The Ventures ‎– (The) Ventures In Space

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Out Of Limits 2:10
He Never Came Back 2:03
Moon Child 2:03
Fear (Main Title From "One Step Beyond") 2:20
Exploration In Terror 2:13
War Of The Satellites 2:34
The Bat 2:10
Penetration 2:06
Love Goddess Of Venus 2:30
Solar Race 2:20
The Fourth Dimension 2:10
The Twilight Zone 1:55

Versions (57)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BST-8027, BST 8027 The Ventures (The) Ventures In Space(LP, Album, San) Dolton Records, Dolton Records BST-8027, BST 8027 US 1964 Sell This Version
BLP 2027 The Ventures (The) Ventures In Space(LP, Album) Dolton Records BLP 2027 US 1964 Sell This Version
BLP 2027 The Ventures (The) Ventures In Space(LP, Album) Musart, Liberty BLP 2027 Mexico 1964 Sell This Version
BST-8027 The Ventures (The) Ventures In Space(LP, Album) Dolton Records BST-8027 US 1964 Sell This Version
SLBY 1189 The Ventures (The) Ventures In Space(LP, Album) Liberty SLBY 1189 UK 1964 Sell This Version
BST-8027, BST 8027 The Ventures (The) Ventures In Space(LP, Album) Dolton Records, Dolton Records BST-8027, BST 8027 US 1964 Sell This Version
BST-8027 The Ventures (The) Ventures In Space(LP, Album, Hol) Dolton Records BST-8027 US 1964 Sell This Version
BST-8027, BST 8027 The Ventures (The) Ventures In Space(LP, Album, Ind) Dolton Records, Dolton Records BST-8027, BST 8027 US 1964 Sell This Version
LBY 1189 The Ventures (The) Ventures In Space(LP, Album, Mono) Liberty LBY 1189 UK 1964 Sell This Version
BLP-2027 The Ventures (The) Ventures In Space(LP, Album, Mono) Dolton Records BLP-2027 Canada 1964 Sell This Version
LRP-2027 The Ventures (The) Ventures In Space(LP, Album, Mono) Liberty LRP-2027 Australia 1964 Sell This Version
BLP-2027 The Ventures (The) Ventures In Space(LP, Album, Mono) Dolton Records BLP-2027 Canada 1964 Sell This Version
LBY 1189 M, LBY.1189 The Ventures (The) Ventures In Space(LP, Album, Mono) Liberty, Liberty LBY 1189 M, LBY.1189 New Zealand 1964 Sell This Version
BLP-2027 The Ventures (The) Ventures In Space(LP, Album, Mono) Dolton Records BLP-2027 US 1964 Sell This Version
BLP-2027 The Ventures (The) Ventures In Space(LP, Album, Mono, Hol) Dolton Records BLP-2027 US 1964 Sell This Version
BLP-2027 The Ventures (The) Ventures In Space(LP, Album, Mono, Promo) Dolton Records BLP-2027 US 1964 Sell This Version
BLP-2027 The Ventures (The) Ventures In Space(LP, Album, Mono, Promo, Hol) Dolton Records BLP-2027 US 1964 Sell This Version
BLP-2027 The Ventures (The) Ventures In Space(LP, Album, Mono, Roc) Dolton Records BLP-2027 US 1964 Sell This Version
BLP-2027 The Ventures (The) Ventures In Space(LP, Album, Mono, Roc) Dolton Records BLP-2027 US 1964 Sell This Version
BST-8027, BST 8027 The Ventures (The) Ventures In Space(LP, Album, Roc) Dolton Records, Dolton Records BST-8027, BST 8027 US 1964 Sell This Version
LBS 83126E The Ventures Out Of Limits(LP, Album) Liberty LBS 83126E UK 1964 Sell This Version
BST-8027 The Ventures The Ventures In Space(LP, Album) Dolton Records BST-8027 US 1964 Sell This Version
LP-7067 The Ventures The Ventures In Space(LP, Album, Red) Liberty LP-7067 Japan 1964 Sell This Version
BLP-2027 The Ventures (The) Ventures In Space(LP, Album, Mono, RP) Dolton Records BLP-2027 US 1965 Sell This Version
BLP-2027, BLP 2027 The Ventures (The) Ventures In Space(LP, Album, Mono, RP, Ter) Dolton Records, Dolton Records BLP-2027, BLP 2027 US 1965 Sell This Version
BST-8027, BST 8027 The Ventures (The) Ventures In Space(LP, Album, RP) Dolton Records, Dolton Records BST-8027, BST 8027 US 1965 Sell This Version
BST-8027 The Ventures (The) Ventures In Space(LP, Album, RP, Ind) Dolton Records BST-8027 US 1965 Sell This Version
