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VariousForge Your Own Chains (Heavy Psychedelic Ballads And Dirges 1968-1974)

Label:Now-Again Records – NA5046
2 x Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Remastered
Genre:Jazz, Rock, Funk / Soul, Folk, World, & Country
Style:Funk, Psychedelic, Soul-Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Psychedelic Rock, Prog Rock, Folk, Soul, Gospel


A1Top DrawerSong Of A Sinner
Bass GuitarAlan Berry
EngineerJD Barnhouse*
Lead Guitar, Harmony VocalsJohn Baker (31)
Organ, Harpsichord, Harmony Vocals, Rhythm GuitarRon Linn
Percussion, Harmony VocalsRay Herr
ProducerTop Drawer
Written-By, Trumpet, Vocals, Harmony VocalsSteven Geary*
A2Sensational Saints*How Great Thou Art
Baritone Saxophone, Bass SaxophoneEddie Walker (9)
EngineerMichael Chavers
Lead GuitarRay Black (4)
Lead Guitar [Second]Michael Andre Calhoun
Lead Vocals, Legal [Licensed]Melvin Kenniebrew
OrganCarl J. Lewis
PercussionIsaac Wiley, Jr.
Performer [Fifth]Jimmy Hughes (6)
ProducerJames Bullard
Tenor SaxophoneAlbert Chisholm
Written-ByM. Kenniebrew*
A3OfegeIt's Not Easy
Bass Guitar, VocalsPaul Alade
Drums, VocalsM-Ike Meme
Lead GuitarBerkley Jones
Legal [Licensing]Laolu Akins
Producer, Directed ByOdion Iruoje
Rhythm Guitar, VocalsFelix Ineh*
Written-ByM-Ike Meme, Paul Alade
B1East Of UndergroundSmiling Faces
BassRonald Hall
DrumsGeorge Daniels
Lead GuitarLou Perry (2)
ProducerTed Spencer
Rhythm GuitarGus Marquez
B2D.R. HookerForge Your Own Chains
BassGeorge Sheck
DobroTom Kobela
DrumsHaywood Sheck
Electric Piano, Arranged By [Horns]Art Ryerson (2)
Organ, PianoNick Oliva
Percussion, Vibraphone [Vibes]Ken Lovelett
SynthesizerRick Sanders (2)
Written-By, Vocals, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, ProducerD.R. Hooker
B3Shin Jung Hyun & The Men* / Featuring Jang HyunTwilight
Written-By, Arranged By, Legal [Licensed]Shin Jung Hyun*
B4Kourosh YaghmaeiHajm-e Khaali
C1T. Zchiew & The JohnnyLet Your Life Be Free
Arranged ByNoparatana Tipayaosot
Written-ByT. Noparat*
C2The Strangers (50)Two To Make A Pair
GuitarAni Hofner*
Vocals, PercussionSam Mathews*
Written-By, Producer, Organ, VocalsBob Miga
C3Damon (10)Don't You Feel Me
Bass, Backing VocalsAtley Yeager*
Cymbal [Finger Cymbals]Helena Vlahos
DrumsCarl Zarcone
EngineerTom Perry
Goblet Drum [Durbeki, Dumberg]Richard Barham
Guitar [Gypsy Guitar], VocalsDamon (10)
Guitar [Singing Guitar]Charlie Carey
PercussionLee Pastora, Mike Pastora
Written-By, Producer, Legal [Licensed]David Del Conte
C4EllisonStrawberry Rain
DrumsRobert Cager
Electric Guitar, Acoustic GuitarChristian Tremblay
Vocals, GuitarVincent Marandola
Written-ByR. Arcand*, V. Marandola*
C5Morly GreyWho Can I Say You Are
Bass, Lead VocalsMark Roller
Drums, Backing VocalsPaul Cassidy (2)
EngineerKen Hamen*
Guitar, Backing VocalsTim Roller
Written-ByRoller*, Cassidy*, Roller*
D1Shadrack Chameleon*Don't Let It Get You Down
DrumsDan Dodgen*
EngineerShadrack (2)
GuitarRandy Berka
OrganJon Porter
Written-By, Producer, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, VocalsSteve Fox (5)
D2Ana Y JaimeNina Nana
ProducerA. Lizarazo*
VocalsAna*, Jaime Gonzalez*
Written-ByRiccardi*, Albertelli*
D3Baby GrandmothersSomebody Keeps Calling My Name
DrumsPelle Ekman
EngineerM.A. Numminen, Peka Gronow*
Guitar, VocalsKenny Håkansson (2)
ProducerBaby Grandmothers
Written-ByLinnarsson*, Hakansson*, Ekman*

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Gatefold sleeve with credits and photographs inside.

Restoration and remastered for Traffic Entertainment Group.
Art direction for Way Shape Form.
Mastered at Trutone, NYC.

