Revolution [Deluxe Expanded Mono Version]

Revolution [Deluxe Expanded Mono Version]

by Paul Revere & the Raiders Paul Revere & the Raiders

CD(Special Edition)



If not as consistently a knockout as Spirit of '67, Revolution! is nevertheless right on its heels, containing as it does an even greater degree of pop experimentation within the form. Suffice to say that this group managed to make the transition from the simple, tough, R&B-flavored rock they helped found to the more psychedelic popcraft and acidic majesty that soon unfolded behind the 1964-1965 Beatles' lead. And if Spirit is the Raiders' Revolver, then Revolution! is their less wacked-out Sgt. Pepper's. Beginning with one of their most supreme moments -- the rough and tumble, aggressive, yet amazingly catchy "Him or Me: What's It Gonna Be?" -- the LP takes the same twists and turns as its predecessor through a multitude of entertaining styles, from the sharp blues of "Reno" to the quintessential upbeat smack of "Mo'reen," and especially "Gone-Movin' On." Through it all, bandleader Mark Lindsay is a minor marvel. Lindsay may not have been blessed with a classic pop voice croon, but his exciting lower-range grunt and snarl complement his prettier upper-range voice in a way that adds bushels of unfiltered attitude. His gutsy, versatile style totally blends with the rough edges of both the production and playing, which belie the more gilded pop moments. Lindsay is the glue that holds what would have been a willy-nilly collection together. Truly, 1967 was the most magical year in pure pop history. But if many hip fans have already bathed in the unbelievable sonic pleasures of that year, far too few have given the Raiders their rightful place in the pantheon, even though they certainly held such a place in their time. There can be no reason for this oversight to continue, for here is the evidence once again laid bare. [Now Music's 2015 reissue of 1967's album Revolution! trumps the 1996 Sundazed CD by presenting the album in its original mono mix, then replicating all of the bonus tracks from that edition -- the Mono 45 version of "Ups and Downs," a stereo mix of "Try Some of Mine," and the unedited "Legend of Paul Revere" -- and then stereo mixes of seven of the album's 11 tracks.]

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Product Details

Release Date: 04/28/2015
Label: Imports
UPC: 5013929065321
catalogNumber: 5013282
Rank: 72320


  1. Him or Me-What's It Gonna Be?
  2. Reno
  3. Upon Your Leaving
  4. Mo'reen
  5. Wanting You
  6. Gone-Movin' On
  7. I Had a Dream
  8. Tighter
  9. Make It With Me
  10. Ain't Nobody Who Can Do It Like Leslie Can
  11. I Hear a Voice
  12. Ups And Downs
  13. Try Some of Mine
  14. Legend of Paul Revere
  15. Him or Me-What's It Gonna Be?
  16. Reno
  17. Upon Your Leaving
  18. Mo'reen
  19. I Had a Dream
  20. Tighter
  21. I Hear a Voice

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Paul Revere & the Raiders   Primary Artist
Plas Johnson   Saxophone
Tom Scott   Saxophone
Ed Thigpen   Percussion,Vibes
Jim Keltner   Drums
Jim Gordon   Drums
Israel Baker   Violin,Viola
Hal Blaine   Drums
Louise Blackburn   Trombone
Roy Caton   Trumpet
Ron Collins   Piano,Keyboards
Joe Correro   Drums
Chris Ethridge   Bass
Terry Hoffman   Harmonica
Jim Horn   Saxophone
Nathan Kaproff   Violin,Viola
George Kast   Violin,Viola
Jan Kelley   Cello
Lou Klass   Violin,Viola
Larry Knechtel   Piano,Keyboards
Raphael Kramer   Cello
Drake Levin   Guitar
Mark Lindsay   Percussion,Vibes
Lew McCreary   Trombone
Jay Migliori   Saxophone
Ollie Mitchell   Trumpet
Ray Pohlman   Bass
Emmet Sargeant   Cello
Ralph Schaeffer   Violin,Viola
Albert Steinberg   Violin,Viola
Margaret Aue   Cello
Charlie Coe   Bass
Jules Chaikin   Trumpet
Joe Osborn   Bass
David Burke   Violin,Viola
Joseph Stepansky   Violin,Viola
John Kelson   Saxophone
James Bond   Bass,Violin,Viola
William Kursach   Violin,Viola
Charles Shoemaker   Percussion,Vibes

Technical Credits

Terry Melcher   Arranger,Composer
Mark Lindsay   Composer
Steve Stanley   Reissue Producer,Art Direction,Layout
Mike Stax   Liner Notes

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