Various ‎– Heavy Metal - 24 Electrifying Performances

Warner Special Products ‎– SP-2001
Superstars Of The 70's – Volume 2
2 × Vinyl, LP, Compilation

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A1 MC5 Kick Out The Jams
Producer – Bruce Botnick, Jac Holzman
A2 Black Sabbath Iron Man
Producer – Rodger BainWritten-By – Ward*, Butler*, Osbourne*, Iommi*
A3 Alice Cooper I'm Eighteen
Producer – Bob Ezrin, Jack RichardsonWritten-By – A. Cooper*, D. Dunaway*, G. Buxton*, M.Bruce*, N. Smith*
A4 Jimi Hendrix Freedom
Producer – Eddie Kramer, Jimi Hendrix, Mitch MitchellWritten-By – Jimi Hendrix
A5 The James Gang* Must Be Love
Producer – The James Gang*Written-By – Jeff Cook, Tommy Bolin
A6 Deep Purple Smoke On The Water
Producer – Deep PurpleWritten-By – Gillan*, Paice*, Lord*, Blackmore*, Glover*
B1 T. Rex Bang A Gong (Get It On)
Producer – Tony ViscontiWritten-By – Marc Bolan
B2 The J. Geils Band Give It To Me
Producer – Bill SzymczykWritten-By – Wolf*, Justman*
B3 Dr. John Right Place Wrong Time
Producer – Allen ToussaintWritten-By – Mac Rebennack
B4 Led Zeppelin D'yer Mak'er
Producer – Jimmy PageWritten-By – Page*, Bonham*, Jones*, Plant*
B5 Buffalo Springfield Bluebird
Producer – Ahmet Ertegun, Stephen StillsWritten-By – Stephen Stills
B6 Faces (3) Cindy Incidentally
Producer – Glyn JohnsWritten-By – Mclagan*, Stewart*, Wood*
C1 The Doors Touch Me
Producer – Paul A. RothchildWritten-By – Robbie Krieger*
C2 The Allman Brothers Band Ramblin' Man
Producer – Johnny SandlinWritten-By – Richard Betts*
C3 Delaney & Bonnie Only You And I Know
Producer – Delaney Bramlett, Jimmy MillerWritten-By – D. Mason*
C4 Van Morrison Domino
Written-By, Producer – Van Morrison
C5 Eagles Outlaw
Producer – Glyn JohnsWritten-By – D. Blue*
Yes Starship Trooper
Producer – Eddie Offord*, Yes
C6a Life Seeker
Written-By – Anderson*
C6b Disillusion
Written-By – Squire*
C6c Würm
Written-By – Howe*
D1 Golden Earring Radar Love
Producer – Golden EarringWritten-By – B. Hay*, G. Kooymans*
D2 Grateful Dead* Johnny B. Goode
Producer – Grateful Dead*Written-By – Chuck Berry
D3 Foghat What A Shame
Producer – Tom DawesWritten-By – Rod Price
D4 Uriah Heep Stealin'
Producer – Gerry BronWritten-By – Ken Hensley
D5 War Lonely Feelin'
Producer – Jerry GoldsteinWritten-By – War
D6 Blues Image Ride Captain Ride
Producer – Richard PodolorWritten-By – Blues Image

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This Compilation ℗ ©1974 by Warner Special Products Inc.,
4000 Warner Blvd., Burbank, Calif.
A subsidiary of Warner Communications Inc.

Manufactured By Warner Special Products. A Division Of Warner Communications, Inc.

