REMASTERED OFFICIAL EDITION OF THE 1969 ALBUM BY THE LEGENDARY VANILLA FUDGE
FOUR RARE BONUS TRACKS
WITH FULLY RESTORED ARTWORK & ESSAY
Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a newly remastered edition of
the 1969 album by the legendary proto-progressive American rock group, VANILLA
Island’s Vanilla Fudge formed in 1966 when vocalist and organist Mark Stein,
bassist Tim Bogert and drummer Carmine Appice came together to form one of the
most influential rock trios of the 1960s. Initially inspired by The Rascals’
organ dominated rock, Vanilla Fudge signed to Atlantic Records releasing their
self-titled debut album in August 1967. Famous for their extended
interpretations of classic material such as ‘You Keep Me Hanging On’ and ‘Eleanor
Rigby’, by 1969 the band had influenced emerging bands such as Uriah Heep, Yes
and Deep Purple, but had tired of the touring and recording treadmill.
Roll” would be the band’s final album of their initial formation. Released in
September 1969, the album maintained the excellence of their previous works,
featuring self-written material such as ‘Need Love’, ‘Lord in the Country’
along with imaginative covers of ‘The Windmills of Your Mind’, and Carole King
and Gerry Goffin’s ‘I Can’t Make it Alone’.
Esoteric Recordings release has been newly remastered from the original masters
and includes an illustrated booklet and a new essay.
Release Date: 27/05/2013