CBS released one of the first Samplers, "The Rock Machine Turns You On," in 1968, featuring tracks from artists like Spirit, The Zombies, and Leonard Cohen. Other labels like Liberty, Warner Brothers, Elektra, Atlantic, Island Records, Harvest and Vertigo followed suit offering iconic collections like "You Can All Join In", "Picnic", "Nice Enough To Eat" & "The Age Of Atlantic". These Samplers introduced listeners to a wide range of music, from progressive rock to folk and reggae. Music by established artists would sit alongside lesser known and newer acts. It was an eclectic treasure trove of discovery.
We released our own cassette culture samplers in the halcyon days of the early 80's and revived the idea as we released CD's in the early 2000's with discs like "Chuck Out The Chintz", "A Falling A Spread" and "Crust" ... here's the first in a new series of falling A samplers for the digital generation.