- Yardbirds aka ‘Roger The Engineer’

Yardbirds aka ‘Roger The Engineer’

Yardbirds aka ‘Roger The Engineer’

Celebrating 50 years of an iconic 60s rock album.

This newly compiled, remastered and restored 2CD set now includes the Mono and Stereo versions of the classic album, plus 12 bonus tracks, including: 8 Mono recordings (featuring a non-album Yardbirds Single + ‘Stroll On’, from the original soundtrack of the film ‘Blow Up’ + 5 Keith Relf solo recordings from the same year). + 4 Stereo rare alternate recordings, together for the first time on this set.

Illustrated 28-page booklet with authoritative liner notes, including detailed data and quotes and also studio recollections from Paul Samwell-Smith.

Yardbird Jim McCarty writes a new sleeve note, looking back at the 50 years since the album’s release in ‘66.

Expertly remastered and restored – superb sound – top quality reproduction.

Set your mind back to the cool and groovy era of the 1960s UK, when rock bands ruled and the world really was ‘a-changin’’. At the forefront of that rock revolution was a hot young band, The Yardbirds, one of the world’s first truly progressive groups.

Rated by many critics and collectors as one of the greatest recordings of all time, the all-original ‘Yardbirds’ album, released in July 1966, was a Top 20 UK hit and became known as ‘Roger The Engineer’ due to guitarist Chris Dreja’s quirky cover design.

The album yielded the smash hit single ‘Over, Under, Sideways, Down’ and other exciting performances such as ‘The Nazz Are Blue’ and ‘Jeff’s Boogie’, spotlighting ace guitar legend Jeff Beck, whose experimental and pioneering use of Fuzz and Sustain effects brought a new dimension to the sound of rock.

This album is essential for Yardbirds and Jeff Beck fans alike, and indeed for all collectors of classic 60s pop.

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Tracklist

CD 1: THE MONO ALBUM

01. Lost Woman
02. Over, Under, Sideways, Down
03. The Nazz Are Blue
04. I Can’t Make Your Way
05. Rack My Mind
06. Farewell
07. Hot House Of Omagararshid
08. Jeff’s Boogie
09. He’s Always There
10. Turn Into Earth
11. What Do You Want
12. Ever Since The World Began

CD1 tracks 1-12 originally released as (UK) Columbia SX 6063, 1966

BONUS TRACKS: THE YARDBIRDS 1966 MONO RECORDINGS

13. Happenings Ten Years Time Ago
Single A-Side (UK) Columbia DB 8024, ℗1966
14. Psycho Daisies
Single B-Side (UK) Columbia DB 8024, ℗1966
15. Stroll On
From the Original Soundtrack (Mono) album of the motion picture ‘Blow Up’
(US) MGM, E-4447 ST, ℗1966

SPECIAL BONUS TRACKS: KEITH RELF 1966 SOLO RECORDINGS

16. Mr. Zero
Single A-side (UK) Columbia DB 7920, 1966
17. Knowing
Single B-side (UK) Columbia DB 7920, 1966
18. Shapes In My Mind
Single A-side (UK) Columbia DB 8084, 1966
19. Blue Sands
Single B-side (UK) Columbia DB 8084, 1966
20. Shapes In My Mind (Alternate Version)
Radio promo record, (US) 5-10110 / JZSP 116540, 1966

CD 2: THE STEREO ALBUM

01. Lost Woman
02. Over, Under, Sideways, Down
03. The Nazz Are Blue
04. I Can’t Make Your Way
05. Rack My Mind
06. Farewell
07. Hot House Of Omagararshid
08. Jeff’s Boogie
09. He’s Always There
10. Turn Into Earth
11. What Do You Want
12. Ever Since The World Began

CD2 tracks 1-12 originally released as (UK) Columbia SCX 6063, 1966

BONUS TRACKS: THE YARDBIRDS 1966 STEREO RECORDINGS

13 He’s Always There (Alternate version)
14 Turn Into Earth (Alternate version)
15 Turn Into Earth (Lead vocal)
Tracks 13 -15 recorded at Advision Sound Studios, London, UK
31st May – 4th June, 1966
16 I Can’t Make Your Way (Alternate version)
Recorded at IBC Studios, London, UK
14th June, 1966.

Release Information

  • Catalogue Number: REPUK 1292
  • Format: 2CD Slipcase

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