Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Love - The Blue Thumb Recordings

For you Love fanatics with more money than sense, Hip-O Select has released a 3 CD box, Love: The Blue Thumb Recordings (mine is on order). The box includes Out Here and False Start, the two studio albums Arthur Lee and Love recorded for Blue Thumb records, plus a live disc that contains a previously unreleased 1970 UK live gig. Word on the street is that Bill Levenson and Suha Gur did a great remastering job.

This is my first order from Hip-O Select, a division of Universal Music Group that suspiciously resembles Warner Music Group's Rhino Handmade. I'll let you know what I think of the sound quality and packaging when I get my copy. I also ordered the "lost" Funkadelic album, By Way Of The Drum, since I'm paying for shipping already and because it looks interesting.


Anonymous said...

thanks for the heads up on this. got mine on order... (50 bucks, ouch!)

i also got a copy of "real to reel" after reading your review. i had been under the impression that it was dismal at best. but i'm very much enjoying it.

Pete Bilderback said...

I'm so glad to hear that I turned someone onto Reel to Real. I agree it is very enjoyable, despite it's bad reputation. The price on the Blue Thumb set is steep. I got mine yesterday, and will post a few impressions.