All of Us (album)

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The Existence of Chance Is Everything and Nothing While the Greatest Achievement Is the Living of Life, and so Say All of Us
Studio album by Nirvana
Released 1968
Recorded 1968
Genre Psychedelic rock, art pop, progressive rock
Label Island
Producer Chris Blackwell
Nirvana chronology
The Story of Simon Simopath
(1967)
All of Us
(1968)
To Markos III
(1970)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

The Existence of Chance Is Everything and Nothing While the Greatest Achievement Is the Living of Life, and so Say All of Us or simply 'All of Us is a 1968 release by the British psychedelic-rock group Nirvana which includes "Tiny Goddess," "Trapeze," and "Frankie the Great." Their most well-known song, "Rainbow Chaser," leads off, with its prominent phasing effects; "Tiny Goddess," one of their ballads, comes next.

"Rainbow Chaser" was a #1 single in Denmark in April 1969 It stayed in the top 10 for a month.

The cover shot is a monochrome reproduction of Les Conquérants (The Conquerors) painted in 1892 by Pierre Fritel,[2] and depicts some of world history's most famous figures leading a procession through a mass of dead bodies. "Rainbow Chaser" was to be their only UK top 40 hit and the three-part run of "Girl In The Park", "Miami Masquerade" and "Frankie The Great" represents the most pop-centric product of their psychedelic formula.

Track listing[edit]

  • All Songs Written By Patrick Campbell-Lyons & Alex Spyropolous.
  1. "Rainbow Chaser" – 2:38
  2. "Tiny Goddess" – 4:03
  3. "The Touchables (All of Us)" – 2:59
  4. "Melanie Blue" – 2:40
  5. "Trapeze" – 2:49
  6. "The Show Must Go On" – 2:40
  7. "Girl in the Park" – 2:41
  8. "Miami Masquerade" – 2:48
  9. "Frankie the Great" – 2:29
  10. "You Can Try It" – 3:18
  11. "Everybody Loves the Clown" - 2:00
  12. "St. John's Wood Affair" - 4:18

The 2003 Universal Island Remasters collection features 16 tracks including 4 B-sides as bonus tracks:

  • 13. "Flashbulb" (Single B-side)
  • 14. "Oh! What a Performance" (Single B-Side)
  • 15. "Darling Darlene" (Single B-Side)
  • 16. "C Side of Ocho Rios" (Single B-Side)

All songs composed by Patrick Campbell-Lyons and Alex Spyropoulos

Personnel[edit]

  • Patrick Campbell-Lyons – Guitar & Vocals
  • Ray Singer – Guitar & Vocals
  • Alex Spyropoulos – Piano & Keyboards

Production notes[edit]

  • Brian Humphries – engineer, producer
  • Gered Mankowitz – photography

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r14154
  2. ^ http://www.johncoulthart.com/feuilleton/2010/04/27/nirvana-and-the-conquerors/