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Near The Beginning
Psychedelic Rock
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Near The Beginning is a music studio album recording by VANILLA FUDGE (ve Rock) released in 1969 on cd, lp, vinyl and/or cassette. Vanilla Fudge hit on something special with Renaissance, especially with their haunting take on Donovan's Season of the Witch which closed out the album and could almost be seen as a precursor of Black Sabbath's early doom style. Unfortunately, with this album they lost all the character and atmosphere and presented a rather generic psychedelic rock record crammed to the gills with somewhat aimless noodling.

Vanilla Fudge is an American rock band known predominantly for their extended rock arrangements of contemporary hit songs, most notably "You Keep Me Hangin' On". The band's original lineup-vocalist and organist Mark Stein, bassist and vocalist Tim Bogert, lead guitarist/vocalist Vince Martell, and drummer and vocalist Carmine Appice-recorded five albums during the years 1967–69, before disbanding in 1970.

Psychedelic Rock Vanilla Fudge. 队列表 Psychedelic Rock Vanilla Fudge Near The Beginning. Band Name Vanilla Fudge. Album Name Near The Beginning. 版公司 Atco Sundazed Music.

The Beat Goes On (Atco Records 33-237/mono, SD 33-237/stereo) is the second album by the American psychedelic rock band Vanilla Fudge, released in early 1968. The album doesn't contain any real "songs", but rather a sound collage featuring many different elements: the voices of world leaders past and present, the band reciting pre-written mantras and reflections, and excerpts of songs (done "Vanilla Fudge style") by The Beatles and Sonny Bono.

release 1974 is printet. But there is a difference to the existing of a LC Code. Matrix, Runout (Only on Side 1): WEA ST-C-69 1529 PE 20075 -A.

Near the Beginning is an excellent title for this self-produced Vanilla Fudge recording. The fourth of five albums recorded during 1967, 1968, and 1969, the band themselves worked to get closer to what made them very special. What made them special was their treatment of other people's material. Some Velvet Morning" makes for a very great album track, but as "near" to the beginning as these guys got, without production they just don't get back to the chart action garnered by the sublime "Take Me for a Little While" and the immortal "You Keep Me Hanging O. Carmine Appice's "Where Is the Happiness" is a band learning how to write in public.

Near the Beginning (1969) by Vanilla Fudge. Labels: Atco Records. Genres: Hard Rock, Psychedelic Rock. Songs: Shotgun, Some Velvet Morning, Where Is Happiness, Break Song. Members: Carmine Appice, Tim Bogert, Vince Martell, Mark Stein.

Album by Vanilla Fudge. Shotgun (Single Version). MusicBrainz: Near The Beginning.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Shotgun
Engineer – Bob Hughes
A2 Some Velvet Morning
Engineer – Eddie Kramer, Tony Bongiovi
A3 Where Is Happiness
Engineer – Bob Hughes
B Break Song
Engineer – Bill Halverson

Companies, etc.

  • Licensed From – Atlantic Recording Corporation
  • Manufactured By – Nippon Grammophon Co., Ltd.
  • Distributed By – Nippon Grammophon Co., Ltd.


  • Producer – Vanilla Fudge


1st Japan Issue, officially licensed by Atlantic Records, on Nippon Grammophon Co. Ltd. green/light blue label.
Item turn 1800 Yen on obi and back sleeve, also on rear gatefold: Manufactured By Nippon Grammophon Co., Ltd., Japan TA 6908.
No duration mentioned on labels.
Gatefold sleeve with japanese text + lyrics inside.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
SD 33-278 Vanilla Fudge Near The Beginning ‎(LP, MG) ATCO Records SD 33-278 US 1969
ATC 9177 Vanilla Fudge Near The Beginning ‎(LP, MG) Atlantic ATC 9177 South Africa 1969
MID 20 075 Vanilla Fudge Near The Beginning ‎(LP, Album, RE) Midi MID 20 075 Germany Unknown
ADASD 07037 Vanilla Fudge Near The Beginning ‎(CD, Album, Ltd, Unofficial) ADA Sound Ltd. ADASD 07037 US 1999
ATS ST 06024, ATS-ST 06024, SD 33-278 Vanilla Fudge Near The Beginning ‎(LP, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic, Atlantic, ATCO Records ATS ST 06024, ATS-ST 06024, SD 33-278 Italy 1969