The SEEDS – ” A Web Of Sound ” Reissue Originally Released in October 1966

Posted: February 10, 2018 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
Tags: , ,

The seeds a web of sound 4903502

Big Beat’s second instalment in its much-anticipated upgrade of the catalogue of garage legends the Seeds continues with their second album, “A Web of Sound”, released in October 1966 just as their classic Pushin’ Too Hard 45 began to ascend the US hit parade. Written and recorded during the band’s residencies at Hollywood’s underground haven bido litos, alongside Love and the embryonic Doors in the summer of 1966, A Web of Sound showcased a more mature, developing Seeds sound. The record became notorious for the 14-minute showstopper Up In Her Room, but it also includes some of the group’s signature tunes including Mr Farmer, Tripmaker and A Faded Picture.

2CD – The bulk of the contents of this deluxe two-disc set are new to compact disc, including the original stereo mix, which has not been available since the 1960s. Also featured is the album’s mono incarnation, as well as an unused mono mix of the stop-gap 1967 lp A Full Spoon of Seedy Blues, made in late 1966. A selection of previously unreleased outtakes rounds out the package. As with all Big Beat’s Seeds reissues, A Web of Sound comes as a trifold Digipak with extensive illustrations and fresh commentary from assorted participants on both its contents and the career of these garage rock avatars.

2LP – This definitive 2LP edition features the original stereo mix of A Web Of Sound, unavailable on vinyl since the 1960s. The accompanying bonus album of rarities includes mono mixes and outtakes, such as the cryptic early demo of The Wind Blows Your Hair, with its mildly controversial original lyric. Most are new to vinyl and one cut, an alternate take of Rollin’ Machine, is completely unreleased. As before, the deluxe A Web Of Sound comes in a handsome tip-on style Gatefold sleeve, faithfully reproducing the record’s iconic original artwork. The extensively illustrated eight-page insert features detailed liner notes from compiler Alec Palao on the making of this psych-garage classic.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.