Near the Beginning

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Near The Beginning
Studio album by Vanilla Fudge
Released February 1969
Genre Psychedelic rock
Length 44:10
Label Atco Records
Producer Vanilla Fudge
Vanilla Fudge chronology
Near The Beginning
Rock & Roll
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Džuboks (Mixed) [2]

Near The Beginning (ATCO Records 33–278) is the fourth album by the American psychedelic rock band Vanilla Fudge. It was released early 1969 and featured a cover of the Jr. Walker & the All Stars song "Shotgun".

The album peaked at #16 on the Billboard album charts in March 1969.

Track listing[edit]

Side One[edit]

  1. "Shotgun" (Autry DeWalt) - 6:10
  2. "Some Velvet Morning" (Lee Hazlewood) - 7:34
  3. "Where Is Happiness" (Carmine Appice) - 6:59

Side Two[edit]

  1. "Break Song" (Carmine Appice/Tim Bogert/Vince Martell/Mark Stein) - 23:27

CD Bonus Tracks[edit]

  1. "Good Good Lovin'" (unedited version) (Carmine Appice/Tim Bogert/Vince Martell/Mark Stein)
  2. "Shotgun" (single version) (Autry DeWalt)
  3. "People" (single) (Carmine Appice/Tim Bogert/Vince Martell/Mark Stein)



  1. ^ Near the Beginning at AllMusic
  2. ^ Vrdoljak, Dražen. "Vanilla Fudge - Near the Beginning". Džuboks (in Serbian) (Gornji Milanovac: Dečje novine) (11 (second series)): 24.