The Ventures
The Ventures Band Members: Bob Spalding, Nokie Edwards, Don Wilson, Gerry McGee, Bob Bogle, Leon Taylor.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - Class of 2008

Japanese Compilation C D


Aug, 07 2013

Universal Music Japan (formerly EMI Japan and Toshiba-EMI) sent us a list of currently available CDs.  There is a compilation that we have never offered before, titled 'Premium Twin Best Series Diamond Head'.  It is a 2-CD set, featuring a total of 30 songs from the early 1960's - that is, original recordings.  As far as I can tell, most of the tracks feature Don, Bob Bogle, Nokie Edwards with Mel Taylor on drums with the exception of the earliest recordings.  The titles are as follows:

Disc 1:

Walk, Don't Run / Pipeline / Driving Guitars / Diamond Head / House of the Rising Sun / Slaughter on 10th Avenue / Walk Don't Run '64 / Caravan / Bulldog / Mariner No. 4 / The Cruel Sea / Lullaby of the Leaves / Apache / Telstar / Wipeout

Disc 2:

Ten Seconds to Heaven / Journey to the Stars / A Taste of Honey / Stop Action / Batman Theme / The Man from U.N.C.L.E. / Out of Limits / Ginza Lights / Blue Star (Medic Theme) / Let's Go / Hokkaido Skies / Summertime Blues / Hawaii Five-O / Kyoto Doll / Manchurian Beat

While I am sure that many fans already have all these tracks, I wanted to offer the possibility to purchase this on the website so we are adding it to the store in case anyone wants to order it.  The list price in Japan is 2000 yen so our price will be $21 (at the current exchange rate) based on our purchase price from the record company.  I will only be bringing back a limited supply with me from Japan so, if anyone is interested, please order as soon as possible as I want to make sure that nobody is disappointed.