Sunday, April 12, 2020

The Glass Family - Complete 1969 Singles Collection

The Glass Family - Complete 1969 Singles Collection
Warner Bros.-Seven Arts Records - Mono/Stereo 45 RPM Singles
~ThePoodleBites rips in 96kHz / 24bit FLAC + full hi-res scans~

I've previously shared the first two tracks here, but now I have compiled the entire collection of 3 promotional singles that The Glass Family released on Warner Bros. for the release of their great album Electric Band. This southern-California group has a few really phenomenal acid-rock groovers, two of which are included here. The two radio spots have never been shared or uploaded anywhere before, and have been totally unheard since 1969. "David's Rap" was bootlegged on the Mandala CD reissue with lots of vinyl noise & NR, but I've spent many hours applying my manual restoration procedure here to bring all tracks up to the same level of clarity. This is not a long compilation, but will serve the perfect companion to the full-length album, which as of today still must be owned on LP to be heard properly.


The A-side of "David's Rap" is the stereo mix of "Guess I'll Let You Go," which I've not opted to include here due to it being the same mix as available on the album. Jim Callon, who has had a long career as an engineer for Funkadelic/Parliament and then label owner / record producer after the Glass Family, has informed me that the band actually intends to release their second album this summer -- so stay tuned, and remember to support musicians for their wonderful work and entertainment! 

Track Listing:
7282 ‎– Alternate Mono 45 RPM Single Mixes
      1) "Guess I'll Let You Go" – 2:53
      2) "Agorn (Elements Of Complex Variables)" – 3:24
PRO 316 ‎– Radio Spots
      3) "Band One" ‎– 0:50
      4) "‎Band Two" ‎– 1:00
PRO 309 ‎– David Capilouto Tell His Friends ...
      5) "David's Rap" ‎– 2:02

Equipment Lineage:
– Audio-Technica VMN40ML stylus on AT150MLx dual moving-magnet cartridge
– Audio-Technica AT-LP1240-USB direct drive professional turntable (internal stock preamp/ADC removed)
– TCC TC-754 RIAA phono preamp (new regulated power supply, added LM7812 regulator)
– Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 MkII (96kHz / 24bit)
– Adobe Audition CC 2020 (recording)
– iZotope RX 7 audio editor (manual declicking, mono fold, EQ subtraction, additional adjustments)
– Audacity 2.3.3 (fades between tracks, split tracks)
– Foobar2000 v1.5.1 (tagging, dynamic range analysis)


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Google Drive: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1n7ShszgXaQBgGqmt8sNMRcFYkdeX9WAb?usp=sharing
Enjoy! :)

Article from Billboard Magazine, 16 November 1968

12 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for what you do. It is appreciated.

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  2. one of my favorite bands cant wait to see what you've done for this. Thanks for all of your fine work

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  3. I've really enjoyed this post...thanks for your job...cheers

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    1. Thank you for the comment, stay tuned for more! :)

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  4. Once again you've pulled out a plum !!! After you posted "Guess I'll Let You Go / Agorn" single I was hoping that you'd dig up more Glass Family. Many, Many Thanks !!

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    1. I'm glad that someone digs these esoteric recordings as much as I do. Thanks for the comments! :)

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  5. someone said above "are there more" by The Glass Family? There is:
    The Glass Family - "Sleep Inside This Wheel" another collection of sorts.
    would love to see what you could do with this!

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    1. I think that might actually be from a different group of the same name?

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