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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Universal Music Enterprises continues its double-disc Gold series with 31 tracks of Steppenwolf. Remastered and featuring extensive liner notes by notable music writer Scott Schinder, Gold is far too much music for listeners who are content with "Born to Be Wild," "Magic Carpet Ride," "Sookie Sookie," and "The Pusher." The bluesy pub rock of the band's later years can get a bit repetitive, and the inclusion of three John Kay solo numbers -- do you really want to hear another version of "Drift Away"? -- seems unnecessary, but Gold is by far the most comprehensive compilation yet of the band that coined the term "heavy metal thunder." Fans who just want the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Universal Music Enterprises continues its double-disc Gold series with 31 tracks of Steppenwolf. Remastered and featuring extensive liner notes by notable music writer Scott Schinder, Gold is far too much music for listeners who are content with "Born to Be Wild," "Magic Carpet Ride," "Sookie Sookie," and "The Pusher." The bluesy pub rock of the band's later years can get a bit repetitive, and the inclusion of three John Kay solo numbers -- do you really want to hear another version of "Drift Away"? -- seems unnecessary, but Gold is by far the most comprehensive compilation yet of the band that coined the term "heavy metal thunder." Fans who just want the singles would be better off picking up MCA's single-disc 16 Greatest Hits.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/11/2005
  • Label: Geffen Records
  • UPC: 602498629468
  • Catalog Number: 000294502
  • Sales rank: 38,618

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Born to Be Wild (3:30)
  2. 2 Sookie Sookie (3:14)
  3. 3 Everybody's Next One (2:57)
  4. 4 Your Wall's Too High (5:45)
  5. 5 Desperation (5:45)
  6. 6 The Pusher (5:50)
  7. 7 The Ostrich (5:43)
  8. 8 Take What You Need (3:28)
  9. 9 Magic Carpet Ride (4:30)
  10. 10 Don't Step on the Grass, Sam (5:41)
  11. 11 Tighten Up Your Wig (3:06)
  12. 12 It's Never Too Late (4:05)
  13. 13 Jupiter's Child (3:26)
  14. 14 Rock Me (3:38)
  15. 15 Monster/Suicide/America (9:15)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Move Over (2:53)
  2. 2 Power Play (5:28)
  3. 3 Hey Lawdy Mama (2:55)
  4. 4 Snowblind Friend (3:53)
  5. 5 Who Needs Ya (3:00)
  6. 6 Renegade (6:07)
  7. 7 Foggy Mental Breakdown (3:53)
  8. 8 Hippo Stomp (5:43)
  9. 9 Screaming Night Hog (3:17)
  10. 10 For Ladies Only (4:14)
  11. 11 Tenderness (4:55)
  12. 12 Ride With Me (3:24)
  13. 13 I'm Movin' On (3:08)
  14. 14 My Sportin' Life (5:17)
  15. 15 Drift Away (4:08)
  16. 16 Straight Shooting Woman (4:05)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Steppenwolf Primary Artist
Don Ellis Trumpet
John Kay Acoustic Guitar, Dobro, Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals, Soloist
Gloria Jones Background Vocals
Clydie King Background Vocals
George Biondo Bass, Vocals, Background Vocals
Larry Byrom Guitar, Background Vocals
Bobby Cochran Guitar, Background Vocals
Jerry Edmonton Drums, Background Vocals
Venetta Fields Background Vocals
Larry Knechtel Organ
Danny Kortchmar Guitar
Russ Kunkel Conga, Drums
Goldy McJohn Organ, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Gabriel Mekler Piano
Michael Monarch Guitar, Background Vocals
Richard Podolor Guitar, Sitar
Lee Sklar Bass
Nick St. Nicholas Bass
Mike Utley Piano
Whitey Glan Drums
Rushton Moreve Bass, Background Vocals
Hugh O'Sullivan Keyboards
Don Ellis Orchestra Track Performer
Kent Henry Guitar
Sherlie Matthews Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Hoyt Axton Composer
Hank Snow Composer
Steve Cropper Composer
John Kay Composer
Mars Bonfire Composer
Don Covay Composer
Larry Byrom Composer
Jerry Edmonton Composer
Goldy McJohn Composer
Gabriel Mekler Composer, Producer
Michael Monarch Composer
Richard Podolor Producer
Nick St. Nicholas Composer
Steppenwolf Producer
Mentor Williams Composer
Vartan Art Direction
Rushton Moreve Composer
Ryan Null Photo Coordination
Kent Henry Composer
Scott Schinder Liner Notes
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