All Over the World (La-La) - The Youngbloods, Corbitt
Statesboro Blues - The Youngbloods, McTell, Blind Willi
Get Together - The Youngbloods, Powers
One Note Man - The Youngbloods, Arnaldi
The Other Side to This Life - The Youngbloods, Neil
Tears Are Falling - The Youngbloods, Young
Four in the Morning - The Youngbloods, Remaily
Foolin' Around (The Waltz) - The Youngbloods, Young
Ain't That Lovin' You, Baby - The Youngbloods, Reed
C.C. Rider - The Youngbloods, Hurt
Euphoria - The Youngbloods, Remaily
All My Dreams Blue - The Youngbloods, Young
Too Much Monkey Business - The Youngbloods, Berry
Dreamer's Dream - The Youngbloods, Corbitt
Sugar Babe - The Youngbloods, Lomax
Long & Tall - The Youngbloods, Young
I Can Tell - The Youngbloods, Willis
Don't Play Games - The Youngbloods, Corbitt
The Wine Song - The Youngbloods, Young
Fool Me - The Youngbloods, Levinger
Reason to Believe - The Youngbloods, Hardin
Track Listings (12) - Disc #2
Darkness, Darkness - The Youngbloods, Young
Smug - The Youngbloods, Young
On Sir Francis Drake - The Youngbloods, Levinger
Sunlight - The Youngbloods, Young, Jesse Colin
Double Sunlight - The Youngbloods, Bauer
Beautiful - The Youngbloods, Young
Rain Song - The Youngbloods, Collins
Trillium - The Youngbloods, Bauer
Quicksand - The Youngbloods, Young
Black Mountain Breakdown - The Youngbloods, Bauer
Sham - The Youngbloods, Young
Ride the Wind - The Youngbloods, Young
2007 release features all three of the Youngbloods' RCA albums digitally remastered on two CDs. Both the self-titled album and Earth Music were released in 1967 and were produced by Felix Pappalardi with Elephant Mountain ... more »following two years later. Features the worldwide hit 'Get Together' and many others. BGO.« less
2007 release features all three of the Youngbloods' RCA albums digitally remastered on two CDs. Both the self-titled album and Earth Music were released in 1967 and were produced by Felix Pappalardi with Elephant Mountain following two years later. Features the worldwide hit 'Get Together' and many others. BGO.
Smart shoppers will choose this one
Music fan in the Midwest | USA | 07/18/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Being a Youngbloods fan since the late '60s (and a Jesse Colin Young "solo" fan from the 1970s on), I've never been completely satisfied with his former band's CDs. The sound (that is, the mastering/remastering) was usually lifeless and, in the case of the various "hits" compilations, one or more of my favorite tracks would often miss the final cut.
This 2-disc set from BGO, which presents the band's first three albums in their entirety, solves both problems. The sound has as much punch as the single-disc 2002 comp, "Get Together: The Essential Youngbloods" on RCA/BMG Heritage. Plus, because this 2-disc set covers three full albums, I get several of my favorite tracks that were omitted from that other disc ("Smug" and "Tears Are Falling" to name just two). This 2-disc set also sounds much better than the 1999 release from One Way/BMG Special Products that piggybacked their first album (alternately called "The Youngbloods" or "Get Together") and "Elephant Mountain" on one disc.
The Youngbloods' albums for Warner Brothers in the early 1970s had their moments, but in retrospect the band's best work and strongest songs were on the three RCA albums presented here on these two discs. I agree with the one reviewer who said if "Get Together" is all you desire, then get a less expensive disc to get your one song. (Personally, I don't even think that's their best song, though it remains their best-known one; I'd rate "Darkness, Darkness" a notch or two above it. But I also think their version of "Get Together" is far better than anyone else's.)
John Tobler, a prolific and highly respected pop music historian/writer for several decades now, provides the liner notes.
So here's the upshot of my review: If you're an older fan who listens to the Youngbloods at least periodically and you want an upgrade, this is the CD you want. If you're a younger fan who's at least familiar with "Get Together" and/or "Darkness, Darkness" and you want to delve deeper into their canon, this CD is all you'll need. "
Finally, Out with the Vinyl!
JNagarya | Boston, MA | 03/17/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"To those who knew their LPs when they were first released, and knew then that they were better than many of their contemporaries in so-called "folk-rock" -- including the overrated, bloated, boring "does this song ever end!?" "Grateful Dead" -- this is exactly that for which you've been waiting: their first three LPs, complete.
And the mastering is excellent.
Though I'll miss their full-sized covers, out goes the worn out vinyl! "
Baby Boomers Memories
C. Morgan | Seattle, WA USA | 05/12/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
""Darkness Darkness" is one of the all time great songs, and has been playing in my head for 30 years. So when I went looking for it on Amazon and found this RE-Mastered version of the Youngbloods three albums, I was ecstatic. Listen to the samples and you will be hooked. I rated it a 4 star because obviously you don't get the full benefit of the old stereo mixing, but they did a good job on the remix. I would have given it a 5-star for content and nostalgia and talent alone. Re-mixes are so much better than just Album-to-CD recordings, but still can't quite get the essence and nuances. Priced under $25.00, I'd say you need this for your Memory Lane."
If you're a hardcore Youngbloods fan...
Klipspringer | Colorado, USA | 09/19/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Then this compilation is what you've been waiting for. Nothing new here, of course, but good, clean digital renditions of the three best Youngbloods albums. A welome change from my scratchy, worn-out vinyls of the 60s. The Youngbloods weren't all that well known even in the Sixties, but I always enjoyed their music and most of it has worn quite well. You can't lose on this set."
Terrific music...fantastic sound.
James Spitznagel | Ithaca, NY USA | 04/14/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"First off let me say that the sound quality of this reissue is FANTASTIC. It sounds so much better then my old vinyl and any earlier CD reissue. I gave this 5 stars, but only The Youngbloods first album deserves it. That debut still stands the test of time. The playing and material is as good, if not better, then everything else from the era ('66-'67). The mix of rock, blues and folk music on that debut has the sound of an exciting, stage-honed set. Their second album, Earth Music, would rate 3 stars. Only half of Earth Music sounds as good as their 1st (those tunes sound like they were recorded at the same sessions as the first). The other half of Earth Music sounds like demos and outtakes. Elephant Mountain would only get 2 stars...even though my all-time favorite Youngbloods song comes from that album...the incredible, Darkness, Darkness. There are three outstanding songs on Elephant Mountain....Darkness, Darkness, Beautiful and Ride The Wind...those three are up there with the best The Youngbloods ever recorded. Unfortunitly, the rest of that album has the feel and sound of a band that lost its focus. OK, that being said, I still think this set is a "must-have" for collectors of late 60's and early 70's American music. When The Youngbloods nailed it...they nailed it right to the wall."