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Giant Sand - Returns To Valley Of Rain

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Release Date:08/10/2018;Notes:Limited blue vinyl LP pressing. 2018 release. Valley of Rain was Tucson's Giant Sand's debut album recorded in 1983, an...Click To Read More About This Product

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Release Date:08/10/2018;Notes:Limited blue vinyl LP pressing. 2018 release. Valley of Rain was Tucson's Giant Sand's debut album recorded in 1983, and eventually released by 1985. It included Howe Gelb on vocals, guitar and Winston Watson on drums for most of it, Tommy Larkins on drums for some of it and Scott Garber on fretless bass for all of it. At the time of the recording, Howe was unacquainted with the possibilities of tube (valve) amps and had recorded most of the album with a Roland JC120 at the miraculous 8 track facilities of The Control Center in Korea Town, Los Angeles by Ricky "Mix" Novak. This impromptu recording had occurred because the band refused to cancel their first Los Angeles live gig, at Madame Wong's, when the band (Giant Sandworms) had broken up days before in Tucson. The total cost of the day and a half recording was $400 including one 1" reel of 30 minute tape. 30 some years later, now that the band had been put to sleep indefinitely, those very first songs had begun creeping into the last Giant Sand tours. It somehow seemed appropriate to give them another shot with the proper amp just to see what they could've been. What made the idea more approachable was the availability of both original drummers living back in Tucson. The first attempt came last summer with both Winston and Tommy and Thøger Lund on bass, as well as the two newest members, 29 year old Gabriel Sullivan and 23 year old Annie Dolan on double neck guitars. The sound was insane. The funny part was Gabriel, who engineered and mixed the session, gave it an intentional '80s production sound. This new re-recording of that first album now sounds like it should've sounded. It was re-done for $400 and the same day and a half session time as the original. Scott Garber even drove up from Austin TX with his fretless to play so that the album is literally the originally line up for at least half of the songs. And yes, no pedal boards were used too.;Track List:1. Tumble and Tear;2. Valley of Rain;3. Curse of a Thousand Flames;4. Death Dying and Channel 5;5. Barrio;6. Down on Town (Love's No Answer);7. Artists;8. Man of Want;9. Torture of Love;10. October Anywhere;11. Black Venetian Blind;Special Attributes:BLUE


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