The Chocolate Watchband Release New Greatest Hits Album

01/28/2011
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The Chocolate Watchband have released a new greatest hits album. Recorded in 2010 at KVP Studio in Santa Clara, CA, the focus on this album was to faithfully reproduce the sound of the Chocolate Watchband in the 60's with the rawness and energy of the originals.

Also added were bonus verses and extended track mixes of 13 personal and fan favorites. "The Chocolate Watchband is back on the scene and ready to rock!" says Tim Abbott, guitarist and producer of the album.

"This release is all new recordings from The Chocolate Watchband. I had the privilege of premiering some of these songs on the 2010 Bay Area Garage Band Marathon on KKUP Cupertino. This is an incredible set of vintage garage from one of the true legends of the sixties. With this album, there can no doubt the power of their music still speaks to a whole new generation," says Phil Dirt radio DJ

The goal was to re-create the sound and energy of the sessions with producer Ed Cobb, from the first three Watchband albums that were recorded for Tower Records in 1966, '67, and '68. Electronically reproducing the reverb of the old 'Echo Chamber' from American Recording studio in Studio City, CA, different percussion instruments were added including sleigh bells, tambourines, chimes, temple bells and more exotic instruments like sitars, harpsichords, theremin and bouzouki that gave the original recordings their distinctive sound.

"As the Chocolate Watchband's de facto historian and the producer behind most of their reissue packages, I can state with authority that the Greatest Hits package is as authentically Watchband as any of this singular group's vintage recordings." Alec Palao-Ace Records UK and Associate Producer

Featuring:
David Aguilar- Vocals, Harmonica, Percussion
Bill Flores- Bass
Gary Andrijasevich- Drums and Background Vocals
Tim Abbott- Lead Guitar, Keyboards, Sitar, Flute, Bazooki, Harmonica and Background Vocals.
Alby Cozzette- Electric, Acoustic, and 12 string Guitars, and Background Vocals.

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