Well the day some of you have been waiting for is finally almost at hand. Through a Vast Crystal Sphere's new five CD L.A. Gemstones: The Rock Box has officially been compiled, tagged and quality controlled. All that's left is the artwork, which should be arriving here any day from now, and then we will post the entire set immediately. We understand that this has been a long, drawn-out process and specifically wanted to assure you that the additional delays were made in the service of tracking down rare, out-of-print titles and cleaner source material, so that sound-wise this collection would rise to the same standard set by last year's L.A. Gemstones: The Pop Box.
The Rock Box includes 150 of the very best songs from Los Angeles and Southern California, beginning with Johnny River's 1964 hit "Midnight Special" and closing with the Cascades' uplifting 1969 sutra "Indian River". In between you'll encounter all the top show bands, instrumental virtuosos, folk- and garage-rockers, chart superstars, mind-bending practitioners of psych, and the many talented blues- and country-rock acts that defined what it was to live in SoCal during that magical era.
We hope that you'll be as stoked as we are!