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Link Wray & The Wraymen - The Definitive Edition [CD]


  • £10.17

Cat. no: 600928
Format: CD
Barcode: 8436559469449
Release Date: 14 Oct 2022

Genre: Rock 'N' Roll

The defnitive edition with 16 bonus tracks, packaging includes 16-page booklet with rare photos and detailed liner notes

Link Wray was the frst important instrumental rock musician to feature the power chord prominently - the major modus operandi of modern rock guitarists. His impact has been felt throughout almost every genre of music for the last fve decades, from rock & roll to garage, country, blues, punk, grunge and surf music. 

His instrumental rock gem, "Rumble", crackles with manic energy. Everything that was handed down to today's current crop of headbangers, from the likes of Led Zeppelin and The Who, can be traced back to this hero from North Carolina. Link Wray's sound, style and career stood at an intersection of rock & roll, the rise of the guitar instrumental, the cult of the juvenile delinquent, and modernity in general.

This quintessential collector's edition contains Wray's magnifcent and essential debut album, Link Wray & The Wraymen (1960). In addition, we have included 16 bonus tracks consisting of alternate takes, demos and hard to fnd sides from his early and best years on the Epic and Cadence labels. Here is the material upon which Wray's unique reputation was built.

"Link Wray is the King; if it hadn't been for "Rumble", I would have never picked up a guitar". - Pete Townsend

Tracks: Caroline / Slinky / Right Turn / Rendezvous / Dixie- Doodle / Rumble / Hand Clapper / Raw- Hide / Lillian / Radar / Comanche / Studio Blues / Mary Ann / Trail Of The Lonesome Pine / Rumble (Alternate Take) / Golden Strings (Based On A Chopin Etude) / Ain't That Lovin' You Baby / Comanche (Demo) / Slinky (Alternate Take) / Radar (Alternate Take) / Mary Ann (Alternate Take) / Ain't That Lovin' You Baby (Alternate Take) / Walkin' With Link / Danger One Way Love / Johnny Bom Bonny / Roughshod / I'm Countin' On You / Right Turn (Alternate Take)

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