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Mad River (2)Mad River

Label:Capitol Records – ST 2985, Capitol Records – ST-2985
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, Los Angeles
Country:US
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Genre:Rock
Style:Acid Rock

Tracklist

A1Merciful Monks
Written-ByLawrence Hammond
3:40
A2High All The Time
Written-ByLawrence Hammond
4:04
A3Amphetamine Gazelle
Written-ByLawrence Hammond
2:50
A4Eastern Light
Lyrics ByGreg Dewey
Music ByLawrence Hammond
7:55
B1Wind Chimes
Written-ByMad River (2)
7:20
B2War Goes On
Written-ByLawrence Hammond
12:30
B3Hush Julian
Written-ByLawrence Hammond
1:10
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Notes

First cat.nr. on cover, second on label.

Black Capitol labels with rainbow rim and the dome logo at 12 o'clock.

On the label track B2 appears as ''The War Goes On''.

Label variation from Mad River (2) - Mad River.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, hand-etched): ST-1-2985-H-3·
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, stamped): 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, hand-etched): ST-2-2985-H-3·
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, stamped): 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A & B, stamped):

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Mad River (LP, Album)Capitol Records, Capitol RecordsST 2985, ST-2985UK1968
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Mad River (LP, Album, Stereo)Capitol Records, Capitol RecordsST 2985, ST-2985Canada1968
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Mad River (LP, Album)Capitol RecordsST 2985UK1968
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Mad River (LP, Album, Mono)Capitol RecordsT 2985UK1968
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Mad River (LP, Album, Stereo, Scranton Pressing)Capitol Records, Capitol RecordsST 2985, ST-2985US1968

Reviews

  • Records-Everywhere's avatar
    Edited 2 years ago
    The "wrong speed" story is a long-standing myth which was propagated at the time of the reissue on Edsel in the 1980s. The original speed as it is on the original LPs is in fact correct. The tunings are exactly the same as they are on the Berkeley EP, whose speed has never been disputed. The speed was slowed on the reissues per this myth, causing the e.g. perfect tunings in E minor (perfect key for guitar) to be in some weird half-tunings, totally wrong. This myth was probably started by a member of the band who was unhappy with the original tempo the songs were played in the studio (the demo versions are slower).
    • wdavid1149's avatar
      wdavid1149
      Edited 3 years ago
      I didn't know that it was recorded at the wrong speed. I guess considering it came out of the psychedelic era it wouldn't surprise me, however, I don't hear it that way unless someone has some sort of documentation confirming that it was recorded at the wrong speed. Odd. I've always enjoyed that album sort of reminding me of the Grateful Dead in places.
      • HighDesertOne's avatar
        Edited 5 years ago
        I'm spinning an original pressing as I type this and I can confirm there are no speed issues other than the tasty BBQ'd Amphetamine Gazelle crawling out of my speakers...
        • wonderbrat's avatar
          wonderbrat
          Edited 6 years ago
          What strikes me as rather odd is that so far nobody has commented on the audibly wrong tape speed used for the original pressing. Feel free to compare the youtube videos: the vocal pitch of the 3:40 version of "Merciful Monks" is ridiculous. the Edsel version of 3:47 sounds so much better. In this case the cult of the first pressing does not work.

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