Release Date: 30 March 2018
Format: Boxed Set Vinyl
|The Turtles The Albums Collection Limited RSD 2017 Vinyl 6LP Box Set
The Turtles enjoyed eighteen US hit singles between 1965 and 1970, three of which ("Happy Together", "She'd Rather Be With Me" and "Elenore") were also huge hits in the UK. Demon Records is proud to present the band's six albums in their original sleeves (including two gatefolds), in a rigid slipcase. With sources newly re-mastered by Bill Inglot in LA, this is the first time these classic albums have been issued on vinyl since 1983! As well as the above three songs, the early hits include "It Ain't Me Babe", "Let Me Be", "You Baby", "Can I Get To Know You Better?", "You Know What I Mean", "She's My Girl", "Sound Asleep" and "The Story Of Rock And Roll". Produced by the Monkees' producer Chip Douglas, 'The Battle Of The Bands' (1968) features "Elenore" and saw the band assume a different musical persona for each track (or band, to use the American term). The gatefold sleeve, issued for the first time in the UK, features photos of the different bands. The album also features Turtles' hit cover of the Roger McGuinn/Gene Clark song "You Showed Me", sampled by U2 and De La Soul, and sampled and covered by the Lightning Seeds in 1997. "I'm Chief Kamanawanalea (We're The Royal Macadamia Nuts)" has been sampled over sixty times. 'Turtle Soup' (1969) was produced by Ray Davies, the only production job outside The Kinks and solo work that he ever undertook. Following the dissolution of the band, Mark Volman and Howard Kaylan re-named themselves Flo & Eddie, and joined Frank Zappa's Mothers Of Invention for five albums, as well as recording five Flo & Eddie albums. They also found time to contribute the distinctive falsetto background vocals to the T. Rex albums "Electric Warrior" and "The Slider".