Monday, March 18, 2019

The Rascals - All I Really Need: The Complete (BF Edition)


   
All I Really Need: The Complete Recordings (2019 BlankFrank Edition)

I love it when everything comes together quickly and easily.  The idea came on Sunday and I finished tweaking Thursday evening!  Rhino Handmade's All I Really Need: The Complete Atlantic Recordings was one of my much-loved and much-listened-to sets in my entire collection. But now here it is 18 years later and (IMO) in need of an update.  The idea is to combine ALL of their released recordings - in the best quality possible - into one spot - the flow needs to make sense and whoever possesses this collection has no need for any other Rascals.  Simple, Right?

Interestingly, the only recordings that made it from the original Rhino set to this new, updated set id the Search and Nearness LP and "It's a Beautiful Morning" in Italian.  Having both the 2012 Japanese Mono/Stereo reissues and the 2007 Collector's Corner, I opted for the Collector's Corner.  I liked them better! You can see in the track listing below how I laid it out, but there are a few things I need to comment on.

Virtually all of the studio recordings here are fresh conversions from FLAC files to 320. This entire set is @320 except for 14 - Live at The Tribeca Grill New York, which is @256

I moved Time Peace to its own volume and expanded it - I always thought it needed "People Got To Be Free" on it.  So the original LP that went from late '65 to early '68 and ran exactly 40 minutes and included some unique edits/takes/mixes.  The expanded edition continues through 1969 and now runs exactly 60 minutes.  All the added songs came from Rhino's 2-CD Anthology and then I added my own (light) edits and fades.to make it fit better in this collection. I sourced the original LP from HD 24/96 and it sounds wart and all like a perfect original Atlantic pressing. It's my favorite volume in this collection.  Please listen and see if you agree!

Giving Time Peace it own volume also allowed for Freedom Suite (BTW, don't you think that double LP was designed to emulate Cream's Wheels Of Fire?) and Peaceful World its own volumes. That was one complaint I had about the Rhino Handmade set - to me, starting a CD with a 15-minute drum solo ("Boom") was like starting Cream's Goodbye album with "Toad". All of these volumes will burnable to CD but you will have to move one track from volume 6 (See/Search & Nearness) - it runs one minute long.

Complete means complete, so this set includes every Columbia LP and single with a couple of bonus CD-only tracks.  This was the original reason for compiling this set, along with adding the mono LPs

Singles A & B is exactly the same as the released version but adds the Italian-only Sentirai La Pioggia (Rainy Day)/Corri Nel Sole (A Beautiful Morning). Now it's complete!  I tagged all of the singles with original sleeves and labels.  In fact, the entire set is tagged with original cover art. Speaking of tagging, I went through and tagged all tracks as either "The Young Rascals" or "The Rascals" and added release dates to everything.

Finally, the final five volumes deal with live performances and reunion shows.  If I had the material, I would have included TV and radio broadcasts.  I someone does have it in decent quality, I'll create another volume or two.


So here it is, I hope you all enjoy it and I'm happy that finally, complete Rascals' story can now be shared.

01 - The Mono Albums 1 (The Young Rascals 1966/Collections 1967)
1 Slow Down (Mono) (The Young Rascals 3-66)
2 Baby Let's Wait (Mono) (The Young Rascals 3-66)
3 Just A Little (Mono) (The Young Rascals 3-66)
4 I Believe (Mono) (The Young Rascals 3-66)
5 Do You Feel It (Mono) (The Young Rascals 3-66)
6 Good Lovin' (Mono) (The Young Rascals 3-66)
7 Like A Rolling Stone (Mono) (The Young Rascals 3-66)
8 Mustang Sally (Mono) (The Young Rascals 3-66)
9 I Ain't Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore (Mono) (The Young Rascals 3-66)
10 In The Midnight Hour (Mono) (The Young Rascals 3-66)
11 What Is The Reason (Mono) (Collections 1-67}
12 Since I Fell For You (Mono) (Collections 1-67}
13 Lonely Too Long (Mono) (Collections 1-67}
14 No Love To Give (Mono) (Collections 1-67}
15 Mickey's Monkey + Love Lights (Mono) (Collections 1-67}
16 Come On Up (Mono) (Collections 1-67}
17 Too Many Fish In The Sea (Mono) (Collections 1-67}
18 More (Mono) (Collections 1-67}
19 Nineteen Fifty Six (Mono) (Collections 1-67}
20 Love Is A Beautiful Thing (Mono) (Collections 1-67}
21 Land Of 1000 Dances (Mono) (Collections 1-67}


