The Rascals The Complete Singles A’s & B’s (2-CD Set)
Friday, January 13, 2017 at 1:54PM
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  • Consisting of Two Fantastic Singer- Songwriters in Eddie Brigati and Felix Cavaliere, an Underrated Guitarist and Songwriter in Gene Cornish, and the Inimitable Dino Danelli on Drums, The Rascals Were the Closest Thing America Had to The Beatles

  • Like the Fab Four, The Rascals Made Both Hit Singles and Albums That Worked as Artistic Statements, with Brilliant Production Help from Arif Mardin and Tom Down

  • The Group Scored a Total of 10 Charting Albums and 19 Charting Singles

  • However, a Comprehensive Rascals Singles Collection Has Never Been Compiled, Partly Because the Group Recorded for Both Atlantic and Columbia

  • Now, Just over 50 Years after They Hit the Top of the Charts with “Good Lovin’,” Real Gone Music Presents The Complete Singles A’s & B’s

  • Includes All 47 Single Sides the Group Recorded for the Atlantic and—for the First Time Ever on CD—Columbia Labels

  • Includes Such Classic Tracks 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

  • Early Tracks Are in Their Original Mono Single Mixes, Later Tracks in Original Stereo Single Mixes (28 of the 47 Tracks Are Mono)

  • Remastered by Mike Milchner at SonicVision

  • Ed Osborne’s 4500-Word Essay Includes Exclusive Quotes from Eddie Brigati, Felix Cavaliere, and Gene Cornish

  • Includes Rare European Picture Sleeves and Photos

  • The Definitive, Career-Spanning Collection from the Greatest Blue-Eyed Soul Band of All Time 

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    The Rascals: The Complete Singles A’s & B’s (2-CD Set)

    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. Witness the fact that The Rascals’ albums have seen numerous reissues by multiple labels; their singles, on the other hand, have eluded a comprehensive collection, in large part because the band had two phases to their career, one with the Atlantic label, the other on Columbia. 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 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—for the first time ever on CD—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 2-CD 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.

    Disc : 1
    1. I Ain't Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore
    2. Slow Down
    3. Good Lovin'
    4. Mustang Sally
    5. You Better Run
    6. Love Is a Beautiful Thing
    7. Come On Up
    8. What Is the Reason 
    9. I've Been Lonely Too Long
    10. If You Knew
    11. Groovin'
    12. Sueno
    13. A Girl Like You
    14. It's Love 
    15. Groovin'
    16. Groovin'
    17. How Can I Be Sure
    18. I'm So Happy Now
    19. It's Wonderful
    20. Of Course
    21. A Beautiful Morning
    22. Rainy Day
    23. People Got to Be Free
    24. My World
    25. A Ray of Hope
    26. Any Dance'll Do
    Disc : 2
    1. Heaven
    2. Baby I'm Blue
    3. See
    4. Away Away
    5. Carry Me Back 
    6. Real Thing
    7. Hold On
    8. I Believe
    9. Glory Glory
    10. You Don't Know
    11. Right On
    12. Almost Home
    13. Love Me
    14. Happy Song
    15. Lucky Day
    16. Love Letter
    17. Brother Tree
    18. Saga of New York
    19. Hummin' Song
    20. Echoes
    21. Jungle Walk

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