The Rascals - The Complete Singles A's & B's
Record Store Day 2018 Release. 4-LP Set. Each LP a different color: Red, Gold, Blue and Green. Packaged inside a 4-sleeve "book"-is an exclusive pressing for Record Store Day. Limited to 1500 copies.
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This is a Record Store Day 2018 item. It will be available to purchase from our stores April 21st, 2018. Remaining stock will be available to purchase from this page at 00.01 on April 22nd.
Among the (overwhelming) reactions to our 2-CD set compiling The Rascals' complete singles was the question, why isn't this out on vinyl? And the only correct answer was: it should be! After all, if there ever was a band deserving of some deluxe vinyl treatment, it would be these guys; with two fantastic singers and songwriters in Felix Cavaliere and Eddie Brigati, an underrated guitarist and songwriter in Gene Cornish, and the great Dino Danelli on drums (plus a pair of studio Svengalis in engineer Tom Dowd and arranger Arif Mardin to rival George Martin), The Rascals were the closest answer America had to The Beatles during the '60s. The resemblance wasn't limited to the composition of their line-up and the profusion of hit releases, either; like the Fab Four, The Rascals were able to author chart-topping singles while simultaneously crafting albums that held together as artistic statements. Now, just over 50 years after they first hit the top of the charts with "Good Lovin'," Real Gone Music is proud to present the first-ever LP compilation to collect all of the band's single sides in one place. At 47 songs strong, The Complete Singles A's & B's includes the A and B-side of every single The Rascals ever cut, both their hit Atlantic tracks and their later Columbia 7" releases. Along the way you'll hear such legendary songs as "I Ain't Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore," "Good Lovin'," "Groovin'" (also here in its Spanish and Italian versions!), "I've Been Lonely Too Long," "A Girl Like You," "How Can I Be Sure," "A Beautiful Morning," "People Got to Be Free," "See," and more, the earlier tracks in their original mono single mixes (termed "the money mixes" by Cornish), the later songs in their stereo single mixes (28 of the 47 songs on the collection are mono). Such a monumental release deserves annotation commensurate with its importance, and for this 4-LP set Ed Osborne has penned a 4500-word essay containing exclusive quotes from Cavaliere, Brigati, and Cornish, punctuated with rare European picture sleeve singles and photos. Remastered by Mike Milchner at SonicVision, and featuring a total of 19 charting songs, The Complete Singles A's & B's takes its place as the definitive career-spanning collection from America's greatest blue-eyed soul outfit.
LPx4+ - Record Store Day 2018 Release. 4-LP Set. Each LP a different color: Red, Gold, Blue and Green. Packaged inside a 4-sleeve "book"-is an exclusive pressing for Record Store Day. Limited to 1500 copies.