Flower Power: The Music of the Love Generation [Time Life Box]

Flower Power: The Music of the Love Generation [Time Life Box]


What's that you say? You don't understand why songs like "It Never Rains in Southern California," "Me and You and a Dog Named Boo," and "We're an American Band" are in a boxed set called Flower Power? How about Alice Cooper, Jim Croce, and Mott the Hoople? They don't…  See more details below


What's that you say? You don't understand why songs like "It Never Rains in Southern California," "Me and You and a Dog Named Boo," and "We're an American Band" are in a boxed set called Flower Power? How about Alice Cooper, Jim Croce, and Mott the Hoople? They don't exactly bring to mind hippies and the Summer of Love and the psychedelically endowed van pictured on the cover? It's true that the title and even the subtitles of four of the five double discs within -- "Born to Be Wild," "Groovin'," "Age of Aquarius," and "Time of the Season" -- suggest something they don't always deliver. Only the fifth, more directly dubbed "The Hits of 1967," ties unambiguously into the packaging concept -- virtually all of the 40 chosen tracks from that glorious year for pop music suggest the time when flower power was in full bloom. But cynicism aside, the music collected herein ultimately speaks for itself, and although there is a randomness to the selection process utilized to compile the box, it's as solid a collection of '60s and '70s hit music as any -- save for a handful of true head-scratchers. Spanning genres, the set jumps from the classic rock of Procol Harum and Joe Cocker to bubble-pop (the Cowsills) to proto-metal (Blue Cheer) to pure folk (Joan Baez) to soul (Marvin Gaye). It's a set best appreciated for its very willy-nilly-ness rather than as a time line of anything remotely affiliated with any movement, real or imagined, having to do with horticulture.

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Disc 1

  1. Groovin'
  2. Leaving on a Jet Plane
  3. Summer Breeze
  4. Crystal Blue Persuasion  -  Tommy James & the Shondells
  5. Sunshine (Go Away Today)  - Jonathan Edwards
  6. I Got You Babe
  7. How Can I Be Sure
  8. Hello It's Me
  9. I Started a Joke
  10. Daydream Believer
  11. Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?  -  Chicago
  12. City of New Orleans
  13. Listen to the Music
  14. Tired of Waiting for You  -  Kinks
  15. Never Ending Song of Love  -  Delaney & Bonnie
  16. Both Sides Now
  17. Lucky Man

Disc 2

  1. The Beat Goes On
  2. A Beautiful Morning  -  Young Rascals
  3. Blowin' in the Wind
  4. Crimson and Clover  -  Tommy James & the Shondells
  5. Ride Captain Ride  -  Blues Image
  6. Blinded by the Light
  7. Spirit in the Sky
  8. You're So Vain
  9. You Really Got Me  -  Kinks
  10. In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida
  11. Long Train Runnin'
  12. Beginnings  -  Chicago
  13. People Got to Be Free  -  Young Rascals
  14. Wild Thing
  15. Alice's Rock & Roll Restaurant
  16. Me and You and a Dog Named Boo  -  Lobo
  17. Amazing Grace

Disc 3

  1. Nights in White Satin
  2. One Toke Over the Line  -  Brewer & Shipley
  3. Only You Know and I Know  -  Delaney & Bonnie
  4. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
  5. Land of 1000 Dances  -  Cannibal & the Headhunters
  6. Venus
  7. Here Comes the Sun
  8. Summer Nights
  9. Society's Child (Baby I've Been Thinking)
  10. Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues  - Danny O'Keefe
  11. I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing (In Perfect Harmony)
  12. Just a Little
  13. Hot Smoke and Sasafrass
  14. Don't Expect Me to Be Your Friend  -  Lobo
  15. School's Out
  16. Come to the Sunshine
  17. Bridge Over Troubled Water

Disc 4

  1. Time of the Season  -  Zombies
  2. Going Up the Country
  3. Different Drum
  4. Good Morning Starshine  -  Oliver
  5. Woodstock  -  Matthews Southern Comfort
  6. Signs
  7. Up on Cripple Creek  -  Band
  8. Abraham, Martin and John  -  Dion
  9. Mr. Bojangles
  10. We're an American Band  -  Grand Funk Railroad
  11. Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)
  12. On the Road Again
  13. American Pie, Pt. 1 & 2  - Don McLean
  14. Hush  -  Deep Purple
  15. What the World Needs Now Is Love
  16. Living in the Past
  17. Fresh Air
  18. We Shall Overcome