02 - The Mono Albums 2 (Groovin' 1967/Once Upon A Dream 1968)
1 A Girl Like You (Mono) (Groovin' 7-67)
2 Find Somebody (Mono) (Groovin' 7-67)
3 I'm So Happy Now (Mono) (Groovin' 7-67)
4 Sueño (Mono) (Groovin' -767)
5 How Can I Be Sure (Mono) (Groovin' 7-67)
6 Groovin' (Mono) (Groovin' 7-67)
7 If You Knew (Mono) (Groovin' 7-67)
8 I Don't Love You Anymore (Mono) (Groovin' 7-67)
9 You Better Run (Mono) (Groovin' 7-67)
10 A Place In The Sun (Mono) (Groovin' 7-67)
11 It's Love (Mono) (Groovin' 7-67)
12 Intro / Easy Rollin' [Mono] (Once Upon A Dream 2-68)
13 Rainy Day [Mono] (Once Upon A Dream 2-68)
14 Please Love Me / (Sound Effect) [Mono] (Once Upon A Dream 2-68)
15 It's Wonderful [Mono] (Once Upon A Dream 2-68)
16 I'm Gonna Love You / (Dave & Eddie) [Mono] (Once Upon A Dream 2-68)
17 My Hawaii [Mono] (Once Upon A Dream 2-68)
18 My World [Mono] (Once Upon A Dream 2-68)
19 Silly Girl [Mono] (Once Upon A Dream 2-68)
20 Singin' The Blues Too Long / (Bells) [Mono] (Once Upon A Dream 2-68)
21 Sattva [Mono] (Once Upon A Dream 2-68)
22 Finale: Once Upon A Dream [Mono] (Once Upon A Dream 2-68)



03 - The Stereo Albums 1 (The Young Rascals 1966/Collections 1967)
1 Slow Down [Stereo] (The Young Rascals 3-66)
2 Baby Let's Wait [Stereo] (The Young Rascals 3-66)
3 Just A Little [Stereo] (The Young Rascals 3-66)
4 I Believe [Stereo] (The Young Rascals 3-66)
5 Do You Feel It [Stereo] (The Young Rascals 3-66)
6 Good Lovin' [Stereo] (The Young Rascals 3-66)
7 Like A Rolling Stone [Stereo] (The Young Rascals 3-66)
8 Mustang Sally [Stereo] (The Young Rascals 3-66)
9 I Ain't Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore [Stereo] (The Young Rascals 3-66)
10 In The Midnight Hour [Stereo] (The Young Rascals 3-66)
12 What Is The Reason [Stereo] (Collections 1-67)
13 Since I Fell For You [Stereo] (Collections 1-67)
14 Lonely Too Long [Stereo] (Collections 1-67)
15 No Love To Give [Stereo] (Collections 1-67)
16 Mickey's Monkey + Love Lights [Stereo] (Collections 1-67)
17 Come On Up [Stereo] (Collections 1-67)
18 Too Many Fish In The Sea [Stereo] (Collections 1-67)
19 More [Stereo] (Collections 1-67)
20 Nineteen Fifty Six [Stereo] (Collections 1-67)
21 Love Is A Beautiful Thing [Stereo] (Collections 1-67)
22 Land Of 1000 Dances [Stereo] (Collections 1-67)

1-3 HERE Zippy

04 - The Stereo Albums 2 (Groovin' 1967/Once Upon A Dream 1968)
1 A Girl Like You [Stereo] (Groovin' 7-67)
2 Find Somebody [Stereo] (Groovin' 7-67)
3 I'm So Happy Now [Stereo] (Groovin' 7-67)
4 Sueño [Stereo] (Groovin' 7-67)
5 How Can I Be Sure [Stereo] (Groovin' 7-67)
6 Groovin' [Stereo] (Groovin' 7-67)
7 If You Knew [Stereo] (Groovin' 7-67)
8 I Don't Love You Anymore [Stereo] (Groovin' 7-67)
9 You Better Run [Stereo] (Groovin' 7-67)
10 A Place In The Sun [Stereo] (Groovin' 7-67)
11 It's Love [Stereo] (Groovin' 7-67)
12 Intro / Easy Rollin' [Stereo] (Once Upon A Dream 2-68)
13 Rainy Day [Stereo] (Once Upon A Dream 2-68)
14 Please Love Me / (Sound Effect) [Stereo] (Once Upon A Dream 2-68)
15 It's Wonderful [Stereo] (Once Upon A Dream 2-68)
16 I'm Gonna Love You / (Dave & Eddie) [Stereo] (Once Upon A Dream 2-68)
17 My Hawaii [Stereo] (Once Upon A Dream 2-68)
18 My World [Stereo] (Once Upon A Dream 2-68)
19 Silly Girl [Stereo] (Once Upon A Dream 2-68)
20 Singin' The Blues Too Long / (Bells) [Stereo] (Once Upon A Dream 2-68)
21 Sattva [Stereo] (Once Upon A Dream 2-68)
22 Finale: Once Upon A Dream [Stereo] (Once Upon A Dream 2-68)


