Spirit of '76 (album)

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Spirit of '76
Studio album by Spirit
Released May 1975
Genre Psychedelic rock
Label Mercury
Producer Randy California
Spirit chronology
Feedback
(1972)
Spirit of '76
(1975)
Son of Spirit
(1975)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Spirit of '76, released in May 1975, was the first of four albums that Spirit would (initially) release for Mercury Records. Though all four albums were greatly influenced by the time that Randy California spent living in Hawaii, this album bears that influence more than any of the others (aside from maybe Future Games). Though it was largely ignored upon its first release, many fans consider it to be one of Spirit's best albums.

Most of this double album was compiled as part of the Mercury Years compilation in 1997. It was properly reissued on CD by Beat Goes On in 2003.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Randy California and Ed Cassidy except noted.

Disc One[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "America The Beautiful/The Times They Are A-Changing"   Bates, Ward/Dylan 5:27
2. "Victim Of Society"     3:00
3. "Lady Of The Lakes"     2:52
4. "Tampa Jam Pt. 1"     0:54
5. "Mauna Loa"   California 2:02
6. "What Do I Have?"   California 2:04
7. "Sunrise"     3:00
8. "Walking The Dog"   R. Thomas 3:13
9. "Tampa Jam Pt. 2"     1:03
10. "Joker On The Run"   California, Cassidy, Keene 3:53
11. "When?"   California 4:27
12. "Like a Rolling Stone"   Dylan 8:54

Disc Two[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Once Again"     3:19
2. "Feeling In Time"     3:27
3. "Happy"   Mick Jagger, Keith Richards 3:19
4. "Jack Bond"   Burt Shonberg 1:39
5. "My Road"   California 4:13
6. "Tampa Jam Pt. 3"     0:54
7. "Thank You Lord"   California 1:45
8. "Urantia"     4:04
9. "Guide Me"     3:47
10. "Veruska"   California, Cassidy, Andes 3:57
11. "Hey Joe"   Billy Roberts 6:30
12. "Jack Bond Pt. 2"   Shonberg 0:51
13. "The Star Spangled Banner"   Francis Scott Key, John Stafford Smith 3:40

Personnel[edit]

Spirit[edit]

  • Randy California - Bass, Guitar, Vocals, Multi Instruments
  • Ed Cassidy - Percussion, Drums
  • Barry Keane - Bass
  • Benji - Harpsichord, Moog Synthesizer

Production[edit]

  • Blair Mooney - Engineer

Charts[edit]

Album

Year Chart Position
1975 Billboard 200 147

References[edit]