It all started back in 1971 when music aficionado and future Patti Smith group guitarist Lenny Kaye lovingly compiled the now-classic (and long out-of-print) 2-LP collection called Nuggets: Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era, 1965-1968 for Elektra Records.
During the ’80s, Rhino attempted to pick up the ball by releasing their own Nuggets volumes. Now both Rhino and Kaye combine forces to set the record straight, once and for all. The new Nuggets box set not only contains the original Kaye-compiled album in its entirety on one disc, but completes the picture with three more CDsâ€™ worth of essential psychedelic tunes that were left off the first time around, many of them making their digital debut.
Painstakingly remastered from the (mostly mono) original single mixes for best-ever sound, the box also features an extensive booklet containing both the original and new Kaye-penned liner notes, rare photos, and track-by-track annotation. Itâ€™s guaranteed to give you a â€œpsychotic reactionâ€!
Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era 1965-68; Rhino, 1998