Book a Trip: The Psych Pop Sounds of Capitol Records

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Book a Trip has 26 tracks from singles released on Capitol from roughly 1966-1970, most of them making their CD debut. The actual sounds are very much more "pop" than "psych," and it might be more accurate to peg these as pop recordings reflecting some influence of the psychedelic era rather than tracks combining pop and psychedelia. Certainly they're obscure and collectable, however, with just a couple of unlikely popular acts (the Four Preps and the Lettermen, neither of them groups associated with psychedelia or rock), as well as a few (the Shanes, Stained Glass, Chris & Craig) who might be recognized by specialist '60s collectors. The songs and productions ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Book a Trip has 26 tracks from singles released on Capitol from roughly 1966-1970, most of them making their CD debut. The actual sounds are very much more "pop" than "psych," and it might be more accurate to peg these as pop recordings reflecting some influence of the psychedelic era rather than tracks combining pop and psychedelia. Certainly they're obscure and collectable, however, with just a couple of unlikely popular acts (the Four Preps and the Lettermen, neither of them groups associated with psychedelia or rock), as well as a few (the Shanes, Stained Glass, Chris & Craig) who might be recognized by specialist '60s collectors. The songs and productions are generally period pieces that are pleasant but not innovative, with little that approaches the classic or even extremely commercial. The arrangements often show strong traces of Capitol's biggest American group, the Beach Boys, in both the harmonies and musical backing; a good share of Association influences crop up, too. One of the strongest tracks, "Chris Craft No. 9" by the Shanes (actually a Swedish group), is much more in the guitar-oriented British Invasion style than its surroundings. The numerous famous names and connections to bigger acts, detailed by the excellent liner notes, are arguably more interesting than the music itself. Chris & Craig went on to lead one of the better obscure Los Angeles folk-rock groups, the Penny Arkade; a couple tunes were written by Dick & Don Addrisi, of "Never My Love" fame; David Axelrod co-wrote and co-produced Moorpark Intersection's "Yesterday Holds On," and produced the Lively Set's "Let the Trumpets Sound," written by David Gates; the Exception, whose "My Mind Goes Traveling" very strongly emulates the late-'60s Beach Boys, featured a pre-Chicago Peter Cetera; Leon Russell arranged and conducted the orchestra on the Four Preps' "Hitchhiker"; "Along Comes Mary" composer Tandyn Almer arranged and played on Pleasure's "Don't Take the Night Away"; and Summer Snow's "Flying on the Ground" is one of the earliest covers of a Neil Young song.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/3/2010
  • Label: Now Sounds
  • EAN: 5013929061927
  • Catalog Number: 2906192
  • Sales rank: 46,772

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Book A Trip - This Side Up (2:13)
  2. 2 Chris Craft No. 9 - The Shanes (2:08)
  3. 3 I Need You - Chris & Craig (2:49)
  4. 4 Yesterday Noontime - The Act of Creation (2:00)
