Norman Petty Masters CD
Limited Edition Pressing
tracks – from the original master tapes
first-time stereo mixes + original Norman Petty mono mixes
12 page full color booklet in 4-panel eco-wallet
early 1968, THE FRANTICS entered Norman Petty Studios with the first session for
a full length album project.
No band that recorded at the 7th Street Studio, previously or afterwards, would have a
heavier, psychedelic sound than this 6 piece group that originally formed in Montana.
Now basing themselves out of Colorado, they made a name for themselves with
performances in the area and returned late in the year to finish their recordings.
It was an entirely new style of music being introduced to Norman Petty.
What Norman excelled at was creativity in the studio, and constantly striving for something different.
What we are left with is an album that pushed boundaries as much as any other record at the time.
1968 was already an incredible year for music in arguably the most creative decade in rock.
Classic albums from Blue Cheer, The Beatles, Cream, the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Rolling Stones,
Velvet Underground, Big Brother & The Holding Company, and many others were all released that year.
"Birth" would have fit nicely among the best of the day and would have been worthy company.
As fate would have it, the band moved to California and hooked up with new management and began recording for a local label,
abandoning their Clovis recordings that have remained in the Petty audio vault for almost 50 years.
We present the album in first-time stereo mixed from the 4-track session tapes,
along with Norman Petty's mono mix which includes sound effects between each track that was
meant to be a non-stop mind-expanding and ear-splitting experience.
The 12-page booklet features color photos from the recording sessions,
with notes from "Lost Sounds Montana" music historian Dave Martens,
along with input from the original group members.