Rare Earth was a group you had to look at twice to believe they were white. Motown thought a lot of them - in fact, they named their "Rare Earth" label after them.
This CD contains single versions (i.e. less than 4 minutes long) of all their top 40 hits - and the single versions of "Get Ready" and "(I Know) I'm Losing You" are decent edits of the much longer album tracks. Besides the six top 40's, there are 14 other tracks representing B-sides, rarities and key album tracks. Unfortunately, there is no information in the package about which are which (from Amazon)
This collection is marred by abbreviated versions of "Get Ready," "I Know I'm Losing You," and others. For fans who didn't purchase individual albums, though, this is a good overall view of their work.
The tender "Keepin' Me Out of the Storm" shows a different side of the rockers; it's melodic and would fit well on quiet storm formats. Rare Earth excelled at remaking tunes and putting their own stamp on them, as they do on "Chained," made famous by Marvin Gaye.
Lead singer Peter Hoorelbeke had a powerful voice that didn't take a backseat to anybody's. Imagine if they had cut "War," and why didn't they? (AMG)
01. Get Ready
02. Generation (Light Up The Sky)
03. (I Know) I'm Losing You
04. When Joanie Smiles
05. Born To Wander
06. Here Comes The Night
07. I Just Want To Celebrate
08. Love Shines Down
09. Good Time Sally
10. Hey Big Brother
11. We're Gonna Have A Good Time
12. Big John Is My Name
14. Warm Ride
15. I Can Feel My Love Risin'
16. Keepin' Me Out Of The Storm
17. It Makes You Happy (But It Ain't Gonna Last)
18. Midnight Lady
19. Hum Along And Dance
20. Fresh From The Can
Compiled By - George Solomon
Mastered By - John Matousek
Mastered at Soundworks West, Los Angeles, CA
Compression Level: 3
CD-rip by alekow (EAC and Flac)
Covers Included (400dpi)