Gearbox - GB1532 - 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl - Download - 5065001717307
All Analogue Valve Mastering - 500 Copies Limited Edition
Previously Unreleased - Pressed in Germany
The Syndicate: Live At the Hopbine 1968 Vol.1
12” 180gram 33rpm LP includes free download code sticker
Curated, analogue mastered and cut at Gearbox Studio
2015 is the 80th anniversary of Tubby Hayes' birth. There's a lot happening too; a new book has just been published and a documentary movie is coming this autumn. We're contributing to this special year with this previously unavailable live performance from a great Hayes lineup that never made a commercially available album.
Recorded on 5th December 1968 by Ted Lyons at the legendary Hopbine in North Wembley, ‘The Syndicate’ reveals Hayes’ new quartet that featured the spectacular Dublin born guitarist Louis Stewart and 22 year old drummer Spike Wells, with Kenny Baldock standing in for regular double bassist Ron Mathewson.
With artwork by Gearbox Art Director Alan Foulkes and detailed sleeve notes by tenor saxophonist and Hayes biographer Simon Spillett, The Syndicate now fills an aching gap in Hayes’ discography and our understanding of his remarkable musical journey.
1. The Syndicate,
2.The Gentle Rain
1. Gingerbread Boy,
2. The Inner Splurge
Tubby Hayes - tenor saxophone:
Louis Stewart - guitar
Kenny Baldock - double bass
Spike Wells - drums
In House Mastering on Vintage & Modern All Analogue Valve Mastering
Haeco Scully lathe, Western Electric cutting amps and head; Maselec master control, EQ and de-esser; original Lang Pultec EQ; Urei high and low pass filters; fully restored Studer C37 and ex Decca Philips Pro51 tape machines; Nagra SN stereo reel to reel for field recording; Telefunken U73b compressor/limiter; Telefunken V72 and V76 mic preamps; Audionote 211 valve monitoring amps, speakers and turntable