Vanilla Fudge's Self-Titled Debut on Numbered Limited Edition!
Strictly Limited to 3,000 Numbered Copies!
180g 45RPM 2LP from Mobile Fidelity – True-To-The-Original Mono Pressed at RTI!
TAS Rated 3.5/5 Music, 3/5 Sonics in the December 2020 Issue of The Absolute Sound!
Vanilla Fudge Shape-Shifts the Familiar into Uncharted Psychedelic Excursions Marked by Hypnotic Arrangements, Bizarre Timing, and Grinding Soul
Permission to get weird is granted with Vanilla Fudge. Created during the peak of heightened chemical, musical, and social experimentation, the band's self-titled debut aims for sonic and mental expansion via psychedelic means. Consisting primarily of elongated covers of then-modern works by the Beatles, Supremes, Curtis Mayfield, and others, the album shape-shifts the familiar into original, uncharted excursions that lead to colorful dimensions. More than 50 years after its original release, the symphonic arrangements now sound more ambitious, direct, mesmerizing, and influential than ever before courtesy of a superior mono restoration featuring wider, deeper grooves.
Mastered from the original master tapes, pressed on premium vinyl at RTI, and strictly limited to 3,000 numbered copies, Mobile Fidelity's 180g mono 45RPM vinyl 2LP set unveils the baroque underpinnings, gorgeous harmonies, grinding soul, and low-end-plumbing organ riffs that help make the quartet's music inimitably unique. The timing of the off-kilter tempos and unpredictable improvisational movements is also cast into unpolluted light, with the collective's expert shading and deliberate tonality emerging as major components of the songs.