05 - The Stereo Albums 3 (Freedom Suite 1969)
1 America The Beautiful (Freedom Suite First LP 3-69)
2 Me And My Friends (Freedom Suite First LP 3-69)
3 Any Dance'll Do (Freedom Suite First LP 3-69)
4 Look Around (Freedom Suite First LP 3-69)
5 A Ray Of Hope (Freedom Suite First LP 3-69)
7 Island Of Love (Freedom Suite First LP 3-69)
8 Of Course (Freedom Suite First LP 3-69)
9 Love Was So Easy To Give (Freedom Suite First LP 3-69)
10 People Got To Be Free (Freedom Suite First LP 3-69)
11 Baby I'm Blue (Freedom Suite First LP 3-69)
12 Heaven (Freedom Suite First LP 3-69)
13 Adrian's Birthday (Freedom Suite Music Music LP 3-69)
14 Boom (Freedom Suite Music Music LP 3-69)
15 Cute (Freedom Suite Music Music LP 3-69)

4-5 HERE New Zippy

06 - The Stereo Albums 4 (See 1969/Search and Nearness 1971)
1 See (See LP 12-69)
2 I'd Like To Take You Home (See LP 12-69)
3 Remember Me (See LP 12-69)
4 I'm Blue (See LP 12-69)
5 Stop And Think (See LP 12-69)
6 Temptation's 'Bout To Get Me (See LP 12-69)
7 Nubia (See LP 12-69)
8 Carry Me Back (See LP 12-69)
9 Away Away (See LP 12-69)
10 Real Thing (See LP 12-69)
11 Death's Reply (See LP 12-69)
12 Hold On (See LP 12-69)
13 Right On (Search and Nearness 3-71)
14 I Believe (Search and Nearness 3-71)
15 Thank You Baby (Search and Nearness 3-71)
16 You Don't Know (Search and Nearness 3-71)
17 Nama (Search and Nearness 3-71)
18 Almost Home (Search and Nearness 3-71)
19 The Letter (Search and Nearness 3-71)
20 Ready For Love (Search and Nearness 3-71)
21 Fortunes (Search and Nearness 3-71)
22 Glory Glory (Search and Nearness 3-71)


07 - The Stereo Albums 5 (Peaceful World 1971)
1 Sky Trane (Peaceful World First LP 5-71)
2 In And Out Of Love (Peaceful World First LP 5-71)
3 Bit Of Heaven (Peaceful World First LP 5-71)
4 Love Me (Peaceful World First LP 5-71)
5 Mother Nature Land (Peaceful World First LP 5-71)
6 Icy Water (Peaceful World First LP 5-71)
7 Happy Song (Peaceful World First LP 5-71)
8 Love Letter (Peaceful World First LP 5-71)
9 Little Dove (Peaceful World Second LP 5-71)
10 Visit To Mother Nature Land (Peaceful World Second LP 5-71)
11 Getting Nearer (Peaceful World Second LP 5-71)
12 Peaceful World (Peaceful World Second LP 5-71)


08 - The Stereo Albums 6 (The Island Of Real 1972)
1 Lucky Day (The Island Of Real 1972)
2 Saga Of New York (The Island Of Real 1972)
3 Be On The Real Side (The Island Of Real 1972)
4 Jungle Walk (The Island Of Real 1972)
5 Brother Tree (The Island Of Real 1972)
6 Island Of Real (The Island Of Real 1972)
7 Hummin' Song (The Island Of Real 1972)
8 Echoes (The Island Of Real 1972)
9 Buttercup (The Island Of Real 1972)
10 Time Will Tell (The Island Of Real 1972)
11 Lament (The Island Of Real 1972)
12 Prove It (The Island Of Real [Bonus] 1972)
13 Love Is A Woman (The Island Of Real [Bonus] 1972)

