Box Set CD Release for Jan & Dean sign now

This is a petition calling for a Box Set CD Release for Jan & Dean.

From late 1950s R&B, to Surf music, and the Psychedelic era, Jan & Dean produced 26 chart singles between 1958 and 1966. Sixteen of these were national Top 40 hits on the Billboard and Cash Box charts, seven of which reached the national Top 10. Four of Jan & Dean's albums also made the national Top 40 during that period.

In April 1966, Jan Berry was critically injured in an automobile accident, resulting in brain damage and partial paralysis. From 1966 onward, Jan & Dean made new music separately, and occasionally together. They hit the road again in the late 1970s, during Jan Berry's high-profile fight to overcome the effects of traumatic brain injury. This story was told on national television in the highly rated film "Deadman's Curve" (1978), which paved the way for "Phase II" of Jan & Dean's road career. They toured consistently throughout the 1980s and 1990s, and into the new millennium. Following Jan Berry's untimely death in March 2004, Dean continues to honor the music with live concert appearances.

Jan Berry has now been dead for more than three years, and it is long past time for Jan & Dean to be honored with a comprehensive Box Set CD Release. There are many options for such a package, including the superior original mono mixes, and well as various outtakes and backing tracks. There is enough of a fan base and market to warrant such a package.

As a songwriter and singer, Jan Berry had his first Top 10 hit in 1958, before Phil Spector. As an arranger and producer (signed first to Nevins-Kirshner and then to Screen Gems), Jan Berry worked with Hollywood's elite studio musicians long before Beach Boys leader Brian Wilson did the same.

EMI now holds Jan & Dean's Screen Gems catalog, encompassing their most famous hits and album cuts.

Artists who achieved less success than Jan & Dean during their careers have been given the Box Set treatment. It's now time for Jan & Dean to have their own comprehensive Box Set career retrospective. This would be a popular released for EMI, or it could be farmed out to another label, such as Shout Factory.

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Latest Signatures

  • 11 December 2015950. Dick V
    I support this petition
  • 11 December 2015949. Dave Y
    I support this petition
  • 07 December 2015948. Mark Bridges
    "Surf City to Drag City" is more than 10 years old. It also features re-mixes by Ron Furmanek & co. . . . some of which are rendered badly. They're not the original versions, and Jan Berry hated them. We need the original versions . . . especially the
  • 28 November 2015947. Sterling S
  • 26 November 2015946. Helen C
    please release am big fan
  • 26 November 2015945. Liz Stone
    Long overdue-Keep the music playing!!!!
  • 20 November 2015944. Jim A
    I support this petition
  • 19 November 2015943. Don H
    Long Over-do
  • 19 November 2015942. Dirk W
    A 2-fer series of their original album catalog would be great. This would be similar to The Beach Boys catalog.
  • 02 November 2015941. Dennis W
    I support this petition
  • 02 November 2015940. John R
    a J&D box is LONG overdue.
  • 30 October 2015939. Jim B
    This set is about 30 years overdue and would be great for fans of Jan and Dean and fifties and sixties music in general.
  • 29 October 2015938. Jake B
    I support this petition
  • 27 October 2015937. Jim L
    it'd be something fans would like
  • 25 October 2015936. Steve S
    Gotta be done.......
  • 21 October 2015935. Feather M
    release the set!
  • 21 October 2015934. Danny H
    I support this petition
  • 24 September 2015933. Betty T
    We still remember and love their music!
  • 24 September 2015932. Sheldon M
    I support this petition
  • 23 September 2015931. Ron B
    It's about time!
  • 09 September 2015930. Peter D
    I support this petition
  • 06 September 2015929. Sara Woodward
    I support this petition
  • 29 August 2015928. Mike F
    I've loved Jan and Deans music for decades. I'm now 54 yrs old and would purchase a Box set in a heartbeat.
  • 26 August 2015927. Karen T
    I support this petition
  • 22 August 2015926. Jeff I
    Add the R&R Hall of Fame to the petition and we'll call it all even!
  • 18 August 2015925. Jared L
    Please do release this and with those great Mono single mixes!
  • 13 August 2015924. Tom K
    I support this petition

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EMI / Capitol


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