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IAN ANDERSON’S COUNTRY BLUES BAND ~ Stereo Death Breakdown FLED 3073

At the height of the British blues boom in the late 1960s, a handful of musicians came to prominence reinterpreting the acoustic country blues of the 1920s and ’30s. So in the winter of 1968/’69, Ian Anderson assembled a lively country blues band for his debut album Stereo Death Breakdown. The master tapes were thought to be lost forever, but recent detective work by Fledg’ling Records unearthed them in the vault where they’d been carefully stored.

So here, re-mastered from those original tapes, with two bonus tracks from a contemporary session and new notes by Mr. Anderson, is a long-lost British blues collectors’ piece, finally re-issued just in time for its 40th anniversary.

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