Sunday, November 22, 2015

Out of Sight--The Canadian Version on AiV!

On the last episode of Adventures in Vinyl, we went back to 1975 for the K-Tel classic, Out of Sight. As usual, we listened to the American release. However, being a global corporation with many subsidiaries, K-Tel International often released different versions of the same album simultaneously in different territories. Out of Sight is no different. This month, we will be featuring the Canadian version of Out of Sight.

Although they look very similar, these two albums are very different. In fact, only 5 of the 20 songs on the Canadian version can be found on the U.S. release. In some cases, the artists are the same, but the song selection is different.

Overall, another solid release.  This album is heavy on some Canadian bands that don't often appear on U.S. releases. Such as the Stampeders:

and Tinker's Moon. There's no pictures of this band. They were session musicians and only released two singles.  On this album is also a Canadian band named Chilliwack:

In addition to the Canadian bands on this release, there's also an obscure British pop band called The Rubettes. Here's what these guys looked like: 

If that picture doesn't make you want to listen to this album, then there's something wrong with you.

In addition to those obscure artists, there's also Eric Clapton, Billy Joel, the Hollies and Elton John as well.

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