- In Stereo

In Stereo

In Stereo

Stereo versions of the Decca 1964-1966 ‘Beat era’ recordings

A comprehensive collectors’ 4CD, 90-track compilation that explores the band’s stereo recordings history of the 1964-66 Decca era, with tracks that were subsequently mixed into stereo from original mono tapes – at first in ‘fake stereo’ for an American version of the 1965 debut album, then in ‘true stereo’ in the late 60s for a further US release, followed by European compilations from the 1970s onwards - all issued to meet popular demand for stereo versions. This collection features original 1960s ‘True’ and ‘Fake’ stereo tracks. It then progresses in the second half to the more recent 2002 stereo versions that were remixed from the master tapes of the Decca era.

CD1: 1960s ‘True Stereo’ recordings (1960s remixes of tracks from the 1964-1966 Decca period)
32 tracks: A selection that includes key tracks ‘She’s Not There’ & ‘Tell Her No’, plus many others.
The tracks – all from the Decca era – are original 1960s ‘true stereo’ mixes, some of which were first issued on the 1969 USA release ‘Early Days’, followed by Decca compilations in the 1970s, such as ‘World Of The Zombies’ and ‘Rock Roots’, on Epic’s ‘Time Of The Zombies’ and on other subsequent LP and CD collections into the 1980s.


CD 2: 1960s ‘Fake Stereo’ recordings (1960s remixes of tracks from the 1964-1966 Decca period)
14 tracks: Original 1960s Decca reprocessed stereo mixes (‘fake stereo’) starting with the 12 tracks that first featured on the debut American album ‘The Zombies Featuring She’s Not There and Tell Her No’ (released in USA only on Parrot Records, PAS 71001 stereo version, p.1965), plus 2 other ‘fake stereo’ tracks that subsequently appeared on Decca’s 1970 ‘The World Of The Zombies’ compilation.



CD 3 + CD4: New Stereo Mixes from masters of the 1964-1966 Decca period (2002 Remixes , Remastered 2013) 44 tracks spread across 2 CDs are all sourced from the 2002 remixes. These revisited recordings first featured on the Big Beat release ‘The Decca Stereo Anthology’ (CDWIK2 225, p.2002). Our opening 14 tracks are specially selected to follow the exact running order of the Zombies’ debut 1965 Decca LP ‘Begin Here’ - here now presented for your listening pleasure in updated stereo version! – with a further 30 tracks also taken from the same batch of 2002 remixes.

All newly remastered by Jon Astley (who has worked on recordings by the Who, Led Zeppelin, George Harrison and many others). Superb sound – the best in the business!

Booklet with new, authoritative liner notes written by respected journalist and author Michael Heatley (‘Record Collector’/‘Guitar & Bass’). Includes insights on stereo aspects from Jon Astley.

Tracklist

CD1: Original 1960s 'True Stereo' recordings of tracks from the 1964-1966 Decca era.
01. She’s Not There
02. Woman
03. Tell Her No
04. Leave Me Be
05. Summertime
06. The Way I Feel Inside
07. Don’t Go Away
08. I Must Move
09. How We Were Before
10. You Make Me Feel Good
11. You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me
12. I Got My Mojo Working
13. I’m Going Home
14. Is This The Dream
15. I Can’t Make Up My Mind
16. Kinda Girl (US version - aka ‘Kind Of Girl’)
17. Nothing’s Changed
18. Just Out Of Reach
19. She Does Everything for Me
20. I Remember When I Loved Her
21. I Love You
22. Indication
23. Whenever You’re Ready
24. I Want You Back Again
25. If It Don’t Work Out
26. I’ll Call You Mine
27. I’ll Keep Trying
28. I Know She Will
29. Don’t Cry For Me
30. Walking In The Sun
31. Kind Of Girl (UK version)
32. Remember You (Soundtrack version from ‘Bunny Lake Is Missing’)

Tracks 1, 4, 7, 8, 10, 16, 19, 21, 22, 23 and 24 first feature on the album ‘Early Days’, (USA) London Records, PS 577 Stereo, p.1969

