The Ventures In the Vaults, Volume 4

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CD Details

  • Released: December 3, 2007
  • Originally Released: 2009
  • Label: Ace Records Uk

Tracks:

  • 1.Journey To The Stars
  • 2.Delicado
  • 3.Night Run - The Marksmen
  • 4.Station Breaks
  • 5.Driving Guitars (Ventures Twist)
  • 6.Don't Avoid Me - Don Lee Wilson
  • 7.Echo
  • 8.Yellow Jacket
  • 9.Delta Lady
  • 10.Heart On My Sleeve - Don Lee Wilson
  • 11.Scratch - The Marksmen
  • 12.Memphis
  • 13.Like You've Never Known Before - Don Lee Wilson
  • 14.Black Tarantella
  • 15.Original Number One
  • 16.The Twomp - Don Wilson
  • 17.Beautiful Obsession
  • 18.Bumble Bee Twist (The Wasp)
  • 19.Son of A Preacher Man
  • 20.Runaway - Don Lee Wilson
  • 21.Downtown
  • 22.Pedal Pusher
  • 23.Feel So Fine - Don Wilson
  • 24.Medley: Walk Don't Run / Perfidia / Lullaby of The Leaves
  • 25.The Jam
  • 26.Caravan

Product Description:

Liner Note Authors: Dave Burke ; Alan Taylor.
Authors: Gerry McGee; Don Wilson ; Bob Spalding; Joe Saraceno; Josie Wilson; Mel Taylor; Nokie Edwards; Bob Bogle.
Even with a group as prolific as the Ventures, by the time you get to a fourth volume of unissued cuts and rarities, you have wonder whether there's much barrel-scraping involved. As a couple of indications that this isn't exactly top-tier stuff as far as their unreleased/rare catalog goes, a few of the cuts are actually vocal solo efforts by Venture Don Wilson (some of them vaguely recalling the Monkees), or taken from a 1961 single by the Marksmen to which Venture Nokie Edwards contributed. In addition, some of the tracks were previously available on the 1965 On Stage LP but are here presented minus the overdubbed audience noise. And, oddly, about half of the admittedly copious liner notes discuss not this CD's contents, but the role of session musicians on Ventures recordings. Still, all of this is from the group's peak 1960s era, and it's really about on par with most of the Ventures' official output from that time, when they were issuing so much material that it would have been impossible to make all or most of their releases of stellar quality. If you like the Ventures' trademark sound, it's in evidence throughout most of the set in the sleek guitar lines and tight ensemble work, though the actual tunes and arrangements aren't often as inspired as their best material. Nonetheless, there are some bona fide good tracks here -- "Journey to the Stars," "Driving Guitars," "Echo," "Bumble Bee," "Pedal Pusher," and "Caravan" -- that will make this worthwhile for the Ventures fanatic, even if the better numbers do tend to be the undubbed versions from the On Stage album. ~ Richie Unterberger

Product Info

  • UPC: 029667031226
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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