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Tommy James & The Shondells - Crimson & Clover Album

Tommy James & The Shondells - Crimson & Clover Album Performer: Tommy James & The Shondells
Title: Crimson & Clover
Style: Psychedelic Rock
Category: Rock / Blues
Date of release: 1969
Country: US
Label: Roulette
Catalog number: SR 42023
Size MP3: 2333 mb
Size FLAC: 2397 mb
Rating: 4.4

Tracklist

1I Am A Tangerine3:25
2Kathleen McArthur2:41
3I'm Alive3:12
4Crystal Blue Persuasion
Written-By – E. Gray
4:01
5Crimson & Clover5:26
6Breakaway2:45
7Smokey Roads2:39
8Do Something To Me
Written-By – J. Calvert, N. Marzano, P. Naumann
2:28
9Sugar On Sunday3:19

Versions

CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
SR 42023Tommy James & The Shondells Crimson & Clover ‎(LP, Album)RouletteSR 42023US1969
BC-4153Tommy James & The Shondells Crimson & Clover ‎(LP, Album, Unofficial)Black Cat RecordBC-4153TaiwanUnknown
SR 42023Tommy James & The Shondells Crimson & Clover ‎(LP, Album)RouletteSR 42023US1969
ROU-A-42023Tommy James & The Shondells Crimson & Clover ‎(4-Trk, Album)RouletteROU-A-42023US1969
EU 210Tommy James & The Shondells Crimson & Clover ‎(LP, Album, Unofficial)TaedoEU 210South KoreaUnknown

Credits

  • Liner NotesHubert H. Humphrey
  • Mastered ByAlan Corbeth
  • ProducerTommy James
  • Producer, Arranged By, Written-ByTommy James And The Shondells
  • Written-ByM. Vale (tracks: A2, B1 to B3), P. Lucia (tracks: A1, A3, B5), T. James (tracks: A1 to A3, B1 to B5)

Notes

Abbey Record Manufacturing Co., Inc. pressing.

Produced By Tommy James noted on labels, Produced By Tommy James and The Shondells noted on rear cover.

Tracks A1 thru A3 and B1 thru B5 published by Big Seven Music Corp.-BMI

Track A4 published by Patricia Music Corp.-Kahoona Tunes, Inc.-BMI

Barcodes

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A stamped / AB 2-69 etched (Var. 1): RSD 528A 12-23-68 Bell Sound AB 2-69
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B stamped / AB 2-69 etched (Var. 1): RSD 528B 12-23-68 Bell Sound AB 2-69
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A stamped / AB 12-68 etched (Var. 2): RSD 528A Bell Sound AB 12-68
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B stamped / AB 12-68 etched (Var. 2): RSD 528B Bell Sound AB 12-68
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A stamped / AB 1-69 etched (Var. 3): RSD 528A Bell Sound AB 1-69
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B stamped / AB 1-69 etched (Var. 3): RSD 528B Bell Sound AB 1-69
  • Rights Society: BMI

Companies

  • Mastered At – Bell Sound Studios
  • Pressed By – Abbey Record Manufacturing Co., Inc.
  • Published By – Big Seven Music Corp.
  • Published By – Patricia Music Corp.
  • Published By – Kahoona Tunes, Inc.

