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The Turtles / The Complete Original Album Collection / 6CD box set

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Comprehensive Turtles box set with bonus tracks

American rock band The Turtles’ celebrate their 50th anniversary this August with the release of a pair of definitive CD packages that encompass, for the first time, the whole of the Turtles’ recorded output from 1965 to 1970…

The Complete Original Album Collection is a six-CD box set that of the six albums that The Turtles released between 1965 to 1970, with each disc presenting a wealth of rare bonus material.

The first three albums — It Ain’t Me Babe, You Baby and Happy Together — are presented in original mono and stereo mixes, while each of the remaining three — The Turtles Present the Battle of the Bands, Turtle Soup and Wooden Head — provide a selection of rarities (including some previously unreleased material) such as demos, alternative mixes and radio spots.

In addition to the box, a new compilation All The Singles collects the A and B-sides of every original 1965-1970 Turtles 45, with the tracks presented in the same mono or stereo mixes that were heard on the original singles. All the Singles also features several tracks that were prepared for singles release but not issued at the time.

Engineer Bill Inglot has researched and prepared this material from the original master tapes and both sets contain liner notes by Andrew Sandoval.

Howard Kaylan and Mark Volman are fully involved in these projects and they are both issued on The Turtles’ label FloEdCo, in association with Manifesto Records. The pair continue to play live and the ‘Happy Together 2016′ North American tour kicked off a few weeks ago.

The Complete Original Album Collection 6CD box and All The Singles will be released on 19 August 2016.

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The Turtles

The Complete Original Album Collection

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Amazon de 6LP coloured vinyl box 51.30
Amazon usa 6LP coloured vinyl box 37.22
Amazon ca 6LP coloured vinyl box 36.58
Amazon uk 6LP coloured vinyl box 51.14
Amazon fr 6LP coloured vinyl box 50.06
Amazon it 6LP coloured vinyl box 49.52
Amazon es 6LP coloured vinyl box 55.87
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The Turtles

All The Singles

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Amazon ca 6LP coloured vinyl box 21.19
Amazon uk 6LP coloured vinyl box 18.26
Amazon fr 6LP coloured vinyl box 15.22
Amazon it 6LP coloured vinyl box 23.82
Amazon es 6LP coloured vinyl box 21.59
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It Ain’t Me Babe

1. WANDERIN’ KIND (MONO)
2. IT WAS A VERY GOOD YEAR (MONO)
3. YOUR MAW SAID YOU CRIED (MONO)
4. EVE OF DESTRUCTION (MONO)
5. GLITTER AND GOLD (MONO)
6. LET ME BE (MONO)
7. LET THE COLD WINDS BLOW (MONO)
8. IT AIN’T ME BABE (MONO)
9. A WALK IN THE SUN (MONO)
1o. LAST LAUGH (MONO)
11. LOVE MINUS ZERO (MONO)
12. LIKE A ROLLING STONE (MONO)
13. WANDERIN’ KIND (STEREO)
14. IT WAS A VERY GOOD YEAR (STEREO)
15. YOUR MAW SAID YOU CRIED (STEREO)
16. EVE OF DESTRUCTION (STEREO)
17. GLITTER AND GOLD (STEREO)
18. LET ME BE (STEREO)
19. LET THE COLD WINDS BLOW  (STEREO)
20. IT AIN’T ME BABE (STEREO)
21. A WALK IN THE SUN (STEREO)
22. LAST LAUGH (STEREO)
23. LOVE MINUS ZERO (STEREO)
24. LIKE A ROLLING STONE (STEREO)

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You Baby

1. FLYIN’ HIGH (MONO)
2. I KNOW THAT YOU’LL BE THERE (MONO)
3. HOUSE OF PAIN (MONO)
4. JUST A ROOM (MONO)
5. I NEED SOMEONE (MONO)
6. LET ME BE (MONO)
7. DOWN IN SUBURBIA (MONO)
8. GIVE LOVE A TRIAL (MONO)
9. YOU BABY (MONO)
10. PALL BEARING, BALL BEARING WORLD (MONO)
11. ALL MY PROBLEMS (MONO)
12. ALMOST THERE (MONO)
13. FLYIN’ HIGH (STEREO)
14. I KNOW THAT YOU’LL BE THERE (STEREO)
15. HOUSE OF PAIN (STEREO)
16. JUST A ROOM (STEREO)
17. I NEED SOMEONE (STEREO)
18. LET ME BE (STEREO)
19. DOWN IN SUBURBIA (STEREO)
20. GIVE LOVE A TRIAL (STEREO)
21. YOU BABY (STEREO)
22. PALL BEARING, BALL BEARING WORLD (STEREO)
23. ALL MY PROBLEMS (STEREO)
24. ALMOST THERE (STEREO)