A1 recorded at Fultz Recording Studio, Fairdale, KY, USA. Originally released on Wish Bone Records Album 83615 - Redneck Music, ASCAP - Copyright controlled | A2 recording information unknown. Assumed to have been recorded in 1973. Originally released on King James Records Album 30639. Licensed courtesy Melvin Kenniebrew. | A3 recorded in Lagos, Nigeria, 1973. Originally released on EMI Nigeria Album NEMI 032. Licensed courtesy Ivory Music Nigeria, Ltd.
B1 recorded in the studios of American Forces Network, in Frankfurt, Germany. Original album prepared and distributed by the Office of the Adjutant General Headquarters, Department of the United States Army. Originally issued in 1971 on Cardinal Export album CEC-LP-11 as one LP in a double set. Licensed courtesy United States Army Entertainment Division | B2 recorded at Dynamic Recording Studios, New Haven, CT, USA, 1972. Originally released on On Records Album XPL 1029. Licensed courtesy Subliminal Sounds - Psychedelic Sorcery Music, ASCAP. | B3 recording information unknown, 1972. Originally issued on Universal Records Korea Album 72-11-5. Personnell: Unknown - artists given as assumed and perhaps. | B4 production information unknown, Originally released on Ahang Rooz 7" single AR 2537 - Personnel unknown.
C1 recording information unknown. Assumed to have been recorded in the early 1970s. Originally released on Lucky Bamboo 7" EP 974. Licensed courtesy Subliminal Sounds - Psychedelic Sorcery Music, ASCAP | C2 recording information unknown. Originally issued on EMI Nigeria HMV 7" single HNS 1278. Licensed courtesy Ivory Music Nigeria, Ltd. | C3 recorded at Hollywood Sound Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, 1968. Originally released on Ankh Records Album A-968. - Members Music, BMI | C4 recorded in Montreal, Québec, Canada, 1971. Originally released on Transworld Album SR 2900. Licensed courtesy Gear Fab Music Publishing - Gear Fab Publishing ASCAP. | C5 recorded at Cleveland Recording, Cleveland, OH, USA, 1972. Originally released on Starshine Records Album 6900 and Starshine Records 7" single 7201. Licensed by Morly Grey Publishing
D1 recorded at Shadrack Recording Studio (Porter Electric), Dakota City, IA, USA, 1973. Originally released on IGL Records Album IGL4051. Licensed courtesy Gear Fab Music Publishing - Gear Fab Fublishing ASCAP | D2 recorded at Suramericana-Ingeson, unknown year. Originally released on Discos Orbe Ltd. D-15002. | D3 recorded at Finnish Radio, Helsinki, Finland, March, 1968. Originally released on Eteenpain! / Forward! 7" single GN-5. Licensed courtesy Subliminal Sounds - Subliminal Socery Music, ASCAP.

A limited edition 45 record was included as a bonus for purchasing this album from Stones Throw.

(P)(C) 2009 Now-Again Records
Distributed exclusivly by Stones Throw Records

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 659457 504618
  • Barcode (Scanned): 659457504618
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, etched): NA 5046 A Trutone NY Carl 6-09
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B, etched): NA 5046 B Trutone NY Carl 6-09
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout C, etched): NA 5046 C Trutone NY Carl 6-09
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout D, etched): NA 5046 D Trutone NY Carl 6-09

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Forge Your Own Chains: Heavy Psychedelic Ballads And Dirges 1968-1974 (CD, Compilation)Now-Again RecordsNA5046US2009


marott89's avatar
if someone is interested in one copy, i have one left, new and sealed. write me pm.
ElvisDubstello's avatar
what a terrific compilation. blissed-out jams. The last track is a face melter.
triethylene-glycol's avatar
Strange quirk of discogs-- if a label makes a deal to get clearance after something is blocked, does it stay blocked here? I assume the label has to do the work to get it unblocked but what do they care if it's not for sale here when regular physical record stores keep buying it from them. Sometimes with these legal notices one member of the band licenses a recording, then another member of the band blocks it, and it's unclear who actually owns the rights when neither the band nor the label still has a copy of an original contract.
SNOWBEACH's avatar
After a copy of just side C/D if anyone has a spare.
Martha-Promise's avatar
Edited one year ago
This has now been reissued by Now Again and is available from their band camp page! This second press has a sticker with solid white text (as opposed to transparent) and a Pitchfork review quote. Hopefully this is the result of all rights being cleared where possible. A great, great compilation.
somethingwalrus's avatar
I just heard “Twilight” playing overhead at my local Chipotle. Now Again brought such a strange audience to these forgotten and unheard gems.
kyodo_dom's avatar
I am not connected to the record company, but I have a number of releases on this label and it strikes me they are always trying to do the right thing. Indeed, in the liner notes on this LP it clearly says "If you have any information about any master recording owners...." to get in touch, so it seems daft for this particular album to be blocked on Discogs.
aggeliki78's avatar
"Take off your eyes" by Damin Eih, A.L.K. and Brother Clark would fit perfectly in this compilation.
Lugenblatt's avatar
Ofege is pretty stupid for issuing copyright notices. "Hey Im a total no name from no where, people are interested in my music I made 50 years ago? Better stop that right now." Genius.
lostp's avatar
According to discogs Ofege’s “it’s not easy” was not licensed by the rights holder and Ofege did provide a legal notice to block the release..