The Action - The Complete Recordings 1964-1968 4CD coming

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Nick Dunning, Jun 14, 2018 at 6:37 AM.

  1. Nick Dunning

    Nick Dunning Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Apparently coming on Cherry Red in September with promise of the original 45 mixes for the first time since the 'Ultimate Action' LP in 1981.

    The is how the band should be heard. Will be an essential buy if this is correct.

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  2. Nick Dunning

    Nick Dunning Forum Resident Thread Starter

    I quote from Andy Morten on FB:

    "4 CDs including George Martin-era out-takes and alt. versions, original mono 45 mixes, new stereo mixes for those who like that sort of thing, the Rolled Gold and Actions Speak Louder gear, the BBC sessions and the Boys singles. Plus a stand-alone vinyl comp of the original Parlophone sides"
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2018 at 6:56 AM
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  3. Dennis Metz

    Dennis Metz Born In A Motor City!

    Fonthill, Ontario
    Instant buy:edthumbs::cheers:
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  4. Nick Dunning

    Nick Dunning Forum Resident Thread Starter

    If it is what it says it is. There's a generation of people who've never heard the band as they should sound.

    The masters for the original 45's were apparently lost after the Edsel album was compiled in 1981.

    When they created the 'Ultimate Action' CD, issued in about 1990, they used what appear to be recent remixes from the multis (although in mono), which had the balance of vocals vs. band vs. backing vocals completely wrong. Poor Reg was stuck very prominently out front. Didn't sound right at all.
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  5. Twangy

    Twangy Forum Resident

    Boston, MA, USA
    sounds awesome!!!
  6. hallucalation

    hallucalation Forum Resident

    They always had masters and multis. George Martin probably remixed it the same way as Help and Rubber Soul in the 80s to «improve” sound
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  7. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Forum Resident

    That would include me I guess tho I am 54. Funny I'd been planning to start collecting their work recently but hadn't purchased anything yet. Procrastination pays off sometimes!

    Thanks for sharing.

  8. Twangy

    Twangy Forum Resident

    Boston, MA, USA
    i discovered the "Ultimate Action" lp around 1982, at the same time i found the Creation's "How Does it Feel To Feel" lp, both on Edsel.....great stuff i'd never heard before, and i was hooked...the super cool 7" Action singles box for Record Store Day a few years back was BEAUTIFUL!!!
  9. action pact

    action pact ^^ Sandy Warner, "The Exotica Girl"

  10. riknbkr330

    riknbkr330 Forum Resident

  11. andybeau

    andybeau Forum Resident

    Coventry, UK
  12. Jim Duckworth

    Jim Duckworth Well-Known Member

    Memphis TN
    Shoot-I'm going to have to get this.
  13. Kevin In Choconut Center

    Kevin In Choconut Center Offensive Coordinator

    Binghamton, NY
    I have to be honest in saying that this is a band I've never heard of. But I'm always willing to try something unknown that's from the 1950s or 1960s. I have some research to do, it seems.
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  14. mlew

    mlew Pub Rocker

    The Action were great interpreters of American soul ( turning Motown tunes into Mod groovers )

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  15. VeeFan64

    VeeFan64 A 60s Music Kind of Guy

    Philadelphia, PA
  16. bvb1123

    bvb1123 Rock and Roll Martian

    Cincinnati Ohio
    This sounds awesome! All I have is Rolled Gold and I love it. Would love to hear more by the band!
  17. chickendinna

    chickendinna Forum Resident

    I’m in. Rolled Gold is amazing.
  18. hallucalation

    hallucalation Forum Resident


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