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

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All Music Guide - Jeff Tamarkin
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jeff Tamarkin
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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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/13/2007
  • Label: Time Life Records
  • UPC: 610583212822
  • Catalog Number: 21805

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Groovin' (2:30)
  2. 2 Leaving on a Jet Plane (3:29)
  3. 3 Summer Breeze (3:25)
  4. 4 Crystal Blue Persuasion - Tommy James & the Shondells (4:04)
  5. 5 Sunshine (Go Away Today) - Jonathan Edwards (2:17)
  6. 6 I Got You Babe (3:14)
  7. 7 How Can I Be Sure (2:55)
  8. 8 Hello It's Me (3:51)
  9. 9 I Started a Joke (3:10)
  10. 10 Daydream Believer (2:53)
  11. 11 Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? - Chicago (4:36)
  12. 12 City of New Orleans (4:32)
  13. 13 Listen to the Music (3:26)
  14. 14 Tired of Waiting for You - The Kinks (2:33)
  15. 15 Never Ending Song of Love - Delaney & Bonnie (3:22)
  16. 16 Both Sides Now (3:15)
  17. 17 Lucky Man (4:37)
Disc 2
  1. 1 The Beat Goes On (3:27)
  2. 2 A Beautiful Morning - The Rascals (2:36)
  3. 3 Blowin' in the Wind (2:58)
  4. 4 Crimson and Clover - Tommy James & the Shondells (3:29)
  5. 5 Ride Captain Ride - The Blues Image (3:44)
  6. 6 Blinded by the Light (3:50)
  7. 7 Spirit in the Sky (4:02)
  8. 8 You're So Vain (4:20)
  9. 9 You Really Got Me - The Kinks (2:15)
  10. 10 In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida (2:55)
  11. 11 Long Train Runnin' (3:28)
  12. 12 Beginnings - Chicago (6:26)
  13. 13 People Got to Be Free - The Rascals (3:01)
  14. 14 Wild Thing (2:37)
  15. 15 Alice's Rock & Roll Restaurant (4:46)
  16. 16 Me and You and a Dog Named Boo - Lobo (3:00)
  17. 17 Amazing Grace (4:04)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Nights in White Satin (4:27)
  2. 2 One Toke Over the Line - Brewer & Shipley (3:21)
  3. 3 Only You Know and I Know - Delaney & Bonnie (3:27)
  4. 4 The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (3:24)
  5. 5 Land of 1000 Dances - Cannibal & the Headhunters (2:17)
  6. 6 Venus (3:05)
  7. 7 Here Comes the Sun (2:33)
  8. 8 Summer Nights (1:48)
  9. 9 Society's Child (Baby I've Been Thinking) (3:14)
  10. 10 Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues - Danny O'Keefe (3:02)
  11. 11 I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing (In Perfect Harmony) (2:24)
  12. 12 Just a Little (2:24)
  13. 13 Hot Smoke and Sasafrass (2:41)
  14. 14 Don't Expect Me to Be Your Friend - Lobo (3:34)
  15. 15 School's Out (3:32)
  16. 16 Come to the Sunshine (2:34)
  17. 17 Bridge Over Troubled Water (5:31)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Time of the Season - The Zombies (3:32)
  2. 2 Going Up the Country (2:52)
  3. 3 Different Drum (2:39)
  4. 4 Good Morning Starshine - Oliver (3:41)
  5. 5 Woodstock - Matthews Southern Comfort (4:30)
  6. 6 Signs (4:01)
  7. 7 Up on Cripple Creek - The Band (4:36)
  8. 8 Abraham, Martin and John - Dion (3:20)
  9. 9 Mr. Bojangles (3:37)
  10. 10 We're an American Band - Grand Funk Railroad (3:27)
  11. 11 Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes) (2:51)
  12. 12 On the Road Again (3:24)
  13. 13 American Pie, Pt. 1 & 2 - Don McLean (4:09)
  14. 14 Hush - Deep Purple (4:21)
  15. 15 What the World Needs Now Is Love (3:15)
  16. 16 Living in the Past (3:21)
  17. 17 Fresh Air (5:22)
  18. 18 We Shall Overcome (3:30)
Disc 5
  1. 1 Born to Be Wild (3:31)
  2. 2 Midnight Confessions (2:46)
  3. 3 California Dreamin' (2:41)
  4. 4 Sky Pilot, Pt. 1 (3:00)
  5. 5 Something in the Air (3:52)
  6. 6 With a Little Help from My Friends (4:55)
  7. 7 What's Going On (3:54)
  8. 8 War (3:23)
  9. 9 Bad, Bad Leroy Brown (3:00)
  10. 10 Morning Has Broken (3:19)
  11. 11 Hair - The Cowsills (3:29)
  12. 12 Cloud Nine (3:29)
  13. 13 Rocket Man (4:43)
  14. 14 All Right Now - Free (3:48)
  15. 15 Summertime Blues (3:47)
  16. 16 Spill the Wine - Eric Burdon & War (4:05)
Disc 6
  1. 1 Magic Carpet Ride (4:24)
