The Stooges – Highlights From The Fun House Sessions – Limited Edition, 180 Gram, Colored Vinyl, 2XLP
Double vinyl LP pressing. 1970: The Complete Fun House Sessions was recorded at Elektra Sound Recorders in Los Angeles and compiled from all thirteen reels of multi-track tape that held every note and snippet of studio dialogue. Twelve reels of tape were used during the original sessions, with the thirteenth reel having the takes that would be used on the studio album. – This sprawling set which was originally aimed at the collector market would be challenging and cost prohibitive to reissue as a multi-disc vinyl box set. What is presented here is an attempt to assemble some of the best highlights from the Fun House Sessions in high quality packaging with a sequence that hopefully proves to be an easier, and more casual listen. Included are some terrific alternate versions of “Down on the Street, Loose, ” “Dirt, ” “Funhouse, ” “1970” and others, pulled from session reels 1, 4, 6, 7, 9 and 11 and originally recorded on May 11, 12, 15, 18, 21 and 25 of 1970. Also notable is the inclusion of the 17+ minute version of “L.A. Blues, ” titled as “Freak, ” which encompasses the entire fourth side of this set and is the prime example of what makes the Fun House Sessions both loved and feared.
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