Label: Liberty - LTR 8784 • Format: 8-Track Cartridge Compilation Orange shell • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Surf
It was recorded on entirely analogue equipment in real time, with each track recorded on a one-track-per-day basis with no overdubs or edits on a 2 track recording The Ventures - Golden Greats (8-Track Cartridge). Rather than having a stereo mix being mixed down into a mono version, both stereo Life (James Wolfe Remix) - N-ter - Holodiction (Digital) (File) mono mixes were recorded simultaneously but separately within the same session.
Mistakes made during recording necessitated immediate retakes, and for that reason, multiple versions for some if not all tracks exist in EMI's tape vaults. The sleeve notes were written by Cliff Richard. Brian May of Queen as being their no. Nivram has been used as 1st choice Shadows bass solo for live concerts from right through to The track Gonzales was played live on a radio performance late but never on stage until belatedly included on the final tour live set in After three non-charting singles "Feelin Île De France - Francis Dee - Invitation À La Danse, "Jet Black" and "Saturday Dance" followed by the massive number-one selling Apache single in Junethe group ostensibly merited an immediate debut album but in the UK at that time albums were of secondary importance to singles and EPs the reverse was true in the US.
Hence the year-long delay in releasing this important album. The UK's economy was still not sufficiently strong to enable the British record buying public to prioritise albums over singles in terms of purchasing choices. From the mids, the album would eventually predominate over the single in the UK. Meehan was sacked for persistent lateness in and Harris was constructively dismissed The Ventures - Golden Greats (8-Track Cartridge) in The only other early album of note featuring Harris and Meehan is the South African "Rockin Guitars" Shadows special compilation album.
The British public in anticipated an all instrumental debut album but the Shadows and Paramor wanted to produce an album showcasing their numerous diverse talents instead, hence the inclusion of The Ventures - Golden Greats (8-Track Cartridge) specialist instrumental "solos", Nivram a bass feature and See You In My Drums an obviously drum-heavy track.
The album was rounded out with three relatively unexpected vocals. By contrast, the debut album of The Ventures seen to be their American counterpart was an all-instrumental one.
This album reached the number-one slot in the UK albums chart in No singles were taken from it, though two "extract" Eps were compiled from its tracks: "The Shadows No. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. The Shadows. This section may require cleanup to meet Wikipedia's quality standards. No cleanup reason has been specified.
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