The Stooges: Highlights From the Fun House Sessions 2LP was the 4th fan voted title and 5th ROG release pressed on vinyl. Limited to 2,906 LPs worldwide and delivered to stores in October 2017. If you missed out on the pre-order check our store locator to find an authorized Run Out Groove dealer near you.
Mastered for vinyl by Paul DuGre. 180g multi-color swirl vinyl was pressed at Record Industry in the Netherlands. Gatefold tip-on jackets were manufactured at Stoughton Printing Company.
Details about the record:
Brand new collection that includes a selection of outtakes and alternates from the 7CD Fun House Box making their debut on vinyl. Includes brand new artwork, design and liner notes.
Info about the band:
1970: The Complete Fun House Sessions was recorded at Elektra Sound Recorders in Los Angeles and compiled from all thirteen reels of multi-track tape that held every note and snippet of studio dialogue. Twelve reels of tape were used during the original sessions, with the thirteenth reel having the takes that would be used on the studio album. This sprawling set which was originally aimed at the collector market would be challenging and cost prohibitive to reissue as a multi-disc vinyl box set. What is presented here is an attempt to assemble some of the best highlights from the Fun House Sessions on an officially-released 2LP set in high quality packaging with a sequence that hopefully proves to be an easier, and more casual listen. Included are some terrific alternate versions of Down on the Street, Loose, Dirt, Funhouse ,1970 and others, pulled from session reels 1, 4,6, 7, 9 & 11 and originally recorded on May 11,12, 15, 18, 21 & 25 of 1970. Also notable is the inclusion of the 17+ minute-version of L.A. Blues, titled as “Freak,” which encompasses the entire fourth side of this set and is the prime example of what makes the Funhouse Sessions both loved and feared simultaneously.
Quotes, links to reviews
1 Studio Dialogue #23 (reel 6) May 18, 1970
2 Down on the Street Take 6 (Reel 6) May 18, 1970
3 Loose Take 16 (reel 4) May 15, 1970
4 T.V. Eye Take 5 (reel 7) May 18, 1970
5 Dirt Take 5 (reel 11) May 25, 1970
1 Studio Dialogue #3 (reel 1) May 11, 1970
2 1970 Take 3 (reel 1) May 11, 1970
3 Funhouse Take 3 (reel 9) May 21, 1970
1 Studio Dialogue #7 (reel 2) May 12, 1970
2 See That Cat (T.V. Eye) (reel 2) May 12, 1970
3 1970 Take 2 (reel 1) May 11, 1970
4 Lost in the Future Take 3 (reel 3) May 15, 1970
5 Slide (Slidin’ The Blues) (reel 4) May 15, 1970
1 Freak (L.A. Blues) Take 1 (reel 12) May 25, 1970