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Steppenwolf - Steppenwolf (1968) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2013] Audio CD Layer

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Steppenwolf - Steppenwolf (1968) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2013] Audio CD Layer

Steppenwolf - Steppenwolf (1968) APO Remastered 2013
Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 280 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 113 Mb | Scans included | 00:47:15
Classic Rock, Hard Rock, Blues Rock | Label: Analogue Productions | # CAPP 50029 SA

Steppenwolf have become synonymous with their huge Harley ridin'-hit, "Born to be Wild", although in reality, their success was far broader, with sales totaling more than 25 million units worldwide. Now their eponymous debut album originally released in 1968 is back and on Hybrid SACD, stunning audiophiles everywhere — courtesy of Analogue Productions!

Their history is littered with a succession of band members, substance abuse issues and several break-ups and reformations, but Steppenwolf endures.

Steppenwolf started life in Canada in the early '60s as The Sparrows, but did not find fame until they had changed their name and released their rockin' album debut in 1968. When two tracks, "Born to be Wild" and "The Pusher", were used in the film "Easy Rider," the success of the album was assured. It marked the first of five consecutive gold certified albums but after the release of For Ladies Only in 1971, the band split.

They were back together by 1974 and started to release albums again, beginning with 1974's Slow Flux; but their heyday was past, and this album was to contain their last Top 40 hit, "Straight Shootin' Woman." They tried to split after 1975's Hour of the Wolf but contractual commitments to the record label made them stick it out for 1976's Skullduggery. Another split followed, and yet another reformation followed that. The band's last album of new material was Summerdaze released in 1997.

Steppenwolf entered the studio for their recording debut with a lot of confidence – based on a heavy rehearsal schedule before they ever got signed – and it shows on this album, a surprisingly strong debut album from a tight hard rock outfit who was obviously searching for a hook to hang their sound on. The playing is about as loud and powerful as anything being put out by a major record label in 1968, though John Kay's songwriting needed some development before their in-house repertory would catch up with their sound and musicianship. On this album, the best material came from outside the ranks of the active bandmembers: "Born to Be Wild" by ex-member Mars Bonfire, which became not only a chart-topping high-energy anthem for the counterculture (a status solidified by its use in Dennis Hopper's movie Easy Rider the following year), but coined the phrase heavy metal, thus giving a genre-specific name to the brand of music that the band played (and which was already manifesting itself in the work of bands like Vanilla Fudge and the just-emerging Led Zeppelin); the Don Covay soul cover "Sookie, Sookie," which, as a single by the new group, actually got played on some soul stations until they found out that Steppenwolf was white; two superb homages to Chess Records, in the guise of "Berry Rides Again," written (though "adapted" might be a better word) by Kay based on the work of Chuck Berry, and the Willie Dixon cover "Hoochie Coochie Man"; and Hoyt Axton's "The Pusher," an anti-drug song turned into a pounding six-minute tour de force by the band. The rest, apart from the surprisingly lyrical rock ballad "A Girl I Knew," is by-the-numbers hard rock that lacked much except a framework for their playing; only "The Ostrich" ever comes fully to life among the other originals, but the songs would catch up with the musicianship the next time out.

Review by Bruce Eder, Allmusic.com

Steppenwolf - Steppenwolf (1968) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2013] Audio CD Layer



Tracklist:

01. Sookie Sookie (3:17)
02. Everybody's Next One (2:59)
03. Berry Rides Again (2:51)
04. Hoochie Koochie Man (5:15)
05. Born to Be Wild (3:31)
06. Your Wall's Too High (5:47)
07. Desperation (5:46)
08. The Pusher (5:50)
09. A Girl I Knew (2:41)
10. Take What You Need (3:30)
11. The Ostrich (5:48)


Exact Audio Copy V1.3 from 2. September 2016

EAC extraction logfile from 22. July 2017, 15:19

Steppenwolf / Steppenwolf (2013 AP)

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foobar2000 1.2 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2017-09-25 15:57:31

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Analyzed: Steppenwolf / Steppenwolf
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR13 -1.80 dB -16.73 dB 3:17 01-Sookie Sookie
DR12 -1.37 dB -16.98 dB 2:59 02-Everybody's Next One
DR13 -1.81 dB -16.92 dB 2:51 03-Berry Rides Again
DR13 -1.80 dB -17.96 dB 5:15 04-Hoochie Koochie Man
DR12 -1.76 dB -16.94 dB 3:31 05-Born to Be Wild
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DR12 -2.14 dB -17.00 dB 5:46 07-Desperation
DR12 -3.18 dB -18.73 dB 5:50 08-The Pusher
DR13 -2.25 dB -18.91 dB 2:41 09-A Girl I Knew
DR11 -2.70 dB -15.60 dB 3:30 10-Take What You Need
DR12 -1.20 dB -17.79 dB 5:48 11-The Ostrich
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Number of tracks: 11
Official DR value: DR12

Samplerate: 44100 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 16
Bitrate: 810 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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Steppenwolf - Steppenwolf (1968) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2013] Audio CD Layer

Steppenwolf - Steppenwolf (1968) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2013] Audio CD Layer