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dB's - I Thought You Wanted to Know: 1978-1981  [2xLP + Booklet] - New LP
Propeller Sound Recordings

dB's - I Thought You Wanted to Know: 1978-1981 [2xLP + Booklet] - New LP

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  • Artist: DB's, The
  • Title: I Thought You Wanted To Know: 1978-1981
  • Genre: Rock/pop
  • Label: Propeller Sound Recordings
23 Tracks of Remastered Early Singles, Demos, and Live Recordings with 8-Page Full Color Booklet.
What we have here are home and field recordings of The dB’s. Most of these tracks predate the release of Stands For deciBels by two to three years and were the basis of the signing of the band to Albion Records (UK) in 1980. Some songs are being released to the public for the first time in this package.
Now, almost thirty years after a number of these tracks first saw the light of day on Rhino Records, we find ourselves in the position of releasing the earliest of these selections from our archives to a whole new audience. It’s the first time most have been on vinyl.
The live recordings were found after months of Chris sifting through a trove of ancient cassettes, and we are glad to be able to include these key songs from those early years.
- Peter Holsapple, The dB’s - Durham, NC - 2021

A1 (I Thought) You Wanted To Know Drums – David Bowler Guitar, Harmony Vocals, Written-By – Richard Lloyd Vocals, Bass, Piano, Percussion, Mixed By – Chris Stamey A2 Black And White

A3 Soul Kiss

A4 Bad Reputation

A5 If And When A6 The Fight

B1 Nothing Is Wrong B2 Dynamite B3 We Should Be In Bed B4 Ash B5 You Got It Wrong

C1 Everytime Anytime C2 Death Garage [Live at the Ritz] C3 What About That Cat C4 Tell Me Two Times C5 What's The Matter With Me C6 She's Green I'm Blue

  Time Has Come Today [Live At Friday's 1981] Written-By – J. Chambers*, W. Chambers*

D2 My Sire Wristwatch [Live At Rahar's 1980]

D3 Let's Live For Today Written-By – M. Julien*, M. Rapetti*, N. Shapiro*

D4 Tomorrow Never Knows [Live, date and venue unknown] Written-By – J. Lennon / P. McCartney*

D5 My Back Pages [Live at Cat's Cradle 1980] Written-By – B. Dylan*

D6 Goin' To The Club Companies, etc. Copyright © – Decibolic, LLC Licensed To – Propeller Sound Recordings Manufactured By – Propeller Sound Recordings Marketed By – Propeller Sound Recordings
Recorded At – Zeami Studios

Recorded At – Blank Tape Studios

Recorded At – Blue Rock Studio

Recorded At – Westbeth Artists' Housing

Recorded At – New York Rocker

Recorded At – The Ritz, New York

Recorded At – Rahar's, Northampton, Mass.

Recorded At – Friday's, Greensboro, North Carolina

Recorded At – Cat's Cradle

Mixed At – Brickhenge Studios Mixed At –

Modern Recording Mixed At – Drive-In Studio

Overdubbed At – Overdub Lane Credits

Design – Henry Owings*

Drums – Will Rigby

Electric Bass – Gene Holder

Electric Guitar, Lead Vocals – Chris Stamey

Engineer – Bob Blank, Chris Stamey, Gene Holder, Wes Lachot

Executive Producer, A&R – Jay Coyle, Jefferson Holt Legal – David Wykoff

Liner Notes – Peter Holsapple

Mastered By – Bill Inglot, Mke Graves*

Mixed By – Chris Stamey, Mitch Easter

Organ, Electric Guitar, Lead Vocals – Peter Holsapple

Producer – Chris Stamey Notes

Packaged in a gatefold sleeve with 8-page booklet. Limited to 250 copies.

Track 1 is a 2021 remix of the track originally released as a 1978 single.

Track 2 is Don Dixon's original Drive-In Studio mix of the track later remixed and released as a 1980 single.

Track 3 originally released as the B-side of the aforementioned 1980 single.

Tracks 4, 6 to 8, 11, 12, 14 to 17 and 20 recorded at the offices of New York Rocker magazine and previously released on Ride The Wild TomTom.

Tracks 5, 9 and 10 recorded at Westbeth Artists' Housing and previously released on Ride The Wild TomTom.

Track 23 is a previously unreleased track from the New York Rocker recordings with newly-completed lyrics and a new vocal by Chris Stamey.

Tracks 13, 18, 19, 21 and 22 are previously unreleased live tracks.

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