Time Peace: The Rascals' Greatest Hits

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Time Peace
Greatest hits album by The Rascals
Released June 24, 1968
Recorded 1965 through 1968
Genre Rock
Label Atlantic
Producer The Rascals, Arif Mardin, Tom Dowd
The Rascals chronology
Once Upon A Dream
(1968)
Time Peace: The Rascals' Greatest Hits
(1968)
Freedom Suite
(1969)

Time Peace: The Rascals' Greatest Hits is a greatest hits album from The Rascals, released in June 1968. It reached number one on the Billboard Pop Albums chart by September 1968. It also topped the Cash Box albums chart with a run in the Top 10 for 20 consecutive weeks

History[edit]

The album is the only such compilation released during the group's active career. Although billed to their later name, most of the material came from when the group was known as The Young Rascals. It contains all their singles through 1968's earlier "A Beautiful Morning", as well as some of their R&B treatments from early in their career.

Original copies of Time Peace were released with the Atlantic graphics erroneously pressed on purple, white and gold labels which were used for stereo Atco albums.

Time Peace was reissued on CD by Atlantic Records in 1990, but subsequently went out of print. It was then reissued as part of the 2003 limited edition Rhino Handmade 6-CD collection All I Really Need: The Atlantic Recordings 1965-1971, which is also now out of print.

Cover[edit]

Packaging consisted of a gatefold album cover with front and back consisting of dot-based newspaper cartoon-style drawing of the four group members, with song titles in speech balloons; the interior gave complete song credits on one side, and an ensemble photograph on the other side whose artsy nature and 1968-style dress, together with the album's punning title, foretold the thematic and artistic direction the group was about to undertake.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
Rolling Stone (mixed-to-positive)[2]
Rolling Stone Record Guide 5/5 stars[3]

Time Peace was the group's most commercially successful album, reaching number one on the Billboard Pop Albums chart by September 1968. It also topped the Cash Box albums chart with a run in the Top 10 for 20 consecutive weeks. Moreover, showing the group's white soul label was well earned, Time Peace also reached number four on the Billboard Black Albums chart. It was RIAA-certified as a gold record on September 4, 1968. It also grew in critical regard; Rolling Stone's Dave Marsh called it a "glorious chronicle" and Allmusic's Bruce Eder said it is "arguably the greatest greatest-hits album of the '60s."

Track listing[edit]

Side One[edit]

  1. "I Ain't Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore" (Pam Sawyer, Laurie Burton) – 2:41
    • The Rascals' first single (Atlantic #2312, 1965); also included on the 1966 album The Young Rascals
  2. "Good Lovin'" (Rudy Clark, Arthur Resnick) – 2:28
    • The Rascals' second single (Atlantic #2321, 1966), and first #1 hit; also included on The Young Rascals
  3. "You Better Run" (Felix Cavaliere, Eddie Brigati) – 2:25
    • The A-side of the Rascals' third single (Atlantic #2338, 1966); later included on the 1967 album Groovin'
  4. "Come On Up" (Cavaliere) – 2:41
    • The Rascals' fourth single (Atlantic #2353, 1966), also included on the 1967 album Collections
  5. "Mustang Sally" (Bonny Rice) – 3:59
  6. "Love is a Beautiful Thing" (Cavaliere, Brigati) – 2:30
    • Originally released as the B-side of "You Better Run"; later included on Collections
  7. "In the Midnight Hour" (Wilson Pickett, Steve Cropper) – 4:00

Side Two[edit]

  1. "(I've Been) Lonely Too Long" (Cavaliere) – 2:57
  2. "Groovin'" (Cavaliere, Brigati) – 2:25
    • The Rascals' second #1 single (Atlantic #2401), released in 1967; also included on Groovin'
  3. "A Girl Like You" (Cavaliere, Brigati) – 2:46
    • The follow-up Top 10 single to "Groovin'" (Atlantic #2424, 1967); also included on Groovin'
  4. "How Can I Be Sure" (Cavaliere, Brigati) – 2:50
    • The Rascals' third Top 10 single of 1967 (Atlantic #2438); also included on Groovin'
  5. "It's Wonderful" (Cavaliere, Brigati) – 2:40
  6. "Easy Rollin'" (Cavaliere, Brigati) – 2:55
  7. "A Beautiful Morning" (Cavaliere, Brigati) – 2:32
    • Non-LP single from 1968 (Atlantic #2493)

Personnel[edit]

The Rascals[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Position
1968 Billboard Pop Albums (Billboard 200) 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eder, Bruce. "Time Peace > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved September 14, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Time Peace > Review". Rolling Stone. 1968. 
  3. ^ Rolling Stone Record Guide [1979, 1983]. Rolling Stone. 
Preceded by
Waiting for the Sun by The Doors
Billboard 200 number-one album
September 28 - October 4, 1968
Succeeded by
Cheap Thrills by Big Brother and the Holding Company