Grin (Grin album)

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Grin
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Studio album by
ReleasedJune 1971
Recorded1969-1970
StudioWally Heider Studios, San Francisco
GenreRock
Length41:42
LabelSpindizzy
Epic (original LP & vinyl reissue), Acadia (SonyBMG) (2005 remastered CD reissue)
ProducerDavid Briggs
Grin chronology
Grin
(1971)
1+1
(1972)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Christgau's Record GuideB+[1]

Grin is a 1971 album by Grin, featuring songs by their guitarist Nils Lofgren. As well as being an album in its own right, this was released by CBS in the UK as part of a 1976 double album set along with its successor 1+1. In 2005, it was issued on CD in remastered form, with the addition of two more tracks from the original sessions. The album was dedicated to Roy Buchanan with "special thanks" to Neil Young and Crazy Horse.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Nils Lofgren

  1. "Like Rain" - 3:38
  2. "See What A Love Can Do" - 5:02 (*) (Jerry Williams - scat vocals)
  3. "Everybody's Missin' The Sun" - 2:44
  4. "18 Faced Lover" - 3:26
  5. "Outlaw" - 4:02 (*)
  6. "We All Sung Together" - 3:44
  7. "If I Were a Song" - 3:10
  8. "Take You To The Movies Tonight" - 1:45
  9. "Direction" - 4:14
  10. "Pioneer Mary" - 3:45 (*)
  11. "Open Wide" - 3:02
  12. "I Had Too Much (Miss Dazi)" - 3:23

2005 Sony CD bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "Nobody" - 2:57
  2. "Sing For Happiness" - 3:15 (**)

All songs written by Nils Lofgren. Timings taken from remastered CD.

"Nobody" features the original lyrics prior to being re-written for Crazy Horse. Both "Nobody" and "Sing For Happiness" were previously released on The Very Best of Grin, Spindizzy/Epic Associated/Legacy 65697-SI.

Cover versions[edit]

The live track labelled "Any Day Woman" recorded by Plainsong includes a version of "Take You to the Movies Tonight" after that Paul Siebel song.

Personnel[edit]

Grin
  • Nils Lofgren - Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals
  • Bob Berberich - Drums, Vocals
  • Bob Gordon - Bass, Vocals

with:

Technical
  • Bruce McCauley - cover artwork

References[edit]

All information from album & CD cover and label. [2] [3]

  1. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: G". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved February 24, 2019 – via robertchristgau.com.
  2. ^ Grin, Grin, Spindizzy Z 30321 (1971) LP
  3. ^ Grin, Grin, Acadia ACA 8090 (2005) CD reissue