6-8 HERE New Zippy

09 - The Stereo Albums 7 (Time Peace Expanded 1968-2019)
1 I Ain't Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore (Time Peace 6-68)
2 Good Lovin' (Time Peace 6-68)
3 You Better Run (Time Peace 6-68)
4 Come On Up (Time Peace 6-68)
5 Mustang Sally (Time Peace 6-68)
6 Love Is A Beautiful Thing (Time Peace 6-68)
7 In The Midnight Hour (Time Peace 6-68)
8 I've Been Lonely Too Long (Time Peace 6-68)
9 Groovin' (Time Peace 6-68)
10 A Girl Like You (Time Peace 6-68)
11 How Can I Be Sure (Time Peace 6-68)
12 It's Wonderful (Time Peace 6-68)
13 Easy Rollin' (Time Peace 6-68)
14 A Beautiful Morning (Time Peace 6-68)
15 People Got To Be Free (Time Peace Bonus)
16 A Ray Of Hope [BlankFrank Edit] (Time Peace Bonus)
17 Look Around [BlankFrank Edit] (Time Peace Bonus)
18 Heaven (Time Peace Bonus)
19 See [Rhino Anthology Edit] (Time Peace Bonus)
20 Carry Me Back (Time Peace Bonus)
**Corrected track numbering**

7 HERE New Zippy

10 - The Complete Singles A's & B's 1 (1966-68)
1 I Ain't Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore [Mono Single Version] [11-65]
2 Slow Down [Mono Single Version] [11-65]
3 Good Lovin' [Mono Single Version] [2-66]
4 Mustang Sally [Mono Single Version] [2-66]
5 You Better  [Mono Single Version] [6-66]
6 Love Is A Beautiful Thing [Mono Single Version] [6-66]
7 Come On Up [Mono Single Version] [9-66]
8 What Is The Reason [Mono Single Version] [9-66]
9 I've Been Lonely Too Long [Mono Single Version] [1-67]
10 If You Knew [Mono Single Version] [1-67]
11 Groovin' [Mono Single Version] [4-67]
12 Sueno [Mono Single Version] [4-67]
13 A Girl Like You [Mono Single Version] [7-67]
14 It's Love [Mono Single Version] [7-67]
15 Groovin'  (Spanish Version) [Mono Single Version] [7-67]
16 Groovin'  (Italian Version) [Mono Single Version] [7-67]
17 How Can I Be Sure [Mono Single Version] [8-67]
18 I'm So Happy Now [Mono Single Version] [8-67]
19 It's Wonderful [Mono Single Version] [11-67]
20 Of Course [Mono Single Version] [11-67]
21 A Beautiful Morning [Stereo Single Version] [3-68]
22 Rainy Day [Stereo Single Version] [3-68]
23 People Got to Be Free [Mono Single Version] [3-68]
24 My World [Mono Single Version] [3-68]
25 A Ray Of Hope [Mono Single Version] [3-68]
26 Any Dance'll Do [Mono Single Version] [3-68]


11 - The Complete Singles A's & B's 2 (1969-72)
27 Heaven [Mono Single Version] [1-69]
28 Baby I'm Blue [Mono Single Version] [1-69]
29 See [Stereo Single Version] [5-69]
30 Away, Away [Stereo Single Version] [5-69]
31 Carry Me Back [Stereo Single Version] [8-69]
32 Real Thing [Stereo Single Version] [8-69]
33 Sentirai La Pioggia (Rainy Day) [Italian Mono Single Version] [1969]
34 Corri Nel Sole (A Beautiful Morning) [Italian Mono Single Version] [1969]
35 Hold On [Mono Single Version] [12-69]
36 I Believe [Mono Single Version] [12-69]
37 Glory, Glory [Stereo Single Version] [1-70]
38 You Don't Know [Stereo Single Version] [1-70]
39 Right On [Stereo Single Version] [11-70]
40 Almost Home [Stereo Single Version] [11-70]
41 Love Me [Stereo Single Version] [5-71]
42 Happy Song [Stereo Single Version] [5-71]
43 Lucky Day [Stereo Single Version] [10-71]
44 Love Letter [Stereo Single Version] [10-71]
45 Brother Tree [Stereo Single Version] [2-72]
46 Saga Of New York [Stereo Single Version] [2-72]
47 Hummin' Song [Stereo Single Version] [5-72]
48 Echoes [Stereo Single Version] [5-72]
49 Jungle Walk [Stereo Single Version] [6-72]


9-10 HERE New Zippy

12 - Live At The Hollywood Bowl Aug 16 1968
1 Introduction
2 Do You Feel It
3 Love Is A Beautiful Thing
4 I'm So Happy Now
5 Groovin'
6 A Girl Like You
7 A Place In The Sun
8 A Beautiful Morning
9 People Got To Be Free

13 - Live At The Fillmore West May 20 1971
1 Right On
2 Love Me
3 Groovin'
4 Love Letter
5 Sky Trane
6 Little Dove
7 Getting Nearer
8 Superstar
9 Happy Song
10 People Got To Be Free
11 Mustang Sally

