Formed in 1959, The Ventures' created a brilliant new reverb-drenched guitar sound that encapsulated the attitudes of the early sixties.
They went on to be the most successful instrumental group of all time, selling some 90 million records.
It is impossible to overstate The Ventures popularity in Japan, where they captured the imagination of a whole generation.
Transcending the language barrier, the group sold 40 million albums in Japan alone.
The Ventures hit debut album Walk Don't Run was one of the first rock albums to be recorded in stereo, and is presented here in both the original stereo and mono versions.
The title track reached No.2 in the US single chart in 1960 and remains their theme.