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THE RASCALS | The Complete Atlantic Recordings 7CD set coming soon…

THE RASCALS | The Complete Atlantic Recordings 7CD set coming soon…

THE RASCALS | The Complete Atlantic Recordings 7CD set coming soon…


  • The group’s entire Atlantic Records output 1965-1971.
  • 152 carefully remastered tracks across seven compact discs.
  • The first four albums presented in both stereo and mono, along with significant single edits and foreign language versions.
  • For the first time on any Rascals re-issue, 14 previously unreleased tracks.
  • 60-page booklet with detailed notes and rare illustrations from The Rascals Archives.

In the mid-1960s, the Rascals fused the best of rock and soul with memorable hits like ‘Good Lovin’’ and ‘I Ain’t Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore”, and they remain the most beloved of acts of that era. The electrifying quartet of Felix Cavaliere, Eddie Brigati, Gene Cornish and Dino Danelli defined the term blue-eyed soul. As the hits mounted up, the group expanded their musical horizons and revealed a powerful songcraft with introspective originals ‘Groovin’ and ‘How Can I Be Sure,’ future standards both. And their 1968 smashes ‘A Beautiful Morning’ and ‘People Got To Be Free’ remain among the greatest celebrations of peace and harmony ever cut to disc.

Although the Rascals are principally remembered for their singles, their albums were also studded with gems, and showcased not just their signature rock and R&B styles but also a progressive exploration of jazz, Eastern modes, psychedelia and other diverse styles. This set presents the full complement of their cornerstone Atlantic recordings, featuring the band’s seven LPs for the label —the first four in both mono and stereo variations—along with assorted non-LP singles, foreign language versions and, for the very first time on a Rascals reissue, 14 previously unreleased tracks.

‘It’s Wonderful’ is the definitive compendium of the group’s first five years 1965-1970, charting their growth from New York club band to international superstars. Compiled and suitably remastered by Alec Palao, this major refurbishment of their catalogue leaves no stone unturned. A nearly 10,000-word essay by Richie Unterberger provides an in-depth account of their career, and is supplanted by an extensive session history and copious illustrations from the Rascals Archives. All housed in a deluxe, handsomely appointed box art directed and designed by Steve Stanley.

DISC ONE

THE YOUNG RASCALS

1.  Slow Down

2.  Baby Let’s Wait

3.  Just A Little

4.  I Believe

5.  Do You Feel It

6.  Good Lovin’

7.  Like A Rolling Stone

8.  Mustang Sally

9.  I Ain’t Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore

10.  In The Midnight Hour

11.  Slow Down

12.  Baby Let’s Wait

13.  Just A Little

14.  I Believe

15.  Do You Feel It

16.  Good Lovin’

17.  Like A Rolling Stone

18.  Mustang Sally

19.  I Ain’t Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore

20.  In The Midnight Hour

21.  Mustang Sally (unedited version - previously unissued)

DISC TWO

COLLECTIONS

1.  What Is The Reason

2.  Since I Fell For You

3.  Lonely Too Long

4.  No Love To Give

5.  Mickey’s Monkey/Love Lights

6.  Come On Up

7.  Too Many Fish In The Sea

8.  More

9.  Nineteen Fifty-Six

10.  Love Is A Beautiful Thing

11.  Land Of 1000 Dances 12 What Is The Reason

13.  Since I Fell For You

14.  Lonely Too Long

15.  No Love To Give

16.  Mickey’s Monkey/Love Lights

17.  Come On Up

18.  Too Many Fish In The Sea

20.  More

21.  Nineteen Fifty-Six

22.  Love Is A Beautiful Thing

23.  Land Of 1000 Dances

24.  Good Lovin’ (alternate version - previously unissued)

25.  Marryin’ Kind Of Love (previously unissued)

26.  Temptation’s ‘Bout To Get Me (early version - previously unissued)

27.  I’ve Been Lonely Too Long (mono single edit)

DISC THREE

GROOVIN’

1.  A Girl Like You

2.  Find Somebody

3.  I’m So Happy Now

4.  Sueño

5.  How Can I Be Sure

6.  Groovin’

7 If You Knew

8.  I Don’t Love You Anymore

9.  You Better Run

10. A Place In The Sun

11.  It’s Love

12. A Girl Like You

13.  Find Somebody

14.  I’m So Happy Now

15.  Sueño

16.  How Can I Be Sure

17.  Groovin’

18.  If You Knew

19.  I Don’t Love You Anymore

20.  You Better Run

21. A Place In The Sun

22.  It’s Love

23.  I’m So Happy Now (underdub - previously unissued)

24.   I Don’t Love You Anymore (alternate take - previously unissued)

25.  If You Knew (rehearsal - previously unissued)

DISC FOUR

ONCE UPON A DREAM

1.  Intro-Easy Rollin’

2.  Rainy Day

3.  Please Love Me

4.  Sound Effect

5.  It’s Wonderful

6.  I’m Gonna Love You

7.  Dave And Eddie

8.  My Hawaii

9.  My World

10.  Silly Girl

11.  Singin’ The Blues Too Long

12.  Bells

13.  Sattva

14.  Finale: Once Upon A Dream

15.  Intro-Easy Rollin’

16.  Rainy Day

17.  Please Love Me

18.  Sound Effect

19.  It’s Wonderful

20.  I’m Gonna Love You

21.  Dave And Eddie

22.  My Hawaii

23.  My World

24.  Silly Girl

25.  Singin’ The Blues Too Long

26.  Bells

27.  Sattva

28.  Finale: Once Upon A Dream

29.  It’s Wonderful (mono single mix)

DISC FIVE

FREEDOM SUITE

1.  America The Beautiful

2.  Me And My Friends

3.  Any Dance’ll Do

4.  Look Around

5.  Ray Of Hope

6.  Island Of Love

7.  Of Course

8.  Love Was So Easy To Give

9.  People Got To Be Free

10.  Baby I’m Blue

11.  Heaven

12. Adrian’s Birthday

13.  Boom

14.  Cute

15. A Beautiful Morning

16.  Let Freedom Ring (previously unissued)

17.  My Love For You (previously unissued)

18.  Share Your Love With Me (previously unissued)

DISC SIX

SEE

1.  See

2.  I’d Like To Take You Home

3.  Remember Me

4.  I’m Blue

5.  Stop And Think

6.  Temptation’s ‘Bout To Get Me

7.  Nubia

8.  Carry Me Back

9.  Away Away

10.  Real Thing

11.  Death’s Reply

12.  Hold On

13.  See (single edit)

14.  Hold On (mono single)

15.  Nubia (alternate version - previously unissued)

16.  You Gotta Try aka Hold On (previously unissued)

DISC SEVEN

SEARCH AND NEARNESS

1.  Right On

2.  I Believe

3.  Thank You Baby

4.  You Don’t Know

5.  Nama

6.  Almost Home

7.  The Letter

8.  Ready For Love

9.  Fortunes

10.  Glory Glory

11.  Hey Bo (previously unissued)

12.  Silver Dollar Lady (previously unissued)

13.  Groovin’ (Italian language version)

14.  Groovin’ (Spanish language version)

15.  Groovin’ (French language version)

16.  Sentirai La Pioggia

17.  Corri Nel Sole