Johnny Rivers in Action!/Changes

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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
A superb compilation of Johnny Rivers' third and eighth albums, providing a good look at two sides of his studio work, the lean, stripped down rock & roll of In Action! juxtaposed with the more ornate and ambitious sounds of Changes. Rivers became more sophisticated in many unexpected ways as time went on; In Action! shows him covering the Beatles' "I Should Have Known Better" in a punchy, lively rendition, where Changes has him incorporating the string arrangement of "Eleanor Rigby" onto John Phillips' "California Dreamin'." He is in excellent voice throughout, and seldom gets too far from rock even on the most heavily orchestrated songs from Changes. The ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
A superb compilation of Johnny Rivers' third and eighth albums, providing a good look at two sides of his studio work, the lean, stripped down rock & roll of In Action! juxtaposed with the more ornate and ambitious sounds of Changes. Rivers became more sophisticated in many unexpected ways as time went on; In Action! shows him covering the Beatles' "I Should Have Known Better" in a punchy, lively rendition, where Changes has him incorporating the string arrangement of "Eleanor Rigby" onto John Phillips' "California Dreamin'." He is in excellent voice throughout, and seldom gets too far from rock even on the most heavily orchestrated songs from Changes. The analog-to-digital transfers are excellent and the sound is genuinely impressive, even by BGO's usual high standards.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/6/1997
  • Label: Bgo - Beat Goes On
  • EAN: 5017261203557
  • Catalog Number: 355
  • Sales rank: 33,506

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Johnny Rivers Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Bud Shank Flute, Saxophone
Hal Blaine Drums
Gary Coleman Vibes
Larry Knechtel Keyboards
Marty Paich Conductor
Tommy Tedesco Guitar
Jules Chaikin Flugelhorn
Joe Osborn Bass
Mickey Jones Drums
Technical Credits
Henry Mancini Composer
Tim Hardin Composer
Chuck Berry Composer
Sam Cooke Composer
John Lennon Composer
Little Richard Composer
Paul McCartney Composer
Roy Orbison Composer
Vince Guaraldi Composer
Bert Kaempfert Composer
Dave Bartholomew Composer
John Phillips Composer
Jimmy Webb Composer
Lou Adler Composer, Producer, Liner Notes
Gary D. Bruce Composer
Fats Domino Composer
Bobby Freeman Composer
Johnny Mandel Composer
Marty Paich String Arrangements, Brass Arrangment
Johnny Mercer Composer
Johnny Rivers Composer
Bobby Scott Composer
Paul Francis Webster Composer
Woody Woodward Art Direction
John Tobler Liner Notes
John Gummoe Composer
Eddie Snyder Composer
George Rodriguez Cover Photo
Bill Dees Composer
Ric Marlow Composer
Shirley Jean Womack Composer
Giorgio Calabrese Composer
Harold Kenneth Dorman Composer
David Chan Cover Photo
Steve McQueen Liner Notes
Charlie Singleton Composer
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