Carl Wilson Album
Carl Wilson Album
Carl Wilson Album

[Release Date: 9/29/2015]

Carl Wilson
Carl Wilson

Carl Wilson took a hiatus from The Beach Boys in an attempt to try to do something slightly more aggressive than what he could do within the confines of the group. His first solo album was released in early 1981, and was crafted at the Caribou Ranch studios that were owned by James William Guercio, who also served as producer. This is the first time this compact disc will be available in the U.S. Its only other appearance on CD was a Japanese edition that was available for a very short time.

The centerpiece of the album is the absolutely divine Heaven, which Carl would often sing in the later stages of his touring days with The Beach Boys. Carl never rocked harder than he does on The Right Lane, and the album closer is Carl’s remembrance of simpler times, the beautiful and haunting Seems So Long Ago. [more info]
 

Jeff Beck Group second album
Jeff Beck Group Album
Jeff Beck Group Album

[Release Date: 7/28/2015]

Jeff Beck Group
Jeff Beck Group

The second album by this configuration of the Jeff Beck Group was produced by Steve Cropper of Booker T and the MGs fame. The album features a continuation of the group’s emphasis on compositions that move in a jazzier, more R&B direction.

The centerpiece for the album, Goin’ Down could easily been recorded by the first edition of the Beck group and it received heavy FM radio airplay in major US markets. Other standout tracks included were the sublime instrumental Definitely Maybe, which hinted strongly at Jeff’s future direction, and a soulful reading of Dylan’s Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here with You. [more info]
 

Jeff Beck Group Rough and Ready

[Release date 5/26/15]

Jeff Beck Group
Rough and Ready

The second Jeff Beck Group was assembled after a period of healing and reflection after Beck had left the Yardbirds, recorded two albums with the star-studded initial Jeff Beck Group and survived a serious automobile accident.

The new Beck group was established with another array of great players including Cozy Powell (Drums), Max Middleton (Keyboards), Clive Chaman (Bass) and finally adding Bobby Tench on vocals. Talented musicians all they would continue to carve out careers with many well know bands over the next two decades and beyond. The band was moving their rock in a much more R&B and jazz direction. Jeff would continue building on this direction to achieve his mass success with Blow by Blow and Wired. [more info]
 
 
The ethos of Iconoclassic Records is perfectly captured in the company's name. Iconoclassic Records reissues classic titles by iconic artists, many of whom have handled their careers in an uncompromising, iconoclastic manner.

A CD reissue label focused on rock, pop, and R&B music of the 1970s and '80s, Iconoclassic Records specializes in notable albums that have never been released on CD, as well as classic titles that have fallen out of print. [more]
 
Are the CDs remastered?
Yes, all Iconoclassic Records CDs are digitally remastered from the original master tapes by award winning engineers, such as Grammy® winner Vic Anesini, who remastered Laura Nyro's Nested and Season of Lights. Check out photos from the mastering session on the Nested album page.

Are the original album graphics included in the packaging?
Yes, Iconoclassic reproduces all the imagery and text from the original LP front and back covers and inner sleeves. In addition, we frequently add newly written liner notes and additional photographs from the appropriate time periods.  [more]