Steppenwolf - Steppenwolf


Label:

Analogue Productions

Genre:

Pop/Rock

Product No.:
AAPP 50029
Availability:
Limited Stock
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200 Gram Vinyl Record



200 Gram LP  

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Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio

200-gram pressing by Quality Record Pressings; plating by Gary Salstrom

Tip-on jacket printed on metallic foil stock to match the original

Classic 1968 debut album features "Born To Be Wild" and "The Pusher"

Steppenwolf have become synonymous with their huge Harley ridin'-hit, "Born To Be Wild", although in reality, their success was far broader, with sales totaling more than 25 million units worldwide. Now their eponymous debut album originally released in 1968 is back and stunning audiophiles — courtesy of Analogue Productions and Quality Record Pressings!

The original album cover was something amazingly spectacular, done with a silver foil, now painstakingly recreated for this 200-gram QRP pressing. And the LP itself? Our state-of-the-art pressing plant's LPs draw consistent critical raves for their sonic reproduction and incredible super-silent backgrounds. Of course the best LPs start with the best mastering, and there's none better than the maestro on this record, engineer Kevin Gray!

Their history is littered with a succession of band members, substance abuse issues and several break-ups and reformations, but Steppenwolf endures.

Steppenwolf started life in Canada in the early '60s as The Sparrows, but did not find fame until they had changed their name and released their rockin' album debut in 1968. When two tracks, "Born to be Wild" and "The Pusher", were used in the film "Easy Rider," the success of the album was assured. It marked the first of five consecutive gold certified albums but after the release of For Ladies Only in 1971, the band split.

They were back together by 1974 and started to release albums again, beginning with 1974's Slow Flux; but their heyday was past, and this album was to contain their last Top 40 hit, "Straight Shootin' Woman." They tried to split after 1975's Hour of the Wolf but contractual commitments to the record label made them stick it out for 1976's Skullduggery. Another split followed, and yet another reformation followed that. The band's last album of new material was Summerdaze released in 1997.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 




Side 1
Sookie Sookie
Everybody's Next One
Berry Rides Again
Hootchie Kootchie Man
Born To Be Wild
Your Wall's Too High

Side 2
Desperation
The Pusher
A Girl I Knew
Take What You Need
The Ostrich

Customer Reviews (4.83 Stars) 6 person(s) rated this product.

Everybody's next one....should be this one!

posted on 08/02/2013
5 Stars
I can only reaffirm what has been said here by other reviewers, Analogue productions are making the finest records on the market, their attention to every detail goes beyond that of other high end record company's. every analogue productions record I have bought exceeds my expectations! this Steppenwolf record sounds amazing and the cover is one of the most beautiful covers I have ever seen, I was so impressed that I bought 3 more of them, I do look forward to other analogue productions releases!....great job guy's and keep them coming!


Anologue Productions Delivers!!!

posted on 07/28/2013
5 Stars
Reviewer: Dan Swan
Each release I purchase from Anologue Productions reaffirms my faith in this company. Unsurpassed quality, attention to every detail, love and respect to the music, and faithful artwork. No other company out there can compete with them, it's just mind blowing how good this pressing sounds. I own the original and it was never all that good, the original label was not known for quality pressings, but the music was fantastic. Now we can hear the music as it was meant to be heard. Full on Steppenwolf on 200 gram dead quite vinyl with a soundscape rich in warmth and depth that honors the original recording. Once again.... Thank you Anologue Productions. Keep em' coming, please!!!


Top-Rate Mastering for Steppenwolf's Stunning Debut

posted on 07/17/2013
5 Stars
Reviewer: Colin Montgomery (Classicolin)
Everyone and his mother knows Steppenwolf is one of the most important (and underrated) pure rock bands of the 1960s/1970s. Their debut album features two of the most iconic songs in the entire canon of rock music: the legendary "Born to Be Wild" and "The Pusher", both of which were prominently featured in the 1969 biker-film masterpiece "Easy Rider". The album features much more than just these two songs though, with its opener "Sookie Sookie" rocking like no other, and "Desperation" being a tender and powerful ballad of epic proportions, among a host of other brilliant selections. The album never sounded bad, in fact, previous releases sounded quite good, but this Analogue Productions 200 gram vinyl version takes the cake and revitalizes this album like its something brand spanking new. Everything sounds HEAVIER...with Michael's guitar smacking you with its impact and life and forcing you not to forget this is an album which laid


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