About Cookbook/The Best Of by Canned Heat :
After Canned Heat’s mind blowing and groundbreaking performance at Woodstock in 1969, the good folks at Liberty Records honored their rock and blues champions with an amazing LP overview of their most memorable and fan driven favorites titled Cookbook: The Best Of Canned Heat. This exciting collection features the brilliant and sorely missed lead vocals of Bob “The Bear” Hite, the vocals and classic guitar styling of the late great Alan “Blind Owl” Wilson, the driving bass of Larry “The Mole” Taylor, the powerful drums of Fito de La Parra, plus the deeply missed guitar wizardry of Henry “Sunflower” Vestine.
This original mammoth collection had something for everybody as it culled the hits not only from the Liberty vaults, but deeper album tracks and underground radio classics from the late-'60s period of the band’s output. Therefore, a good majority of the smash singles and definitive Canned Heat tracks are included on this career compendium of songs which will forever stand the test of time.
Their most familiar songs like the "Goin’ Up The Country", "On The Road Again" and "Bullfrog Blues" are all featured. Plus even more Canned Heat anthems are included like the lengthy power jam "Fried Hockey Boogie" from Boogie With Canned Heat as well as the jump blues of "Same All Over" from Hallelujah.
The music of the legendary Canned Heat has made them one of the most loved bands of all time. Their concerts were history making events, their albums and songs were of superstar proportion, and the cosmic energy between each individual member made them one of the most revered classic rock bands in music history!
Friday Music is honored to be the torchbearer for some of the finest music ever recorded by Canned Heat, and it is with much honor they announce the first time audiophile vinyl release of Canned Heat Cookbook: The Best Of Canned Heat. As with the Hooker ‘N’ Heat 180g release, this limited edition audiophile event was mastered impeccably from the original Liberty Records stereo tapes by Joe Reagoso and Ron McMaster. This wonderful album also now features all of the original album length versions of the original ten tracks, as well as the first time addition of their massive 1970 smash single "Let’s Work Together" in stereophonic sound.
For this special limited edition release, Friday is also including the original gatefold artwork which includes a bevy of rare photos as well as the original liner notes. And as always, they include a protective vinyl sleeve for the fine album cover and a poly-lined sleeve for the audiophile vinyl disc to help keep your musical investment in mint shape!