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Happy Together

1. MAKIN’ MY MIND UP (MONO)
2. GUIDE FOR THE MARRIED MAN (MONO)
3. THINK I’LL RUN AWAY (MONO)
4. THE WALKING SONG (MONO)
5. ME ABOUT YOU (MONO)
6. HAPPY TOGETHER (MONO)
7. SHE’D RATHER BE WITH ME (MONO)
8. TOO YOUNG TO BE ONE (MONO)
9. PERSON WITHOUT A CARE (MONO)
10. LIKE THE SEASONS (MONO)
11. RUGS OF WOODS AND FLOWERS (MONO)
12. MAKIN’ MY MIND UP (STEREO)
13. GUIDE FOR THE MARRIED MAN (STEREO)
14. THINK I’LL RUN AWAY (STEREO)
15. THE WALKING SONG (STEREO)
16. ME ABOUT YOU (STEREO)
17. HAPPY TOGETHER (STEREO)
18. SHE’D RATHER BE WITH ME (STEREO)
19. TOO YOUNG TO BE ONE (STEREO)
20. PERSON WITHOUT A CARE (STEREO)
21. LIKE THE SEASONS (STEREO)
22. RUGS OF WOODS AND FLOWERS (STEREO)

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The Turtles Present Battle of the Bands

1. THE OPENING: THE BATTLE OF THE BANDS BONUS TRACKS
2. THE LAST THING I REMEMBER
3. ELENORE
4. TOO MUCH HEARTSICK FEELING
5. OH DADDY!
6. BUZZSAW
7. SURFER DAN
8. I’M CHIEF KAMANAWANALEA (WE’RE THE ROYAL MACADAMIA NUTS)
9. YOU SHOWED ME
10. FOOD
11. CHICKEN LITTLE WAS RIGHT
12. THE CLOSING: EARTH ANTHEM (ALL)

BONUS TRACKS

13. SHE’S MY GIRL
14. CHICKEN LITTLE WAS RIGHT (SINGLE VERSION)
15. SOUND ASLEEP
16. UMBASSA AND THE DRAGON
17. THE STORY OF ROCK AND ROLL
18. CAN’T YOU HEAR THE COWS
19. THE LAST THING I REMEMBER (THE FIRST THING I KNEW) (ALTERNATIVE VERSION)
20. THE OWL
21. TO SEE THE SUN
22. EARTH ANTHEM (ALTERNATIVE VERSION)
23. BATTLE OF THE BANDS RADIO SPOT

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Turtle Soup

1. COME OVER
2. HOUSE ON THE HILL
3. SHE ALWAYS LEAVES ME LAUGHING
4. HOW YOU LOVE ME
5. TORN BETWEEN TEMPTATIONS
6. LOVE IN THE CITY
7. BACHELOR MOTHER
8. JOHN & JULIE
9. HOT LITTLE HANDS
10. SOMEWHERE FRIDAY NIGHT
11. DANCE THIS DANCE WITH ME
12. YOU DON’T HAVE TO WALK IN THE RAIN

BONUS TRACKS

13. GOODBYE SURPRISE
14. LIKE IT OR NOT
15. THERE YOU SIT LONELY
16. CAN I GO ON
17. YOU WANT TO BE A WOMAN
18. IF WE ONLY HAD THE TIME
19. DANCE THIS DANCE (DEMO)
20. COME OVER (DEMO)
21. HOW YOU LOVE ME (DEMO)
22. STRANGE GIRL (DEMO)
23. MARMENDY MILL (DEMO)
24. TURTLE SOUP RADIO SPOT

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Wooden Head

1. I CAN’T STOP BONUS TRACKS
2. SHE’LL COME BACK
3. GET AWAY
4. WRONG FROM THE START
5. I GET OUT OF BREATH
6. WE’LL MEET AGAIN
7. ON A SUMMER’S DAY
8. COME BACK
9. SAY GIRL
10. TIE ME DOWN
11. WANDERIN’ KIND
12. YOU BABY (1967 STEREO MIX)
12. YOU BABY (1967 STEREO MIX)
13. SO GOES LOVE
14. MAKIN’ MY MIND UP (1966 STEREO VERSION)
15. IS IT ANY WONDER?
16. LET ME BE (1967 STEREO MIX)
17. GRIM REAPER OF LOVE
18. IT AIN’T ME BABE (1967 STEREO MIX)
19. CAN I GET TO KNOW YOU BETTER
20. OUTSIDE CHANCE
21. YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN
22. CAT IN THE WINDOW
23. WE’LL MEET AGAIN (ALTERNATE TAKE)
24. THE TURTLES! GOLDEN HITS RADIO SPOT

