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Steppenwolf “Magic Carpet Ride: The Dunhill / ABC Years (1967-1971)” 4CD Set To Be Released November 19, 2021

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Steppenwolf “Magic Carpet Ride: The Dunhill / ABC Years (1967-1971)” 4CD Set To Be Released November 19, 2021
 
• NEWLY REMASTERED EIGHT DISC BOXED SET FEATURING EACH ALBUM RECORDED BY THE LEGENDARY STEPPENWOLF FOR THE DUNHILL/ABC LABEL BETWEEN 1967 AND 1971 
• WITH 26 BONUS TRACKS DRAWN FROM RARE SINGLES AND MONO MIXES 
• INCLUDING THE ALBUMS “STEPPENWOLF”, “THE SECOND”, “AT YOUR BIRTHDAY PARTY”, “EARLY STEPPENWOLF”, “MONSTER”, “STEPPENWOLF LIVE”, “STEPPENWOLF 7” and “FOR LADIES ONLY” 
• REMASTERED FROM THE ORIGINAL DUNHILL/ABC MASTER TAPES 
 
Steppenwolf was formed in 1967 in LA by John Kay (vocals, guitar, harmonica), Goldy McJohn (organ, piano) and Jerry Edmonton (drums) who were previously members of the Canadian band The Sparrows. They were joined by Michael Monarch (lead guitar) and Rushton Moreve (bass). The band signed to Dunhill/ABC the same year and with producer Gabriel Mekler they recorded their self-titled debut album. The band were propelled to success with their classic single “Born To Be Wild” (a #2 hit in the USA) and became even wider known when the track was featured, along with their version of “The Pusher” in the classic 1969 counterculture film “Easy Rider”. 
 
“The Second” was released in October ‘68 and featured the hit single “Magic Carpet Ride” (another US #2 hit). In March ‘69 “At Your Birthday Party” was released to further success and was their first record to feature Nick St Nicholas on bass and their last to feature Michael Monarch. The July 1969 release “Early Steppenwolf” featured live recordings made at The Matrix in San Francisco in May 1967 and featured a 20-minute version of “The Pusher”. 
 
The band’s next studio album, “Monster”, was issued in November 1969 and dealt with America’s involvement in the Vietnam War. 1970 saw the band release two albums, the double LP “Steppenwolf Live” and “Steppenwolf 7”. By the release of the latter the band’s popularity began to wane slightly, although they would retain a large and loyal fan base. Their November 1971 album “For Ladies Only” was their last for Dunhill/ABC and Steppenwolf disbanded in February 1972 only to reform in 1974. 
 
Disc One: Steppenwolf – Remastered
Released In  January 1968 
1. Sookie Sookie 
2. Everybody’s Next One 
3. Berry Rides Again 
4. Hootchie Kootchie Man 
5. Born To Be Wild 
6. Your Wall’s Too High 
7. Desperation 
8. The Pusher 
9. A Girl I Knew 
10. Take What You Need 
11. The Ostrich 
Bonus Tracks (Mono Single Versions) 
12. Sookie Sookie 
13. Born To Be Wild 
14. Everybody’s Next One 
15. Take What You Need 
16. A Girl I Knew 
17. The Ostrich 
18. The Pusher 
19. Berry Rides Again 
 
Disc Two: The Second – Remastered
Released In October 1968 
1. Faster Than The Speed Of Life 
2. Tighten Up Your Wig 
3. None Of Your Doing 
4. Spiritual Fantasy 
5. Don’t Step On The Grass Sam 
6. 28 
7. Magic Carpet Ride 
8. Disappointment Number (Unknown)
9. Lost And Found By Trial And Error
10. Hodge, Podge, Strained Through A Leslie
11. Resurrection 
12. Reflections 
Bonus Tracks 
13. Magic Carpet Ride (Mono Single Version)
14. Spiritual Fantasy (Mono Single Version) 
 
Disc Three: At Your Birthday Party – Remastered 
Released In March 1969 
1. Don’t Cry 
2. Chicken Wolf 
3. Lovely Meter 
4. Round And Down 
5. It’s Never Too Late 
6. Sleeping Dreaming 
7. Jupiter Child 
8. She’ll Be Better 
9. Cat Killer 
10. Rock Me 
11. God Fearing Man 
12. Mango Juice 
13. Happy Birthday 
Bonus Tracks (Mono Single Versions) 
14. Rock Me 
15. Jupiter Child 
16. It’s Never Too Late 
17. Happy Birthday
 
Disc Four: Early Steppenwolf – Remastered
Released In July 1969 (Live At The Matrix 1967)  
1. Power Play 
2. Howlin’ For My Baby 
3. Goin’ Upstairs 
4. Corina, Corina 
5. Tighten Up Your Wig 
6. The Pusher 
 
Disc Five: Monster – Remastered 
Released In November 1969  
1. Monster / Suicide / America 
2. Draft Resister 
3. Power Play 
4. Move Over 
5. Fag 
6. What Would You Do (If I Did That To You)
7. From Here To There Eventually
Bonus Tracks 
8. Monster (Single Version) 
9. Move Over (Mono Single Version)
10. Power Play (Mono Single Version) 
 
Disc Six: Steppenwolf Live – Remastered
Released In April 1970  
1. Sookie Sookie 
2. Don’t Step On The Grass 
3. Tighten Up Your Wig 
4. Monster 
5. Draft Resister 
6. Power Play 
7. Corina, Corina 
8. Twisted 
9. From Here To There Eventually
10. Hey Lawdy Mama 
11. Magic Carpet Ride 
12. The Pusher 
13. Born To Be Wild 
Bonus Tracks (Mono Single Versions)
14. Hey Lawdy Mama 
15. Twisted 
16. Corina, Corina 
 
Disc Seven: Steppenwolf 7 – Remastered
Released In November 1970  
1. Ball Crusher 
2. Forty Days And Forty Nights 
3. Fat Jack 
4. Renegade 
5. Foggy Mental Breakdown 
6. Snow Blind Friend 
7. Who Needs Ya 
8. Earschplittenloudenboomer 
9. Hippo Stomp 
Bonus Tracks 
10. Screaming Night Hog 
11. Snowblind Friend (Single Version)
12. Hippo Stomp (Single Version)  
 
Disc Eight: For Ladies Only – Remastered
Released In November 1971  
1. For Ladies Only 
2. I’m Asking 
3. Shackles And Chains 
4. Tenderness 
5. The Night Time’s For You 
6. Jaded Strumpet 
7. Sparkle Eyes 
8. Black Pit 
9. Ride With Me 
10. In Hopes Of A Garden 
Bonus Tracks 
11. For Madmen Only 
12. For Ladies Only (Single Version)
 
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Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com

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