Outtakes, Stereo Versions and Album Tracks

The accompanying 24-page booklet includes many rare photos and an exhaustive session discography by Claus Röhnisch.
A collection for Coasters and early rock ‘n’ roll aficionados!

The Coasters had the benefit of recording in the best studios, backed by the best musicians and produced by the top producers of their generation, Leiber and Stoller. Naturally, they were required to run through as many takes of each song as was necessary to satisfy the exacting demands of their mentors. Luckily for us, many of these alternate takes have survived. Mono was the standard recording format until the late 1960s, but many of the big selling artists also recorded alternate versions specifically for the stereo market, which was targeted to the discerning adult listener. Disc One features all the alternate stereo versions of Coasters songs that were issued at the time on album and subsequently on CD. Disc Two takes you deep into the heart of Coasters sessions with composite tracks which combine studio chatter together with the finest moments from various different takes. This disc contains several outtakes which have until now been unavailable anywhere and gives an invaluable insight into the genesis of many well-loved tracks and also into the character and working practice of the Coasters and of their producers Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller.


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Disc 1: Alternate Stereo Versions & Album tracks (in stereo)

1. Three Cool Cats (extended stereo) 2. Yakety Yak
3. I’m A Hog For You (slow version) 4. Sexy
5. Charlie Brown
6. Along Came Jones
7. That Is Rock & Roll
8. Poison Ivy
9. Run Red Run
10. What About Us
11. Wake Me, Shake Me
12. Stewball
13. The Snake And The Book Worm 14. Little Egypt (Ying Yang)
15. Girls Girls Girls (Part I)
16. Keep On Rolling
17. Gee Baby Ain’t I Good To You
18. The Way You Look Tonight
19. Moonglow
20. But Beautiful
21. Moonlight in Vermont
22. Autumn Leaves
23. On the Sunny Side of the Street 24. Easy Living
25. Don’t Get Around Much Anymore 26. Satin Doll
27. You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To
28. Willow Weep for Me

Disc 2: Composites & Alternate Takes

1. Yakety Yak take 9
2. Poison Ivy (echo guitar)
3. The Shadow Knows take 2
4. Besame Mucho (Pts 1 & 2)
5. Riding Hood take 28
6. Bad Blood
7. The Slime
8. Soda Pop
9. Dance (extended)
10. My Baby Comes To Me
11. Shadow takes 11/12/13
12. I’m A Hog For You takes 1/2/3/4
13. Yakety Yak takes 1/2/5
14. Yakety Yak (alt – take 3)
15. Charlie Brown tracks 14/22/23/27
16. Three Cool Cats takes 1/7/8
17. Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart takes 1/2/7
18. Crocodile takes 3/5/12
19. Hey Sexy tracks 8/10/12
20. Sorry But I’m Gonna Have to Pass takes 2/3/11
21. Stewball takes 8/9/10

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Weight0.125 kg