Ace Records 40 Various Artists (Ace 40)

£64.00

Availablity:
World
Genre:
Rock'n'Roll
Label:
Ace Records
Format:
7"
Catalogue Id:
ACE 40

A celebration of our 40years in business: 1975-2015 represented by seven vinyl singles in a luxury box/book.

40 years on and, as the song says, we got to get right back where we started from. That was and still is the 7-inch vinyl 45rpm single. This traditional “album” contains seven 45s that could never fully represent the Ace story so far, but they touch on numerous aspects of what we have been doing all this time. There are unissued versions, highlights from our career, lost gems and an error corrected, but all truly terrific music. A small jukebox worth of recordings spanning the 20 years from which the bulk of Ace releases have been drawn. It is hard to believe only 20 years separate Etta James’ release for Modern from Joe Strummer’s first recording made for our Chiswick label, which in turn is now nearly 40 years old.

After our dalliance with pop and rock, which lasted until the early 80s and wasn’t without its highpoints, we shifted our attention to recording London’s garage and psychobilly bands in the wake of licensing the Cramps’ catalogue. But the blues, its more active little brother rhythm & blues, even more active grandchild soul and wayward second cousin who got the funk have always been a major strand in what we do. We heard some of that rock’n’roll music, liked it and put a lot of it out, alongside its sweeter pop counterpart and teenage rebel nephew 60s psych and garage that contributed to the backbone of the past 40 years of releases.

During that time, we have danced to many different tunes in many different styles. We jived, we twisted, then we shimmied (and shaked), glided elegantly across the northern soul dancefloor, pogoed and all the time shook a tail feather. These days it is more likely to be a soft shoe shuffle but the enthusiasm hasn’t dimmed. The dedicated team of Ace staff, engineers and consultants are still turning out a regular flow of great-sounding, handsomely packaged, articulately annotated CDs, with the odd LP and 45 thrown in for good measure. You can even download a lot of it, but unfortunately without the pretty pictures and sweet words as yet.

They say the future is online and they may be right, but nothing can match that warm fuzzy feeling the whiff of wax brings.

Roger Armstrong

Track listing

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Side 1

  • 01 Preview Confessin' The Blues (Take 11 with edit section from Take 5) - B.B. King

  • 02 Preview Tough Lover (Take 8) - Etta James

Side 2

  • 01 Preview One Cup Of Coffee And A Cigarette - Glen Glenn

  • 02 Preview You're Under Arrest - The Shirelles

Side 3

Side 4

  • 01 Preview Try A Little Tenderness (Alt take) - Otis Redding

  • 02 Preview You Gotta Have Soul - James Carr

Side 5

  • 01 Preview Psychedelic Sally - Eddie Jefferson

  • 02 Preview Keep On Brother Keep On - Johnny King & The Fatback Band 

Side 6

  • 01 Preview I Got Mine - The Charlatans

  • 02 Preview Get The Picture - The Scot Richard Case

Side 7

  • 01 Preview Don't Cry For Me - Undubbed - The Zombies

  • 02 Preview Keys To Your Heart - The 101'ers

Delivery & Returns

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We offer free P&P to UK addresses. For all other territories packaging is free and postage is charged on a weight basis.

We use Royal Mail First Class for UK deliveries and standard Air Mail for all other territories, very large orders will usually be sent via parcelforce. You may cancel your order at any time prior to your order being dispatched by emailing us at orders@acerecords.com ensuring that you quote your name, address and order reference number or by telephoning +44 (0) 208 453 1311 between 9am and 5pm GMT/BST, Monday to Friday. Please note: As music downloads are dispatched immediately after purchase, there is no possibility of cancelling these orders.

In the event that any products supplied to you by us are damaged or defective, we agree to replace or repair the damaged or defective products or refund the amount you paid for such goods (including postage & packaging) providing you notify us (either via post at or e-mail: orders@acerecords.com ) and return the goods within 28 days of purchase. Physical goods should be sent back to us in the same condition you received them to: “Returns” Bus Stop Mail Order Ltd, 42-50 Steele Road, London, NW10 7AS. Music downloads should be returned to us via the e-mail address above including a copy of your notification.

You have the right to cancel your order within seven days of purchase, or seven days of receipt of the goods (whichever is the longer). If you choose to cancel your order, full payment will be returned to you. Returned items should be sent to: “Returns” c/o Bus Stop Mail Order Ltd, 42-50 Steele Road, London, NW10 7AS. Music downloads should be returned to us via the email address: orders@acerecords.com including a copy of your notice of cancellation and order number.

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