Ebay Madness – Tora Tora – Revolution Day (1994 unreleased 3rd album) studio master reels end at $2136!

Tora Tora – Revolution Day (1994 unreleased album) studio master reels sells for $2136!

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Someone out there just got an early Xmas gift! And an expensive one at that! Bidding started at $9.95…..under ten bucks! There were 49 bids.

Let’s read the acurate description from the auction:

This auction includes:

1) The ACTUAL studio back-up MASTER REELS for the 1994 UNRELEASED 3rd CD (titled Revolution Day) from Melodic Rock outfit Tora Tora!!! What makes these reels so interesting is that until I discovered them in a box five years ago, no one even knew Tora Tora recorded a third CD. Wikipedia says “Revolution Day, was recorded in 1994, but it was never released due to label restructuring. After missing the due date, the band folded.”

Both reels are on ¼” tape and these are 2 track stereo masters. For those of you that may be wondering exactly how rare these tapes are; when a band recorded albums on analog tape, three sets of masters are made. A master and a back-up master which are kept by the record company and then a third back-up mixed master which is either kept by the studio or the producer of the album. Luckily, I obtained a box of various reels from music biz veteran/Tora Tora producer-Tom Werman about five years ago with several additional Melodic Rock Masters. These are a one-of-a-kind set. Reel 1 contains Side A of the album and Reel 2 contains Side B. Good luck!

Both reels should play back perfectly although I would strongly recommend having them professionally transferred. Please email me when you bid just so I can have a record of the bid.

A little research suggests that the band had the album ready to go and it got lost in the shuffle when A&M Records went through a restructuring. The tracklisting I found online included:

  1. “Memphis Soul”
  2. “Candle In The Stone”
  3. “Rescue Me”
  4. “Shelter From The Rain”
  5. “Out Of The Storm”
  6. “Me and You”
  7. “Blues Come Home To You”
  8. “Mississippi Voodoo Child”
  9. “Revolution Day”
  10. “Livin A World Away”
  11. “Little Texas”
  12. “Time And The Tide”

I’d be interested in hearing this release.

— Steve