Live: You Get What You Play For

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Live: You Get What You Play For
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Live album by REO Speedwagon
Released January 1977
Recorded 1976
Genre Rock
Length 1:17:47 (LP edition)
68:35 (CD edition)
80:34 (Two-CD edition)
Label Epic
Producer John Stronach, Gary Richrath, John Henning
REO Speedwagon chronology
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Live: You Get What You Play For is a live album by rock band REO Speedwagon, released as a double-LP in 1977 (and years later as a single CD omitting "Gary's Guitar Solo" and "Little Queen"). It was recorded at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas, the Convention Center [1]in Indianapolis, Indiana, Kiel Auditorium in Saint Louis, Missouri and Alex Cooley's Electric Ballroom in Atlanta, Georgia. It peaked at number #72 on the Billboard 200 chart in 1977.[2] The song "Ridin' the Storm Out" reached #94 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart. The album went platinum on December 14, 1978.

The Japanese CD reissue, released in 2011, restores the album and songs to its original full length by including both "Gary's Guitar Solo" and "Little Queenie", which were omitted in the original single CD release due to time constraints.

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Track listing[edit]

Vinyl version[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Album Length
1. "Like You Do" Gary Richrath R.E.O./T.W.O. (1972) 6:43
2. "Lay Me Down" Gregg Philbin, Richrath R.E.O. Speedwagon (1971) 3:34
3. "Any Kind of Love" Richrath R.E.O. (1976) 3:33
4. "Being Kind (Can Hurt Someone Sometimes)" Kevin Cronin R.E.O./T.W.O. 6:27
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Album Length
5. "Keep Pushin'" Cronin R.E.O. 3:59
6. "(Only A) Summer Love" Richrath R.E.O. 6:06
7. "Son of a Poor Man" Richrath Ridin' the Storm Out (1973) 5:25
8. "(I Believe) Our Time Is Gonna Come" Cronin R.E.O. 4:46
Side three
No. Title Writer(s) Album Length
9. "Flying Turkey Trot" (Instrumental) Richrath R.E.O. 2:34
10. "Gary's Guitar Solo" (Instrumental) (+) Richrath   6:10
11. "157 Riverside Avenue" Neal Doughty, Alan Gratzer, Terry Luttrell, Philbin, Richrath R.E.O. Speedwagon 7:35
12. "Ridin' the Storm Out" Richrath Ridin' the Storm Out 5:34
Side four: Encores
No. Title Writer(s) Album Length
13. "Music Man" Cronin R.E.O./T.W.O. 2:29
14. "Little Queenie" (+) Chuck Berry R.E.O./T.W.O. 4:45
15. "Golden Country" Richrath R.E.O./T.W.O. 8:12
Total length: 74:72

(+) Appeared on the original double-LP release of the album, but omitted from the original single CD release. They are included on the new 2011 Japanese "remaster" two-CD release.

Single CD version[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Like You Do" Richrath 6:54
2. "Lay Me Down" Philbin, Richrath 3:38
3. "Any Kind of Love" Richrath 3:34
4. "Being Kind (Can Hurt Someone Sometimes)" Cronin 6:36
5. "Keep Pushin'" Cronin 4:06
6. "(Only A) Summer Love" Richrath 6:05
7. "Son of a Poor Man" Richrath 5:30
8. "(I Believe) Our Time Is Gonna Come" Cronin 4:49
9. "Flying Turkey Trot" (Instrumental) Richrath 2:35
10. "157 Riverside Avenue" Doughty, Gratzer, Luttrell, Philbin, Richrath 7:38
11. "Ridin' the Storm Out" Richrath 5:47
12. "Music Man" Cronin 2:58
13. "Golden Country" Richrath 8:25
Total length: 68:35

2011 Japanese "remaster" two-CD release[edit]

Personnel[edit]

Production (as listed in CD liner notes)
  • John Stronach - production, engineering
  • John Henning - production, engineering, mixing
  • Bruce Hensal - engineering
  • Pete Carlson - engineering
  • Jack Crymes - engineering
  • Kelly Kotera - engineering
  • Rick Sanchez - engineering
  • Mike Klink - engineering
  • Vartán Kurjian - illustration
  • Justin Carroll - illustration
  • Tom Steele - design
  • Lorrie Sullivan - photography

Charts[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog #
USA January 1977 Epic Records Stereo Vinyl E-34494
USA 1977 Epic Records Tape EGT-34494
USA 1977 Epic Records 8 Track E34494
USA 1988 Epic Records CD EK34494
Japan 2011 Sony Music 2-CD (DSD-Remaster) EICP 1486-7

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oral verification from Kevin Cronin 2015-08-15 Anderson, Indiana
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2011). Top Pop Albums (Seventh ed.). Record Research. ISBN 978-0-89820-183-3. 
  3. ^ a b "Artist Chart History – REO Speedwagon". Billboard charts. Retrieved 2016-10-07. 
  4. ^ "American album certifications – R.E.O. Speedwagon – You Get What You Play For". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved October 7, 2016.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH