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Moon Dawg

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Jan & Dean Boxed Set
« on: May 27, 2014, 02:14:46 PM »
 As many bands have received the box set treatment since the dawn of the CD age, it seems like Jan & Dean are definitely overdue for such a release. Maybe a 3 disc set including all the hits both doo-wop and surf along with a generous selection of the comedy stuff, post accident recordings including 80s rarities like "Ocean Park Angel", etc. Add some quality liner notes (Greil Marcus/Dave Marsh) and we'd have a set that would do much to spread the word that Jan was a first rate talent in his heyday.

 
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Re: Jan & Dean Boxed Set
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2016, 06:03:48 PM »
I'm thinking a 2 CD set (The Legend of JAN & DEAN) with about 28 songs per disc, touching base on all eras. Liner notes by Mark A. Moore!

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Re: Jan & Dean Boxed Set
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2016, 08:04:08 PM »
There have been many sets.  How about the Jan & Dean Collector's Series vol. 1 thru 17 for one?

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Re: Jan & Dean Boxed Set
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2016, 06:26:52 PM »
 My 3CD box set is nearly complete...

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Re: Jan & Dean Boxed Set
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2016, 10:16:14 AM »
I'm into a little Jan&Dean- phase right now and I thought about what could be on a boxset. Just a couple of ideas, over time I might have other thoughts:

One CD has to focus on the hits of course, maybe including some lesser known stuff from the early stage. All in their original mono mixes. And some studio dialogues etc. to show Jan (and Dean) working with the musicians.

Another CD could feature new stereo mixes and interesting backing tracks, acapella mixes and - if possible - recordings of just the orchestration of certain songs (like for example the string parts of "Ride the wild surf").

CD 3 could be dedicated to live performances. Mark just mentioned a couple of weeks back on the Smiley Smile messageboard the November '65 San Diego show (partly seen in "On the run") and the Hullabaloo Night Club recordings (later found on Filet Of Soul) that imo were perfect candidates for this. Maybe even something like the '63 Hollywood Bowl performance ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxC9egTxPoc ).

On CD 4 you could have the original "Filet Of Soul" if it was ever finished or, if not, selected parts of it, including the one side on Dean's anthology. Added to that the original Batman & Robin monologues could find a place here.

CD 5 I'd love to feature the recordings that show Dean's work while Jan was in the hospital plus Jan's work after he was out of hospital. That means all the originally released singles like "Summertime, summertime" (which I really don't like) and "California lullaby", Dean's version of "Louisiana man", certain highlights from "Save for a rainy day" and "Vege-tables". Then of course the originally released songs from the "Carnival of sound" project.
Added to that some of the best stuff from later years by both guys. "How, how I love her", "Don't you just know it" (Brian Wilson's name will surely get some more attention for this set), "Mother earth" etc. (I don't know if there is also some stuff from Dean).


Apart from an essay by Mark Moore the booklet could include memorabilia, maybe even a facsimile of a arrangement chart written by Jan. If there are good interviews of Jan and Dean maybe those could be printed. Or some radio interviews from the 60s (if there exist some useful ones) could be put onto one of the first CDs on this boxset.

Give that set a cool title (unfortunatley "Gotta take that one last ride" has been taken already) and hope that Dean can come up with a similar fantastic design as he did for "Carnival of sound"

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Re: Jan & Dean Boxed Set
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2016, 05:30:10 AM »
I love it! The only thing I would change is I think we need 2 CDs for the original hit material. Which would include some of the best album cuts(not the BB covers)
One of those CDs can concentrate on the early influential stuff from 58-62. Then of course the other CD could concentrate on the monster hits and album cuts from 63-66. And then the rest of your plan is great!

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Re: Jan & Dean Boxed Set
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2016, 03:54:46 AM »
Thank you!

Naturally you could always do something different. My goal was to not need more than 5 CDs the most and not duplicate too much with the "Original Liberty Singles" two-disc release. And since the stereo versions we have are those terrible left-musictrack right-singing-track mixes, I think it would be a good idea to add some really good stereo mixes on such a boxset.