Rewind (Johnny Rivers album)

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Rewind
Studio album by Johnny Rivers
Released 1967
Genre Pop rock, R&B, soul
Label Imperial Records
Producer Lou Adler
Johnny Rivers chronology
Golden Hits
(1966)
Rewind
(1967)
Realization
(1968)

Rewind is the second studio album by the American musician Johnny Rivers, released in 1967 by Imperial Records. The album includes cover versions of "Baby, I Need Your Lovin'" and "The Tracks of My Tears". Produced by Lou Adler with arrangements by Jimmy Webb, who wrote eight of the songs, the album peaked at #14 on the Billboard albums chart.[1]

Reception[edit]

In his review in Allmusic, Zach Curd called Rewind, with its "big, clean production, and quality L.A. session musicians", a "great collection of blue-eyed soul and rock."[1] Curd went on to write:

Rivers sounds like a well-adjusted Southern hipster on tracks like "The Eleventh Song," which makes him sound like a cooler version of Sonny Bono. "Rosecrans Boulevard" showcases superb vocal harmonies and horn playing. The most interesting track would have to be "Sidewalk Song/27th Street," which is pretty mediocre as a song, but are the bizarre sound clips possibly attacking commercialism? No one really knows.[1]

Curd concluded that the album was "a solid, tight recording, with excellent production and inventive arrangements provided by Webb."[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Baby I Need Your Lovin'" (Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland, Eddie Holland) – 3:08
  2. "Rosecrans Boulevard" (Jimmy Webb) – 2:31
  3. "Carpet Man" (Jimmy Webb) – 3:02
  4. "Tunesmith" (Jimmy Webb) – 3:10
  5. "Sweet Smiling Children" (Jimmy Webb) – 2:10
  6. "Do What You Gotta' Do" (Jimmy Webb) – 2:19
  7. "The Tracks Of My Tears" (Warren "Pete" Moore, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Tarplin) – 2:53
  8. "For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her" (Paul Simon) – 2:47
  9. "The Eleventh Song" (Jimmy Webb) – 2:19
  10. "It'll Never Happen Again" (Tim Hardin) – 3:25
  11. "Sweet Smiling Children" (Jimmy Webb) – 2:10
  12. "Sidewalk Song / 27th Street" (Jimmy Webb) – 2:25


On some vinyl albums the tracks are incorrectly listed:

SIDE 1

  1. "The Tracks Of My Tears" (Warren "Pete" Moore, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Tarplin) – 2:53
  2. "Carpet Man" (Jimmy Webb) – 3:02
  3. "Tunesmith" (Jimmy Webb) – 3:10
  4. "Sidewalk Song / 27th Street" (Jimmy Webb) – 2:25
  5. "It'll Never Happen Again" (Tim Hardin) – 3:25
  6. "Do What You Gotta' Do" (Jimmy Webb) – 2:19

SIDE 2

  1. "Baby I Need Your Lovin'" (Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland, Eddie Holland) – 3:08
  2. "For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her" (Paul Simon) – 2:47
  3. "Rosecrans Boulevard" (Jimmy Webb) – 2:31
  4. "The Eleventh Song" (Jimmy Webb) – 2:19
  5. "Sweet Smiling Children" (Jimmy Webb) – 2:10

Personnel[edit]

  • Johnny Rivers – vocals
  • Larry Knechtel – piano
  • Mike Deasy Sr. – guitar
  • Joe Osborn – bass guitar
  • Mike Deasy Jr. – vocals
  • Lou Adler – producer
  • Jimmy Webb – arranger

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Curd, Zach. "Rewind". Allmusic. Retrieved October 27, 2012. 

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