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

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Nick Dunning, Jun 14, 2018.

  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.

  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
  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!!!
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  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 Forum Resident

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  10. riknbkr330

    riknbkr330 Forum Resident

    Big WANT
  11. andybeau

    andybeau Forum Resident

    Coventry, UK
    On want list
  12. Jim Duckworth

    Jim Duckworth I can't lose with the stuff I use.

    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 )

  15. VeeFan64

    VeeFan64 A 60s Music Kind of Guy

    Philadelphia, PA
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  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.
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  18. hallucalation

    hallucalation Forum Resident

  19. Daveymoore

    Daveymoore Forum Resident

    Manchester UK
    Saw them several times back in mid 60's at a small basement club, The Jigsaw in Manchester. One of my favourite groups at the time. Will have to buy this.
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  20. smallworld

    smallworld Forum Resident

    Who's the compilation producer? Who's mastering and/or mixing?
  21. Daveymoore

    Daveymoore Forum Resident

    Manchester UK
    If you read the link in post#18
    "Includes all previous material issued from the band’s BBC sessions and post-Parlophone period, suitably remastered by Alec Palao"
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  22. Nick Dunning

    Nick Dunning Forum Resident Thread Starter

  23. smallworld

    smallworld Forum Resident

    It's bewildering how variable Cherry Red reissues are. This Action set sounds like it's being done right. Whereas their recent Bow Wow Wow set has apparently been poorly sourced, partly from a previous CD with phasing issues on one hand, and less than pristine vinyl on the other. I guess it depends on who's heading the particular project.
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2018
  24. Daveymoore

    Daveymoore Forum Resident

    Manchester UK
    I wonder which label this upcoming vinyl release of The Action Rolled Gold is on? Official or not?
    Rolled Gold (Vinyl LP)
  25. heliocentric

    heliocentric Forum Resident

    I"m in and just for the craic....


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