Spirit of '67 [Deluxe Mono/Stereo Edition]

Spirit of '67 [Deluxe Mono/Stereo Edition]

Spirit of '67 [Deluxe Mono/Stereo Edition]

Spirit of '67 [Deluxe Mono/Stereo Edition]

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The Spirit of '67, Paul Revere and the Raiders' third gold-selling, Top Ten album to be released in 1966, marked the triumph of the group's in-house writing team of lead singer Mark Lindsay, Paul Revere, and producer Terry Melcher. "Hungry," the Top Ten follow-up to "Kicks," was written, like the earlier hit, by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, but Lindsay-Revere-Melcher then hit the Top 40 with "The Great Airplane Strike" and the Top Ten with "Good Thing." (Actually, Revere was not a writer on "Good Thing," as subsequent releases indicated.) Those hits anchored this collection, which was filled out by showcases for bassist Phil Volk and drummer Mark Smith (guitarist Drake Levin had been replaced by Jim Valley), plus some secondary material by the group's leaders. As usual, they were listening closely to their peers, and much of the material had the twangy guitar-rock sound common to 1966, though some of the experimental eclecticism that would lead to the elaborate productions of 1967's Sgt. Pepper psychedelic era was also apparent in songs like "Oh! To Be a Man" and "Undecided Man" (the latter a near-copy of the Beatles' "Eleanor Rigby"). This stylistic trend following did not bode well for the future, but for the moment, Paul Revere and the Raiders were riding high. [A Deluxe Mono/Stereo Edition of The Spirit of '67 was released in 2016, including the album's mono mix as well as three additional bonus tracks. The set also features a booklet with rare photos and extended liner notes.]

Product Details

Release Date: 12/02/2016
Label: Imports
UPC: 5013929065628
catalogNumber: 5055377
Rank: 83597


  1. Good Thing
  2. All About Her
  3. In My Community
  4. Louise
  5. Why? Why? Why? (Is It So Hard)
  6. Oh! To Be a Man
  7. Hungry
  8. Undecided Man
  9. Our Candidate
  10. 1001 Arabian Nights
  11. The Great Airplane Strike
  12. Good Thing
  13. All About Her
  14. In My Community
  15. Louise
  16. Why? Why? Why? (Is It So Hard)
  17. Oh! To Be a Man
  18. Hungry
  19. Undecided Man
  20. Our Candidate
  21. 1001 Arabian Nights
  22. The Great Airplane Strike
  23. (You're A) Bad Girl
  24. Hungry
  25. The Great Airplane Strike

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Paul Revere & the Raiders   Primary Artist
Van Dyke Parks   Piano,Keyboards
Jerry Cole   Bass,Guitar
Bruce Johnston   Piano,Keyboards
Terry Melcher   Piano,Conductor,Keyboards
Jim Valley   Guitar
Hal Blaine   Percussion,Drums
Mort Garson   Conductor
Drake Levin   Guitar
Phil "Fang" Volk   Bass,Guitar
Mike Smith   Percussion,Drums
Paul Revere   Piano,Keyboards

Technical Credits

Barry Mann   Composer
Terry Melcher   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Mort Garson   Arranger
Ray Gerhardt   Composer
Mark Lindsay   Composer
Phil "Fang" Volk   Composer
Cynthia Weil   Composer
Mike Smith   Composer
Steve Stanley   Producer,Art Direction,Layout
Paul Revere   Composer
Mike Stax   Liner Notes
Kincaid   Composer
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