original album and the b-side "Silver Springs," an entire disc filled with unreleased takes from the album's recording sessions, and a dozen unreleased live recordings from the group's '77 Rumours world tour. The disc of 12 unreleased live recordings from the tour features performances from concerts in Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Nashville and Columbia, S.C. and includes album tracks like "The Chain," "Oh Daddy," and "Songbird" as well as "World Turning" and "Rhiannon," two tracks from the group's 1975 eponymous release. Producers have also compiled a selection of 16 unreleased recordings from the album's sessions featuring early takes of "Go Your Own Way," "I Don't Want To Know," and the popular b-side "Silver Springs" as well as several demo recordings, including one for the outtake "Planets of the Universe," plus an instrumental version of "Never Going Back Again."

The Deluxe edition of Rumours includes all of the music from expanded version, plus an additional disc of outtakes originally released in the 2004 reissue of the album. It also features a DVD of "The Rosebud Film," a 1977 documentary by Michael Collins that includes interviews, rehearsal footage, and live performances, and the album on 140-gram vinyl.

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Fleetwood Mac, one of rock s most enduring, beloved and successful bands, circulate another round of Rumours with expanded and deluxe versions of the album in celebration of its 35th anniversary. Rumours made the band one of the most iconic bands of the 1970s and garnered wide critical praise, earned the Grammy® for Album of the Year, and has now sold more than 40 million copies worldwide since its 1977 debut.

Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Christine McVie, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks recorded Rumours against a backdrop personal turmoil, chronicling their raw emotions in songs like "Go Your Own Way, " "Gold Dust Woman" and "Dreams, " the latter becoming the band s first number one smash.

The deluxe edition includes the original album and the b-side "Silver Springs, " a dozen unreleased live recordings from the group s 77 world tour, an entire disc filled with unreleased takes from the album s recording sessions, an additional disc of outtakes, a DVD that features The Rosebud Film, a 1977 documentary about the album, and the album on vinyl.

The disc of 12 unreleased live recordings from the band s 1977 Rumours tour features performances from concerts in Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Nashville and Columbia, S.C. The songs include album tracks like "The Chain, " "Oh Daddy" and "Songbird" as well as "World Turning" and "Rhiannon, " two tracks from the group s 1975 eponymous release.

Producers also have compiled a selection of 16 unreleased recordings from the album s sessions including early takes of "Go Your Own Way, " "I Don t Want To Know" and the popular b-side "Silver Springs. " There are also several demo recordings, including one for the outtake "Planets of the Universe, " plus an instrumental version of "Never Going Back Again. "

The deluxe edition of Rumours also features the 18-track compilation of session outtakes originally released in the 2004 reissue of the album, the original album on 140-gram vinyl, and a DVD with "The Rosebud Film. " This 1977 documentary by Michael Collins includes interviews, rehearsal footage and live performances of "World Turning, " "Rhiannon, " "Say You Love Me, " "Go Your Own Way, " "You Make Loving Fun" and "I m So Afraid."

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