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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Paul Revere And The Raiders - Something Happening (1968 us, fantastic beat psychedelia, Repertoire digipack remaster and expanded)

Paul Revere and The Raiders became the pride of America when The Beatles took the States by storm during the 'British Invasion'. The Raiders were the first rock band signed to Columbia and they enjoyed a mass of hit albums and singles. 

Changing tastes in the late 1960s rendered the group unfashionable. On January 6, 1968, just four months after the cancellation of Where The Action Is, Revere and Lindsay returned to the air as hosts of a new Dick Clark-produced show in which the Raiders made several appearances, Happening '68 (later shortened to Happening). 

This weekly series was joined from July to September that year by a Clark-produced daily series It's Happening, also hosted by Revere and Lindsay. In August 1968, bassist Coe left the group again and was replaced by former Action heartthrob Keith Allison.

Mark Lindsay took more control of the band during this time. He produced all records beginning with Too Much Talk in 1968, and the psychedelic album Something Happening which yielded a Top Thirty hit with "Don't Take It So Hard" and bonus track "To Much Talk" was yet another U.S. smash. The B-side "Happening 68" was the name of a TV show which Paul Revere hosted.

1. Happening Intro / Too Much Talk - 3:50
2. Happens Every Day - 2:48
3. Burn Like A Candle - 4:40
4. Observation From Flight 285 - 3:23
5. Get Out Of My Mind -  4:59
6. Don't Take It So Hard - 2:24
7. Communication (Part 1, 2) - 5:12
8. Love Makes The World Go Round (Don't You Let It Stop) - 2:35
9. Free - 2:27
10.The Good Times - 4:01
11.Happening '68 - 2:26
12.Too Much Talk (Mono) - 2:13
13.Happening 68 (Single Mix) - 1:46
14.Don't Take It So Hard (Single Mix) - 2:24
15.Observation From Flight 285 (In 3/4 Time) - 3:23
16.Theme From It's Happening - 2:45
17.Happening 68 (TV Version) - 1:34
All songs written by Mark Lindsay

The Raiders
*Mark Lindsay - Vocals
*Charlie Coe - Bass
*Paul Revere - Keyboards
*Joe Correro - Drums
*Freddy Weller - Guitar

Paul Revere And The Raiders
1963-65  Mojo Work Out (Sundazed issue)
1965-67  Evolution to Revolution: 5 Classic Albums (2013 double disc remaster)
1967  A Christmas Present... And Past
1968  Goin' To Memphis (Sundazed remaster)
1969  Alias Pink Puzz (Sundazed remaster)
1969  Hard 'N' Heavy With Marshmallow (Sundazed issue)
Related Act
1970  Mark Lindsay - Arizona / Silverbird

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