Wednesday, June 8, 2022

K Tells Vol. 15

K Tells Vol. 15

K tells - 

Here's K-tells 15: 'Metal' heads!

A great collection of classic Heavy Metal and Rock.

Heavy Metal - 24 Electrifying Performances (Warner Special Products SP-2001 US) (2022 Remastered Expanded Edition) (2CD) (1974)      Not released by K-tel, but a massively successful and fondly remembered TV advertised album released by Warner Special Products in the US only in 1974. 

A recent review I came across:

Recently found a great copy of this LP, I remember having it in high school. Probably the best comp LP of 70's rock EVER. Immediately after a cleaning, I was swept up in its awesomeness... not even through side 1 and you hit Hendrix' "Freedom", the James Gang's "Must Be Love" and Deep Purple's live version of "Smoke on the Water", and not the edited 45 version I was used to. Worth the price just for those tracks alone, and there is SO much more! Grab it if you find a clean copy... you'll not regret it!

This was heavily advertised on TV in 1974. I was 13 and living in the midwest and the album introduced me to some groups that I had never heard. Loved it and played it till I wore it out!  Although this collection is hardly Heavy Metal it is quite possibly the best collection of rock music from this period. Bought second hand a couple of years after its release it has informed my musical experience throughout my life. Worth owning for the full 9 minute version of the Buffalo Springfield's "Bluebird" alone.  It features the super rare nine-minute extended version of the song "Bluebird" by Stephen Stills (consisting of a live jam appended to the studio version), only available on this Warner Special Products LP compilation "Heavy Metal - 24 Electrifying Performances" (Volume 2 in the "Superstars of the 70's" series), released in 1974. It has never been issued on compact disc and is currently out of print.  Now making this a 2CD set, I have added 11 bonus tracks to the end of disc 2. The tracks are all absolute classics by some of the same artists featured on the original album, and all released before 1974, the original album release date.

Disc 1 consists of 18 tracks and has a running time of 79:31 CD length.

Disc 2 consists of 17 tracks and has a running time of 78:06 CD length.

Heavy - 20 Original Hits - 20 Original Stars (K-tel NA-634 AUS - NA 634 NZ - NE 1203 UK) (2022 Remastered Expanded Edition) (1983)       Heavy was released by K-tel in Australia, New Zealand and the UK in 1983. They each had different track listings.  For this 2022 expanded edition I have selected the 20 very best tracks from all three versions, and features all the original unedited 7" single mixes, including a few hard to find tracks. Fully remastered with a new running time of 79:56 CD length.

Masters of Metal - Axe Attack - 20 Original Hits - 20 Original Stars (K-tel NA 669 AUS) (2022 Remastered Expanded Edition) (1984)   Masters of Metal - Axe Attack was released by K-tel in Australia only in 1984. Initially containing 16 smash hit tracks, I have expanded the set to include four more classic 'metal' tracks all released before 1984, the original album release date. This 2022 20 track expanded edition features all the complete original unedited 7" single mixes, fully remastered with a new running time of 78:50 CD length.

Enjoy!

K

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Track lists

Heavy Metal - 24 Electrifying Performances (Warner Special Products SP-2001 US) (2022 Remastered Expanded Edition) (2CD) (1974) 

CD1

01 MC5 Kick Out the Jams (Original 1969 Censored 7" Single Version) 2:35

02 Black Sabbath Iron Man 5:55

03 Alice Cooper I'm Eighteen 2:58

04 Jimi Hendrix Freedom 3:26

05 The James Gang Must Be Love 3:51

06 Deep Purple Smoke on the Water (Made in Japan - Live at the Festival Hall, Osaka, Japan, 15th August, 1972) 7:05

07 T. Rex Bang a Gong (Get It On) 4:25

08 The J. Geils Band Give It to Me 6:32

09 Dr. John Right Place, Wrong Time 2:53

10 Led Zeppelin D'Yer Mak'er 4:23

11 Buffalo Springfield Bluebird (1973 Extended Version) 9:03

12 Faces Cindy Incidentally 2:36

13 The Doors Touch Me 3:12

14 The Allman Brothers Band Ramblin' Man 4:47

15 Delaney & Bonnie & Friends Only You Know And I Know (On Tour with Eric Clapton) (Live at the Fairfield Halls, Croydon, London, England, 7th December, 1969) 4:18

16 Van Morrison Domino 3:07

17 Eagles Outlaw Man (Original 1973 7" Single Version) 3:35

18 Uriah Heep Stealin' 4:50


Heavy Metal - 24 Electrifying Performances (Warner Special Products SP-2001 US) (2022 Remastered Expanded Edition) (2CD) (1974) 

