Crimson & Clover (album)

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Crimson & Clover
Studio album by Tommy James and the Shondells
Released January 1969
Recorded 1968
Genre Psychedelic pop, psychedelic rock, pop rock
Length 28:24
Label Roulette 42023
Producer Tommy James and the Shondells
Tommy James and the Shondells chronology
Mony Mony
Crimson & Clover
Cellophane Symphony
Singles from Crimson & Clover
  1. "Do Something to Me"
    Released: 1968
  2. "Crimson and Clover"
    Released: 1968
  3. "Crystal Blue Persuasion"
    Released: 1969
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Crimson & Clover is a 1969 album by Tommy James and the Shondells. It features the #1 hit "Crimson and Clover"[2] (in an extended, five-and-a-half minute long mix) as well as the #2 hit "Crystal Blue Persuasion".[3] The album itself was also a success, reaching #8 on the pop albums chart.[4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer Length
1. "Crimson and Clover"   Tommy James, Peter Lucia 5:32
2. "Kathleen McArthur"   Tommy James, Mike Vale 2:42
3. "I'm a Tangerine"   Tommy James, Peter Lucia 3:36
4. "Do Something to Me"   Jimmy Calvert, Norman Marzano, Paul Naumann 2:31
5. "Crystal Blue Persuasion"   Eddie Gray, Tommy James, Mike Vale 4:02
6. "Sugar on Sunday"   Tommy James, Mike Vale 3:23
7. "Breakaway"   Tommy James, Mike Vale 2:45
8. "Smokey Roads"   Tommy James 2:51
9. "I'm Alive"   Tommy James, Peter Lucia 3:15
10. "Crimson and Clover (reprise)"   Tommy James, Peter Lucia 1:03


  • Producer and Arranger: Tommy James and the Shondells[5]



Year Chart Peak Position
1969 Billboard 200 8


Year Single Chart Peak Position
1968 "Do Something to Me" Billboard Hot 100 38
"Crimson and Clover" 1
1969 "Crystal Blue Persuasion" 2
Adult Contemporary


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