14 - Live at The Tribeca Grill New York April 24 2010
1 I’ve Been Lonely Too Long
2 In The Midnight Hour
3 I Ain’t Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore
4 You Better Run
5 A Beautiful Morning
6 Love Is A Beautiful Thing
7 Groovin'
8 A Girl Like You
9 How Can I Be Sure
10 Come On Up
11 What Is The Reason
12 People Got To Be Free
13 Good Lovin’ (with Bruce Springsteen)
14 See

12-14 HERE New Zippy

15 - Once Upon A Dream 1: Live At The Capitol Theater December 15 2012
1 Dialogue [Live]
2 It's Wonderful  [Live]
3 I've Been Lonely Too Long [Live]
4 What Is The Reason [Live]
5 Dialogue [Live]
6 You Better Run [Live]
7 Dialogue [Live]
8 Carry Me Back [Live]
9 Dialogue [Live]
10 Slow Down [Live]
11 Dialogue [Live]
12 Mickeys Monkey/Dialogue/Turn On Your Lovelight/Mickey’s Monkey (Reprise) [Live]
13 Dialogue [Live]
14 Come On Up [Live]
15 Dialogue [Live]
16 Baby Let's Wait [Live]
17 Dialogue [Live]
18 Too Many Fish In The Sea [Live]
19 Dialogue [Live]
20 If I Knew You [Live]
21 Hold On [Live]
22 Dialogue [Live]
23 I Ain't Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore [Live]

16 - Once Upon A Dream 2: Live At The Capitol Theater December 15 2012
24 Dialogue/Good Lovin' [Live]
25 Dialogue [Live]
26 Love Is A Beautiful Thing [Live]
27 Groovin' [Live]
28 Do You Feel It [Live]
29 Dialogue [Live]
30 Away, Away [Live]
31 It's A Beautiful Morning [Live]
32 Sueño [Live]
33 Find Somebody [Live]
34 A Girl Like You [Live]
35 Dialogue [Live]
36 It's Love [Live]
37 How Can I Be Sure [Live]
38 Dialogue [Live]
39 People Got To Be Free/Dialogue [Live]
40 Heaven [Live]
41 Dialogue [Live]
42 A Ray Of Hope [Live]
43 Dialogue [Live]
44 People Got To Be Free (Reprise) [Live]
45 Dialogue [Live]
46 See [Live]

15-16 HERE New Zippy

19 comments:

steve52 said...

This is so welcome. I am a lucky owner of the Rhino Handmade set and consider The Rascals to be one of the top 2 or 3 US groups of the 60s. I'm so looking forward to listening to this!! A huge thank you for all of the work that has gone into this!

warpig said...

WOW!!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for doing this. One of my all time favourite bands of the Sixties that are finally having someone do them justice. There have been bits and pieces before but not to equal what you have done here. Thanks again for your work in doing this. Now if someone would do the Animals an overview like this life would be complete."Hint" "Hint"

binkerbo said...

Just out of curiosity...is the expanded Time Peace supposed to have a track 15?

imnokid said...

Great work. Looking forward to hearing the 2 early live shows.
Thanx

BlankFrank said...

@Binkerbo, thanks for pointing this out. Time Peace is not missing a track, it was a numbering error on my part. The files have now been corrected and updated

ppp said...

Thank you very much. Complete disovery as far as i am concern. Really nice.

Dave said...

Oh man.... I'm no Rascals scholar but what I know, I love. The Groovin' album is a particular favorite. I'm looking forward to digging in. Many, many thanks!

Silvio said...

thank you BF...one of my fav bands...amazing job...cheers

Anonymous said...

Love your work. Thank you.

Any chance of a complete Dave Dee, Dozy, Beak, Mich and Tich set?

Anonymous said...

stunning. thanx

draftervoi said...

Wow. I mean...WOW!!!

zipper said...

Another fabulous comp...many thanks.

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Anonymous said...

many thanks great band and looking forward to listening to it

tasunkes said...

Wowsie!!

Fantastic idea and work..loads of thanks!

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Anonymous said...

SPECTACULAR!!!! Thank you thank you thank you!

-RoBurque

LonChes said...

This is great! Thanks for sharing this with us.

DaveF said...

This is incredible work. I can't thank you enough for this tremendous share!

Bud_e_luv_bomb said...

I have a complete show from 1988 just before the Atlantic Records 40th anniversary. It's from the Ritz, broadcast on WNEW-FM on factory pressed CDs. Until I got the CDs I had never seen a show from that year from them. I posted it on another site (minus the DJ banter) to see if it would make the rounds, it did, just as I had uploaded.

I'd be more than willing to give you the whole thing for another update in your set.