Country Joe And The Fish ‎– C.J. Fish

Vanguard ‎– VSD 6555
Vinyl, LP, Album, Repress




All tan label design with black print.

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
VSD-6555 Country Joe And The Fish C.J. Fish(LP, Album, RE) Vanguard VSD-6555 US Unknown Sell This Version
C 062-91 548 Country Joe And The Fish C.J. Fish(LP, Album) Vanguard C 062-91 548 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
VSD-6555, VSD 6555 Country Joe And The Fish C.J. Fish(LP, Album, RP) Vanguard, Vanguard VSD-6555, VSD 6555 US 1970 Sell This Version
6359 002 Country Joe And The Fish C.J. Fish(LP, Album) Vanguard 6359 002 UK 1970 Sell This Version
VMD 6555-2 Country Joe And The Fish C.J. Fish(CD, Album, RE) Vanguard VMD 6555-2 Germany 1988 Sell This Version


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December 29, 2016
CJ Fish is the fifth album by the San Francisco psychedelic rock group, Country Joe and the Fish, released in May 1970 on the Vanguard label. It would be the first production with Tom Wilson and Country Joe & the Fishes's last studio album for Vanguard Records. Recording takes place at the Record Plant in Los Angeles, California.
After extensive touring with a new lineup, including Big Brother and the Holding Company guitarist Peter Albin, the makeshift group returned to the recording studio.Country Joe McDonald had already begun producing and recording solo albums for the label at the point of recording. As for the band, Country Joe and the Fish underwent a personnel change for this album adding drum player Greg Dewey, bassist Doug Metzner, and keyboardist Mark Kapner in place of David Cohen and Gary "Chicken" Hirsh. Primary composers Barry "The Fish" Melton and "Country Joe" McDonald remained, resulting in an album that retained the sound and style of the original lineup. The new lineup would tour extensively around the time the Woodstock film was released and the group was included in the film Zachariah as outlaws known as "The Crackers".
After experimenting on the previous album Here We Are Again (1969), the band reverted to their earlier sound that originated from their first two albums for the CJ Fish album.Although the album is psychedelic in nature, it is noted to be pop-orientated. Vanguards Records attempted to make the band more mainstream and this was the closest result that the group could produce as it is still very much underground. Track themes were still centered on the subjects of love and life as commonly done by the band. Despite the success of their tour, respectable album charting, and movie feature, the band would disband in the following year.


December 7, 2014
Why is this considered a reprint? The gold/bronze labels were earlier than the white ones with the drawing of a globe. Is this tan label just a variation of the gold/bronze label?