Tracks 2, 3, 5, 11, 12 and 31 first feature on the album ‘The World Of The Zombies’, (UK) Decca Records SPA 85, p.1970

Tracks 25, 28, 29 and 30 first feature on the album ‘Time Of The Zombies’, (Netherlands) Epic Records EPC 68262, p.1973

Track 9 first features on the album ‘Rock Roots’, (UK) Decca Records ROOTS 2, p.1976

Track 26 first features as the B-side of the single ‘Time Of The Season’ (UK) CBS/ Epic Records S EPC 3380, p.1968

Tracks 17, 18 and 32 first feature on the Original Soundtrack LP ‘Bunny Lake Is Missing’, (USA) RCA Victor, Stereo, LSO-1115, p.1965

Track 14 first features on the EP ‘Is This The Dream’ (France) Decca Records 457.100, p.1966

Tracks 6, 13, 15, 20 and 27 were stereo conversions left over from the late 60s/early 70s period that never made it on those early USA and UK stereo LP releases and compilations, but re-surfaced later on assorted worldwide compilations in the 1980s onwards.

Tracks 25-30 were recorded in the 1964-66 period, but overdubbed in 1968 and destined as part of the ultimately un-issued ‘R.I.P’ album.


CD2: Original 1960s 'Fake Stereo' recordings of tracks from the 1964-1966 Decca era.
01. She’s Not There
02. Summertime
03. It’s Alright With Me
04. You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me
05. Sometimes
06. Woman
07. Tell Her No
08. I Don’t Want To Know
09. Work ‘N’ Play
10. Can’t Nobody Love You
11. What More Can I Do?
12. I Got My Mojo Working
13. Sticks And Stones
14. Road Runner

Tracks 1-12 first feature on the album ‘The Zombies Featuring She’s Not There and Tell Her No’ (USA) Parrot Records, PAS 71001 (Stereo) p.1965

Tracks 13 and 14 first feature on the album ‘The World Of The Zombies’ (UK) Decca Records SPA 85, p.1970


CD3: New stereo mixes (2002)
Remixed from masters of the original Decca recordings.

Part 1:br> 01. Road Runner
02. Summertime
03. I Can’t Make Up My Mind
04. The Way I Feel Inside
05. Work ’N’ Play
06. You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me
07. She’s Not There
08. Sticks And Stones
09. Can’t Nobody Love You
10. Woman
11. I Don’t Want To Know
12. I Remember When I Loved Her
13. What More Can I Do
14. I Got My Mojo Working
15. I’m Going Home
16. Walking In The Sun
17. You Make Me Feel Good
18. Leave Me Be
19. Kind Of Girl
20. Sometimes  
21. It's Alright
22. Tell Her No

Tracks 1-14 are in the running order of the debut LP ‘Begin Here’ (The original LP which was only issued in Mono, UK Decca Records, LK 4679, p.1965). Enjoy the album sequence here in stereo!


CD4: New stereo mixes (2002)
Remixed from masters of the original Decca recordings

Continued - Part 2:
01. She's Coming Home
02. I Must Move  
03. I Want You Back Again
04. I Want You Back Again (Alternative take)
05. Whenever You're Ready
06. I Love You  
07. Is This The Dream  
08. Don't Go Away  
09. Nothing's Changed  
10. Remember You (Soundtrack Version)
11. Remember You (Single version)
12. Just Out Of Reach  
13. Indication  
14. How We Were Before  
15. Gotta Get A Hold Of Myself
16. Goin' Out Of My Head  
17. She Does Everything For Me
18. I’ll Keep Trying
19. If It Don’t Work Out
20. I Know She Will
21. Don’t Cry For Me
22. I’ll Call You Mine

All tracks on CD3 & CD4 taken from the 2002 Remixes. First featured on the CD ‘The Decca Stereo Anthology’ (UK) Big Beat Records CDWIK2, p.2002

Release Information

  • Catalogue Number: REP 5288
  • Format: 4CD (2x 2CD Jewel Case & Slipcase)

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