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JAN & DEAN => DON'T YOU JUST KNOW IT => Topic started by: Doc Smiley on December 31, 2009, 01:53:59 PM

Title: looking for Jan and Dean Cd's (one way 2fers)
Post by: Doc Smiley on December 31, 2009, 01:53:59 PM
hi all

looking for a couple of missing J&D cd's  for my collection.  Anyone holding extras or no a good source?  I realise that they are oop.
Title: Re: looking for Jan and Dean Cd's (one way 2fers)
Post by: Mark A. Moore on December 31, 2009, 04:26:25 PM
hi all

looking for a couple of missing J&D cd's  for my collection.  Anyone holding extras or no a good source?  I realise that they are oop.

You can often find them on e-Bay for a good price.
Title: Re: looking for Jan and Dean Cd's (one way 2fers)
Post by: Doc Smiley on December 31, 2009, 07:12:41 PM
"The Beat Goes On label" remasters as good as the "One Way Label" ones?
 :o
Title: Re: looking for Jan and Dean Cd's (one way 2fers)
Post by: King Fred II on January 01, 2010, 02:34:53 AM
I wouldn't recommend Ebay to anyone; I know about some very dirty tricks they play >:(
Title: Re: looking for Jan and Dean Cd's (one way 2fers)
Post by: rockngrann on January 01, 2010, 11:10:17 AM
I wouldn't recommend Ebay to anyone; I know about some very dirty tricks they play >:(

Guess I've been lucky. I've used e-bay for more than 10 years with no real problems.   I've bought several Jan & Dean items there.
Title: Re: looking for Jan and Dean Cd's (one way 2fers)
Post by: King Fred II on January 01, 2010, 11:31:14 AM
I wouldn't recommend Ebay to anyone; I know about some very dirty tricks they play >:(

Guess I've been lucky. I've used e-bay for more than 10 years with no real problems.   I've bought several Jan & Dean items there.
Maybe that's the difference between the American Ebay and the European versions. When Ebay took over Ibazar, the first thing they did was exclude some users, sometimes for the wrong reason. Then they said: if you think we shouldn't exclude you, write to this email... When I did, my mail returned as undeliverable. So we were not given any possibility to defend ourselves. Well, in that case: screw Ebay! There are more (and better) sites to sell your goods.
Title: Re: looking for Jan and Dean Cd's (one way 2fers)
Post by: MichaelB on January 02, 2010, 02:39:30 PM
Individual sellers on Amazon.com are a good source.  The prices have really come down from what they were before.  There are also a lot on Ebay right now.
Title: Re: looking for Jan and Dean Cd's (one way 2fers)
Post by: David Beard on January 08, 2010, 06:45:08 AM
Amazon.com also sells the twofers.
Title: Re: looking for Jan and Dean Cd's (one way 2fers)
Post by: scooby1970 on January 09, 2010, 07:21:44 AM
The European version of eBay, especially the UK section has never caused me any problems, and is a great place to find Jan & Dean bargains. I also find shops such as play.com and cdwow have a great selection of Jan & Dean goodies.

:) Mark
Title: Re: looking for Jan and Dean Cd's (one way 2fers)
Post by: Mark A. Moore on January 09, 2010, 05:49:50 PM
I think the one-way two-fers are the best reproductions, in terms of the original stereo mixes.

But I don't like the odd pairings. I wish they had paired them sequencially. Never understood the pairings.
Title: Re: looking for Jan and Dean Cd's (one way 2fers)
Post by: Ban n Bean on March 10, 2010, 11:01:21 PM
I wish some of the albums sounded better.

It's good to have the original LP mix of "Folk 'n Roll" but the EMI "All The Hits..." has wonderful remixes of several of the "Folk 'n Roll" tracks and really show off the incredible productions some of these songs are.

To me, the "Meet Batman" album sounded kind of flat on One Way.  It's stereo but there's something missing in the sound.

The C5 CD's are worth hunting down.  I think they sound better than the One-Way counterparts (not giving up my Hal Blaine autographed C5 "Dead Man's Curve/New Girl..." CD   :) ).
Title: Re: looking for Jan and Dean Cd's (one way 2fers)
Post by: Mark A. Moore on March 11, 2010, 05:56:42 PM
The C5 releases ARE good.
Title: Re: looking for Jan and Dean Cd's (one way 2fers)
Post by: ripplewine on March 20, 2010, 08:19:52 PM
Are all of Jan & Dean's Liberty releases on C5 also?  I've only been able to find the C5 Deadman's Curve/New Girl In School.  Someone besides One Way has put out the Ride the Wild Surf album on CD--a friend of mine taped it for me about 15 years ago and I noticed a difference when I got the One Way version of it last year.  One Way cut off the very end of "The Submarine Races" where Jan says "I'm floored." 
Title: Re: looking for Jan and Dean Cd's (one way 2fers)
Post by: Mark A. Moore on March 22, 2010, 09:15:43 PM
I have the C5 re-issue of Drag City . . . excellent sound quality.

The Ride the Wild Surf and Little Old Lady albums were re-issued as a two-fer by EMI back in '92. These featured stereo re-mixes by Ron Furmanek and Kevin Reeves . . . with liner notes by pop maven Dawn Eden.
Title: Re: looking for Jan and Dean Cd's (one way 2fers)
Post by: Ban n Bean on March 23, 2010, 12:41:45 AM
The EMI two-fer features remixes, an alternate version of "Little Old Lady..." and extended fade outs.  Great CD and great sound (I wish EMI had done the rest of the Jan & Dean catalog).

