Goin' to Memphis

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Goin' to Memphis
Paul Revere & the Raiders - Goin' to Memphis.jpg
Studio album by Paul Revere & the Raiders
Released 1968
Recorded American Sound Studio, Memphis, Tennessee
Genre Pop rock
Label Columbia
Producer Terry Melcher, Chips Moman
Paul Revere & the Raiders chronology
Revolution!
(1967)Revolution!1967
Goin' to Memphis
(1968)
Something Happening
(1968)Something Happening1968

Goin' to Memphis is the eighth studio album by American pop rock group Paul Revere & the Raiders. Produced by Terry Melcher and Chips Moman, it was released in 1968 and reached number 61 on the U.S. albums chart.

Composition and reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

Goin' to Memphis is very much a Mark Lindsay solo album.[1][2] Lindsay composed six of the album's twelve songs, and Paul Revere & the Raiders perform on only one track - "Peace of Mind".[1] Goin' to Memphis was the final Raiders album to be produced by Terry Melcher, who terminated his involvement with the band after its completion.[2] Released in 1968, it was the last album by the group to be released in both mono and stereo as all record companies were phasing out mono Lp's that year. The album peaked at number 61 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.[3]

In a 1968 review, Billboard wrote that Memphis soul was a "natural fit" for the band, having "always had soul elements in its style."[4] Allmusic's Bruce Eder called the album "a serious departure, without a trace of the garage punk or pop-psychedelia sound of their earlier albums, but it was also a reasonably successful one." He described Lindsay's vocals as "astonishingly strong and gritty" and suggested that Goin' to Memphis may have influenced Lindsay to undertake a solo career.[1]

This album was remastered and rereleased on February 1, 2000 by Sundazed Records with bonus tracks.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Boogaloo Down Broadway" — 2:37
  2. "Every Man Needs a Woman" — 3:11
  3. "My Way" — 2:30
  4. "One Night Stand" — 2:31
  5. "Soul Man" — 2:30
  6. "Love You So" — 3:28
  7. "I Don't Want Nobody (To Lead Me On)" — 2:24
  8. "I'm a Loser Too" — 2:29
  9. "No Sad Songs" — 2:03
  10. "Cry on My Shoulder" — 2:19
  11. "Peace of Mind" — 2:15
  12. "Goin' to Memphis" — 2:44

Sundazed Records 2000 Version[edit]

  1. "Boogaloo Down Broadway" — 2:37
  2. "Every Man Needs A Woman" — 3:11
  3. "My Way" — 2:30
  4. "One Night Stand" — 2:31
  5. "Soul Man" — 2:30
  6. "Love You So" — 3:28
  7. "I Don't Want Nobody (To Lead Me On)" — 2:24
  8. "I'm a Loser Too" — 2:29
  9. "No Sad Songs" — 2:03
  10. "Cry On My Shoulder" — 2:19
  11. "Peace of Mind" — 2:15
  12. "Goin' to Memphis" — 2:44
  13. "Go Get It" (Previously Unissued Bonus Track)
  14. "How Can I Help You" (Previously Unissued Bonus Track)
  15. "Peace Of Mind" (Single Version Bonus Track)

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1968) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 61[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Eder, Bruce. "Goin' to Memphis - Review". Allmusic (Rovi Corporation). Retrieved 2011-07-07. 
  2. ^ a b Howard, David N. (2004). Sonic Alchemy: Visionary Music Producers and Their Maverick Recordings. Milwaukee, Wisc.: Hal Leonard. p. 62. ISBN 978-0-634-05560-7. 
  3. ^ a b "Paul Revere & the Raiders - Charts & Awards - Billboard Albums". Allmusic (Rovi Corporation). Retrieved 2011-07-07. 
  4. ^ "Album Reviews". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 80 (6): 62. 1968-02-10. ISSN 0006-2510.