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In The Vaults - Volume 4 [Japanese Import]

The Ventures Audio CD
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The Ventures are the most successful instrumental combo in rock and roll history. They also rank among its most prolific bands, too. They’re best remembered for a pair of Sixties smashes, “Walk – Don’t Run” and “Hawaii Five-O.” Yet their most impressive feat was charting 38 albums from 1960 to 1972. The Ventures’ “big guitar sound” ... Read more in Amazon's The Ventures Store

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  • Audio CD (19 Dec 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: P-Vine
  • ASIN: B000Y3JFV8
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

1. Journey to the Stars [Undubbed Version]
2. Delicado
3. Night Run - The Marksmen, The Ventures
4. Station Breaks
5. Driving Guitar [Undubbed Version]
6. Don't Avoid Me - The Ventures, , Don Lee Wilson
7. Echo
8. Yellow Jacket [Undubbed Version]
9. Delta Lady
10. Heart on My Sleeve - The Ventures, , Don Lee Wilson
11. Scratch - The Marksmen, The Ventures
12. Memphis
13. Like You've Never Known Before - The Ventures, , Don Lee Wilson
14. Black Tarantella
15. Original Number One
16. Twomp - The Ventures, Don Wilson
17. Beautiful Obsession
18. Bumble Bee [Undubbed Version]
19. Son of a Preacher Man
20. Runaway - The Ventures, , Don Lee Wilson
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Above average Ventures compilation 30 Aug 2010
Format:Audio CD
Its a shame that the Ventures are not better known in Britain because they are an immensely rewarding band to listen to.Since 1959 their instrumental guitar music has encompassed all styles - my favourites being the many fast garage punk,surf tunes they have been releasing the past 50 years.This compilation is the best of the 'In The Vaults' series and features unreleased recordings of rare and better known Ventures tracks - most of which are better than the official versions. The only thing I am not keen on is the tracks featuring vocals - the Ventures are superb at composing great tunes or transforming existing ones, but when they add singing they become just an average band. Otherwise this would get 5*****.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The best of the Ventures in the Vaults series!! 10 Jan 2008
By Stereo Fan - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Yep folks, Vaults 4 is definitely the best in the Vaults series and includes very informative liner notes. Ace records always does a nice
booklet and I was very pleased to see that all photos are in color.
What a great service Dave Burke and Alan Taylor have done with their
keen ear on what us stalwart Ventures fans have been clamering for
all these years. This collection answers many questions about
session players and unheard tracks.

"Journey to the Stars"...Holy frickin' cow!!! The sound quality and the
performance on this studio live version of "Journey to the Stars" is
among their very greatest performances. It even has Don's vocal intro.

Delicado - About a gazillion times better than the Latin Album
version (and I like that version). Another tune that I suspect they
heard first from Chet Atkins (he did it on his fantastic "The Other
Chet Atkins" album) as there version is similar to his. The liner
notes ask why this was never released and I have to agree to that

Night Run and Scratch (mono) - amazing quality direct from the
master. Not stereo, but still wonderful.

Station Breaks - Great alternate version of Orange Fire.

Driving Guitars - Probably the best cleanest recorded example of a
naturally overdriven Mosrite in the '60's. But this ain't just a
guitar feature, Mel's drums are very powerful on this cut.

Don't Avoid Me - Great finger style guitar intro. A great
mid '60's country rock with the verse reminding me very very much of
the Monkees' "Aunty Grizelda".

Echo - great spy-surf type track. What an amazing find from the vaults!

Actual session sheet in the liner notes!!! Doesn't say who played
what on what track but does list the names for who played on House
Rising Sun, Blue Coral (early title for Diamond Head), Peach Fuzz, Night Walk,
Slaughter. All the Ventures are listed with Mel paid double as
leader of the session. Stewart Kreisman and (Leon) Russell Bridges
are the only non-Ventures on the session.

Delta Lady - Very '70's country pop instro. Nice cut.

Heart on My Sleeve (mono) - One of my favorite early Ventures
singles direct from the master - spectacular.

Like You've Never Known Before - Strange one though not bad. Very
catchy vocal with a Western Union type verse.

Original Number One - Mel counts in an early rocker. Not a
spectacular tune, easily understood why it didn't make an album as
its just another 3-chord tune. But it is still the Ventures doing it
better than anyone else.

Black Tarantella - Oh boy is this a great one. I think it is the
same track that we've heard on bootlegs and as a bonus cut on one of
the One Way CD's BUT this is true stereo and has horn and shout
overdubs. A great production.

The Twonp (mono) - Don's early masterpiece direct from the master
for wonderful sound.

Beautiful Obsession - Very '70's pop, similar to what they
recorded for the Japanese albums at that time.

Bumble Bee - ANother great driving Mosrite cut from the "live"

Son of a Preacher Man - Gerry McGee at his best.

Runaway - out of tune guitar in the intro is my guess why this
stayed in the can. Otherwise it's a great production. The Vaults
producers feel this is Hal Blaine on drums - no two ways about it to
my ears. That's Hal all the way.

Downtown - Love it!!! This would have been such a contribution to
10th Anniversary album. Its hard to believe it was left off.

Pedal Pusher - Don Wilson is so clearly heard playing heavy
Mosrite single note back-up and then amazing Don Wilson style rhythm
during Nokie's face melting solo break. So great to hear it without
the audience.

Feel So Fine (mono) - Great sound from the original master tape.

Medly WDR - Perfidia - Lullaby - I love the stereo spread on
these un-dubbed studio live cuts.

The Jam - Oh wait a minute.did I say that "Sone of a Preacher man"
was Gerry McGee at his best, this track has me rethinking that

Caravan - The thin tom tone at the beginning is a bit
disappointing. But the rest of the drum sound is great as is the
rest of this recording.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Great Vaults Album Songs Hidden too Long 13 Feb 2009
By Gary Wertz - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This album is comprised of several Ventures Tunes for whatever reason were never released as originally recorded. Several should have been. This album is essential to any Ventures Album collection. Ace Records did a superb job on compiling these tracks and a fabulous booklet is also included providing some session data. Why "Beautiful Obsession" was never released by The Ventures is beyond comprehension to me it is a fabulous song one of many on this album. The Ventures are finally in the Rock Hall of Fame and have been playing touring and recording for fifty years now and when you hear this album you will know why. Buy it and you will be glad you did.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars In the Vaults 4 by the Ventures 28 May 2009
By Robert Horbett - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is updated versions of many of their hits. I have an extensive collection of Venture's Albums, CDs and DVDs. This one fits right in with the best of them.
Bob, Hamburg, NY
5.0 out of 5 stars The Ventures - In The Vaults Volume 4 24 May 2014
By Conrad T. Heslin - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Being a big Ventures Fan, I have all their LP records and all their CD's. I don't think I've missed any and have been a fan ever since I first heard them back in 1963. Unfortunately I've never heard them Live in person.
3.0 out of 5 stars In the vaults 11 Jan 2013
By Mr. Phil Conley Sr. - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I love the ventures but I should have left this in the vaults because I really did not like a lot of the tunes the way they were played.
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