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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.

The Ventures Play Telstar and The Lonely Bull (Dolton BST-8019, 1962 – reissued Sundazed SC-6288, 2012)

  1. Telstar
  2. The Lonely Bull
  3. Mexico
  4. Calcutta
  5. Apache
  6. Never on Sunday
  7. Tequila
  8. Green Onions
  9. Percolator
  10. Red River Rock
  11. Let There Be Drums
  12. Last Night

“Surfing” (Dolton BST-8022, 1963 – reissued Sundazed SC-6289, 2012)

  1. Pipeline
  2. Diamonds
  3. Windy and Warm
  4. Ten Over
  5. Surf Rider
  6. Changing Tide
  7. The Ninth Wave
  8. Party in Laguna
  9. Barefoot Venture
  10. The Heavies
  11. Cruncher
  12. The Lonely Sea

(The) Ventures in Space (Dolton BST-8027, 1964 – reissued Sundazed SC-6290, 2012)

  1. Out of Limits
  2. He Never Came Back
  3. Moon Child
  4. Fear (Main Title from “One Step Beyond”)
  5. Exploration in Terror
  6. War of the Satellites
  7. The Bat
  8. Penetration
  9. Love Goddess Of Venus
  10. Solar Race
  11. The Fourth Dimension
  12. The Twilight Zone

The Fabulous Ventures (Dolton BST-8029, 1964 – reissued Sundazed SC-6291, 2012)

  1. Needles and Pins
  2. Runnin’ Wild
  3. Eleventh Hour
  4. The Cruel Sea
  5. Scratchin’
  6. Tall Cool One
  7. Only the Young
  8. Journey to the Stars
  9. Fugitive
  10. Ravin’ Blue
  11. Walkin’ with Pluto
  12. The Pink Panther Theme

Walk, Don’t Run Vol. 2 (Dolton BST-8031, 1964 – reissued Sundazed SC-6292, 2012)

  1. The House of the Rising Sun
  2. Diamond Head
  3. Night Train ’64
  4. Peach Fuzz
  5. Rap City
  6. Blue Star (The Medic Theme)
  7. Walk, Don’t Run ’64
  8. Night Walk
  9. One Mint Julep
  10. Pedal Pusher
  11. The Creeper
  12. Stranger on the Shore

Written by Mike Duquette

February 6, 2012 at 12:07

Posted in News, Reissues, The Ventures

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  1. Damn, can’t believe that Sundazed were unable to get the rights for the original “Walk, Don’t Run”. 😦 The ’64 version is good, but my favorite is the original.

    Victor Dang

    February 6, 2012 at 13:23

  2. I wish I had known that One Way issued dozens of Ventures albums on 2-for-1 CDs in the mid-90s. These Sundazed reissues are pricey.


    February 6, 2012 at 18:12

    • @Galley – those 2 for 1 CD issues are remixed versions and sound like crap. It’s actually hard to find original mixes on CD. Until now that is! Thanks Sundazed


      February 6, 2012 at 19:41

  3. The Mono was better!!


    February 6, 2012 at 19:20

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