Chuck Berry After School Session: The Deluxe Edition on Limited Edition 180g LP + Bonus Tracks
Friday Music / Chuck Berry 180 Gram Vinyl Series
Mastered by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios
Chuck Berry is an American original. Celebrating six decades in the music business, this East St. Louis native initially captivated millions of kids in the fifties with his first recordings like "Maybellene" and "Roll Over Beethoven." He drove the rockers mad with his famous guitar licks, poetic lyrics and dynamic presence on stage.
Introduced to Chess Records by fellow blues rocker Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry hit a goldmine immediately with his arsenal of tunes that he presented to Phil and Leonard Chess. These great songs culminated in a handful of top charting singles which led to his first legendary album After School Session.
Kicking things off with the monumental "School Day (Ring Ring Goes The Bell)," Berry roars through a bevy of 11 more home runs which helped make this one of the most important albums of all time. The album collects additional gems like "Brown Eyed Handsome Man," "Too Much Monkey Business," "Havana Moon" and "No Money Down."
Noted for his stellar guitar work, pretty much introducing the turnaround riff to a whole new generation of guitar players, After School Session was truly a primer for many rock and blues artists that followed including Elvis Presley, The Rolling Stones, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, Johnny Winter, The Animals and The Yardbirds.
Chuck Berry was more than a rock ‘n roll genius. He was a natural poet. He could rhyme. He could compose lyrically two and three minute musical stories about the everyday man and woman, about the struggles of being a teenager, about romance, about cars, about faraway places, about dancing, and most notably about rock ‘n rollin.’ His unconventional approach to music was unlike that of anyone before him. He opened the doors for millions of music fans around the world to enjoy rock and blues, making him one of the first pioneers of the recording business.
Friday Music is pleased to usher in their Chuck Berry 180 Gram Vinyl Series with the deluxe edition of his monumental first album After School Session, mastered by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and featuring the 3 sensational bonus tracks "Maybellene," "You Can’t Catch Me" and "Thirty Days (To Come Back Home)."
Chuck Berry After School Session: The Deluxe Edition Track Listing:
1. School Days (Ring Ring Goes the Bell)
2. Deep Feeling
3. Too Much Monkey Business
4. Wee Wee Hours
5. Roly Poly
6. No Money Down
7. You Can't Catch Me
8. Brown Eyed Handsome Man
9. Berry Pickin'
10. Together (We Will Always Be)
11. Havana Moon
12. Downbound Train
13. Drifting Heart
14. Thirty Days (To Come Back Home)