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50 years since 'Ten Years After' - the first album!
To coincide with Ten Years After’s eponymous debut release in 1967 Chrysalis Records are proud to present a 50th Anniversary 10 CD Box Set. This limited edition set includes a CD of previously unreleased material.
Hello and Happy Summer to all Alvin and TYA fans! We've been very quiet on this board for far too long, but hope that you're following 'Alvin Lee Official' on Facebook to get snippets, reviews and video links every week.
Anyway, there has been A LOT going on behind the scenes over the last year, we've been very busy and are looking forward to sharing some EXCITING NEWS with you! Prepare yourself, we'll post details very soon...
We’ve been trying to figure out which stickers were on Alvin’s guitar ‘Big Red’ at Woodstock, when the guitar still had the dot neck and Bigsby… looks like there were only four of them in total. Does anybody have clear pictures showing details, particularly of the two stickers which were removed at some point in time? Please email to our 'booking' email address if you can help - thanks!
1990 TYA show released as CD on Rainman Records' British Live Performance Series:
Check out the new products in our online store! T-shirts, pin badges, turntable slip mats and coasters. Order now for Christmas delivery. Shipping to Europe and the USA.
The most recent TYA VINYL release – another old favourite: R&R Music to the World.
Please people, go and get yourselves a turntable for Xmas – it will take you right back to the time when music was something to be treasured! By pure coincidence we have just added (among other items) turntable slipmats to our online shop ;) https://www.alvinleemerch.com/
Last year also saw the release of a ‘Deluxe’ vinyl edition of ‘Ten Years After’- UNDEAD by the label Music On Vinyl
The addition of more tracks recorded on that day at Klooks Kleek is going to delight any fan of early TYA material. However, the changed running order of the songs – which means that vinyl side B starts with the drum solo (!?!) and inserting the additional tracks in what feels like some kind of haphazard fashion - won't sit right with anybody familiar with the original release.
The original album ‘Ten Years After’ – WATT has been re-relased on vinyl by the Netherlands based record label Music On Vinyl
Although the official release date was just over a year ago we only recently laid our hands on a copy and must say it is a very fine release indeed, confirming the memory of how good it sounded when listening to it before the age of digital music.
Here is one of the first reviews on the latest three TYA re-issues, released in July 2015: