The Essential PAUL REVERE & THE RAIDERS

2011 ****

1. Louie, Louie
2. Over You
3. My Wife Can't Cook
4. Steppin' Out
5. Just Like Me
6. Ride Your Pony
7. Kicks
8. Shake it Up
9. Louie, Go Home
10. Hungry
11. The Great Airplane Strike
12. Louise
13. Good Thing
14. Ups and Downs
15. Him or Me - What's it Gonna Be? 17. I Had a Dream
18. Goin' to Memphis
19. Do Unto Others
20. Peace of Mind
21. Too Much Talk
22. Happening '68 (TV Version)
23. Don't Take it so Hard
24. Cinderella Sunshine
25. Mr. Sun, Mr. Moon
26. Let Me!
27. Freeborn Man
28. GTO Judge Breakaway
29. We Gotta All Get Together
30. Just Seventeen
31. Gone Movin' On
32. Indian Reservation
33. Birds of a Feather
34. Country Wine
35. Powder Blue Mercedes Queen
36. Song Seller

Here we have yet another Paul Revere & the Raiders anthology, part of Sony's The Essential series. As someone who has been in love with Paul Revere & the Raiders since a very young age, I have to contest that title, "Essential." Where's "Action?" Where's "Legend of Paul Revere?" It's still a nice compilation for the casual listener. Unlike the 1990 compilation, The Legend of Paul Revere, this one includes the album version of "Louie-Go Home," which is much appreciated. The new, previously unissued tracks "My Wife Can't Cook," "Ride Your Pony," and "Happening '68 (TV Version)" are okay for the hardcore fan, but they could have been left off of an "Essential" collection for songs that were a lot more important.


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