CD2

01 Golden Earring Radar Love (Original 1973 7" Single Version) 5:03

02 Grateful Dead Johnny B. Goode (Live at the Fillmore West, July 2nd, 1971) (Original 1972 7" Single Version 3:57

03 Foghat What a Shame 3:51

04 Yes Starship Trooper 9:29

05 War Lonely Feelin' (Original 1971 7" Single Version) 3:58

06 Blues Image Ride Captain Ride 3:43

07 Black Sabbath Paranoid (Bonus Track) 2:48

08 Alice Cooper School's Out (Original 1972 7" Single Version) (Bonus Track) 3:31

09 The Jimi Hendrix Experience All Along the Watchtower (Bonus Track) 3:58

10 Buffalo Springfield For What It's Worth (Bonus Track) 2:33

11 T. Rex Jeepster (Bonus Track) 4:10

12 Faces Stay with Me (Bonus Track) 4:38

13 War Slippin' into Darkness (Original 1971 7" Single Version) (Bonus Track) 3:46

14 Foghat I Just Want to Make Love to You (Bonus Track) 4:19

15 Delaney & Bonnie & Friends feat. Eric Clapton Comin' Home (Original 1969 7" Single Version) (Bonus Track) 3:13

16 The Doors Light My Fire (Bonus Track) 7:07

17 Led Zeppelin Stairway to Heaven (Bonus Track) 8:02


Heavy - 20 Original Hits - 20 Original Stars (K-tel NA-634 AUS - NA 634 NZ - NE 1203 UK) (2022 Remastered Expanded Edition) (1983)

01 Iron Maiden The Number of the Beast 4:50

02 Deep Purple Smoke on the Water (Original 1973 7" Single Version) 3:47

03 Black Sabbath Paranoid 2:48

04 AC/DC Highway to Hell 3:29

05 Status Quo Rockin' All Over the World 3:33

06 Thin Lizzy The Boys Are Back in Town 4:24

07 Rainbow I Surrender 3:59

08 Journey Don't Stop Believin' 4:11

09 The Jimi Hendrix Experience Purple Haze 2:51

10 Derek & the Dominos Layla (Original 1971 7" Single Edit) 2:42

11 Cream Sunshine of Your Love 4:12

12 Joe Walsh Rocky Mountain Way (Original 1973 7" Single Edit) 3:39

13 Hawkwind Silver Machine (Original 1972 7" Single Mix) 4:38

14 Motörhead Iron Fist 2:51

15 Girlschool Don't Call It Love 3:22

16 Meatloaf feat. Cher Deadringer for Love 4:22

17 Scorpions Can't Live Without You 3:48

18 Cheap Trick If You Want My Love 3:37

19 Rush New World Man 3:43

20 Lynyrd Skynyrd Free Bird 9:10


Masters of Metal - Axe Attack - 20 Original Hits - 20 Original Stars (K-tel NA 669 AUS) (2022 Remastered Expanded Edition) (1984) 

01 Iron Maiden Run to the Hills 3:54

02 Deep Purple Black Night (Original 1970 7" Single Version) 3:25

03 Black Sabbath Snowblind 5:26

06 Ted Nugent Flesh & Blood 4:44

05 AC/DC You Shook Me All Night Long 3:30

06 Judas Priest Rapid Fire 4:02

07 REO Speedwagon Keep the Fire Burnin' 3:54

08 Scorpions Can't Live Without You 3:48

09 Status Quo Caroline (Original 1973 7" Single Edit) 3:48

10 Ozzy Osbourne Paranoid (Speak of the Devil, Live 1982) 3:08

11 Blue Öyster Cult (Don't Fear) The Reaper (Original 1976 7" Single Edit) 3:50

12 Avion Warrior 4:36

13 Rainbow Street of Dreams 4:23

14 Kansas Dust in the Wind 3:23

15 Samson Red Skies 4:05

16 Joan Jett and the Blackhearts I Love Rock 'n' Roll 2:55

17 UFO Doctor Doctor (Original 1974 7" Single Edit) (Bonus Track) 2:49

18 Def Leppard Photograph (Bonus Track) 4:08

19 Van Halen Jump (Bonus Track) 4:04

20 Rush The Spirit of Radio (Bonus Track) 4:56

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4 comments:

  1. Thanx for all the hard work putting these K Tel collections together, and thanx to Butterboy for alll his efforts.

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  2. Your'e welcome, cannie.
    Cheers.

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  3. Another Thursday and another stunning set from K. Lots of teen memories here. Thanks BB and K. SPx

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    1. Hi Sleepy Pete,
      Lots of fun with these set. Thursday is a fun day.
      Cheers.

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