Fresh (Raspberries album)

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Fresh
Studio album by Raspberries
Released November 13, 1972
Recorded Abbey Road Studios, Record Plant Studios, New York
Genre Power pop
Label Capitol
Producer Jimmy Ienner
Raspberries chronology
Raspberries
(1972)
Fresh
(1972)
Side 3
(1973)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic link 4.5/5 stars

Fresh is the second album from Raspberries, released in 1972 (see 1972 in music). It contained two Top 40 singles. "I Wanna Be With You" reached number 16 on the Billboard Hot 100,[1] number 10 on Cash Box[2] and number 7 on Record World. "Let's Pretend" reached number 35 on Billboard, number 18 on Cashbox, and number 14 on Record World. It was their highest-charting album, peaking at number 36 on the Billboard album chart.

This album was re-released on CD as part of the Power Pop Vol. 1, also containing their first album Raspberries.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I Wanna Be With You" (Carmen) – 3:05 / Lead vocal: Carmen
  2. "Goin' Nowhere Tonight" (Carmen, Smalley) – 2:30 / Lead vocal: Smalley
  3. "Let's Pretend" (Carmen) – 3:42 / Lead vocal: Carmen
  4. "Every Way I Can" (Smalley) – 2:44 / Lead vocal: Smalley
  5. "I Reach for the Light" (Carmen) – 4:01 / Lead vocal: Carmen
  6. "Nobody Knows" (Carmen, Smalley) – 2:19 / Lead vocal: Carmen
  7. "It Seemed So Easy" (Carmen, Smalley) – 3:53 / Lead vocal: Smalley
  8. "Might as Well" (Bryson) – 2:25 / Lead vocal: Bryson
  9. "If You Change Your Mind" (Carmen) – 3:59 / Lead vocal: Carmen
  10. "Drivin' Around" (Carmen, Smalley) – 3:03 / Lead vocal: Carmen

Timings and credits taken from the original Capitol issue (ST-11123).

Band members[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Raspberries lyrics. Top40db.net.
  2. ^ Cash Box Top 100 1/20/73. Cashbox (January 20, 1973).