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This compilation marks the first time the Vanguard label has gone through its archives to hand-select tracks from their best “lost” records and 45’s. Many of the bands featured here only released one record, or a smattering of singles, before drifting into obscurity, though many of the artists went on to greater fame after their stint at Vanguard was done. And while they are stylistically varied, there lies a common thread of musical proficiency and integrity that represents the trademark of quality Vanguard strived to uphold…no matter how bombastic, fuzz-soaked or outer-worldly the music may have seemed.


Tracks: A1 Third Power, The* – Getting Together A2 Erik (3) – You Said/But I've Got My Way A3 Listening – Stoned Is A4 31st Of February, The – A Nickel's Worth Of Benny's Help B1 Elizabeth (11) – You Should Be More Careful B2 Jeff Monn* – I Can Understand Your Problem B3 Listening – See You Again B4 Circus Maximus (2) – Travelin' Around B5 Frost, The (2) – Take My Hand C1 Notes From The Underground – Where I'm At C2 Vagrants, The – I Can't Make A Friend C3 Serpent Power* – The Endless Tunnel C4 Family Of Apostolic, The – Saigon Girls D1 Third Power, The* – Persecution D2 Notes From The Underground – Why Did You Put Me On D3 Hi-Five (2), The – Did You Have To Rub It In? D4 Far Cry, The – Hellhound D5 Frost, The (2) – Big Time Spender