Saturday, April 19, 2008

Moby Grape – Vintage

Ενόψει μία ανθολογία των Moby Grape με live, ακυκλοφόρητα, single versions και studio συνθέσεις. Ουσιαστικά περιέχει όλο το πρώτο lp, σχεδόν όλο το δεύτερο και τρίτο και αρκετά από το τέταρτο.

It's hard to imagine a better-produced package of Moby Grape's work than this two-disc, 48-track condensation of their best late-'60s recordings. The first disc of this set centers around their entire 1967 self-titled debut LP (included in its entirety), which mixed blues, country, and folk influences with hard-charging psychedelic rock & roll. The result was one of the Summer of Love's more enduring works. The second disc boils their wildly inconsistent 1968-69 material down to a fairly strong and coherent selection. While it doesn't match the peak of the group's initial burst, it features some strong folk and country-rock originals that wear much better in the absence of the bloated jams and half-baked hard rock that could make their albums a chore to sit through. Each disc includes interesting demos, outtakes, and live performances that round out the legacy of this prodigiously talented but ill-fated band, which was overcome by internal strife and label/management difficulties after their promising debut. ~ Richie Unterberger

PERSONNEL: September 1966 to June 1968
Jerry Miller - guitar
Skip Spence - guitar
Peter Lewis - guitar
Bob Mosley - bass
Don Stevenson - drums

PERSONNEL: June 1968 to February 1969
Jerry Miller - guitar
Peter Lewis - guitar
Bob Mosley - bass
Don Stevenson - drums

PERSONNEL: February 1969 to April 1969
Jerry Miller - guitar
Peter Lewis - guitar
Bob Moore - bass
Don Stevenson - drums
Spence died of multiple medical problems, April 1999

Disc: 1
1. Hey Grandma
2. Mr. Blues
3. Fall on You
4. 8:05
5. Come in the Morning
6. Omaha
7. Naked, If I Want To
8. Rounder [Instrumental]
9. Someday
10. Ain't No Use
11. Sitting by the Window
12. Changes
13. Lazy Me
14. Indifference
15. Looper [Audition Version]
16. Sweet Ride
17. Bitter Wind [Alternate Version]
18. Place and the Time [Alternate Version]
19. Rounder [Live]
20. Miller's Blues [Live]
21. Changes [Live]
22. Hey Grandma [Single Version]
23. Omaha [Single Version]
24. Big

Disc: 2
1. Skip's Song ["Seeing" Demo][Version]
2. You Can Do Anything [Demo Version]
3. Murder in My Heart for the Judge
4. Bitter Wind
5. Can't Be So Bad
6. Just Like Gene Autry: A Foxtrot - Arthur Godfrey, Moby Grape, Lou Waxman & His Orchestra
7. He
8. Motorcycle Irene
9. Funky-Tunk
10. Rose Colored Eyes
11. If You Can't Learn From Your Mistakes [Peter Solo Version]
12. Ooh Mama Ooh
13. Ain't That a Shame
14. Trucking Man
15. Captain Nemo
16. What's to Choose
17. Going Nowhere
18. I Am Not Willing
19. It's a Beautiful Day Today
20. Right Before My Eyes
21. Truly Fine Citizen
22. Hoochie
23. Soul Stew
24. Seeing
Disc 1
Disc 2


Anonymous said...

Fantastic compilation of one of the best bands ever.

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MisterManiac said...

Thanks for the post...have this on CD, but never converted it to MP3, so nice to finally have it in portable form. Omaha is such a great song!


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Anonymous said...

love the grape man. thanks dude. jappy