C5 CDs that I have and know of:

Take Linda Surfing
Surf City And....
Drag City
Dead Man's Curve...
Ride The Wild Surf

All are excellent sounding but have no bonus tracks.
Title: Re: looking for Jan and Dean Cd's (one way 2fers)
Post by: ripplewine on March 23, 2010, 07:05:33 PM
Thanks, Ban & Bean!  I'll have to start looking for these CDs--I was impressed by the sound quality of the C5 Dead Man's Curve/New Girl in School re-isssue; sounds like the other ones are just as good.
Title: Re: looking for Jan and Dean Cd's (one way 2fers)
Post by: ripplewine on March 23, 2010, 07:22:49 PM
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I have the C5 re-issue of Drag City . . . excellent sound quality.

The Ride the Wild Surf and Little Old Lady albums were re-issued as a two-fer by EMI back in '92. These featured stereo re-mixes by Ron Furmanek and Kevin Reeves . . . with liner notes by pop maven Dawn Eden.
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Thanks, Mark! I'll bet the EMI two-fer is the one that my friend taped for me back in the '90s.  I used to have the Greatest Hits cassette that came out in '90 which had all their single hits from A Sunday Kind of Love to Batman--I'm going to hunt down a CD of it, too.  I believe Ron Furmanek/Kevin Reeves also did the stereo re-mixes on that one?   

I'll definitely try to pick up the rest of the C5 albums; our music stores here only carried the one I mentioned, so I never knew the others were out there.
Title: Re: looking for Jan and Dean Cd's (one way 2fers)
Post by: alanjames on March 23, 2010, 09:29:27 PM
Hi!
Mark, what you think about the Beat Goes On two-fers?
What's the better two-fers to buy?
I'm looking for One Way's two fers, because all cds have bonus tracks.
Thanks!
Cheers
Alan
Title: Re: looking for Jan and Dean Cd's (one way 2fers)
Post by: Ban n Bean on March 23, 2010, 11:36:03 PM
Here's the link at BGO for the CDs : http://www.bgo-records.com/list_artist_divs.asp?selectartist=249&Submit.x=90&Submit.y=13&Submit=submit (http://www.bgo-records.com/list_artist_divs.asp?selectartist=249&Submit.x=90&Submit.y=13&Submit=submit)

If the samples at Amazon are accurate to the CD's real content then:

1) Ride The Wild Surf album is mono
2) Folk n' Roll utilizes a wider stereo mix than the One Way and the channels are switched
3) Surf City seems to be the normal stereo mix
4) Dead Man Curve... seems to be the normal stereo mix

I haven't heard these BGO CDs (other than the Amazon samples).
Title: Re: looking for Jan and Dean Cd's (one way 2fers)
Post by: alanjames on March 24, 2010, 02:35:46 PM
Hi Ban!
The BGO CDs have bonus tracks or only One Way cds?
You know about some of the bonus tracks? Singles, unreleased songs, etc...?
Thanks!
Alan
Title: Re: looking for Jan and Dean Cd's (one way 2fers)
Post by: Ban n Bean on March 24, 2010, 04:07:30 PM
No bonus tracks or unreleased music.
Title: Re: looking for Jan and Dean Cd's (one way 2fers)
Post by: Doc Smiley on May 06, 2010, 06:11:41 PM
Hi everyone

I'm still looking for a One Way version of Little Old lady/Filet Of Soul  and Take Linda Surfin/Ride The Wild Surf.
I was hoping not to have to break the bank to get them.. a vendor tied to Amazon.com has a copy of TLS/RTWS  for only $12, but will not ship to Canada. :-[
  needs to be the One Way versions for the right grouping of lps..

So if anyone sees these two cd's in the $20 range (new or used) please remember me.

thanks

Doc Smiley  (north of the border)
Title: Re: looking for Jan and Dean Cd's (one way 2fers)
Post by: Ban n Bean on May 19, 2010, 04:47:56 PM
Hello,

Just acquired the BGO Ride The Wild Surf/Folk 'n Roll.  Nice outer sleeve, decent notes (no full reproductions of the covers :( )  The stereo mastering of Folk n' Roll on the BGO is much better than One Way (my opinion).  The stereo mix is wide, has nice dynamic range and some sparkle the One Way was missing.

Nice to have the mono mix of "Ride The Wild Surf" LP.  Who knows if these mono LP mixes will be released again.
Title: Re: looking for Jan and Dean Cd's (one way 2fers)
Post by: alanforrester on May 20, 2010, 05:27:45 AM
Hi Ban n Bean !!

Can you  say--are the Folk n Roll stereo mixes full stereo or instruments one side/vocals on other ???

Thanks
Title: Re: looking for Jan and Dean Cd's (one way 2fers)
Post by: Ban n Bean on May 20, 2010, 08:18:14 AM
It's the original LP stereo mix: instruments far left (with a few exceptions), vocals far right.  Again, the BGO sounds much better than the One Way mastering, in my view.
Title: Re: looking for Jan and Dean Cd's (one way 2fers)
Post by: alanforrester on May 20, 2010, 03:40:36 PM
Thanks !!
Title: Re: looking for Jan and Dean Cd's (one way 2fers)
Post by: Jason Michael on June 07, 2010, 12:09:58 PM
Has anyone heard the Australian Raven label release, "As Easy As 1, 2, 3,..." which includes all the songs from "Popsicle", "Little Old Lady From Pasadena" and "Drag City"? I am wondering how the sound is, as well as which mixes were used.
Thanks for any info!

Jason