The Ventures

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The ultimate instrumental rock band, boasting a dual-guitar lineup and tight rhythms that earned them several big hits throughout the '60s.
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Discography

Year Album Label AllMusic Rating User Ratings
Walk Don't Run
1960 Walk Don't Run Capitol
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The Ventures
1961 The Ventures Capitol
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Another Smash!
1961 Another Smash! Capitol
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The Colorful Ventures
1961 The Colorful Ventures Capitol
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Twist with the Ventures 1961 Twist with the Ventures
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The Ventures Original Four
1961 The Ventures Original Four East World
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Twist Party, Vol. 2 1962 Twist Party, Vol. 2
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Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
1962 Mashed Potatoes and Gravy Dolton
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Going to the Ventures' Dance Party! 1962 Going to the Ventures' Dance Party! Hallmark
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The Ventures Play Telstar, The Lonely Bull
1962 The Ventures Play Telstar, The Lonely Bull Sundazed
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Surfing
1963 Surfing Sundazed
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The Ventures Play the Country Classics 1963 The Ventures Play the Country Classics Dolton
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Bobby Vee Meets the Ventures
1963 Bobby Vee Meets the Ventures
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Let's Go! 1963 Let's Go!
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Ventures in Space
1963 Ventures in Space EMI / Sundazed
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The Fabulous Ventures
1964 The Fabulous Ventures Sundazed
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Walk, Don't Run, Vol. 2
1964 Walk, Don't Run, Vol. 2 EMI / Sundazed
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The Ventures Knock Me Out!
1965 The Ventures Knock Me Out! Capitol
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The Ventures in Japan
1965 The Ventures in Japan Toshiba EMI
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On Stage
1965 On Stage Sundazed
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Play Guitar, Vol. 2 1965 Play Guitar, Vol. 2
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Play Guitar, Vol. 4: Play Electric Bass 1965 Play Guitar, Vol. 4: Play Electric Bass
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Play Guitar, Vol. 3 1965 Play Guitar, Vol. 3
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Play Guitar, Vol. 1 1965 Play Guitar, Vol. 1 Dolton
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Ventures a Go-Go
1965 Ventures a Go-Go Capitol
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The Ventures in Japan, Vol. 2 1965 The Ventures in Japan, Vol. 2 Liberty
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The Ventures' Christmas Album
1965 The Ventures' Christmas Album EMI Music Distribution
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Adventures in Paradise 1965 Adventures in Paradise Ventures Records
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Where the Action Is!
1966 Where the Action Is! Capitol
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The Ventures Play the 1966 The Ventures Play the "Batman" Theme Dolton
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All About the Ventures 1966 All About the Ventures Liberty
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Go with the Ventures!
1966 Go with the Ventures! Capitol
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Wild Things!
1966 Wild Things! EMI Music Distribution / Sundazed
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Guitar Freakout
1967 Guitar Freakout Capitol
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The Ventures on Stage Encore 1967 The Ventures on Stage Encore Liberty
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Pops in Japan
1967 Pops in Japan Disky
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Super Psychedelics
1967 Super Psychedelics Sundazed
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$1,000,000 Weekend
1967 $1,000,000 Weekend Capitol
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Play Guitar, Vol. 7 1967 Play Guitar, Vol. 7 Liberty
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The Ventures Live, Again! 1968 The Ventures Live, Again! Liberty
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Flights of Fantasy
1968 Flights of Fantasy Liberty
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The Horse 1968 The Horse Liberty
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The Ventures in Tokyo '68 1968 The Ventures in Tokyo '68 Liberty
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Underground Fire 1968 Underground Fire Liberty
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Pops in Japan, Vol. 2 1968 Pops in Japan, Vol. 2 Liberty
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Hawaii Five-O
1969 Hawaii Five-O Sundazed
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Swamp Rock 1969 Swamp Rock Liberty
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The Ventures [Liberty] 196? The Ventures [Liberty]
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Live! The Ventures 1970 Live! The Ventures Liberty
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Golden Pops 1970 Golden Pops Liberty
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New Testament 1971 New Testament United Artists Records
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Pops in Japan '71 1971 Pops in Japan '71 Liberty
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Theme from 1971 Theme from "Shaft"
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The Ventures on Stage '71 1971 The Ventures on Stage '71 Liberty
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Joy! The Ventures Play the Classics
1972 Joy! The Ventures Play the Classics Capitol
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Rock & Roll Forever 1972 Rock & Roll Forever United Artists Records
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The Ventures on Stage '72 1972 The Ventures on Stage '72 Liberty
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Pops in Japan '73 1973 Pops in Japan '73 Liberty
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The Ventures on Stage '73 1973 The Ventures on Stage '73 Liberty
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The Ventures Play the Carpenters 1974 The Ventures Play the Carpenters United Artists Records
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The Ventures on Stage '74 1974 The Ventures on Stage '74 Liberty
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Best of Pops Sounds 1974 Best of Pops Sounds United Artists Records
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The Ventures Special '74 on Japanese Tour 1974 The Ventures Special '74 on Japanese Tour Toshiba
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The Jim Croce Songbook 1974 The Jim Croce Songbook United Artists Records
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Now Playing 1975 Now Playing United Artists Records
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The Ventures on Stage '75 1975 The Ventures on Stage '75 Liberty
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The Ventures on Stage '76 1976 The Ventures on Stage '76 Liberty
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Sunflower '76 1976 Sunflower '76 Toshiba
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Rocky Road 1976 Rocky Road United Artists Records
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Hollywood 1976 Hollywood Liberty
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Live in Japan '77 1977 Live in Japan '77 United Artists Records
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TV Themes 1977 TV Themes Liberty
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Latin Album 1979 Latin Album United Artists Records
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Super Live '80 1980 Super Live '80 East World
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Chameleon
1980 Chameleon Paradise Music
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60's Pops 1981 60's Pops East World
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Pops in Japan '81 1981 Pops in Japan '81 East World
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St. Louis Memory 1982 St. Louis Memory East World
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The Last Album on Liberty 1982 The Last Album on Liberty Liberty
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NASA 25th Anniversary Commemorative Album 1983 NASA 25th Anniversary Commemorative Album Tridex
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Live in Japan '65
1995 Live in Japan '65 EMI Music Distribution / Capitol
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Wild Again
1997 Wild Again GNP/Crescendo
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New Depths
1998 New Depths GNP/Crescendo
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Live in Japan 2000
2001 Live in Japan 2000 Pony Canyon Records
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Plays Southern All Stars
2001 Plays Southern All Stars Pony Canyon Records
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The Ventures Play the Greatest Instrumental Hits
2002 The Ventures Play the Greatest Instrumental Hits Varèse Sarabande / Varese
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Christmas Joy
2002 Christmas Joy Varèse Sarabande / Varese
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In Japan Live-2000
2003 In Japan Live-2000 Japanese Import
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Ventures Forever
2004 Ventures Forever Toshiba
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Summer & Winter: Live
2004 Summer & Winter: Live Pony Canyon Records
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Space 2001 2005 Space 2001 Paradise Music
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Play Seaside Story 2006 Play Seaside Story Paradise Music
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Live in Seattle USA
2006 Live in Seattle USA M&I Company
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Live in Tokyo 2006
2007 Live in Tokyo 2006 Pony Canyon Records
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Two Car Garage
2009 Two Car Garage Blue Horizon Records / CD Baby
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Play Southern All Stars 2009 Play Southern All Stars
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Play Kayama Yuzo 2009 Play Kayama Yuzo
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The Ventures Live
2012 The Ventures Live BMG / Sony Music Entertainment
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