The Ventures: Don Wilson (guitars); Bob Bogle, Nokie Edwards (guitar, bass); Mel Taylor (drums).
Recorded at United/Western Studios, Hollywood, California. Includes liner notes by Dawn Eden and track annotations by Steve Kolanjian.
Digitally remastered from the original 3-track master tapes by Kevin Reeves (June 1992, Capitol Recording Studios, Hollywood, California).
Composers: Chuck Rio; Towne & Hadjidakis; Bogle, Wilson, Edwards & Taylor; Don Wilson ; Bideau & Freeman; Harry Lubin; Heino Gaze; King & Mack & Mendelson; Wadsworth & Hodge; Dan Hamilton; B. Bryant; Jerry Lordan; Joe Meek; Julius Wechter; Lou Forbes; Marty Manning; Michael Z. Gordon; Sol Lake; Steve Leonard ; The Mar-Keys; Booker T. & the MG's.
Audio Remixers: Kevin Reeves; Ron Furmanek.
Liner Note Author: Dawn Eden.
Recording information: United Studios, Hollywood, CA; Western Studios, Hollywood, CA.
One of the most revered instrumental-rock bands of the 1960s, the Ventures receive the two-for-one treatment on this excellent 24-track disc. Whether running through immediately identifiable classics (the rowdy "Tequila," the funky "Green Onions") or drifting into outer space (the fast-paced "Moon Child," the twangy "Solar Race"), the Washington State ensemble reinforces its sterling reputation with deft six-string playing and tight rhythms on this top-notch mid-'60s set.