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Walk, Don’t Run: Sundazed Preps Stereo Remasters of Ventures Albums

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The Band That Launched a Thousand Bands is now The Band That Launched Five New Reissues.

Influential surf-rockers The Ventures will see the release of five classic albums for Dolton Records re-released in their original stereo mix from Sundazed Records. The albums – The Ventures Play Telstar and The Lonely Bull (1962), “Surfing” (1963) and 1964’s (The) Ventures in Space, The Fabulous Ventures and Walk, Don’t Run Vol. 2 – will all be released on limited edition colored vinyl (yellow, blue, silver, red and green for each respective album) and compact disc.

All five albums were solid if standard rock efforts, all charting on Billboard‘s Top 40. (The Ventures Play Telstar and The Lonely Bull actually remains their highest-charting album at No. 8 in addition to their second gold album after 1960’s Walk, Don’t Run.) There weren’t very many singles taken from these LPs, but “Walk, Don’t Run ’64” was, unsurprisingly, a Top 10 hit, peaking at No. 8 – just six spots underneath the original.

All titles will be released on February 28. Sundazed has them here, and the track lists are after the jump.

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Written by Mike Duquette

February 6, 2012 at 12:07

Posted in News, Reissues, The Ventures