Disc 5

  1. Born to Be Wild
  2. Midnight Confessions
  3. California Dreamin'
  4. Sky Pilot, Pt. 1
  5. Something in the Air
  6. With a Little Help from My Friends
  7. What's Going On
  8. War
  9. Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
  10. Morning Has Broken
  11. Hair  -  Cowsills
  12. Cloud Nine
  13. Rocket Man
  14. All Right Now  -  Free
  15. Summertime Blues
  16. Spill the Wine  -  Eric Burdon & War

Disc 6

  1. Magic Carpet Ride
  2. Monday, Monday
  3. Your Song
  4. Sooner or Later
  5. The Letter  -  Shelter People
  6. Eve of Destruction
  7. Ball of Confusion (That's What the World Is Today)
  8. Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
  9. It's Getting Better
  10. Time in a Bottle
  11. People Get Ready  -  Impressions
  12. Baby It's You  -  Smith
  13. Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)
  14. Fire  -  Crazy World of Arthur Brown
  15. The Rain, The Park & Other Things  -  Cowsills
  16. Reach out of the Darkness  -  Friend & Lover

Disc 7

  1. Piece of My Heart
  2. Mr. Tambourine Man  -  Byrds
  3. Summer in the City
  4. White Rabbit
  5. I Want to Take You Higher
  6. Mellow Yellow  -  Donovan
  7. American Woman  -  Guess Who
  8. He Ain't Heave, He's My Brother
  9. Brand New Key  -  Melanie
  10. Everybody's Talkin'  - Harry Nilsson
  11. Angel of the Morning
  12. Black Magic Woman  -  Santana
  13. And When I Die
  14. Stoned Soul Picnic
  15. It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
  16. Light My Fire  - José Feliciano
  17. Eight Miles High  -  Byrds

Disc 8

  1. Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season)  -  Byrds
  2. Spinning Wheel
  3. Green Tambourine
  4. Daydream
  5. Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In (The Flesh Failures)  -  5th Dimension
  6. Evil Ways  -  Santana
  7. In the Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus)
  8. It Never Rains in Southern California  - Albert Hammond
  9. Time Has Come Today
  10. These Eyes  -  Guess Who
  11. Sunshine Superman
  12. Lay Down (Candles in the Rain)  -  Edwin Hawkins Singers
  13. Subterranean Homesick Blues
  14. All the Young Dudes
  15. Mercedes Benz
  16. Hurdy Gurdy Man  -  Donovan
  17. Love, Peace and Happiness

Disc 9

  1. San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)  - Scott McKenzie
  2. Happy Together  -  Turtles
  3. Windy  -  Association
  4. Creeque Alley
  5. Gimme Some Lovin'
  6. Incense and Peppermints
  7. Little Bit O' Soul
  8. The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)
  9. The Letter
  10. Heroes and Villains
  11. Reflections  -  Diana Ross & the Supremes
  12. Let's Live for Today
  13. Darling Be Home Soon
  14. I Was Made to Love Her
  15. Pleasant Valley Sunday
  16. Carrie-Anne
  17. Talk Talk  -  Music Machine
  18. Sunday Will Never Be the Same
  19. Kind of a Drag
  20. A Whiter Shade of Pale

Disc 10

  1. I Feel Free  -  Cream
  2. So You Want to Be a Rock 'N' Roll Star  -  Byrds
  3. Somebody to Love
  4. I Had Too Much to Dream (Last Night)
  5. Get Together  -  Youngbloods
  6. I'm a Man
  7. Brown Eyed Girl
  8. Friday on My Mind
  9. San Franciscan Nights
  10. (We Ain't Got) Nothin' Yet  -  Blues Magoos
  11. Season of the Witch  -  Donovan
  12. Wake Me, Shake Me
  13. Down on Me
  14. You Keep Me Hangin' On
  15. Not So Sweet Martha Lorraine  -  Country Joe & the Fish
  16. Paper Sun  - Steve Winwood
  17. Pushin' Too Hard  -  Seeds
  18. It's a Happening Thing
  19. Mary, Mary  -  Paul Butterfield Blues Band
  20. Stroll On  -  Yardbirds

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Janis Joplin   Vocals

Technical Credits

Alice Cooper   Composer
Bob Dylan   Composer
Yusuf (Cat Stevens)   Composer
Jim Morrison   Composer
Chip Taylor   Composer
Michael Bruce   Composer
Glen Buxton   Composer
Lamont Dozier   Composer
Dennis Dunaway   Composer
Colin Escott   Liner Notes
Neal Smith   Composer
J. Stewart   Composer
A. Clarke   Composer
A. Wilson   Composer
P. Brown   Composer
J. Collins   Arranger
Traditional   Composer
Lula Mae Hardaway   Composer
Mike Jason   Executive Producer
Lynne O'Connor   Editorial Research
Olivia Kim   Editorial Research

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