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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
24-4064, 2425 067 Link Wray Link Wray(LP, Album, Die) Polydor, Polydor 24-4064, 2425 067 US 1971 Sell This Version
CF 4064 Link Wray Link Wray(Cass, Album) Polydor, Polydor CF 4064 US 1971 Sell This Version
2425 067 Link Wray Link Wray(LP, Album) Polydor 2425 067 Canada 1971 Sell This Version
24-4064, 2425 067 Link Wray Link Wray(LP, Album) Polydor, Polydor 24-4064, 2425 067 Spain 1971 Sell This Version
2425 067 Link Wray Link Wray(LP, Album) Polydor 2425 067 France 1971 Sell This Version
2489-029, 2489 029 Link Wray Link Wray(LP, Album, Die) Polydor, Polydor 2489-029, 2489 029 UK 1971 Sell This Version
24-4064, 2425 067 Link Wray Link Wray(LP, Album, Die) Polydor, Polydor 24-4064, 2425 067 US 1971 Sell This Version
24-4064, 2425 067 Link Wray Link Wray(LP, Album, Die) Polydor, Polydor 24-4064, 2425 067 Australia & New Zealand 1971 Sell This Version
2425 067 Link Wray Link Wray(LP, Album, Gat) Polydor 2425 067 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
2489-029, 24-4064 Link Wray Link Wray(LP, Album, Gat) Polydor, Polydor 2489-029, 24-4064 UK 1971 Sell This Version
24-4064, 2425 067 Link Wray Link Wray(LP, Album, Promo, Die) Polydor, Polydor 24-4064, 2425 067 US 1971 Sell This Version
FDR 633 Link Wray Link Wray (LP, Album, RM, Die) Future Days Recordings, Universal Music Special Markets FDR 633 US 2017 Sell This Version
FDR 633, B0025910-01 Link Wray Link Wray(LP, Album, Club, Ltd, RE, RM, Gre) Future Days Recordings, Future Days Recordings FDR 633, B0025910-01 US 2017 Sell This Version
FDR 633 Link Wray Link Wray(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Gol) Future Days Recordings FDR 633 US 2017 Sell This Version
FDR 633 Link Wray Link Wray (LP, Album, RE, RM, RP, Gat) Future Days Recordings, Universal Music Special Markets FDR 633 US 2018 Sell This Version
UICY-78608 Link Wray Link Wray(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, SHM) Polydor UICY-78608 Japan 2018 Sell This Version
B0003040-02 Link Wray Link Wray(CD, Ltd, RM) Hip-O Select B0003040-02 US Unknown Sell This Version
2482 467 Link Wray Link Wray(LP, Album, RE) Polydor 2482 467 France Unknown Sell This Version

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highpriest23

highpriest23

December 11, 2018
edited 5 months ago
referencing Link Wray, LP, Album, Die, 24-4064, 2425 067

Maybe not really a review, but a reply to xrisrawk

Isn't Dylan's music and whole identity as an artist based on a great robbery of Americana and other Arcana's of mainly western culture. No wonder that Link Wray's fantastic backwood trilogy (we better speak about three platters, if we include this Mordicai Jones - Mordicai Jones - and we should) sounds partly like classic Dylan stuff. Dylan hangs around there, lurking in the woods and other places where house music, folk, country and blues have been sung & played and still float through the air, where all the great dudes and lads have always been, long time before Mr. Zimmermann started heading down on Highway 61 and catching up the tales and melodies.

Praise him for taking us on the bus as to Link for inventing the rock guitar, but also for this fantastic lessons about the beauty of simplicity. The tunes recorded in his farm-based Wray's Shack Three Track are so rough and forcefull, La De da lifts your soul away, the intricating ratchet or whatever they've used on Take Me Home Jesus makes it amazing, Fire & Brimstone blows any place, Fallin Rain can make a hard man humble, Black River Swamp really sets one straight to a place out there in the old fashioned, mystic country side, bringing up beautiful interaction of dobro, guitar and mandolin.
They don't to this stuff anymore one might say - be sure it never has and never will vanish! But here it's done just the right way. Many killers, no real fillers, if even.
Absolutely stunner 5/5.

Happy to own this Link Wray - Link Wray which sounds fantastic.
yellowfinch17

yellowfinch17

September 24, 2018
referencing Link Wray , LP, Album, RM, Die, FDR 633

It's so nice to finally get this album reissued! However, I am left totally underwhelmed with this Universal reissue. To me, they spent all the money in the cover and the copy, which should have otherwise spent in the quality control department.

For one thing, upon taking the record out of the elaborate jacket, it just feels like a cheap $10.00 reissue complete with the rounded generic paper sleeve. The vinyl doesn't feel much better either. The edges on my copy are uneven; where some parts are completely flat, others are sharp. More importantly though is the unattended distortion in the grooves nearest side 2 on the track, "Tail Dragger". It sounds like it was either mastered too loud, or there was a mishap with the plate, or pressing. I compared the track to a digital copy and this distortion was absent.

While I am thankful this title has been reissued on vinyl (and the cover packaging is quite nice), it would be better if more care was placed on the sound of the music, since after all, this is why people buy records. If it winds up being more expensive, so what? It will still be cheaper than a decent sounding original.
DjNotNot

DjNotNot

July 18, 2018
referencing Link Wray , LP, Album, RE, RM, RP, Gat, FDR 633
Sounds fantastic. Near silent backgrounds. Sounds close to the original.
adamharbin

adamharbin

May 18, 2018
referencing Link Wray , LP, Album, RM, Die, FDR 633
This is a good as it gets for reissues. fantastic player
anazgnos

anazgnos

December 8, 2017
referencing Link Wray , LP, Album, RM, Die, FDR 633
My copy had really bad no-fill noise towards the end of side 1 and sporadically through side 2. Currently waiting for restocks so I can get a replacement.
xrisrawk

xrisrawk

July 22, 2017
referencing Link Wray, LP, Album, Die, 24-4064, 2425 067
Is "Fallin' Rain" based on Dylan's "Baby Blue"? The music sound identical.
fivekidstofeed

fivekidstofeed

July 7, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Link Wray, LP, Album, Die, 24-4064, 2425 067
LP Reissue is now available for pre-order from light in the attic records: https://lightintheattic.net/releases/3281-link-wray
taylorconrad8098

taylorconrad8098

April 28, 2017
referencing Link Wray, LP, Album, Die, 24-4064, 2425 067
Light In The Attic will be distributing a reissue of this soon.
mb650918

mb650918

August 28, 2016
referencing Link Wray, LP, Album, Die, 24-4064, 2425 067
A fantastic album! I first heard Fire & Brimstone with the Swedish garage band Nomads.
misterdimond

misterdimond

August 5, 2016
referencing Link Wray, LP, Album, Die, 24-4064, 2425 067

This album is amazing--a great mix of soulful rock and fuzzy, chugging tunes. Get it!