  5. 5 Strawberry Tuesday - Sidewalk Skipper Band (2:50)
  6. 6 Popcorn Double Feature - Tim Wilde (3:03)
  7. 7 Autumn Afternoon - Teddy Neely Five (2:26)
  8. 8 Robins Robins - Fargo (1:59)
  9. 9 Lady In Lace - The Stained Glass (2:10)
  10. 10 Whisper Words - The Staccatos (2:39)
  11. 11 I Think I'll Just Go And Find Me A Flower - Moorpark Intersection (3:06)
  12. 12 Cynthia At The Garden - Sidewalk Skipper Band (2:37)
  13. 13 Written Charter - The Tuneful Trolley (2:44)
  14. 14 My Mind Goes Traveling - The Exception (2:22)
  15. 15 Hitchhiker - The Four Preps (2:32)
  16. 16 Mr. Sun - The Lettermen (2:39)
  17. 17 Let The Trumpets Sound - The Lively Set (2:47)
  18. 18 Poster Man - The Carnival Connection (2:24)
  19. 19 When Charlie's Doin' His Thing - The Phoenix Trolley (2:51)
  20. 20 (Would You Believe) It's Raining Flowers in My House - Sidewalk Skipper Band (2:14)
  21. 21 Flying On The Ground - The Summer Snow (2:25)
  22. 22 Pleasure Of Her Company - Burgundy Street Singers (2:25)
  23. 23 Yours Till Forever - Griffin (3:03)
  24. 24 Yesterday Holds On - Moorpark Intersection (2:06)
  25. 25 Don't Take The Night Away - Pleasure (2:56)
  26. 26 Seventeenth Summer - Sidewalk Skipper Band (2:48)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Glen Campbell Guitar
Leon Russell Conductor
Frank Capp Percussion
Don Randi Keyboards
Gerald Wiggins Piano
Pete Jolly Keyboards
Lyle Ritz Bass
Philip Goldberg Viola
Jim Gordon Drums
Jim Aikin Vocals
Chris Ducey Guitar, Vocals
John Audino Trumpet
Hal Blaine Drums
Benjamin Barrett Conductor
Arnold Belnick Viola
Harry Bluestone Strings
Bill Bridges Vocals
Artie Butler Keyboards
Peter Cetera Bass, Vocals
Gary Coleman Percussion, Bongos, Conga, Vibes
Casey Cunningham Drums
Jesse Ehrlich Cello
Les Emmerson Guitar, Vocals
Gilbert Falco Trombone
Jimmy Faragher Bass, Celeste, Background Vocals, Clavinet
Bill Franz Drums
John Gallie Electric Piano
Leroy Glover Keyboards
Paul Griffin Keyboards
John Guerin Drums
Billy Herman Drums
Howard Roberts Guitar
Carol Kaye Bass
James Kehn Drums, Vocals
Lou Klass Trumpet
Larry Knechtel Piano, Keyboards
Glen Larson Baritone
Jay Lewis Guitar, Vocals
Joe Mack Bass
Jerry McClain Vocals
Lou McCleary Trombone
Jim McPherson Bass, Vocals
John Morell Guitar
Larry Muhoberac Keyboards
Allan Nicholls Vocals
Jim Nyeholt Keyboards
William Peterson Trumpet
Ray Pohlman Bass
Emil Richards Percussion, Mallets
Mischa Russell Strings
Stephen Schlaks Keyboards, Vocals
David Sommerville Bass (Vocal)
Paul Tabet Drums
Christie Thompson Vocals
Greg Tornquist Guitar
Arthur Wright Guitar
Shari Zippert Strings
Mike Brady Vocals
Anthony Terran Trumpet
Tandyn Almer Bass, Keyboards
Michael Melvoin Electric Piano
Allen DeRienzo Trumpet
Rick Belanger Drums, Vocals
Tony Butala Vocals
Vern Craig Guitar, Vocals
Bob Engemann Vocals
Jim Pike Vocals
Brian Rading Bass
Rick Novak Bass, Percussion, Vocals, Background Vocals, 12-string Guitar
Anthony Zungolo Strings
Bob Rominger Guitar
Marc Sampson Bass, Vocals
Michael Anthony Guitar
Jean Pierre Lauzon Guitar
Tommy Wählberg Guitar, Vocals
Svante Elfgren Bass
Tor-Erik Rautio Drums
Kit Sundqvist Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Lennart Grahn Vocals
Brian Parks Bass
Dave Warner Vocals
Pam Parker Vocals
William Kurasch Viola
Tim Wilde Vocals
