Turtle Soup

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For the dish, see Turtle soup. For the Mock Turtles album, see Turtle Soup (Mock Turtles album).
Turtle Soup
Studio album by The Turtles
Released October 1969
Recorded 1969
Genre Folk rock, psychedelic rock
Length 66:47 (Including bonus)
Label White Whale
Producer Ray Davies
The Turtles chronology
The Turtles Present the Battle of the Bands
(1968)
Turtle Soup
(1969)
More Golden Hits
(1970)

Turtle Soup is the last original studio album by The Turtles. It was released in 1969 on the White Whale Records label. The album was produced by Ray Davies of The Kinks – the first time he produced another artist's record. A 1993 Repertoire Records CD-issue included 8 bonus tracks. A 1996 Sundazed Records reissue included two bonus tracks.

Turtle Soup peaked at #117 on the Billboard Pop Albums chart. Two singles from the album also earned a place on the Billboard Pop Singles chart: "You Don't Have to Walk in the Rain" (#51), and "Love In The City" (#91).[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [1]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Howard Kaylan, Mark Volman, Al Nichol, Jim Pons and John Seiter, except as indicated.

  1. "Come Over" – 2:18
  2. "House on the Hill" – 2:58
  3. "She Always Leaves Me Laughing" – 2:46
  4. "How You Loved Me" – 2:56
  5. "Torn Between Temptations" – 2:45
  6. "Love in the City" – 3:37
  7. "Bachelor Mother" – 2:38
  8. "John and Julie" – 3:10
  9. "Hot Little Hands" – 4:10
  10. "Somewhere Friday Night" – 3:20
  11. "Dance This Dance" – 3:30
  12. "You Don't Have to Walk in the Rain" – 2:42

Repertoire Bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "Chicken Little Was Right" (Single version) – 2:53
  2. "Lady-O" (Judee Sill)– 2:53
  3. "The Last Thing/Remember" – 3:25
  4. "The Owl" – 4:26
  5. "To See the Sun" – 4:12
  6. "If We Only Had the Time" – 5:09
  7. "Can I Go On" – 3:00
  8. "Dance This Dance" – 3:17

Sundazed Bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "Lady-O" (Sill) - 2:54
  2. The Last Thing I Remember" (1986 Chalon Road LP Version) (hidden track with 1969 radio commercial starts at 3:30)- 4:28

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Unterberger, Richie. "The Turtles: Turtle Soup" at AllMusic. Retrieved 22 September 2011.