Get Together: The Essential Youngbloods

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All Music Guide - Hal Horowitz
Not quite as comprehensive a compilation of the Youngbloods' early years as Raven's Euphoria 1965-1969, which starts a few years earlier and has four more tracks, this 2002 release is still the best American collection from the seminal '60s folk
ock/jug band group's formative and most artistically vibrant period. It follows the quartet through their nascent days of the dated, whimsical psychedelic pop of "Merry-Go-Round" and the Jefferson Airplane rock of "Four in the Morning" complete with a guitar solo that's a ringer for Jorma Kaukonen's style to their final, mellower period as original member Jerry Corbitt's exit transferred the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Hal Horowitz
Not quite as comprehensive a compilation of the Youngbloods' early years as Raven's Euphoria 1965-1969, which starts a few years earlier and has four more tracks, this 2002 release is still the best American collection from the seminal '60s folk
ock/jug band group's formative and most artistically vibrant period. It follows the quartet through their nascent days of the dated, whimsical psychedelic pop of "Merry-Go-Round" and the Jefferson Airplane rock of "Four in the Morning" complete with a guitar solo that's a ringer for Jorma Kaukonen's style to their final, mellower period as original member Jerry Corbitt's exit transferred the creative reins to Jesse Colin Young. Seven tracks are selected from each of their three RCA albums, with the only rarity being the previously mentioned "Merry-Go-Round," the B-side to "Foolin' Around The Waltz." Even with Corbitt in the band, it was Young's tender, yearning voice, exemplified best on "Get Together," that gave them their identity. Without that song and his singing, they would have likely faded into the mists of history as another '60s combo trying their hands at a moderately successful combination of folk, jazz, and jug band; a wannabe Lovin' Spoonful without a songwriter as memorable as John Sebastian. The Youngbloods' sound never really gelled until their third release, Elephant Mountain, not coincidentally the first album without Corbitt. Here, Young's songs like the ominous "Darkness, Darkness" -- arguably the band's finest moment -- the lovely "Sunlight," "Quicksand," and the beautiful "Ride the Wind" showed the melodic promise only hinted at on their first few discs. The group moved on to Warner Brothers, where they never fulfilled the promise Elephant Mountain hinted at, and they disbanded for good in 1972.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/7/2002
  • Label: Rca
  • UPC: 078636511726
  • Catalog Number: 65117
  • Sales rank: 6,196

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Get Together (4:39)
  2. 2 The Other Side of This Life (2:30)
  3. 3 Grizzly Bear (2:24)
  4. 4 Foolin' Around (The Waltz) (2:52)
  5. 5 Merry-Go-Round (2:13)
  6. 6 Four in the Morning (2:54)
  7. 7 All Over the World (La-La) (3:15)
  8. 8 Euphoria (2:18)
  9. 9 Reason to Believe (2:27)
  10. 10 All My Dreams Blue (3:09)
  11. 11 The Wine Song (2:44)
  12. 12 Don't Play Games (2:14)
  13. 13 Sugar Babe (2:14)
  14. 14 Dreamer's Dream (3:34)
  15. 15 Darkness, Darkness (3:50)
  16. 16 Beautiful (3:47)
  17. 17 Sunlight (3:10)
  18. 18 Sham (2:46)
  19. 19 Quicksand (2:43)
  20. 20 Don't Let the Rain Get You Down (3:15)
  21. 21 Ride the Wind (6:36)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Youngbloods Primary Artist
Jesse Colin Young Bass, Guitar, Vocals
Joe Bauer Drums
Lowell Levinger Guitar, Keyboards
Technical Credits
Bruce Springsteen Composer
The Youngbloods Producer
Michael Hill Liner Notes, Essay
Bill Lacey Mastering
Felix Pappalardi Producer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Great nostalgia and some great and timeless melodies!

    The artistic content of these recordings are what they were when they first came out, salient with something to say. Unfortunately, remastering is a necessity at this point for the sound quality on most of the cuts, particularly the upbeat ones are tinny and disappointing.

    However, Sunlight stands the the test of time and taste!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Great Anthology Of The Youngbloods

    GET TOGETHER: THE ESSENTIAL YOUNGBLOODS is the best anthology ever compiled on this underrated, yet influential, folk-rock band. Jesse Colin Young has a great voice that provided a gentle call to sit up and take notice of the world's injustices, as well as provide powerful introspection in a world as disorderly as any. This CD is important for anyone who truly cares about the state of our world.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Not the live version

    Beware, this is not the live version of the original Ride the Wind recording as the description indicates. I believe that recording exists only on vinyl - if you can find it.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted July 7, 2009

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