Video

User reviews
Iphonedivorced
Tommy James & the Shondells never went to Woodstock, not because they weren’t invited, but because they were having such a grand time in sunny Hawaii, saying “Who wants to go play on some farm in New York?” And if that weren’t enough, these hippie wannabes spent 1968 touring with Vice President Hubert Humphrey during his presidential run, where it turns out Mr. Humphrey was so grateful that he penned the liner notes for this album.As to the title song “Crimson & Clover,” at the time it was suggested that the title expressed an anti Viet Nam war sentiment, with the colour crimson representing the blood being spilled by America’s young men and women over the green clover. The actual truth of the matter is elusive as well, with Tommy James suggesting that he woke up one morning thinking of his favorite color ‘crimson’ and his favorite flower ‘clover,’ though most people never did buy into that explanation, so another was created by songwriter and bass player Peter Lucia, who said that it was actually he who came up with the title while watching his hometown (Morrison, NJ) high school football team play a game.Tommy James always scored well with the singles, though by 1968, listeners were demanding quality coherent albums filled with music that was interconnected and bespoke of the times. To that end, Crimson & Clover was half-heartedly constructed, along with some numbers being sloppily recorded and produced. Of course this was to be the Tommy James psychedelic album, the album that would win back all the fans he lost by not showing up at Woodstock, but truth be told, James just didn’t have the vision or the chops to lay down a truly emancipated album … though the record did contain another brilliant single “Crystal Blue Persuasion,” and the very baroque Moody Blueish “Kathleen McArthur” (who’s not an actual person). All of the other numbers have their moments, but are rather weak on the whole, though when it comes to what was intended to be the psychedelic masterpiece, “I’m A Tangerine,” only managed to fracture listeners, causing far too many to fall off their beds laughing, and was recorded very harshly, almost teeth grindingly so. The song seems to revolve around a bowl of fruit that’s talking among themselves, and I sincerely doubt, even with supporting lines such as “My head is spinning … “ that this track floated around an actual lysergic experience. It’s simply silly verbal visual nonsense to make the guy seem more hip than his hippie garb possibly could.Of course ‘inconsistent’ is perhaps the best descriptor, where without a doubt, James and his mates should have stuck to their relentlessly good singles, rather than this bombastic folly of sound and vision. Rather than setting your sights here, you’d be far better to grab hold of the Tommy James & the Shondells Anthology, as it will include all of the best numbers from this album along with his other amazingly good AM radio singles from those magic years.Review by Jenell Kesler
Pipet
Sounds like you have never heard the real story of Tommy James and group getting F**Ked without vaseline by their record company. You try to create an album FULL of great songs and then have some Bankster Mob Thugs trick your juvenile mind into thinking you have a career. You are so rude in your fantasy scripts, Over and Over. Glad to call you out once again. Feel free to share your massively important original music output to us on some major record label so we can give the can a kick or two. Who would want to be part of a Military CIA LSD experiment filmed from all angles which subjected the Baby boomers to many psychological / sound and drug experiments (Woodstock) anyways..sounds like standup guys if they chose a trip to Hawaii instead.
Grinin
The most underrated band and album. The gold standard example as to why the R&R Hall of Fame is garbage.
Connorise
streetmouse, the reviewer above is above reality of your comment and people who appreciate original music. Very underrated !
Jorius
Copy I have is CAN but has US back cover With Black and Silver record label,l has a small C on back cover at bottom

Album

Crimson & Clover is the sixth album by Tommy James and the Shondells. It features the 1 hit Crimson and Clover as well as the 2 hit Crystal Blue Persuasion. The album Crimson & Clover, was released in December 1968 and reached a peak of 8 on the Billboard 200. Based on suggestions from radio stations the group chose to create an extended five-and-a-half minute long version of the title song for the album. The first two verses were copied without lead vocals, and then overdubbed with guitar. Crimson & Clover - Tommy James. Лента с персональными рекомендациями и музыкальными новинками, радио, подборки на любой вкус, удобное управление своей коллекцией. Crimson and Clover As Made Famous By Tommy James & The Shondells. Now I don't hardly know her But I think I could love her Crimson and clover Ah Well if she come walkin' over Now I been waitin' to show her Crimson and. Album 2017 30 Songs. Draggin' the Line Single Version. Vervollständigen Sie Ihre Tommy James & The Shondells-Sammlung. Crimson And Clover' is on this album in a 5:26 minutes version, instead of the 3:23 minutes version on 7-inch single the radio version. Crimson & Clover. Kathleen McArthur. I Am A Tangerine. After Hanky Panky and Mony Mony Tommy James and the Shondells changed directions to more musically intricate pieces and slightly more meaningful lyrics, fitting perfectlyAfter Hanky Panky and Mony Mony Tommy James and the Shondells changed directions to more musically intricate pieces and slightly more meaningful lyrics, fitting perfectly Read More. Produced by. Tommy James. Release Date. November 1, 1968. To favorites 0 Download album. Listen album. Cher And Deadsy. Песня была записана для фильма A Walk On The Moon. Songs in album Cher And Deadsy - Crimson And Clover Tommy James And The Shondells Cover 1999. Cher And Deadsy - Crimson And Clover Tommy James & The Shondells Cover. Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. Watch the video for Crimson and Clover from Tommy James & The Shondells's Anthology for free, and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. In an interview with Songfacts Tommy James explained that he constructed Crimson And Clover from his favorite color and his favorite flower. He explained: They were just two of my favorite words that came together. Actually, it was one morning as I was getting up out of bed, and it just came to me, those two words. The album, up to that point, had been whatever wasn't the single. And then it was usually named the single, which I thought was a great idea. Morris Levy usually would name the album the same title as the single, so it would get kind of a head start. Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn February 1st 1969, Tommy James & the Shondells performed Crimson and Clover on the ABC-TV Saturday afternoon program 'Happening '68'. At the time the song was in its first of two weeks at 1 on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart See next posted