Flashes of Fire: Hoyt's Very Best 1962-1990

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Although his only chart success as a musical performer came with a few minor entries on the country lists, several of Hoyt Axton's songs were smashes in cover versions on the pop side of things, starting with the Kingston Trio's hit take on Axton's "Greenback Dollar" in 1962, Three Dog Night's renditions of his "Joy to the World" in 1971 and "Never Been to Spain" in 1972, and ex-Beatle Ringo Starr's treatment of "No No Song" in 1975. Steppenwolf's searing cover of Axton's "The Pusher" also garnered a lot of attention and airplay when it turned up on the Easy Rider soundtrack in 1969. All of this points to Axton's uniqueness. His odd, literate songs weren't exactly ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Although his only chart success as a musical performer came with a few minor entries on the country lists, several of Hoyt Axton's songs were smashes in cover versions on the pop side of things, starting with the Kingston Trio's hit take on Axton's "Greenback Dollar" in 1962, Three Dog Night's renditions of his "Joy to the World" in 1971 and "Never Been to Spain" in 1972, and ex-Beatle Ringo Starr's treatment of "No No Song" in 1975. Steppenwolf's searing cover of Axton's "The Pusher" also garnered a lot of attention and airplay when it turned up on the Easy Rider soundtrack in 1969. All of this points to Axton's uniqueness. His odd, literate songs weren't exactly country, folk, rock or pop but an intriguing mixture of all of these, and it difficult to think of a songwriter quite like him. This generous 25-song survey of Axton's career from Australia's fine Raven Records hits all the key spots, beginning with a live take of "Greenback Dollar" from 1962 and ending with the goofy but endearing "Fearless the Wonder Dog" from 1990, and includes Axton's own versions of "Joy to the World," "Never Been to Spain," "No No Song" and "The Pusher" as well as a lovely duet with Linda Ronstadt on "When the Morning Comes." Drawing tracks from several labels, including Axton's own Jeremiah Records, Flashes of Fire makes both an ideal introduction to this unsung artist as well as an intelligently chosen survey of his nearly 40-year recording career. All the essentials are here.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/20/2004
  • Label: Raven [australia]
  • UPC: 612657018125
  • Catalog Number: 181
  • Sales rank: 2,126

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Greenback Dollar (4:07)
  2. 2 Smoky (2:12)
  3. 3 It's All Right Now (2:32)
  4. 4 Snow Blind Friend (2:49)
  5. 5 The Pusher (5:22)
  6. 6 Never Been to Spain (3:24)
  7. 7 Joy to the World (2:45)
  8. 8 Officer Ray (3:08)
  9. 9 Heaven (3:00)
  10. 10 Sweet Misery (3:23)
  11. 11 Less Than the Song (3:04)
  12. 12 When the Morning Comes (3:31)
  13. 13 Boney Fingers (3:07)
  14. 14 No No Song (2:33)
  15. 15 Lion in the Winter (3:22)
  16. 16 In a Young Girl's Mind (3:29)
  17. 17 Evangelina (3:34)
  18. 18 Flash of Fire (2:44)
  19. 19 Light This Candle (3:12)
  20. 20 Free Sailin' (2:51)
  21. 21 Della and the Dealer (3:24)
  22. 22 A Rusty Old Halo (2:35)
  23. 23 Where Did the Money Go? (3:23)
  24. 24 Spin of the Wheel (2:52)
  25. 25 Fearless the Wonder Dog (1:49)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Hoyt Axton Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Hoyt Axton Composer, Producer
Leith Stevens Composer
Nicolette Larson Composer
Renee Armand Composer
Mark Dawson Composer
Alex Hassilev Producer
Bob Johnston Producer
David Kershenbaum Producer
Henry Lewy Producer
Allan McDougall Producer
Chuck Mellone Producer
Donna Roberts Producer
Catherine Smith Composer
Bob Merrill Composer
Ernie Sheldon Composer
Glenn A. Baker Preparation for CD Release
Keith Glass Liner Notes, Annotation
Warren Barnett Mastering
Kevin Mueller Concept, Preparation for CD Release
Peter Shillito Concept, Preparation for CD Release
David P. Jackson Composer
Kennard Ramsey Composer
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