First Vinyl Issue In 50 Years!
The electrifying Ten Years After! A premium RTI Pressing, from the original U.K. MONO masters!
Immortalized on the silver screen, Ten Years Afters landmark performance of "Im Going Home" at Woodstock galvanized their reputation as road warriors capable of rousing large crowds such as the 400,000 festival-goers mesmerized by Alvin Lees white lightning on his bright red Gibson ES-335. "Im Going Home" could also light up a room as small as Klooks Kleek in London, as heard on their second album, 1968s Undead. But while it was the first recording of the song (with wires running from Decca Studios next door to capture it), it hardly came from nowhere. Alvin Lee and bassist Leo Lyons learned the value of extended jamming as far back as 1962 while playing Hamburg in the Jaybirds, and not long after they began covering Gene Vincents "Im Going Home (To See My Baby)" in Ten Years After it was reworked into something entirely original. Or more specifically: stripped down, repainted, rebuilt and retooled into a drag racer that would scorch crowds for years to come. Undead was the first recorded evidence of that live legacy. Condensed to the best five of the May 14, 1968, set, the album sees the band do further long bluesy jamming with "I May Be Wrong, But I Wont Be Wrong Always," "Spider in My Web," and pound Gershwin into submission (courtesy drummer Ric Lee) on "Summertime/Shantung Cabbage." And on a killer cover of "(At the) Woodchoppers Ball," the bands jazzy blues is hot enough to turn Woody Hermans classic into sawdust replete with Alvin Lee and organist Chick Churchill trading solos. Rightly regarded as one of the best live albums of its era, Undead is reissued here in its rare mono mix, which has been out of print everywhere for nearly 50 years. Its very much alive on this vinyl edition, which features primo sound and the beautiful negative-image original cover.
Now Sundazed proudly presents the searing guitar of Alvin Lee & Chick Churchills haunting organ textures as they were meant to be heard, from the original U.K. MONO masters and pressed on premium RTI vinyl!
Pressed on premium RTI vinyl
Meticulously mastered from original U.K. MONO masters
Negative-image original cover
1. I May Be Wrong, But I Won't Be Wrong Always
2. Woodchopper's Ball
1. Spider In My Web
2. Summertime / Shantung Cabbage
3. I'm Going Home