Johnny Rivers in Action!/Changes

Johnny Rivers in Action!/Changes

by Johnny Rivers
     
 
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!

Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/06/1997
Label:
Bgo - Beat Goes On
UPC:
5017261203557
catalogNumber:
355
Rank:
30632

Related Subjects

Tracks

  1. Mountain of Love
  2. Promised Land
  3. I Should Have Known Better
  4. I'm in Love Again
  5. Rhythm of the Rain
  6. He Don't Love You, Like I Love You
  7. Cupid
  8. Oh, Pretty Woman
  9. It's All Over Now
  10. What Am I Doin' Here With You
  11. Moody River
  12. Keep A-Knockin'
  13. By the Time I Get to Phoenix
  14. A Taste of Honey
  15. Days of Wine and Roses
  16. California Dreamin'
  17. Do You Want to Dance?
  18. Cast Your Fate to the Wind
  19. Poor Side of Town
  20. If I Were a Carpenter
  21. Softly as I Leave You
  22. The Shadow of Your Smile
  23. Strangers in the Night
  24. Getting Ready for Tomorrow

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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