Sonobeat Media Kit
Lavender Hill Express
Media resources for Sonobeat Historical Archives' digital reissue of the Lavender Hill Express' 1967 and 1968 Sonobeat Records 45 RPM singles plus a previously unreleased 1968 track from the Sonobeat archives (available as separate tracks or together under the album title Visions)
Digital album cover (300 dpi JPEG). Drag and drop to desktop. © 2014 Sonobeat Historical Archives. Editorial use only. If you require a different resolution, size, or digital format of the Lavender Hill Express logo, please email us.
Lavender Hill Express logo (300 dpi transparent PNG). Drag and drop to desktop. © 2014 Sonobeat Historical Archives. Editorial use only. If you require a different resolution or size of the Lavender Hill Express logo, please email us or set the logo yourself using Apollo ASM. Set the font in Photoshop using Optical spacing. The logo color, above, is either Trumatch 12-a1 or Focaltone 7002. You also may set the logo in white or black to contrast with the background, but we prefer no other colors. Drop shadows work well with this font.
Artist: Lavender Hill Express
AllMusic band bio is here
Album title: Visions
Visions (Layton DePenning) • Sonobeat stereo single (R-s102) "A" side
Trying to Live a Life (Johnny Schwertner) • Sonobeat stereo single (R-s102) "B" side
Watch Out (Rusty Wier) • Sonobeat stereo single (R-s105) "A" side
Country Music's Here to Stay (Leonard Arnold) • Sonobeat stereo single (R-s105) "B" side
Outside My Window (Layton DePenning) • Sonobeat stereo single (R-s110) "A" side - previously unreleased 7:32 version
Silly Rhymes (Rusty Wier) • Sonobeat stereo single (R-s110) "B" side
Trouble (Rusty Wier) • previously unreleased 1968 recording from the Sonobeat archives
Reissue notes: The 2014 reissue was restored and remastered from the original quarter inch 2-track session masters.
Band members: Layton DePenning (rhythm guitar), Leonard Arnold (lead guitar), Jess Yaryan III (bass), Johnny Schwertner (keyboards), and Rusty Wier (drums, guitar)
Original vinyl release dates: December 1967 (R-s102), June 1968 (R-s105), and October 1968 (R-s110)
Digital reissue date: July 22, 2014
Digital platforms: iTunes (worldwide) and Amazon MP3 (US, UK, Japan, Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Switzerland)
Also available on eMusic, Google Play, Rhapsody, and Groove
Digital release UPC#: 849926047252
iTunes link: http://bit.ly/1onGUwO
Amazon MP3 link: http://amzn.to/VZdoH0
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Original July 20, 1968, Cash Box Magazine review of Watch Out: "Outstanding production intermingles tempting smidges of a number of leading stylings from the blues-beat to underground leaders to come up with a powerhouse single that borrows from many, but imitates none. Team has a rock feel that should captivate top forty listeners, and enough strength to score breakout sales." Cash Box, which competed with Billboard Magazine, was aimed at radio station program directors, deejays, and record retailers.
Sonobeat Historical Archives contacts: Bill Josey Jr. (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Jack Josey (email@example.com)
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Read Ricky Stein's history of Sonobeat and the '60s Austin music scene in Sonobeat Records: Pioneering the Austin Sound in the '60s (2014; The History Press).