Once Upon a Dream [Stereo/Mono]

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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
Once Upon a Dream is a fascinating record, capturing the Rascals in transition from white soul band to progressive jazz-blues-rock fusion outfit. Working amid the psychedelia flourishes of the post-Sgt. Pepper's era, this is the Rascals at their most ornate, backed by flautist Hubert Laws, saxman legend King Curtis, trumpet player Mel Lastie, and a string orchestra. "Rainy Day"'s outro, with its mention of peace and love, is the dead giveaway about where the band was heading -- luckily, the soulful "Please Love Me" and "It's Wonderful" follow immediately, retaining the toughness and drive of their earlier work; and Felix Cavaliere's "Singin' the Blues Too Long" marks the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
Once Upon a Dream is a fascinating record, capturing the Rascals in transition from white soul band to progressive jazz-blues-rock fusion outfit. Working amid the psychedelia flourishes of the post-Sgt. Pepper's era, this is the Rascals at their most ornate, backed by flautist Hubert Laws, saxman legend King Curtis, trumpet player Mel Lastie, and a string orchestra. "Rainy Day"'s outro, with its mention of peace and love, is the dead giveaway about where the band was heading -- luckily, the soulful "Please Love Me" and "It's Wonderful" follow immediately, retaining the toughness and drive of their earlier work; and Felix Cavaliere's "Singin' the Blues Too Long" marks the peak of the band's blues experiments, as well as a compelling foray into jazz, five minutes of surging trumpet and sax, soulful choruses, and searing guitar from the composer/singer. Gene Cornish's "I'm Gonna Love You" is one of the group's strangest tracks up to that time, a mixture of soul and marching band, no less. Not everything here works, by a long shot -- the gentle, trippy, sitar-laden "Sattva" is one of the silliest things the band had recorded up to that time; "My Hawaii" is a boring interlude, and the title song is too self-consciously pretty and profound. Those flaws aside, however, Once Upon a Dream marked the end of an era, the last Rascals album that could be absorbed casually, without any demanding pretensions or larger messages. [Collectors Choice's 2007 reissue includes mono mixes of each of the original tracks.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/28/2007
  • Label: Collector's Choice
  • UPC: 617742080322
  • Catalog Number: 8032

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intro/Easy Rollin' (3:14)
  2. 2 Rainy Day (3:39)
  3. 3 Please Love Me (2:13)
  4. 4 It's Wonderful (2:17)
  5. 5 I'm Gonna Love You (2:46)
  6. 6 My Hawaii (4:13)
  7. 7 My World (2:54)
  8. 8 Silly Girl (2:42)
  9. 9 Singin' the Blues Too Long (5:18)
  10. 10 Sattva (4:15)
  11. 11 Finale: Once Upon a Dream (3:56)
  12. 12 Intro/Easy Rollin' (3:16)
  13. 13 Rainy Day (3:40)
  14. 14 Please Love Me (2:13)
  15. 15 It's Wonderful (2:24)
  16. 16 I'm Gonna Love You (2:47)
  17. 17 My Hawaii (4:12)
  18. 18 My World (2:54)
  19. 19 Silly Girl (2:42)
  20. 20 Singin' the Blues Too Long (5:19)
  21. 21 Sattva (4:11)
  22. 22 Finale: Once Upon a Dream (3:16)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Rascals Primary Artist
Ron Carter Bass
King Curtis Tenor Saxophone
Richard Davis Bass
Hubert Laws Flute
Steve Marcus Soprano Saxophone
Chuck Rainey Bass, Vocals
David Brigati Vocals
Eddie Brigati Guitar, Vocals
Felix Cavaliere Keyboards, Vocals
Gene Cornish Guitar
Dino Danelli Drums
Chris Huston Machines
Melvin Lastie Trumpet
Buddy Lucas Harmonica
Arif Mardin Conductor
Gene Orloff Strings
Bruce Tergesen Machines
Joe Atkinson Dubs
Mel Lastie Trumpet
Technical Credits
The Rascals Producer
Adrian Barber Sound Effects, Sound Effects Engineer
Eddie Brigati Composer
Felix Cavaliere Composer
Gene Cornish Composer
Tom Dowd Engineer
Phil Iehle Mastering
Bill Inglot Mastering
Arif Mardin Arranger, Producer, Audio Production
Jean Ristori Mastering
Dave Schultz Mastering
Joe Atkinson Mastering
Richie Unterberger Liner Notes
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