Classic 60s and 70s re-releases

Classic 60s and 70s re-releases
Posted on June 10, 2014 .

Some of you may be aware that Universal in Japan has decided to release a total of 10 CDs this summer from the 1960s and 1970s, some of which have not been available for quite some time. They have already released 5 studio albums on May 28, as follows:

The Horse, Underground Fire, Hawaii Five-O, Swamp Rock, 10th Anniversary Album

On June 25, they will release 5 live albums, as follows:

Live in Tokyo ’68, Live-The Ventures ’70, The Ventures On Stage ’71, The Ventures On Stage ’72, The Ventures on Stage ’73

This 5-CD grouping showcases a diverse number of Ventures’ members because, during that time period, the line-up changed several times. While Don Wilson and Bob Bogle are on all 5 CDs, you will also hear Gerry McGee, Nokie Edwards, Mel Taylor, Joe Barile and John Durrill. Of course, my favorite would have to be 1972, because that’s the year I met the group in Osaka.

If anyone is interested in ordering any of these albums through us, please get in touch with me by e-mail. We are not in a position to stock all of them but I’ll be happy to special order and I would pick them up when I visit Japan in August. It looks as though the cost would be the usual $28 or $30 per CD, depending on the exchange rate.

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