BST-8027, BST 8027 The Ventures (The) Ventures In Space(LP, Album, RP, Ter) Dolton Records, Dolton Records BST-8027, BST 8027 US 1965 Sell This Version
BLP-2027 The Ventures Ventures In Space(LP, Album, Mono, RP, Roc) Dolton Records BLP-2027 US 1965 Sell This Version
BST-8027 The Ventures (The) Ventures In Space(LP, Album, RE) Dolton Records, Liberty BST-8027 US 1970 Sell This Version
BST-8027 The Ventures (The) Ventures In Space(LP, Album, RE) Dolton Records BST-8027 US 1970 Sell This Version
GXC-51/2 The Ventures In Space '78(2xLP, Comp) United Artists Records GXC-51/2 Japan 1978 Sell This Version
P8-3604 The Ventures The Ventures In Space(8-Trk, Album) Pickwick P8-3604 US 1978 Sell This Version
P8-3604 The Ventures The Ventures In Space(8-Trk, Album, RE) Pickwick P8-3604 Canada 1978 Sell This Version
CS-3604 The Ventures The Ventures In Space(Cass, Album) Pickwick CS-3604 US 1978 Sell This Version
SPC-3604 The Ventures The Ventures In Space(LP, Album, RE) Pickwick SPC-3604 US 1978 Sell This Version
SPC 3604 The Ventures The Ventures In Space(LP, Album, RE) Pickwick SPC 3604 Canada 1978 Sell This Version
SPC-3604 The Ventures The Ventures In Space(LP, Album, RE) Pickwick SPC-3604 Canada 1978 Sell This Version
GXH-43, GXH 43 The Ventures Ventures In Space(LP, Album, RE) Dolton Records, United Artists Records GXH-43, GXH 43 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
LN-10190 The Ventures (The) Ventures In Space(LP, Album, RE, Abr) Liberty LN-10190 US 1982 Sell This Version
TOCP-6389 The Ventures (The) Ventures In Space(CD, Album, RE) EMI TOCP-6389 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
TOCP-65432 The Ventures (The) Ventures In Space - Mono & Stereo And Others(CD, Album, Mono, RM) Liberty TOCP-65432 Japan 2000 Sell This Version
3930518 The Ventures (The) Ventures In Space(CD, RM) Magic Records (2) 3930518 France 2005 Sell This Version
TOCP-67949 The Ventures The Ventures In Space (CD, Album, Mono, Ltd, RM, Pap) Liberty TOCP-67949 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
SC 6290 The Ventures Ventures In Space(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Sundazed Music SC 6290 US 2012 Sell This Version
LP 5388 The Ventures Ventures In Space(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Cle) Sundazed Music LP 5388 US 2012 Sell This Version
TOCP-95133 The Ventures The Ventures In Space(CD, Album, Mono, RE, RM, Pap) Dolton Records TOCP-95133 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
FLP-35035 The Ventures (The) Ventures In Space(LP, Album) RCA FLP-35035 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version
TOJP-7250 The Ventures (The) Ventures In Space(LP, Album) Liberty TOJP-7250 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
BST-8027, BST 8027 The Ventures (The) Ventures In Space(LP, Album, RE) Dolton Records, Dolton Records BST-8027, BST 8027 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
BST-8027 The Ventures (The) Ventures In Space(LP, Album, Roc) Dolton Records BST-8027 US Unknown Sell This Version
LBL 83126E The Ventures Out Of Limits(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Liberty LBL 83126E UK Unknown Sell This Version
LBS 83126E The Ventures Out Of Limits(LP, Album, RE) Liberty LBS 83126E UK Unknown Sell This Version
LBS 83126E The Ventures Out Of Limits(LP, Album, RE) Liberty LBS 83126E UK Unknown Sell This Version
8800 The Ventures The Ventures In Space(8-Trk, Album) Liberty 8800 US Unknown Sell This Version
SLBY 1189 (BST.8027) The Ventures The Ventures In Space(LP, Album, RE) Liberty SLBY 1189 (BST.8027) UK Unknown Sell This Version
HS-222 The Ventures The Ventures In Space(LP, Album, Unofficial, Red) Hae Shan Records HS-222 Taiwan Unknown Sell This Version

