All Together Now (album)

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All Together Now
Studio album by Argent
Released July 1972
Recorded 1971 at Abbey Road Studios
Genre Progressive rock, hard rock, psychedelic rock
Length 71:18 (CD re-release)
Label Epic
Producer Chris White, Rod Argent
Argent chronology
Ring of Hands
(1971)
All Together Now
(1972)
In Deep
(1973)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

All Together Now, released in 1972, was the third album recorded by British rock band Argent. It was Argent's first hit album and features their most successful single "Hold Your Head Up," which reached number five in both the U.K. and U.S. singles charts.[2] Other featured songs include "Tragedy," "I Am the Dance of Ages" and "He's a Dynamo."

The 1997 compact disc re-release of All Together Now by KOCH Records features an additional seven tracks not included on the original seven-track vinyl record. The bonus tracks include "God Gave Rock and Roll to You", one of Argent's best-known songs due to the popular cover/remake by Kiss. In 2009, for their reunion, Mr. Big recorded a cover of "Hold Your Head Up" and played it throughout the tour. Uriah Heep also covered the song on their 1989 album Raging Silence.

In the Q & Mojo Classic Special Edition Pink Floyd & The Story of Prog Rock, the album came thirty-third in its list of "40 Cosmic Rock Albums".[3]

Steppenwolf covered "Hold Your Head Up" on their 1982 album Wolftracks.

Track listing[edit]

Songs written by Rod Argent and Chris White except as noted.

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Hold Your Head Up"   6:18
2. "Keep On Rollin'"   4:32
3. "Tragedy" (Russ Ballard) 4:50
4. "I Am the Dance of Ages"   3:46
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "Be My Lover, Be My Friend"   5:21
2. "He's a Dynamo" (Ballard) 3:48
3. "Pure Love"   13:07

UK release had a red sticker on the cover; Includes the hit single "Hold Your Head Up" and "Tragedy". It was a gatefold album with a 4 page booklet each page featuring a Band member with lots of photos.

CD re-release bonus tracks
No. Title Length
1. "Celebration" (Argent, White) 2:54
2. "Kingdom" (Argent, White) 3:09
3. "Closer to Heaven" (Ballard) 3:31
4. "Rejoice" (Argent, White) 3:47
5. "God Gave Rock and Roll to You" (Ballard) 6:45
6. "Christmas for the Free" (Argent, White) 4:16
7. "It's Only Money (Part 2)" (Ballard) 5:15

Personnel[edit]

Releases[edit]

  • CD All Together Now Sony Music Distribution 1994
  • CD All Together Now Koch / eOne / Koch International 1997
  • CD All Together Now Acadia 2006
  • CD All Together Now [Bonus Tracks]Acadia 2007
  • CD All Together Now Sony Music Distribution 2008
  • CD All Together Now [Bonus Track] Esoteric Records 2012

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Hold Your Head Up Songfacts
  3. ^ Q Classic: Pink Floyd & The Story of Prog Rock, 2005.