A Long Time Comin'

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A Long Time Comin'
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Studio album by The Electric Flag
Released March 1968
Recorded July 1967 – January 1968
Genre Soul, blues, rock
Length 41:05 (55:18 on CD)
Label Columbia
Producer John Court, Joe Church
The Electric Flag chronology
A Long Time Comin'
(1968)
The Electric Flag: An American Music Band
(1968)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
Rolling Stone Positive [2]

A Long Time Comin' is the first album by American rock band The Electric Flag, released in 1968. The meat of the album is soul along with blues and rock with a horn section. It is widely seen as an ambitious debut album by music critics. The album was somewhat of a failure in the charts, much to the disappointment of Bloomfield, who had worked hard on the album. His disappointment was worsened by the success of the Al Kooper directed Super Session, which, featuring Bloomfield, charted much higher than A Long Time Comin' despite only being recorded over a period of two days.

The vinyl LP had 10 tracks, and the subsequent CD had 4 bonus tracks. A compilation called "The Electric Flag - American Music Band/A Long Time Comin'" had a further 5 tracks, making 19 in all.

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Killing Floor" (Chester "Howlin' Wolf" Burnett) – 4:11
  2. "Groovin' Is Easy" (Nick Gravenites) – 3:06
  3. "Over-Lovin' You" (Mike Bloomfield, Barry Goldberg) – 2:12
  4. "She Should Have Just" (Ron Polte) – 5:03
  5. "Wine" (Traditional) – 3:15

Side two[edit]

  1. "Texas" (Mike Bloomfield, Buddy Miles) – 4:49
  2. "Sittin' in Circles" (Barry Goldberg) – 3:54
  3. "You Don't Realize" (Mike Bloomfield) – 4:56
  4. "Another Country" (Ron Polte) – 8:47
  5. "Easy Rider" (Mike Bloomfield) – 0:53

CD bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "Sunny" (Bobby Hebb) – 4:02
  2. "Mystery" (Buddy Miles) – 2:56
  3. "Look into My Eyes" (Harvey Brooks, Buddy Miles) – 3:07
  4. "Going Down Slow" (James Oden) – 4:43

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel
  • Richie Havens – Percussion, Sitar
  • Sivuca – Guitar, Percussion
  • Paul Beaver – Keyboards, Moog Synthesizer
  • Leo Daruczek – Strings
  • Charles McCracken – Strings
  • Bobby Notkoff – Strings
  • Julius Held – Strings
  • Roy Segal – Engineer
  • Jim Marshall – Cover Photo
  • Joe Church – Percussion, Producer
  • John Court – Percussion, Vocals, Producer
  • Cass Elliot - Vocal on "Groovin' Is Easy"

Charts[edit]

Album – Billboard

Year Chart Position
1968 Pop Albums 31

References[edit]

  1. ^ Viglione, Joe. A Long Time Comin' at AllMusic
  2. ^ Gifford, Barry (11 May 1968). "Review: A Long Time Comin' ". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 23 October 2012. (subscription required)