Johnny Winter: Second Winter
Columbia KCS 9947
Format: 2LPs 180g 33rpm / gatefold sleeve
Manufacturer: Speakers Corner
Original label: Columbia
Release Date: 2013-04-08
Status: in stock
"Second Winter" - Johnny Winter (voc, g, man); Edgar Winter (p, org, har, as); Tommy Shannon, Dennis Collins (b); 'Uncle' John Turner (perc)
Johnny Winter released the album "Second Winter", a passionate and fervent collection of songs, just a few months after his record debut. This legendary band’s steadfast commitment to blues is apparent in every single note they play, although tender emotions are all the more discernible in hard, rock’n’roll-like outbursts than ever before. Winter blends his crystal-clear, unmannered guitar playing with the gravelly charm of his raspy voice to produce a compact sound in which both his own compositions and old favourites ("Johnny B. Goode") are revived. It is quite clear that the white shooting star is on a par with the giants of blues as far as vocals and guitar playing are concerned.
It is often speculated over as to whether Johnny’s new ideas were simply too numerous for a single LP, or whether the producers thought they were not quite sufficient for a double LP. Whatever the answer, the original was released as a three-sided album, with a blank fourth side! In order to fill the album with fiery rock’n’roll, a new production with the 45 rpm versions of "Miss Ann", "Hustled Down In Texas", and "Highway 61 Revisited" is now included on the fourth side. It goes without saying that alongside the present double LP Winter’s audiophile first release (Columbia CS 9826) is available from Speakers Corner, too.
This Speakers Corner LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from the master tapes through to the cutting head. All royalties and mechanical rights have been paid.
Recording: 1969 by Ed Kollins
Production: Johnny and Edgar Winter