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The Ventures Walk Don't Run + The Ventures (1960)
Walk Don't Run + The Ventures\n1994 See For Miles Records Ltd.\n\nSee For Miles Compilation Originally Released 1994\nOne Way Records 'Walk Don't Run 1 +2' Compilation Orginally Released June 18, 1996\nOne Way Records 'Another Smash!!! + 'The Ventures' Compilation Orginally Released July 23, 1996\nWalk Don't Run : Released November 1960\nThe Ventures : Released January 1961\n\n\nAMG EXPERT REVIEW: (See For Miles 'Walk Don't Run' + 'The Ventures') See For Miles reissued the Ventures' first two albums, Walk -- Don't Run and The Ventures, on a single disc in 1995. The two records wrote the blueprint that the Ventures followed throughout the years -- balancing a hit single with a number of covers of contemporary pop and rock tunes, plus several traditional pop songs. To many listeners, this might all sound a bit samey -- the band established a signature, reverb-drenched sound early on and never departed from it -- but for hardcore fans, the pleasure is in the nuances, even if they're hard to come by. These two records were made before the Ventures began making concept albums, and while they're uneven, they remain among their better records, featuring such hits as "Perfidia," "Ram-Bunk-Shush," "Lullaby of the Leaves" and, of course, "Walk -- Don't Run." Even if these two records are among their better albums, only devoted fans need to search these out, since a Ventures hits collection will feature the best moments from this disc and won't boast nearly as much filler. -- Stephen Thomas Erlewine\n\n\nAMG EXPERT REVIEW: (One Way Records 'Walk Don't Run + Walk Don't Run Vol. 2) Four years and 15 albums separate the Ventures' first Top Ten hit, "Walk, Don't Run," from their second, "Walk, Don't Run '64," and the same length of time lapsed between their albums named after those similar tracks. By combining the two LPs on one CD 32 years later, One Way Records demonstrates how little had changed in the group's approach between 1960 and 1964. On both discs, they augmented the hit tune with a clutch of band originals in the familiar guitar instrumental style with their versions of familiar tunes. In one case, "Night Train," they even repeated them. Walk, Don't Run, Vol. 2, recorded at a time when Beatlemania was sweeping the world, starts out with the Ventures' take on "The House of the Rising Sun," rendered in an arrangement that recalls the Animals' hit version, complete with a dominant organ part, and the organ turns up on other cuts as well. Otherwise, little has changed in the world of the Ventures, who, four years on, are still stroking those reverb-heavy strings in their signature style. The One Way two-fer adds three bonus tracks. "Walk, Don't Run '77" shows that much changed in the ensuing 13 years, with the group's best-known tune transferred into the age of disco rhythms and "Theme from Shaft"-like wah-wah guitar, as well as wailing female vocals. Then there's a live medley of "Walk, Don't Run" with "Land of 1,000 Dances" that gives the song a Motown beat, and finally a trip back into the past with the 1962-1963 singles chart entry "The 2,000 Pound Bee." There are no liner notes except for the notes from the original LPs, which require a magnifying glass to determine that they're merely fluff. -- William Ruhlmann \n \n\nAMG EXPERT REVIEW: (One Way Records 'Another Smash!!!' + 'The Ventures') \nOne Way reissued the Ventures' second and third albums, The Ventures and Another Smash, on a single disc in 1996. The two records wrote the blueprint that the Ventures followed throughout the years -- balancing a hit single with a number of covers of contemporary pop and rock tunes, plus several traditional pop songs. To many listeners, this might all sound a bit samey -- the band established a signature, reverb-drenched sound early on and never departed from it -- but for hardcore fans, the pleasure is in the nuances, even if they're hard to come by. These two records were made before the Ventures began making concept albums, and while they're uneven, these remain among their better records, featuring such hits as "Perfidia," "Ram-Bunk-Shush" and "Lullaby of the Leaves," even if "Walk -- Don't Run" is nowhere to be found. Even if these two records are among their better albums, only devoted fans need to search these out, since a Ventures hits collection will feature the best moments from this disc and won't boast nearly as much filler. One Way could have spent a little more time on the packaging