Preview: Carnival of Sound - Jan and Dean's Long Lost Late-60's Album

Artist: Jan and Dean
Title: Carnival of Sounds
Release Date: February 22, 2010
Label: Rhino Handmade
Format(s): CD, CD/Vinyl Set

It was just yesterday that we were saying how great it was that Rhino Handmade is back and here they come with another fine release.

After the car accident that severely injured Jan Berry, spent three years recovering and recording an album that would, ultimately, never be released.  Although their were tracks that still contained Jan and Deans' regular California sound, Berry also included more experimental music, including using the sitar and other Indian instrumentation.

Producer Andrew Sandoval spent three years researching this release.  He says in the liner notes “Although Jan cut multiple LP-length acetates of his work at the time, he left behind no definitive track list or sequence for the songs to be included on the album.  I created the sequence you hear … by grouping his post-accident tracks together and closing with his pre-accident masters. The two parts of this story have such different flavors that they seem to flow best in this manner.”

Included on the two-CDs are Berry's original mono masters and 15 bonus tracks including new stereo mixes.  A 16-page booklet has rare photos and extensive liner notes.

Track List: 
  • Girl You're Blowing My Mind (album version)
  • Mulholland (album version)
  • Fan Tan (album version)
  • Carnival of Sound (album version)
  • Laurel and Hardy (album version)
  • I Know My Mind (album version)
  • Love and Hate (album version)
  • Tijuana (album version)
  • Hawaii (album version)
  • Louisiana Man (album version)
  • Stay (album version)
  • Only a Boy (album version)
  • In the Still of the Night (album version)
  • Yakety Yak (album version)
  • Don't Drop It (album version)
  • Girl You're Blowing My Mind (stereo mix, album version)
  • Mulholland (stereo mix, album version)
  • Fan Tan (stereo mix, album version)
  • Carnival of Sound (stereo mix, album version)
  • Laurel and Hardy (stereo mix, album version)
  • I Know My Mind (stereo mix, album version)
  • Love and Hate (stereo mix, album version)
  • Tijuana (stereo mix, album version)
  • Hawaii (stereo mix, album version)
  • Louisiana Man (stereo mix, album version)
  • Stay (stereo mix, album version)
  • In the Still of the Night (stereo mix, album version) 
  • Girl You're Blowing My Mind (Jan's final mix, album version)
  • Laurel and Hardy (Jan's demo, album version)
  • Girl You're Blowing My Mind (Alternate backing track, album version)

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