Rediscovered after 41 years The forgotten 1st Pavlov's Dog album from 1973 The Pekin Tapes were recorded at Golden Voice Studio, Pekin/IL in October 1973, nearly two years before Pampered Menial. They were originally intended to become the band's debut album. They fascinatingly demonstrate the variety and wide-ranging musical scope of the early Pavlov's Dog, as the band handled the production itself, with no outside producer to answer to. ABC Records signed the band on the strength of the Pekin Tapes for the highest amount a newcomer band ever got payed. But ABC records decided to send the band back to studio to produce a completely new album: Pampered Menial was released in 1975 and became a milestone in Progressive Rock history. The Pekin Tapes though were never used and finally forgotten. Golden Voice Studio burned down shortly after, taking with it the masters of the Pekin Tapes. They were believed lost since then. Unexpectedly, in 2014 a copy of the Pekin Tapes was discovered. After extensive lengths to restore the tape, the Pekin Tapes are released with a delay of some 41 years. Additionally, the release includes four bonus tracks of early demo recordings from March 1973. These are the earliest Pavlov's Dog signs of life ever discovered.