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lk.x.979

lk.x.979

August 4, 2019
referencing The Ventures In Space, LP, Album, RE, SPC 3604
This version sucks. Three tracks--among the best on the original release--were eliminated on this reissue.
streetmouse

streetmouse

October 17, 2016
referencing (The) Ventures In Space, LP, Album, Mono, Hol, BLP-2027

Though never the inventors or the pioneers, The Ventures, who for nearly the entire decade of the 60’s, released two to three albums a year, nearly all of them instrumentally theme based, creating a soundtrack for this time in history. It was nearly impossible to listen to musical styles change, from surf, to British invasion, to psychedelic, without turning your head slightly, and find that The Ventures were there to deliver a fresh, if not sometimes sanitized rendition of the current cultural sonic shifts.

Make no mistake about it, The Ventures were first rate musicians, musicians idolized by such artists as George Harrison, Joe Walsh, Carl Wilson [who said that The Beach Boys learned every Ventures’ song from their early years], Stephen Stills, John Fogerty, and many others for whom their stylish, tight, and textured sounds provided both inspiration and lasting aspiration. Then there were the effects and guitars used by The Ventures, instruments that created significant and individual sounds, signaling an era of finer electric guitars that enhanced and developed signature sounds. This also lead to artists having multiple guitars on standby, so that they were not limited in sound quality.

Of all The Venture albums, their two standout productions were Surfing and The Ventures In Space, which was probably their most significant, experimental, and original album … coming out in 1964, where they didn’t so much capitalize on the space race, but in essence developed a signature sound for those heady days that would last long into the future. While their other outings did capitalize on a sound, and were dismissed just as quickly. The Ventures In Space has stood as a landmark of musicianship and vision, that may sound a bit cheesy today, yet was certainly at the vanguard, though not intentionally, for the psychedelic sounds that were just around the corner.

The album jacket was magically breathtaking, an impeccable dragster with a couple at a make-out vista overlooking Los Angeles, the city of lights below them, and the vastness of the universe spreading out before them, causing me wonder how many people saw this spot as a point of musical pilgrimage, as if something majestic could be transcended just from being there. I can’t tell you how many hours I spent with that cover, one that suggested a profound sense of both danger and wonder, emotions that lead me into the psychedelic haze without hesitation.

The Ventures’ slick guitar work was eloquently laced with futuristic effects that often came across as theremin-ish, yet the liner notes profess that all sounds were musically created without studio effects. Of course today we know this not to be true, nevertheless with their fine mix of surf meets space, they were poised to create a memorable album … and they did. While the album still holds up well today, most people will see it as a diversion rather than an essential musical genera that elicits replay and rediscovery. On that note, this is one of those essential albums that should be visited in both mono and stereo to fully comprehend the outstanding studio production, as the stereo version is nothing more than a reprocessing of something that was singularly great to begin with, and as with film, should never have been colourized to accommodate the fledgling stereophonic sound that was taking hold.

I had the privilege of seeing The Ventures live on the boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey one summer, much later in the 60’s … they were campy, wore outfits that seemed worn and tired, goofy choreographed dance steps, and playing a smattering of their hits for a half hour three times a day for that weekend on Steel Pier, in mid afternoon no less, causing me me exhale with a bit of sadness, and smile along at the same time to a musical memory.

Review by Jenell Kesler
Mathmatic

Mathmatic

September 6, 2016
referencing (The) Ventures In Space, LP, Album, San, BST-8027, BST 8027
I have a BST-8027 version of this that is a Dalton/Liberty (Liberty label) release but not a reissue.
jadedtom

jadedtom

March 10, 2012
referencing The Ventures In Space, LP, Album, BST-8027

A refreshing excursion away from surf songs and into the realm of weirdness for the Ventures. Sci-fi before it was 'cool'. 'The Bat' is a gas!