and remastering on this set, but the end product remains worthwhile for the dedicated. -- Stephen Thomas Erlewine\n\n\nAMG EXPERT REVIEW: (The Ventures) This debut album by the Ventures is surprisingly good, considering that it was recorded in a huge rush, during an era when all concerned couldn't help but know that rock & roll albums (apart from those by Elvis Presley) generally didn't sell very well -- indeed, the fact that it is so good speaks volumes about the class and talent of the group at this early point in their history. With a sudden and totally unexpected number two national hit in "Walk, Don't Run" and a burgeoning demand for live performances, the quartet went in and recorded the best 11 tracks they knew to get a long-player together, all done in such a hurry that the members themselves couldn't stay around long enough to be photographed for the cover (those are stand-ins). The result is surprisingly sophisticated in its use of stereo (then still relatively unusual in rock & roll, stereo LPs having only debuted three years earlier, and largely confined to classical recordings), dividing the sound of the band quite neatly on two sides, thus giving LP purchasers a treat that owners of the single "Walk, Don't Run" would miss -- not only the sound separation that was so prized by audiophiles of the era, but crisp presentation of each instrument, dividing the two guitars very neatly. Thus, the casual listener could play with the speaker settings and balances, and the serious fans could get in close on the actual playing. The material is a mix of originals and hits drawn from every category, including earlier rock & roll instrumentals ("Raunchy"), R&B "Night Train," and even film music ("My Own True Love [Tara's Theme]") -- one can just make out the familiar Max Steiner Gone With the Wind motif on the latter, and it is a fairly inventive approach to an old musical chestnut, rebuilding it from the ground up. The material all has a lean jauntiness, most unexpectedly "Night Train," which sounds closer in spirit to Chet Atkins here than to Buddy Morrow or King Curtis. The originals were no filler, either, "The McCoy" being a hot piece of surf guitar showcasing all concerned. -- Bruce Eder\n\nAMG EXPERT REVIEW: (Walk Don't Run) N/A\n\nHalf.com Details \nDistributor: (Independently by Label) \nRecording Type: Studio \nRecording Mode: Stereo \nSPAR Code: n/a \n\nAlbum Notes\nContains 2 LP's on one CD.\nContains 24 tracks.\n\nThese two albums, which were released in 1961 and 1962 respectively, are classic releases from the Ventures. The band was not only the most popular instrumental combo of the rock era, but also one of the longest running. WALK DON'T RUN includes the hit of the same name, which the band remade in 1964 as "Walk Don't Run '64," garnering them another spot on the charts.\nThe Ventures followed in the long-standing tradition of instrumental ensembles that record popular songs of the day. Their dual guitars proved to be a natural fit for everything from Duke Ellington's "Caravan" to Santo & Johnny's "Sleep Walk." "Prefida" is a bracing mix of exuberant rhythm guitar playing and crystalline lead lines. The rhythms are never short of engaging. A key reason is the drum work by Howie Johnson, who left shortly after the latter of these two efforts and was replaced by Mel Taylor, who stayed until his death in 1996.
This classical cd contains 24 tracks and runs 54min 48sec.
Freedb: 520cd618

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  1. The Ventures - Morgen (02:13)
  2. The Ventures - Raunchy (02:21)
  3. The Ventures - Home (02:24)
  4. The Ventures - My Own True Love (Tara's Theme) (02:19)
  5. The Ventures - The Switch (02:03)
  6. The Ventures - Walk, Don't Run (02:08)
  7. The Ventures - Night Train (02:55)
  8. The Ventures - No Tresspassing (02:03)
  9. The Ventures - Caravan (02:14)
  10. The Ventures - Sleep Walk (02:09)
  11. The Ventures - The McCoy (02:12)
  12. The Ventures - Honky Tonk (02:48)
  13. The Ventures - The Shuck (02:18)
  14. The Ventures - Detour (01:26)
  15. The Ventures - Ram-Bunk-Shush (01:47)
  16. The Ventures - Hawaiian War Chant (02:06)
    Giovannini"
  17. The Ventures - Perfidia (02:08)
  18. The Ventures - Harlem Nocturne (03:16)
  19. The Ventures - Blue Tango (02:42)
  20. The Ventures - Ups 'N' Downs (02:08)
  21. The Ventures - Lonesome Town (01:53)
  22. The Ventures - Torquay (02:08)
  23. The Ventures - Wailin' (01:43)
  24. The Ventures - Moon Of Manakoora (03:10)


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