A Long Time Comin'

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A Long Time Comin'
Studio album by The Electric Flag
Released March 1968
Recorded July 1967 – January 1968
Genre Soul / Blues / Rock
Length 41:05 (55:18 on CD)
Label Columbia
Producer John Court, Joe Church
The Electric Flag chronology
A Long Time Comin'
(1968)
The Electric Flag: An American Music Band
(1968)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
Rolling Stone Positive [2]

A Long Time Comin' is the first album by American rock band The Electric Flag, released in 1968. The meat of the album is soul along with blues and rock with a horn section. It is widely seen as an ambitious debut album by music critics.

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Killing Floor" (Chester "Howlin' Wolf" Burnett) – 4:11
  2. "Groovin' Is Easy" (Nick Gravenites) – 3:06
  3. "Over-Lovin' You" (Mike Bloomfield, Barry Goldberg) – 2:12
  4. "She Should Have Just" (Ron Polte) – 5:03
  5. "Wine" (Traditional) – 3:15

Side two[edit]

  1. "Texas" (Mike Bloomfield, Buddy Miles) – 4:49
  2. "Sittin' in Circles" (Barry Goldberg) – 3:54
  3. "You Don't Realize" (Mike Bloomfield) – 4:56
  4. "Another Country" (Ron Polte) – 8:47
  5. "Easy Rider" (Mike Bloomfield) – 0:53

CD bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "Sunny" (Bobby Hebb) – 4:02
  2. "Mystery" (Buddy Miles) – 2:56
  3. "Look into My Eyes" (Harvey Brooks, Buddy Miles) – 3:07
  4. "Going Down Slow" (James Oden) – 4:43

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel
  • Richie Havens – Percussion, Sitar
  • Sivuca – Guitar, Percussion
  • Paul Beaver – Keyboards, Moog Synthesizer
  • Leo Daruczek – Strings
  • Charles McCracken – Strings
  • Bobby Notkoff – Strings
  • Julius Held – Strings
  • Roy Segal – Engineer
  • Jim Marshall – Cover Photo
  • Joe Church – Percussion, Producer
  • John Court – Percussion, Vocals, Producer
  • Cass Elliot - Vocal on "Groovin' Is Easy"

Charts[edit]

Album – Billboard

Year Chart Position
1968 Pop Albums 31

References[edit]

  1. ^ Viglione, Joe. A Long Time Comin' at AllMusic
  2. ^ Gifford, Barry (11 May 1968). "Review: A Long Time Comin' ". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 23 October 2012. (subscription required)