Vanilla Fudge Vanilla Fudge Numbered Limited Edition 45rpm 180g 2LP (Mono)
Vanilla Fudge Vanilla Fudge Numbered Limited Edition 45rpm 180g 2LP (Mono)
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Vanilla Fudge Vanilla Fudge Numbered Limited Edition 45rpm 180g 2LP (Mono)

Vanilla Fudge

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Vanilla Fudge's Self-Titled Debut on Numbered Limited Edition!
Strictly Limited to 3,000 Numbered Copies!
180g 45RPM 2LP from Mobile Fidelity - True-To-The-Original Mono Pressed at RTI!

TAS Rated 3.5/5 Music, 3/5 Sonics in the December 2020 Issue of The Absolute Sound!

Vanilla Fudge Shape-Shifts the Familiar into Uncharted Psychedelic Excursions Marked by Hypnotic Arrangements, Bizarre Timing, and Grinding Soul

Permission to get weird is granted with Vanilla Fudge. Created during the peak of heightened chemical, musical, and social experimentation, the band's self-titled debut aims for sonic and mental expansion via psychedelic means. Consisting primarily of elongated covers of then-modern works by the Beatles, Supremes, Curtis Mayfield, and others, the album shape-shifts the familiar into original, uncharted excursions that lead to colorful dimensions. More than 50 years after its original release, the symphonic arrangements now sound more ambitious, direct, mesmerizing, and influential than ever before courtesy of a superior mono restoration featuring wider, deeper grooves.

Mastered from the original master tapes, pressed on premium vinyl at RTI, and strictly limited to 3,000 numbered copies, Mobile Fidelity's 180g mono 45RPM vinyl 2LP set unveils the baroque underpinnings, gorgeous harmonies, grinding soul, and low-end-plumbing organ riffs that help make the quartet's music inimitably unique. The timing of the off-kilter tempos and unpredictable improvisational movements is also cast into unpolluted light, with the collective's expert shading and deliberate tonality emerging as major components of the songs.

Vastly improved, too, is the powerful, jazz-inspired drumming of Carmine Appice. Seated deep and wide in the vast soundstage, his playing illuminates the genius of Vanilla Fudge's arguably most valuable asset - a sense of dynamics and surprise that contributes to a rich, malt-like musical thickness true to the band's name. Psychedelia, yes, but seemingly more dense, absurd, slow, and groovy than that offered by any of its late 1960s contemporaries, and free of any of the cloying nature that immediately identifies retro acts as imitators.

Indeed, Vanilla Fudge's 1967 magnum opus occupies territory located between high-art seriousness and rule-breaking outrageousness. Its maverick streak treats reverential scripts with inviting strangeness, offbeat vision, and zero pretension. Sharing a mental wavelength with Frank Zappa and the Mothers' finest work, renditions of the Beatles' "Eleanor Rigby" and Curtis Mayfield's "People Get Ready" swirl with bizarre accents and stretch the imagination. Equally creative, Vanilla Fudge's takes on Sonny Bono's "Bang Bang" and the Zombies' "She's Not There" redefine the dirge.

Developing a sound that predated prog-rock and metal by years, Vanilla Fudge has been cited by members of Deep Purple, Yes, and Chicago as a key inspiration. And none other than Led Zeppelin's John Bonham cited Appice for devising a new approach on the album. In a late-career interview with Goldmine Magazine, the latter explains, "Supposedly I had created this new power rock kind of drum style, which I did out of necessity. There were no real amplifiers back then, no PA systems. I had to bang the hell out of my drums and I even bought a 26-inch base drum because it would be louder."

Mobile Fidelity's meticulously engineered mono 45RPM edition of Vanilla Fudge brings such intensity and liveliness to the fore.

There will never be another record like Vanilla Fudge's debut album.
-Jeff Wilson, The Absolute Sound, December 2020, Music 3.5/5, Sonics 3/5

Features

  • Numbered, Limited Edition
  • Strictly Limited to 3,000 Numbered Copies
  • 180g 2LP
  • 45rpm
  • Mono
  • Production and Mastering by Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
  • Specially Plated and Pressed on 180 grams of High Definition Vinyl
  • Special Static Free - Dust Free Inner Sleeve
  • Heavy Duty Protective Packaging
  • Pressed at RTI

Selections

Side 1:

  1. Ticket To Ride
  2. People Get Ready

Side 2:

  1. She's Not There
  2. Bang Bang

Side 3:

  1. Illusions Of My Childhood - Part One
  2. You Keep Me Hanging On
  3. Illusions Of My Childhood - Part Two
  4. Take Me For A Little While
  5. Illusions Of My Childhood - Part Three

Side 4:

  1. Illusions Of My Childhood - Part Three
  2. Eleanor Rigby
Description

Vanilla Fudge's Self-Titled Debut on Numbered Limited Edition!
Strictly Limited to 3,000 Numbered Copies!
180g 45RPM 2LP from Mobile Fidelity - True-To-The-Original Mono Pressed at RTI!

