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Revolution Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered


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  • Audio CD (November 19, 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Sundazed Music Inc.
  • ASIN: B000003GZK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #164,630 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Him Or Me-What's It Gonna Be?
2. Reno
3. Upon Your Leaving
4. Mo'reen
5. Wanting You
6. Gone-Movin' On
7. I Had A Dream
8. Tighter
9. Make It With Me
10. Ain't Nobody Who Can Do It Like Leslie Can
11. I Hear A Voice
12. Ups And Downs
13. Try Some Of Mine
14. Legend Of Paul Revere

Editorial Reviews

The title of Paul Revere and the Raiders' 1967 release Revolution! refers to the Revolutionary War uniforms that had been the quintet's visual trademark, as well as the musical revolution that was in full swing at the time. The era's expanding musical consciousness is reflected in the playfully experimental attitude that dominates the album, which is regarded by many observers as the Raiders' response to Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Revolution!, entirely co-written by lead singer Mark Lindsay and producer Terry Melcher, includes the hits "Him or Me (What's It Gonna Be?") and "I Had A Dream," along with such fan favorites as "Reno," "Mo'reen" and "Gone-Movin' On." The Sundazed CD edition adds three non-LP bonus tracks, including the tongue-in-cheek band autobiography "Legend of Paul Revere."

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 4, 2000
Format: Audio CD
I lived for singles radio in the late 60's, and the Raiders were #1 on my list...I loved EVERY hit. One day I picked up a copy of REVOLUTION for 25 cents at a flea market, and it has been on my Top 10 all-time albums from that day on....I was overjoyed when it was released on CD....nice bonus to get "Ups and Downs" on the disc, too! This album shows the Raiders doing EVERYTHING... rock, blues, ballads, psychedelia, pop, and even novelty songs, and every track clicks.....I don't know of a better 1:59 song than "Tighter"..... the Raiders were my favorite 60's band, and they were never showcased better than this album. Five stars all the way!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Philip A.Cohen VINE VOICE on February 22, 2004
Format: Audio CD
Although this fine album contains one authentic "Paul Revere & The Raiders" cut("Ain't Nobody Who Can Do It Like Leslie Can",a 1966 B-side featuring a rare lead vocal from Revere),the rest of the album is performed by Mark Lindsay & producer/co-writer Terry Melcher(Melcher even does much of the lead vocal on the song "Tighter").The instruments are by Terry Melcher & Van Dyke Parks(keyboards),Jerry Kole,Ry Cooder & ex-Raider Drake Levin(guitars),Hal Blaine & Jim Gordon(drums),and an unidentified bassist.The techniques used during recording(live during mixdown overdubs) means that half of the songs can be presented only in mono,though the stereo remix of "Him or Me-What's it Gonna Be?" that debuted on the "Essential Ride" CD is included,as are several good bonus tracks,including an extended/unedited version of "The Legend of Paul Revere".Too bad that Sundazed couldn't give us liner notes with complete details about who played what.Paul Revere's involvement in the studio obviously ended in late 1966.Mark Lindsay would,from this point onwards,make the records with whomever he wished,whether that meant sessionmen or a combination of sessionmen and some Raiders(but not Revere himself)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By P. Schultz on April 15, 2003
Format: Audio CD
I normally don't write any reviews, partly for fear of being included with these internet-critic-wannabe-freaks of nature. However, I noticed that one pseudo reviewer rated this classic with less than 5 stars. So, here is my 5 stars in hopes of raising the overall rating ever so slightly. Anyway, this is the Raiders (mainly Mark Lindsay & Terry Melcher) at their creative peak. Although it's mixed in fake stereo, it has lots of punch and clarity. This is one of the greatest mid-sixties american pop records and my favorite Raiders' album.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By B. E Jackson on May 24, 2007
Format: Audio CD
Revolution is what I consider to be a highly enjoyable collection of short little pop songs. While the creative juices were running high for the band on this album, it's the way the melodies roll off so enjoyably that makes the music on this record so great. The album kicks off with an almost Beach Boys-like "Him or Me- What's It Gonna Be?" It's of course, very melodic, just like the rest of side one.

Am I crazy, or does the song "Make It With Me" feature a guitar riff very similar to the Black Sabbath song "Tomorrow's Dream?" Okay, I understand Paul Revere fans and Sabbath fans are quite different and probaby wouldn't know if there's any truth to Sabbath possibly ripping off that riff for their 1972 album Volume 4. I LOVE the way this album closes with a song called "I Hear a Voice" (sorry, I don't have this album on CD with the bonus tracks, I have the original record). The song has such a heavenly calm feeling to it. GREAT way to end a very good album.

Anyway, for a collection of short songs (and a short album overall) you really have to hear how GOOD this baby is.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Alejandra Vernon HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on November 1, 2001
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
There's a variety of styles and sounds on this CD, but it all works as a cohesive whole, and it's fun from start to finish.
It's one of those CD's that's great for driving, doing housework, or any task that needs a cheerful soundtrack to make it easier...I find myself singing "Oh ! Mo'reeeen !" ...the energy of that terrific song is irresistible.
All the vocals are by Mark, except for the hilarious "Ain't nobody who can do it like Leslie can" which features "Uncle" Paul. From 1967, the line-up at this stage of the long and influential life of the Raiders was, along with Mark and Paul, Freddy Weller (guitar), Joe Correro Jr. (drums), and Charlie Coe (bass).
With 3 bonus tracks (the previously unissued "Take some of mine" is marvelous) added to the original 11 track LP, this one's a blast, and out of my dozen Raider CDs, one of my favorites.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Kendal Paget on November 3, 1999
Format: Audio CD
It would appear that superficially,they were too cute and silly to have lasting impact on future musicians.The uniforms and predictable humor;still....the Raiders from 65-69 made some of the most influential power pop tunes of that time.The original lineup was raw with energy but, proficient as a band.Comparing them to other American bands of the era,only the Beach Boys held their status with future power pop enthusiaists.Although this album is somewhat lacking in total artistic statement,several of the cuts found their way to the charts and into the hearts of future American power pop ravers. Basically a show band,in the studio it was mainly the lead vocalist and guitarist that performed their duties.The show however,was a rowdy fraternity party that could outplay most other bands of their day.(and did they ever put on a show!) They never really became cool,still...if I could get Fang,Smitty,Drake,Harpo,Freddy,Paul,Mark,Charlie, Joe and Keith (did I forget any Raider of the era?)together,I'd want to get their autograph and ask a thousand questions.Questions about their wonderful music and times that had so much influence on my power pop development.I'd put those autographs next to The Flamin' Groovies and Big Star's;how'bout it Fang?
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