Theme from "Shaft"/Rocky Road

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
This CD mixes one pretty fair album and one fairly dire album together, and it's always a question what to say about something like that. On the one hand, Theme From Shaft was a decent album with some pleasant surprises, including a pleasant piece of Firefall-style country-pop stuck in amid the often bracing instrumental pieces, most of which gave good play to Jerry McGee's lead guitar prowess; it is good to be able to get that material cheaply and easily on this CD. On the other, Rocky Road was just about the nadir of the Ventures' recorded history -- officially credited to "the New Ventures," it was a disco album, heavy on the dance beat and the female chorus and lacking ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
This CD mixes one pretty fair album and one fairly dire album together, and it's always a question what to say about something like that. On the one hand, Theme From Shaft was a decent album with some pleasant surprises, including a pleasant piece of Firefall-style country-pop stuck in amid the often bracing instrumental pieces, most of which gave good play to Jerry McGee's lead guitar prowess; it is good to be able to get that material cheaply and easily on this CD. On the other, Rocky Road was just about the nadir of the Ventures' recorded history -- officially credited to "the New Ventures," it was a disco album, heavy on the dance beat and the female chorus and lacking anything like the nimble instrumental work that characterized the group's best work. So listeners, unless they are possessed of a masochistic streak or an insatiable appetite for mid-'70s popular culture, are advised to skip over tracks 13 through 19 on this CD. But, as a bonus, One Way has included three old-style Ventures instrumental tracks recording dates not listed, "Rebel Rouser," "Bamba" a version of "La Bamba", and "Moon Journey," the presence of which enhances the value of this disc but also gives even greater emphasis to the horrendous material off Rocky Road that preceded it.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/26/1998
  • Label: One Way Records Inc
  • UPC: 724381938928
  • Catalog Number: 19389

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Theme from "Shaft" (2:58)
  2. 2 Peace Train (3:10)
  3. 3 Thunder Cloud (2:43)
  4. 4 Gimme Some Lovin' (3:02)
  5. 5 Indian Sun (2:27)
  6. 6 Deep, Deep in the Water (2:53)
  7. 7 Gypsys, Tramps and Thieves (2:51)
  8. 8 Two Divided by Love (2:40)
  9. 9 Tight Fit (2:11)
  10. 10 I'm a Man (3:11)
  11. 11 Never My Love (3:02)
  12. 12 Cherries Jubilee (3:35)
  13. 13 Moonlight Serenade (5:28)
  14. 14 Daylight (5:57)
  15. 15 Temptation, Temptation (4:42)
  16. 16 Superstar Revue (4:38)
  17. 17 The Stroke (4:11)
  18. 18 Step Out (3:22)
  19. 19 Gotta Be Stronger (4:43)
  20. 20 Rebel Rouser (2:01)
  21. 21 Bamba (2:27)
  22. 22 Moon Journey (2:22)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Ventures Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Deniece Williams Background Vocals
Kim Carnes Background Vocals
Red Rhodes Guitar
Vernon Burch Background Vocals
Don Wilson Guitar
Joe Barile Percussion
Bob Bogle Bass
Polly Cutter Background Vocals
Johnny Durrill Keyboards
Jerry McGee Guitar
Mel Taylor Snare Drums
Maxine Willard Waters Background Vocals
Julia Tillman Background Vocals
Technical Credits
The Ventures Producer
Bobby Womack Composer
Vernon Burch Arranger
Don Wilson Composer
Bob Bogle Composer
Al Capps Arranger
Denny Diante Arranger
Johnny Durrill Composer
Howard Gale Engineer
Jimmie Haskell Arranger
Dennis Lambert Composer
Dino Lappas Engineer
Lanky Linstrot Producer
Ron Malo Engineer
Jeffrey Marmelzat Arranger
Jerry McGee Composer
Brian Potter Composer
Spencer Proffer Arranger
Mel Taylor Composer
George Tipton Arranger
Ian Freebairn-Smith Arranger
Dick Addrisi Composer
Hazel Payne Composer
John Van Hamersveld Art Direction
Mike Salisbury Art Direction
Joan Marker Art Direction
Tom Goodkind Composer
Harry Payne Composer
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