Ecology (album)

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Studio album by Rare Earth
Released June 1970[1]
Genre Rock
Length 38:45[2]
Label Rare Earth
Producer Norman Whitfield, Tom Baird
Rare Earth chronology
Get Ready
One World
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.0/5 stars [2]

Ecology is the 3rd studio album by rock band Rare Earth, which was released in 1970. It includes a cover of "Eleanor Rigby" from The Beatles. "Long Time Leavin'" was similar in feel to Crosby, Stills & Nash' "Long Time Gone" and received a decent amount of the new burgeoning radio FM format. This went the distance to give the band credibility. And they, of course, earned their second Top 10 pop smash with another cover of The Temptations, "(I Know) I'm Losing You".

Ever since 1968, the summer of love, songs like "Born to Wander" and "Long Time Leavin'", were descriptive of the nomadic teen and college youth culture sweeping across the United States and Europe. This help to give the album contemporary gravitas. "Ecology" was possibly their most consistent album with Side One showing the band at the height of their artistry and credibility.

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Born To Wander" (Tom Baird) - 3:20
  2. "Long Time Leavin'" (Baird) - 4:42
  3. "(I Know) I'm Losing You" (Cornelius Grant, Eddie Holland, Norman Whitfield) - 10:50

Side two[edit]

  1. "Satisfaction Guaranteed" (Baird) - 4:34
  2. "Nice Place To Visit" (John Persh) - 3:57
  3. "No. 1 Man" (Baird) - 4:48
  4. "Eleanor Rigby" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) - 6:34



  1. ^ "Rare Earth Album Discography". Retrieved 2009-10-12. 
  2. ^ a b "allmusic ((( Ecology > Overview )))". Retrieved 2009-10-12.