Anthology (1965-1972)

Anthology (1965-1972)

by The Rascals
     
 
Boasting all of the Rascals' essential hits as well as many enjoyable album tracks, this two-CD set does a fine job of summarizing the New Yorkers' accomplishments. Whether the Rascals are tearing into rockers like "You Better Run" (covered by Pat Benatar in 1980) and the Olympics'

Overview

Boasting all of the Rascals' essential hits as well as many enjoyable album tracks, this two-CD set does a fine job of summarizing the New Yorkers' accomplishments. Whether the Rascals are tearing into rockers like "You Better Run" (covered by Pat Benatar in 1980) and the Olympics' "Good Lovin'" (a frat rock staple) or expressing their love of soul music (both Northern and Southern) on "Groovin'," "A Beautiful Morning" and "I've Been Lonely Too Long," the package shows us just how dynamic they could be. The Rascals' cover of Wilson Pickett's "In the Midnight Hour" is hard to resist, and it should be noted that their version of Sir Mac Rice's "Mustang Sally" was recorded before the song became a major hit for Pickett. Sadly, things broke down for the Rascals commercially in the early '70s, but the socially aware soul-pop songs "Love Me," "Saga of New York" and "Brother Tree" show that they still had some creative life left in them. And they indicate that with the right guidance and input (working with someone like Curtis Mayfield, maybe?), the band could have made a comeback and become an important part of the '70s soul-pop scene. From obvious choices to surprises, Anthology: 1965-1972 is a package that both rock and soul aficionados should savor.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/14/1992
Label:
Rhino
UPC:
0081227103125
catalogNumber:
71031

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. I Ain't Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore
  2. Good Lovin'
  3. Do You Feel It
  4. Mustang Sally
  5. Baby Let's Wait
  6. In the Midnight Hour
  7. You Better Run
  8. What Is the Reason
  9. I've Been Lonely Too Long
  10. Come on Up
  11. Too Many Fish in the Sea
  12. Love Is a Beautiful Thing
  13. Groovin'
  14. A Girl Like You
  15. Find Somebody
  16. How Can I Be Sure
  17. If You Knew
  18. I'm So Happy Now
  19. Easy Rollin'
  20. Rainy Day
  21. It's Wonderful
  22. Silly Girl
  23. Finale: Once upon a Dream
  24. A Beautiful Morning

Disc 2

  1. People Got to Be Free
  2. Island of Love
  3. Look Around
  4. A Ray of Hope
  5. Heaven
  6. See
  7. I'd Like to Take You Home
  8. Temptation's Bout to Get Me
  9. Nubia
  10. Real Thing
  11. Carry Me Back
  12. Right On
  13. Ready for Love
  14. I Believe
  15. Glory, Glory
  16. Love Me
  17. Happy Song
  18. Lucky Day
  19. Saga of New York
  20. Brother Tree

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rascals   Primary Artist
Charles Morrow   Conductor
Ron Carter   Bass
Richard Davis   Bass
Hubert Laws   Flute
Joe Newman   Trumpet
David Sanborn   Tenor Saxophone
Joe Bushkin   Piano
Steve Marcus   Soprano Saxophone
Seldon Powell   Saxophone
Chuck Rainey   Bass
Ralph MacDonald   Percussion,Conga
Sweet Inspirations   Background Vocals
Daniel Ben Zebulon   Percussion,Conga
David Brigati   Background Vocals
Eddie Brigati   Percussion,Drums,Vocals
Bruce Buono   Background Vocals
Buddy Buono   Background Vocals
Felix Cavaliere   Organ,Guitar,Piano,Vocals
Link Chamberlain   Guitar
Cissy Houston   Background Vocals
Louis Colin   Harp
Gene Cornish   Bass,Guitar,Vocals
Hog Cowart   Bass
Dino Danelli   Percussion,Drums
Charles Dinwiddie   Tenor Saxophone
Kwasi "Rocky" Dzidzornu   Percussion,Conga
Joe Farrell   Soprano Saxophone
Howard "Buzz" Feiten   Guitar
Molly Holt   Background Vocals
Gerald Jemmott   Bass
Danny Labbate   Soprano Saxophone
Melvin Lastie   Trumpet
Buddy Lucas   Harmonica
Steve Madaio   Trumpet
Arif Mardin   Conductor
Gene Orloff   Strings
Jack Scarangella   Percussion,Conga
Annie Sutton   Background Vocals
Tosha Thomas   Background Vocals
Robert "Pops" Popwell   Bass

Technical Credits

Charles Morrow   Arranger
King Curtis   Contributor
Eddie Brigati   Composer
Felix Cavaliere   Composer
Arif Mardin   Arranger

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