The Ventures - Walk Don't Run (1960) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD]

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The Ventures - Walk Don't Run (1960) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD]

The Ventures - Walk Don't Run (1960)
Vinyl Rip 16/44 | Flac(Image + Cue) > 88 Mb
MP3 CBR 320Kbps > 65 Mb | Artwork(jpg) > 12 Mb
DVD-5: NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | LPCM, 2 ch, 24 bit, 96 kHz > 959 Mb
Dolton Records, BLP-2003 | Rock & Roll, Surf

This debut album by the Ventures is surprisingly good, considering that it was recorded in a huge rush during an era when all concerned couldn't help but know that rock & roll albums (apart from those by Elvis Presley) generally didn't sell very well; indeed, the fact that this is so good speaks volumes about the class and talent of the group at this early point in their history. With a sudden and totally unexpected number two national hit in "Walk, Don't Run" and a burgeoning demand for live performances, the quartet went in and recorded the best 11 tracks they knew to get a long player together, all done in such a hurry that the members themselves couldn't stay around long enough to be photographed for the cover (those are stand-ins). The result is surprisingly sophisticated in its use of stereo (then still relatively unusual in rock & roll, stereo LPs only debuted three years earlier and were largely confined to classical recordings), dividing the sound of the band quite neatly on two sides, thus giving LP purchasers a treat that owners of the single "Walk, Don't Run" would miss – not only the sound separation that was so prized by audiophiles of the era, but crisp presentation of each instrument, dividing the two guitars very neatly. Thus, the casual listener could play with the speaker settings and balances, and the serious fans could get in close on the actual playing. The material is a mix of originals and hits drawn from every category, including earlier rock & roll instrumentals ("Raunchy"), R&B "Night Train," and even film music ("My Own True Love [Tara's Theme]") – one can just make out the familiar Max Steiner Gone with the Wind motif on the latter, and it is a fairly inventive approach to an old musical chestnut, rebuilding it from the ground up. The material all has a lean jauntiness, most unexpectedly "Night Train," which sounds closer in spirit to Chet Atkins than to Buddy Morrow or King Curtis. The originals were no filler, either, "The McCoy" being a hot piece of surf guitar showcasing all concerned.

by Bruce Eder, allmusic
The Ventures - Walk Don't Run (1960):

The Ventures - Walk Don't Run (1960) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD]


Side 1

A1 - Morgen
Written-By - Sherman, Mosser
A2 - Raunchy
Written-By - Justis, Jr., Manker
A3 - Home
Written-By - J. Clarkson, H. Clarkson, Van Steeden
A4 - My Own True Love (Tara's Theme)
Written-By - David, Steiner
A5 - The Switch
Written-By - Wilson, Johnson, Edwards, Bogle
A6 - Walk, Don't Run
Written-By - J. Smith

Side 2

B1 - Night Train
Written-By - Forrest, Simpkins, Washington
B2 - No Trespassing
Written-By - Wilson, Johnson, Edwards, Bogle
B3 - Caravan
Written-By - Ellington, Mills, Tizel
B4 - Sleep Walk
Written-By - A. Farina, J. Farina, S. Farina
B5 - The McCoy
Written-By - Wilson, Bogle
B6 - Honky Tonk
Written-By - Doggett, Scott, Shepherd

foobar2000 1.4 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2018-09-20 06:44:22

Analyzed: The Ventures / Walk Don't Run

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
DR11 -1.86 dB -14.02 dB 2:06 01-Morgen
DR10 -0.36 dB -12.55 dB 2:19 02-Raunchy
DR9 -2.31 dB -13.59 dB 2:24 03-Home
DR10 -2.16 dB -13.94 dB 2:18 04-My Own True Love (Tara's Theme)
DR11 -0.79 dB -13.63 dB 2:00 05-The Switch
DR10 -2.06 dB -13.06 dB 2:09 06-Walk, Don't Run
DR10 -1.03 dB -13.65 dB 2:53 07-Night Train
DR11 -0.47 dB -13.60 dB 2:01 08-No Trespassing
DR12 -0.94 dB -14.08 dB 2:13 09-Caravan
DR11 -1.52 dB -14.55 dB 2:05 10-Sleep Walk
DR11 -1.35 dB -13.29 dB 2:10 11-The McCoy
DR11 -1.05 dB -13.42 dB 2:44 12-Honky Tonk

Number of tracks: 12
Official DR value: DR11

Samplerate: 44100 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 16
Bitrate: 435 kbps
Codec: FLAC

Title: The Ventures 1960 - Walk Don't Run - DVD
Size: ~ 0.91 Gb - DVD-5
Enabled regions: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

VTS_01 :
Play Length: 00:27:20
Video: NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR
Not specified (LinearPCM, 2 ch)

Original ripper: ?
Original format: 24/96
Vinyl Condition: VG
Direct Drive Turntable: Rega RP3
Cartridge: Audio Technica AT33PTG/II dual moving coil
Amplifier: Graham Slee Gram Amp 3 Fanfare
ADC: Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 USB
Postprocessing: Manually declicked in iZotope RX 3

Downsampled to 16/44

The Ventures - Walk Don't Run (1960) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD]

The Ventures - Walk Don't Run (1960) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD]

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