Craig Smith Guitar, Vocals
Eric Sampson Reeds, Rhythm Guitar, Background Vocals
Terry Johnson Bass
Don Peake Guitar
Matthew Hyde Guitar, Vocals
John Sherrill Bass, Background Vocals
Louis Morell Guitar
Oliver Mitchell Trumpet
David Rosenthal Percussion, Vocals
Dennis Carrasco Drums
Mike Deasy Guitar
Kenneth Ballard Vocals
Frank Friedman Harmonica, Rhythm Guitar
James Bond Bass
D.A. McDowell Bass, Guitar, Harpsichord, Vocals
Billy Elder Vocals, Background Vocals
Michael Rubini Keyboards
Ronald Tutt Drums
Robert McPherson Keyboards
Tom Jukem Percussion, Drums
Susanne Roshay Vocals
Stuart Royal Keyboards, Background Vocals
Teddy Neeley Vocals
Santo Ciccarello Guitar
Rudy Parker Vocals
Ronnie Seitel Guitar, Background Vocals
Leon Woofter Vocals
Jack Riolo Drums
Gary Duckworth Vocals
Jerry LeMire Guitar
James Horn Woodwind
Dave Practman Vocals
Flo An Fountain Vocals
Dick Dow Vocals
Diane Roshay Vocals
Dean Wilden Bass
Craig Helwig Vocals
Charlie Weiss Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Charlie Macey Guitar
Charles Stokes Vocals
Brian Ballestrieri Guitar, Vocals, Hammond B3
Billy Patton Bass
Bill Hill Guitar
Anthony Bordonaro Rhythm Guitar
Allen Arkus Drums
Paul Conocenti Organ
Vince Morton Vocals
Tony Decker Guitar
Richard S. Kaufman Strings
Pete Carson Bass
Nicky Katsos Drums
Mike "Bell" Belanger Drums
Michael Dean Flute, Piano, Vocals
Lynn Ready Guitar
Ken Whitman Guitar, Background Vocals
Joey DeSane Vocals
Joe Ballestrieri Bass, Vocals, Background Vocals
Jill Bunker Vocals
Jan Bunker Vocals
James Vincent Dondelinger Guitar, Vocals
James Henderson Trombone
George Green Vocals
Thomas Scott Saxophone
Technical Credits
Leon Russell Arranger, Orchestral Arrangements
Neil Young Composer
Brooks Arthur Engineer
David Axelrod Composer, Producer
David Gates Composer
Kelly Gordon Producer
Larry Weiss Composer
Kenny Nolan Composer
Jimmy Wisner Arranger
Larry Taylor Contributor
Marty Cooper Producer
Dan Dalton Producer
Don Addrisi Composer
Dave Blume Composer
Perry Botkin Jr. Arranger
Buddy Buie Composer
Al DeLory Producer
Les Emmerson Composer
Scott English Composer
Wes Farrell Producer
John Gross Producer
Rene Hall String Arrangements
Jimmie Haskell Arranger
Kelso Herston Producer
Max Hoch Producer
Hank Levine Arranger
Jay Lewis Composer
Ken Mansfield Producer
Ray Ruff Producer
Stephen Schlaks Arranger, Composer, Producer
Bill Szymczyk Engineer
Jerry Vance Musical Director
Nick Venet Producer
Tommy Oliver Arranger
Tandyn Almer Arranger
Jerry Keller Composer
Artie Kornfeld Producer
James Cobb Composer
Dick Addrisi Composer
Sandy Yaguda Producer
Steve Douglas Producer
Steve Stanley Producer, Liner Notes, Art Direction, Layout
Rusty Evans Producer
Kit Sundqvist Composer
Alan Brownstein Mastering
Bob Halley Arranger, Producer
Anders Henriksson Producer
William Elder Composer
Craig Smith Composer
Eric Sampson Composer, Producer
Art Wayne Producer
Mark sampson Composer, Producer
James Bond Arranger
D.A. McDowell Composer
Phillip Francis Stumpo Composer
Ole Cuaresma Contributor
Steve Kingsford Composer
Santo Ciccarello Composer
Frank Tesinsky Arranger
Danny Jannsen Composer
Charlie Weiss Arranger, Composer, Producer
Bob Padilla Producer
Tony Decker Composer
Joey DeSane Composer
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