  2. 2 Monday, Monday (3:25)
  3. 3 Your Song (4:01)
  4. 4 Sooner or Later (2:43)
  5. 5 The Letter - The Shelter People (4:16)
  6. 6 Eve of Destruction (3:37)
  7. 7 Ball of Confusion (That's What the World Is Today) (4:05)
  8. 8 Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) (3:15)
  9. 9 It's Getting Better (3:02)
  10. 10 Time in a Bottle (2:28)
  11. 11 People Get Ready - The Impressions (2:38)
  12. 12 Baby It's You - Smith (3:25)
  13. 13 Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) (5:28)
  14. 14 Fire - The Crazy World of Arthur Brown (2:54)
  15. 15 The Rain, The Park & Other Things - The Cowsills (3:01)
  16. 16 Reach out of the Darkness - Friend & Lover (3:16)
Disc 7
  1. 1 Piece of My Heart (4:14)
  2. 2 Mr. Tambourine Man - The Byrds (2:34)
  3. 3 Summer in the City (2:42)
  4. 4 White Rabbit (2:33)
  5. 5 I Want to Take You Higher (5:23)
  6. 6 Mellow Yellow - Donovan (3:43)
  7. 7 American Woman - The Guess Who (5:07)
  8. 8 He Ain't Heave, He's My Brother (4:21)
  9. 9 Brand New Key - Melanie (2:26)
  10. 10 Everybody's Talkin' - Harry Nilsson (2:50)
  11. 11 Angel of the Morning (3:11)
  12. 12 Black Magic Woman - Santana (3:19)
  13. 13 And When I Die (4:03)
  14. 14 Stoned Soul Picnic (3:26)
  15. 15 It's All Over Now, Baby Blue (4:16)
  16. 16 Light My Fire - José Feliciano (3:30)
  17. 17 Eight Miles High - The Byrds (3:36)
Disc 8
  1. 1 Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season) - The Byrds (3:55)
  2. 2 Spinning Wheel (2:41)
  3. 3 Green Tambourine (2:26)
  4. 4 Daydream (2:21)
  5. 5 Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In (The Flesh Failures) - The 5th Dimension (4:50)
  6. 6 Evil Ways - Santana (3:55)
  7. 7 In the Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus) (3:19)
  8. 8 It Never Rains in Southern California - Albert Hammond (3:38)
  9. 9 Time Has Come Today (4:57)
  10. 10 These Eyes - The Guess Who (3:44)
  11. 11 Sunshine Superman (3:31)
  12. 12 Lay Down (Candles in the Rain) - The Edwin Hawkins Singers (3:48)
  13. 13 Subterranean Homesick Blues (2:19)
  14. 14 All the Young Dudes (3:30)
  15. 15 Mercedes Benz (1:47)
  16. 16 Hurdy Gurdy Man - Donovan (3:17)
  17. 17 Love, Peace and Happiness (2:50)
Disc 9
  1. 1 San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair) - Scott McKenzie (2:59)
  2. 2 Happy Together - The Turtles (2:53)
  3. 3 Windy - The Association (2:54)
  4. 4 Creeque Alley (3:47)
  5. 5 Gimme Some Lovin' (2:56)
  6. 6 Incense and Peppermints (2:48)
  7. 7 Little Bit O' Soul (2:20)
  8. 8 The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy) (2:37)
  9. 9 The Letter (1:52)
  10. 10 Heroes and Villains (3:36)
  11. 11 Reflections - Diana Ross & the Supremes (2:51)
  12. 12 Let's Live for Today (2:48)
  13. 13 Darling Be Home Soon (3:34)
  14. 14 I Was Made to Love Her (2:36)
  15. 15 Pleasant Valley Sunday (3:14)
  16. 16 Carrie-Anne (2:55)
  17. 17 Talk Talk - The Music Machine (1:57)
  18. 18 Sunday Will Never Be the Same (3:01)
  19. 19 Kind of a Drag (2:07)
  20. 20 A Whiter Shade of Pale (4:06)
Disc 10
  1. 1 I Feel Free - Cream (2:52)
  2. 2 So You Want to Be a Rock 'N' Roll Star - The Byrds (2:06)
  3. 3 Somebody to Love (2:58)
  4. 4 I Had Too Much to Dream (Last Night) (2:59)
  5. 5 Get Together - The Youngbloods (4:39)
  6. 6 I'm a Man (2:56)
  7. 7 Brown Eyed Girl (3:04)
  8. 8 Friday on My Mind (2:50)
  9. 9 San Franciscan Nights (3:21)
  10. 10 (We Ain't Got) Nothin' Yet - Blues Magoos (2:17)
  11. 11 Season of the Witch - Donovan (4:55)
  12. 12 Wake Me, Shake Me (5:19)
  13. 13 Down on Me (2:05)
  14. 14 You Keep Me Hangin' On (3:00)
  15. 15 Not So Sweet Martha Lorraine - Country Joe & the Fish (3:14)
  16. 16 Paper Sun - Steve Winwood (4:15)
  17. 17 Pushin' Too Hard - The Seeds (2:36)
  18. 18 It's a Happening Thing (2:25)
  19. 19 Mary, Mary - The Paul Butterfield Blues Band (2:52)
  20. 20 Stroll On - The Yardbirds (2:45)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Janis Joplin Vocals
Technical Credits
Alice Cooper Composer
Bob Dylan Composer
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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