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Canned Heat - Future Blues - 1970 US Pressed Liberty label 9-track LP - Incl. Comic Book

€ 85
ArtistCanned Heat
TitleFuture Blues - 1970 US Pressed Liberty label 9-track LP - Incl. Comic Book
Price € 85
GenreRock & Blues
FormatLP
Record labelLiberty
Catalogue noLST-11002
CountryUSA
Year of release1970
GradingVG++ (Vinyl and Labels)/VG++ (Comic)/VG+(+) (Cover)
Stock listCanned Heat
Additional info1970 US Pressed Liberty label 9-track LP - US blues - boogie rockers 5th album - the last to feature co-founder and songwriter Alan Wilson who died later that year and the only album in the classic Heat era to feature guitarist Harvey Mandell who bridged the gap between albums for Henry Vestine who returned after 'Future Blues' as bassist Larry 'The Mole' Taylor left the band.

Dr. John guests 'Future Blues' on a couple of tracks.

Vinyl has the silver texted black labels with left side spectral area integrating boxed 'Statue Of Liberty' logo

Like all initial copies this one comes complete with 20-page black & white "Kanned Korn Komix (A Kanned Heat Folly)" comic book illustrated by Bo Schnepf.

Vinyl and booklet are housed in a sturdy gatefold picture cover.

For those into matrix information, this copy displays machine stamped trailoff info:
Side 1: LST-11002-1 Re4
Side 2: B A 114 -LST-11002-2 Re4 1

Condition: VG++ (Vinyl and Labels)/VG+(+) (Cover):

Vinyl is bright and shiny - hardly any signs of play or handling - extreme close to mint? this is one of those that most would grade straight mint.

Labels are plain mint - vinyl is overall graded close to mint.

Booklet has only faint signs of handling - graded close to mint.

Cover has top corner dents but is otherwise in extraordinary condition - no signs of handling or storage? just a very minor spine corner and a more pronounced opening corner dent... superb - graded close to near mint/excellent overall.


Tracklisting:

Side 1
1. Sugar Bee (Eddie Shuler) 2:39
2. Shake It And Break It (Charlie Patton) 2:34
3. That's All Right, Mama (Arthur "BigBoy" Crudup) 4:18
4. My Time Ain't Long (Alan Wilson) 3:48
5. Skat (Alan Wilson) 2:42
6. Let's Work Together (Wilbert Harrison) 2:49

Side 2:
1. London Blues (Alan Wilson) 5:32
2. So Sad (The World's In A Tangle) (Alan Wilson, Robert Hite, Jr., Adolfo De La Parra, Harvey Mandel, Samuel L. Taylor) 7:57
3. Future Blues (Alan Wilson, Robert Hite, Jr., Adolfo De La Parra, Harvey Mandel, Samuel L. Taylor) 3:02

Recorded 1970 at Village Recorders in Los Angeles, CA

Credits:

Canned Heat:
Bob Hite - Vocals
Alan Wilson - Slide Guitar, Vocals, Harmonica
Harvey Mandel - Lead Guitar
Larry Taylor - Bass
Adolfo de la Parra - Drums

Additional Musicians:
Dr. John - Piano, Horn Arrangements (tracks 5 & 7)
Ernest Lane - piano (track 9)

Technical Credits:
Skip Taylor, Canned Heat - Production
Tommy Oliver, David Weichman - Engineer

Artwork:
Alan Wilson - Liner Notes
Ron Wolin - Art Direction
Album Cover Concept - Skip Taylor
Back Cover Photography - Herb Kravitz
Inside Photography - Herb Green