It’s been a good couple of years for Ride fans: the band got back together in late 2014, spent a good chunk of 2015 performing live dates in Europe and North America, and now that they’re back on the radar of America music fans in a big way, we’re releasing an Original Album Series box set featuring five discs.
“But wait!” you shout. “Ride only had four studio albums!”
Indeed they did, but there’s a fifth disc in the mix nonetheless. To clarify the situation, allow us to lay out the contents of the set for you.
It hasn't been so terribly long since we released Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy: The Very Best of Bad Company, but when we did so, it was only digitally and on CD. In other words, those of you who were looking to buy it on vinyl were left wanting.
Now, however, your rock 'n' roll fantasy has come true, thanks to our Start Your Ear Off Right campaign: it's finally available on 180-gram vinyl.
If you read yesterday's post about our Start Your Ear Off Right campaign, then you already know that we've just reissued the Velvet Underground's classic Live at Max's Kansas City on CD as well as on a 2-LP set 180-gram vinyl, newly remastered for your listening enjoyment. What you may not know, however, is the origin story behind the album.
Picture it: August 23, 1970, New York City. The Velvet Underground, now on Atlantic Records, are nearing the end of a nine-week engagement at the nightclub known as Max's Kansas City, one that kicked off on June 24 and is set to wrap up on August 28. They've been playing songs from their career up to that point, of course, but they've also been throwing in a fair amount of numbers from their yet-to-be-released album Loaded.