Revolution!

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This article is about the Paul Revere & the Raiders album. For other uses, see Revolution (disambiguation).
Revolution!
Paul Revere & the Raiders - Revolution.jpg
Studio album by Paul Revere & the Raiders
Released 1967
Recorded 1967
Genre Pop rock
Label Columbia
Producer Terry Melcher
Paul Revere & the Raiders chronology
The Spirit of '67
(1966)
Revolution!
(1967)
Goin' to Memphis
(1968)

Revolution! is the seventh studio album by American pop rock group Paul Revere & the Raiders, on Columbia Records (CS 9521). Produced by Terry Melcher and released in 1967, it reached number 25 on the U.S. albums chart and yielded two top 40 singles. The album cover photo was taken on the porch of a house located at the corner of East 15th Street and Mississippi Avenue in Joplin, Missouri.

Release and reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Revolution! featured such session musicians as Ry Cooder, Van Dyke Parks, Hal Blaine and Glen Campbell.[2] It peaked at number 25 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.[3] In a 1967 review, Billboard called the album a "driving package" that should continue the band's "successful chart string." The tracks "Him or Me (What's It Gonna Be?)", "I Had a Dream", "Mo'reen", "Tighter" and "Gone - Movin' On" were named album highlights.[4] Allmusic's Jack Rabid wrote: "If not as consistently a knockout as Spirit of '67, Revolution! is nevertheless right on its heels, containing as it does an even greater degree of pop experimentation within the form." Rabid described singer and songwriter Mark Lindsay as a "minor marvel" and "the glue that holds what would have been a willy-nilly collection together."[1]

This album was remastered and rereleased by Sundazed Records on November 19, 1996 with bonus tracks.

Original track listing[edit]

All songs written by Mark Lindsay and Terry Melcher unless otherwise noted.

  1. "Him or Me (What's It Gonna Be?)" — 2:50
  2. "Reno" — 2:24
  3. "Upon Your Leaving" — 3:12
  4. "Mo'reen" — 2:30
  5. "Wanting You" — 2:52
  6. "Gone - Movin' On" — 2:34
  7. "I Had a Dream" (Isaac Hayes, Lindsay, Melcher, David Porter) — 2:20
  8. "Tighter" — 1:59
  9. "Make It with Me" — 3:07
  10. "Ain't Nobody Who Can Do It Like Leslie Can" — 2:19
  11. "I Hear a Voice" — 2:49

Sundazed Records 1996 version[edit]

  1. "Him or Me (What's It Gonna Be?)" — 2:50
  2. "Reno" — 2:24
  3. "Upon Your Leaving" — 3:12
  4. "Mo'reen" — 2:30
  5. "Wanting You" — 2:52
  6. "Gone - Movin' On" — 2:34
  7. "I Had a Dream" (Isaac Hayes, Lindsay, Melcher, David Porter) — 2:20
  8. "Tighter" — 1:59
  9. "Make It With Me" — 3:07
  10. "Ain't Nobody Who Can Do It Like Leslie Can" — 2:19
  11. "I Hear a Voice" — 2:49
  12. "Ups and Downs" — 2:49 (Bonus track)
  13. "Try Some of Mine" — 2:45 (Bonus track)
  14. "Legend of Paul Revere" — 3:49 (Bonus track)

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1967) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 25[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Rabid, Jack. "Revolution! - Review". Allmusic (Rovi Corporation). Retrieved 2011-07-07. 
  2. ^ Rees, Dafydd; Crampton, Luke (1991). Rock Movers and Shakers: An A-Z of People Who Made Rock Happen. Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO. p. 427. ISBN 978-0-87436-661-7. 
  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. 79 (33). 1967-08-17. ISSN 0006-2510.