Ten Years After Ten Years After LP (Mono)
Mono Vinyl LP Pressed at RTI!
First Vinyl Issue In 50 Years!
The electrifying Ten Years After! A premium RTI Pressing, from the original U.K.
Ten Years After’s self-titled debut hit the British blues scene with the
subtlety and precision of a wrecking ball in 1967, serving notice that what had
once been confined to steamy haunts in London was now there for the world to
hear. And by the time the band electrified half a million hippies at Woodstock
two years later, the world was roaring its approval. Cut live with vocals
overdubbed later, Ten Years After is an impressive debut, showing off a tight
band steeped not only in blues, but rockabilly, jazz, folk and even occasionally
psychedelia. They rival Cream on a powerful cover of "Spoonful,"
which sports a heavy rhythm drive also evident on their extended jam version of
"Help Me" that builds and builds to stratospheric heights. The latter allows
Alvin Lee to cut loose with the fast licks for which he would become best
known, but he was also capable of subtler, more impressionistic soloing on a
stellar remake of the Blues Project’s "I Can’t Keep From Crying, Sometimes." If
those three aren’t enough evidence of the band’s ability, then a spruced-up "I
Want to Know," first done by Eric Clapton and the Powerhouse on the legendary
What’s Shakin’ comp, certainly seals the deal. But even at this early stage, Ten
Years After was no cover act — throwing originals like the Robert
Johnson-inspired "Love Until I Die," the country acoustic blues of "Don’t Want
You Woman" and the swingin’ boogie of "Feel It for Me" into the mix. It was no
one-man show, either — as organist Chick Churchill takes the lead on
"Losing the Dogs" with some rollicking Jerry Lee Lewis piano. And beneath it
all, there was the metronomic telepathy of the Ric Lee/Leo Lyons rhythm
The best way to hear this classic album is in its punchier mono mix, available
on vinyl for the first time in 50 years and faithfully packaged with all of the
original iridescent psychedelic cover art intact.
Now Sundazed proudly presents the searing guitar of Alvin Lee & Chick
Churchill’s haunting organ textures as they were meant to be heard, from the
original U.K. MONO masters and pressed on premium RTI vinyl!
• Mono Vinyl
• Pressed on premium RTI vinyl
• Meticulously mastered from original U.K. MONO masters
• Original iridescent psychedelic cover art
1. I Want To Know
2. I Can't Keep From Crying, Sometimes
3. Adventures Of A Young Organ
5. Losing The Dogs
1. Feel It For Me
2. Love Until I Die
3. Don't Want You, Woman
4. Help Me