TAS Rated 3.5/5 Music, 3/5 Sonics in the December 2020 Issue of The Absolute Sound!

Vanilla Fudge Shape-Shifts the Familiar into Uncharted Psychedelic Excursions Marked by Hypnotic Arrangements, Bizarre Timing, and Grinding Soul

Permission to get weird is granted with Vanilla Fudge. Created during the peak of heightened chemical, musical, and social experimentation, the band's self-titled debut aims for sonic and mental expansion via psychedelic means. Consisting primarily of elongated covers of then-modern works by the Beatles, Supremes, Curtis Mayfield, and others, the album shape-shifts the familiar into original, uncharted excursions that lead to colorful dimensions. More than 50 years after its original release, the symphonic arrangements now sound more ambitious, direct, mesmerizing, and influential than ever before courtesy of a superior mono restoration featuring wider, deeper grooves.

Mastered from the original master tapes, pressed on premium vinyl at RTI, and strictly limited to 3,000 numbered copies, Mobile Fidelity's 180g mono 45RPM vinyl 2LP set unveils the baroque underpinnings, gorgeous harmonies, grinding soul, and low-end-plumbing organ riffs that help make the quartet's music inimitably unique. The timing of the off-kilter tempos and unpredictable improvisational movements is also cast into unpolluted light, with the collective's expert shading and deliberate tonality emerging as major components of the songs.

Vastly improved, too, is the powerful, jazz-inspired drumming of Carmine Appice. Seated deep and wide in the vast soundstage, his playing illuminates the genius of Vanilla Fudge's arguably most valuable asset - a sense of dynamics and surprise that contributes to a rich, malt-like musical thickness true to the band's name. Psychedelia, yes, but seemingly more dense, absurd, slow, and groovy than that offered by any of its late 1960s contemporaries, and free of any of the cloying nature that immediately identifies retro acts as imitators.

Indeed, Vanilla Fudge's 1967 magnum opus occupies territory located between high-art seriousness and rule-breaking outrageousness. Its maverick streak treats reverential scripts with inviting strangeness, offbeat vision, and zero pretension. Sharing a mental wavelength with Frank Zappa and the Mothers' finest work, renditions of the Beatles' "Eleanor Rigby" and Curtis Mayfield's "People Get Ready" swirl with bizarre accents and stretch the imagination. Equally creative, Vanilla Fudge's takes on Sonny Bono's "Bang Bang" and the Zombies' "She's Not There" redefine the dirge.

Developing a sound that predated prog-rock and metal by years, Vanilla Fudge has been cited by members of Deep Purple, Yes, and Chicago as a key inspiration. And none other than Led Zeppelin's John Bonham cited Appice for devising a new approach on the album. In a late-career interview with Goldmine Magazine, the latter explains, "Supposedly I had created this new power rock kind of drum style, which I did out of necessity. There were no real amplifiers back then, no PA systems. I had to bang the hell out of my drums and I even bought a 26-inch base drum because it would be louder."

Mobile Fidelity's meticulously engineered mono 45RPM edition of Vanilla Fudge brings such intensity and liveliness to the fore.

There will never be another record like Vanilla Fudge's debut album.
-Jeff Wilson, The Absolute Sound, December 2020, Music 3.5/5, Sonics 3/5

Features

  • Numbered, Limited Edition
  • Strictly Limited to 3,000 Numbered Copies
  • 180g 2LP
  • 45rpm
  • Mono
  • Production and Mastering by Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
  • Specially Plated and Pressed on 180 grams of High Definition Vinyl
  • Special Static Free - Dust Free Inner Sleeve
  • Heavy Duty Protective Packaging
  • Pressed at RTI

Selections

Side 1:

  1. Ticket To Ride
  2. People Get Ready

Side 2:

  1. She's Not There
  2. Bang Bang

Side 3:

  1. Illusions Of My Childhood - Part One
  2. You Keep Me Hanging On
  3. Illusions Of My Childhood - Part Two
  4. Take Me For A Little While
  5. Illusions Of My Childhood - Part Three

Side 4:

  1. Illusions Of My Childhood - Part Three
  2. Eleanor Rigby
ISBN
ASSOC
R
Genre
Pop Rock
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
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Construct
0
Dropship
0
Record Speed Record Size
Artist
Vanilla Fudge
Title
Vanilla Fudge 180g 45rpm 2LP
Composer
Additional Artists
Record Weight
Record Speed
Multi Channel
Stereo
Mono
1
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Creation Date
02-11-2020
Release Date
07-28-2020
Scratch & Dent
0
Availability
Expected On 02-05-2021
Format
Vinyl
EXPECT_ON
2021-02-05 00:00:00.000
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