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Grand Funk’s all the girls in the world Beware!!! Released On Limited Edition Hybrid SACD

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For Immediate Release

Grand Funk’s all the girls in the world Beware!!! Released On Limited Edition Hybrid SACD

A rock/pop/R&B mainstream hit album… includes the HITS “Some Kind of Wonderful” and “Bad Time”

Camarillo, CA – Grand Funk Railroad fans rejoice! Marshall Blonstein’s Audio Fidelity has released Grand Funk’s hit album all the girls in the world Beware!!! on Limited Edition Hybrid SACD. all the girls in the world Beware!!! is Grand Funk Railroad’s ninth studio album. The 1974 album was the group’s second album released that year.

First there was the heavy metal power trio, then the powerful hard rock quartet and then after years of loud, in-your-face rock albums and tours, Mark Farner, Don Brewer, Mel Schacher and Craig Frost went into the studio and made an album that has a lot more R&B and a lot less rock than ever before and way ahead of its time.

” ‘all the Girls’ was a bit of an experiment for Grand Funk. Disco had raised it’s ugly head in 1974 and if you wanted radio airplay you needed to go in that direction. Grand Funk, not being a ‘Disco Act’, decided to do R&B which was really what GFR was all about. R&B pumped up on steroids. Enlisting veteran producer Jimmy Ienner, I think Grand Funk came up with the best rendition of the soul classic ‘Some Kinda Wonderful’ in history. Still played today in heavy rotation and probably every wedding reception in the world. Once again Audio Fidelity has done a great job on this SACD Hybrid. ENJOY!” – Don Brewer

The album’s combination of high-gloss production and the band’s energy resulted in some impressive hits: “Some Kind of Wonderful” is an exuberant, organ-drenched soul song that highlights the group’s strong harmonies while “Bad Time” mixes a delicate, string-laden melody with a pulsing beat from the rhythm section to create a one-of-a-kind power ballad. all the girls in the world Beware!!! has many inventive moments. The seven-minute “Good & Evil” is fascinating for Brewer’s strange, processed lead vocal. “Look At Granny Run Run” is sheer R&B fun and “Memories” is a serious stab at out-and-out balladry.

all the girls in the world Beware!!! was recorded at the Swamp, a studio owned by Mark Farner and located on his farm in Parshallville, MI. The recording sessions were engineered by Shelly Yakus with assistance from Kevin Ayers and Rod O’Brien. The album’s producer was Jimmy Ienner, who had also worked with artists such as Three Dog Night, The Raspberries and the Bay City Rollers. All but two of the songs on the album were written by members of the band. Grand Funk Railroad continued to move further into the pop/rock mainstream with this hit album. In support of the release, the band embarked on an immensely successful worldwide tour in early 1975.

The album’s artwork included taking the faces of the band members and manipulating them onto the bodies of famous body builders Arnold Schwarzenegger and Franco Columbo. The body builder photos are used on the front and back of the booklet. The center spread art is a Neal Adams illustration of the body builders surrounded by a crowd of young female fans.

TRACKS
1 Responsibility
2 Runnin’
3 Life
4 Look At Granny Run Run
5 Memories
6 All The Girls In The World Beware
7 Wild
8 Good & Evil
9 Bad Time
10 Some Kind Of Wonderful

Produced by Jimmy Ienner
Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio / SACD Authoring: Stephen Marsh at Marsh Mastering

Grand Funk Railroad’s official website: http://grandfunkrailroad.com/
Mark Farner’s official website: http://www.markfarner.com/

For more information: http://www.audiofidelity.net

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com

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Audio Fidelity To Release Grand Funk’s Shinin’ On in Original 3-D Art Package on Limited Edition Hybrid SACD

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For Immediate Release

Audio Fidelity To Release Grand Funk’s Shinin’ On in Original 3-D Art Package on Limited Edition Hybrid SACD

Includes a BONUS pair of 3-D Glasses!

Camarillo, CA – Marshall Blonstein’s Audio Fidelity will be releasing Grand Funk‘s widely popular classic rock album Shinin’ On on limited edition hybrid SACD. Riding high off the success of their 1973 We’re An American Band hit album and tour Grand Funk retained the extraordinary Todd Rundgren to produce Shinin’ On, the band’s eighth album.

Don Brewer, Mark Farner, Mel Schacher and Craig Frost took the band to another level. The songs are tight, the vocals are excellent and the group is in top form. Shinin’ On is pure Grand Funk and considered a favorite among many fans and critics.

Shinin’ On‘s best songs are the tracks that became the hit single releases: the SACD opens with the dynamic title track augmented by Craig Frost’s keyboard work and pumped-up behind Don Brewer’s aggressive vocals the track infuses its hard-driving, spacey rock groove with some surprisingly ethereal vocal harmonies. The cover of the Carole King and Gerry Goffin penned “The Loco-Motion” turned this dance classic on its ear with a stomping beat and a screeching guitar lead from Mark Farner that shot the chuggin’ pop remake straight to #1 on the Billboard singles chart and helped drive gigantic album sales.

Closing-out the album is Grand Funk’s amped-up blues rocker “Little Johnny Hooker” which features Farner’s powerful and driving guitar work.

The original album was packaged in a cosmic 3-D sleeve that had a pair of 3-D glasses embedded in the front cover to best appreciate the dramatic art work. Each Audio Fidelity Shinin’ On SACD slip case will include a pair of 3-D glasses so the brilliant art work can be viewed as originally intended.

Another legendary hard-rocking album from Mark, Don, Mel and Craig – Grand Funk! So pump up the volume, break out those classic 3-D glasses and keep on shinin’ on!

TRACKS
Shinin’ On
To Get Back In
The Loco-Motion
Carry Me Through
Please Me
Mr. Pretty Boy
Gettin’ Over You
Little Johnny Hooker

Produced by Todd Rundgren
Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio
SACD Authoring: Stephen Marsh at Marsh Mastering

Release date: January 27, 2017

Grand Funk Railroad’s official website: http://grandfunkrailroad.com/
Mark Farner’s official website: http://www.markfarner.com/

For more information: http://www.audiofidelity.net

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com