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All The Singles (2CD compilation)

Disc 1

1. It Ain’t Me Babe
2. Almost There
3. Let Me Be
4. Your Maw Said You Cried
5. You Baby
6. Wanderin’ Kind
7. Grim Reaper of Love
8. Come Back
9. So Goes Love
10. On A Summer’s Day
11. We’ll Meet Again
12. Outside Chance
13. Makin’ My Mind Up
14. Can I Get to Know You Better
15. Like The Seasons
16. Happy Together
17. She’d Rather Be With Me
18. The Walking Song
19. Guide for the Married Man
20. Think I’ll Run Away
21. You Know What I Mean
22. Rugs of Woods and Flowers
23. She’s My Girl 23. Eve of Destruction
24. Chicken Little Was Right

Disc 2

1. Sound Asleep
2. Umbassa the Dragon
3. The Story of Rock and Roll
4. Can’t You Hear the Cows
5. Elenore
6. Surfer Dan
7. Christmas Is My Time of Year
8. You Showed Me
9. Buzz Saw
10. House on the Hill
11. Come Over
12. How You Loved Me
13. You Don’t Have to Walk In the Rain
14. Love In the City
15. Bachelor Mother
16. Lady-O
17. Somewhere Friday Night
18. Teardrops
19. Gas Money
20. Who Would Ever Think That I Would Marry Margaret?
21. We Ain’t Gonna Party No More
22. Is It Any Wonder?
24. Me About You

 

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10 responses to The Turtles / The Complete Original Album Collection / 6CD box set

  1. steven says:

    The Turtles deserve this type of package, I’ll be first in line to get it!!

  2. Kenny says:

    The Turtles made some great music and deserve a proper release of their material. “Battle Of The Bands” definitely their masterpiece.
    Only problem will be the price of the album collection in the UK. Your price guide usually shows Amazon US as one of the cheapest sites so if it’s £55 from the US it could be exorbitant over here.

    • Carlton Fisher says:

      This early in the game, there’s a good chance the US price will drop. Typically, unless they mess it up, the price is really high the first week or so of being listed, then it drops. I think they do this when they aren’t sure of what the MSRP will be, so they have it covered, then they can get it listed ASAP to avoid losing pre-orders, and then adjust it appropriately once they know the actual price.

  3. WILLIAM ENGLAND says:

    Finally! The Turtles must be one of the most overlooked/underrated groups of the sixties (a bit like how The Zombies used to be overlooked). I’ll have to look into how this new box collects the tracks from Challon Road…
    A note on the price – even if it is £50+, it’s still cheaper than tracking down the Repertoire/Sundazed expanded cds from 10 years ago, which seem to be £50 each when they turn up on Amazon. AND, at least the royalties will be flowing in the right direction this time!!!

  4. AlexKx says:

    I wonder why the two c.d set “Solid Zinc” (https://www.discogs.com/Turtles-Solid-Zinc-The-Turtles-Anthology/release/3329148) went out of print in the last fourteen years? It only came out in 2002. I guess it simply did not sell enough? I paid a rather outrageous price for it a few years ago because I was looking for the most extensive compilation that was more than one disc but not yet all of them. I suppose that’s all cool and o.k. though. I think it is cool they are getting their own box set like this.

  5. Trash says:

    I only know, and absolutely love, Happy together. One of my all-time favourite love songs.

    Maybe time to investigate further, based on some of the accolades mentioned here.

    Can anyone recommend an album to start with (apart from the singles obviously)?

    Many thanks in advance.

  6. Richie says:

    This is great news. Like AlexKx above I was looking for a more comprehensive best of only last week. The price will come down, a certain UK seller, who I will not name because of their tardiness with orders has the box for around £40 and the singles set for £12. I’m in for both.

    • richie says:

      Was that me above?

      Whether it was or not, the prices are still daft, I don`t intend to pay no more than £40 for the box set but not from S_ _ _, I want the box this year, and no more than £12 for the double CD but not from…you know the rest.

  7. MiG says:

    Fantastic! Been trying to get “Battle Of The Bands” on CD for a while. And here’s the whole lot — with the participation of Flo & Eddie too. Count me in.

    Howard, time for another book. Loved the movie too.

  8. richie says:

    Err, I paid £67 for the box set and £14 for the singles double CD.

    Couldn`t help myself. I wanted them now. Betcha there`s a SDE alert for the box set – £27 on
    Amazon Albania!

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