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Previously Unreleased Jan And Dean Album Due Out This Year

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A Jan and Dean album originally recorded in 1965 is set for release. The album, titled Filet of Soul, is a live LP which features the pair performing their signature sounds as well as adding various comedic bits that were regular items from their live show.

At the time, their label heads hated the idea of a music/comedy release from the pair and rejected it outright. According to Dean Torrence:

"The Beatles released Rubber Soul in 1965. Jan and I rushed out to our local record store (remember those?) and bought two copies. It was a great album — the music was awesome, and the production was brilliant. But there was something that was missing: we didn't discover the meaning of the so-very-cool title Rubber Soul. Such a cool title must have some very deep meaning that was right up there with discovering The Meaning of Life or The Theory of Relativity, for God's sake. So how did we miss it? Traveling in the car, we talked about this whole Rubber Soul thing, and it got us thinking . . . what kinda soul did Jan & Dean have? And it was perfectly obvious to us that Jan & Dean had 'Filet of Soul' . . . the thing I get the biggest kick out of to this very day is listening to these original Filet of Soul recordings. I find myself still chuckling and remembering what a great time Jan and I had in making it. Listen to what we recorded and you can tell that these people are really having fun in the studio with one another."

The album is due to be released on September 1, 2017.

by RTT Staff Writer

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