Available on November 25th, 2022 for Record Store Day Black Friday. Available at participating RSD stores in North America only.
- CELEBRATE RECORD STORE DAY BLACK FRIDAY WITH HOT TUNA & FRIDAY MUSIC!
- CELEBRATE 5 DECADES OF THEIR MASTERWORK "YELLOW FEVER"!!!
- FIRST TIME EVER SUPER LIMITED EDITION YELLOW VINYL EXCLUSIVE
- PRODUCED BY HOT TUNA
- MASTERED IMPECCABLY BY JOE REAGOSO (HOT TUNA/JEFFERSON STARSHIP/JEFFERSON AIRPLANE) FROM THE ORIGINAL GRUNT RECORDS TAPES
- FEATURES CLASSIC HOT TUNA TRACKS: "FREE REIN" "HOT JELLY ROLL BLUES” "HALF/TIME SATURATION" & "BABY, WHAT YOU WANT ME TO DO"
- HOT TUNA: JORMA KAUKONEN, JACK CASADY & BOB STEELER
- HOT TUNA ON TOUR 2022
Upon achieving massive success as founding members of the Jefferson Airplane, long time friends Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady would soon look for other ways to expand their love of traditional blues and rock and would soon evolve into the highly inventive and successful Hot Tuna. One of the first jam bands of its kind, the duo has continued either acoustically or as full tilt rockers for over 5 decades now, and their importance is measured by their amazing run of chart albums and concerts going back to the late sixties.
Their sixth album “Yellow Fever” would be released in 1975, and it also was their second power trio outing following their hit “America’s Choice” (Friday Music) and features Jorma Kaukonen’s stunning vocal and lead guitar artistry, the powerful and intricate bass work of Jack Casady and the return of Bob Steeler on hard rock drums.
This power trio setting would reveal on record how tight the band played, loud and free, no studio gimmickry, and a true sense of believing in what they laid down on vinyl, which would be another significant entry into their phenomenal history.
The self-produced album would also become one of the more defining alternative rockers of 1975 as it featured the progressive and creative symmetry that the fans were yearning for.
The Hot Tuna rocker opens up with their mutual love of the blues with Jimmy Reed’s classic "Baby, What You Want Me To Do" and continues with more powerful fare from the pen of Jorma’s Kaukonen with “Free Rein” and “Bar Room Crystal Ball”.
"Half/Time Saturation" and “Surphase Tenison” showcases yet more classics from the trio and the sound they created in the studio, with a very live tenacity, making “Yellow Fever” one of the finest albums in Hot Tuna’s huge catalog of amazing albums.
To celebrate this stellar Hot Tuna classic, Friday Music is very pleased to announce our Black Friday Record Store Day exclusive "Yellow Fever" now on first time ever stunning yellow vinyl.
Mastered impeccably from the original Grunt Records tapes by long time Hot Tuna/Jefferson Airplane/Jefferson Starship associate Joe Reagoso, this super limited edition masterwork will be one of the more important revisits to this much loved band this year.
To further enhance your Hot Tuna listening experience, the Lp will also include the rare inner sleeve artwork not manufactured since its original release.