Title on front & back cover: Heavy Metal - 24 Electrifying Performances
Title on sleeve spine & labels: Heavy Metal
Back cover: Volume 2 Superstars of the 70's [boxed]

A1 From the Album : Kick Out The Jams © Elektra Records.
A2 From the Album : Paranoid ©1970 Warner Bros. Records Inc.
A3 From the Album : Love It To Death ©1971 Warner Bros. Records Inc.
A4 From the Album : The Cry Of Love ©1970 Warner Bros. Records Inc.
A5 From the Album : Bang ℗ ©1973 Atlantic Recording Corporation.
A6 From the Album : Made In Japan ℗ ©1973 Warner Bros. Records Inc.
B1 From the Album : Electric Warrior ©1971 Warner Bros. Records Inc.
B2 From the Album : Bloodshot ℗ ©1973 Atlantic Recording Corporation.
B3 From the Album : In The Right Place ℗ ©1973 Atlantic Recording Corporation.
B4 From the Album : Houses Of The Holy ℗ ©1973 Atlantic Recording Corporation.
B5 From the Album : Buffalo Springfield ℗ ©1973 Atlantic Recording Corporation.
B6 From the Album : Ohh-La-La ℗ ©1973 Warner Bros. Records Inc.
C1 From the Album : 13 ©1970 Elektra Records.
C2 From the Album : Brothers And Sisters ℗ ©1973 Capricorn Records Inc.
C3 From the Album : On Tour With Eric Clapton ©1970 Atlantic Recording Corporation.
C4 From the Album : His Band And Street Choir ©1970 Warner Bros. Records Inc.
C5 From the Album : Desperado ℗ ©1973 Asylum Records.
C6 From the Album : YesSongs ℗ ©1973 Atlantic Recording Corporation.
D1 From the Album : Moontan ℗ ©1973 Track Records Ltd.
D2 From the Album : Grateful Dead ©1971 Warner Bros Records Inc.
D3 From the Album : Foghat ℗ ©1973 Warner Bros Records Inc.
D4 From the Album : Sweet Freedom ℗ ©1973 Warner Bros Records Inc.
D5 From the Album : War, Courtesy of Far Out Productions Inc.
D6 From the Album : Open ©1970 Atlantic Recording Corporation.

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  • Matrix / Runout (Label side A): SP-2001-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side B): SP-2001-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side C): SP-2001-3
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side D): SP-2001-4
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched/stamped): SP 2001-1-1 H I A 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, etched/stamped): SP 2001-2-2 H I A 4
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side C, etched/stamped): SP 2001-3-3 J I B 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side D, etched/stamped): SP 2001-4-4 H I A 2


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March 28, 2019

Recently found an ok copy of this LP, I remember having it in highschool. Probably the best comp LP of 70's rock EVER. Immediately after a cleaning, I was swept up in it's awesomeness...not even through side 1 and you hit Hendrix' "Freedom", the James Gang's "Must Be Love" and Deep Purple's Live version of "Smoke On The Water", and not the edited 45 version I was used to. Worth the price just for those tracks alone, and there is SO much more! Grab it if you find a clean'll not regret it!


July 7, 2018
edited about 1 year ago
This collection is notable for including the 9-minute extended version of Buffalo Springfield's "Bluebird".


November 8, 2017
Is it me, or is this LP set pressed a little bit too quiet?


September 20, 2017
This was advertised on TV in 1974. I was 13 and living in the midwest and the album introduced me to some groups that I had never heard. Loved it and played them til I wore them out.


July 4, 2016

The mix of "Touch Me" by the Doors that is featured on this LP compilation set is AMAZING. The engineers really punched up the audio to give it more of a "power" feeling to it.


May 22, 2016
My comment would echo wubworld's - an amazing compilation. Got it when I was 12 years old, and was blown away by almost every track! Apparently they weren't too clearly defined on what 'heavy metal' was in 1974, although 'smoke on the water', 'iron man' and 'kick out the jams' were true seminal metal. Worth owning for "Freedom" by Jimi Hendrix alone. That album continues to make me smile 40 years on...


September 5, 2015
Five Stars all the way! Some of the best songs from each artists!


March 2, 2014

Although this collection is hardly Heavy Metal it is quite possibly the best collection of rock music from this period. Bought secondhand a couple of years after its release it has informed my musical experience throughout my life. Worth owning for the full version of the Buffalo Springfields Bluebird alone.