RELEASE
April 17, 2001
LABEL
Remember Records
GENRES
Pop/Rock, Folk-Rock, Psychedelic, AM Pop, Sunshine Pop

Album Review

With an ever-shifting lineup, and tightly controlled (at least initially) by the crack writing and production team of P.F. Sloan and Steve Barri, the Grass Roots never really had a strong public identity during their peak years in the mid-'60s through the early '70s, but managed to turn out several memorable (if hardly innovative) singles none the less. Starting with the gentle folk-rock of "Where Were You When I Needed You" in 1965, followed by the sitar-laced "Let's Live for Today," the Grass Roots seemed like a somewhat watered-down version of the Byrds, but with 1968's "Midnight Confessions," they took a turn in the Motown direction, and following the sleek, sexy "Temptation Eyes" in 1971, they ended up sounding more like the prototype for Hall & Oates. In the end, their best singles survive on the oldies radio stations because they are solidly produced, and at a time when social relevance seemed to be the flavor, the Grass Roots sang about sex and lust in a veiled and singalong style, making them a tremendous guilty pleasure. The bare essentials are all here on this collection, although Rhino's two-disc Anthology remains the last word.
Steve Leggett, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Where Were You When I Needed Youhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=305478082&id=305478073&at=11l9vR
  2. Let's Live for Todayhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=305478085&id=305478073&at=11l9vR
  3. Things I Should Have Saidhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=305478087&id=305478073&at=11l9vR
  4. Midnight Confessionshttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=305478091&id=305478073&at=11l9vR
  5. Bella Lindahttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=305478095&id=305478073&at=11l9vR
  6. Lovin' Thingshttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=305478139&id=305478073&at=11l9vR
  7. The River Is Widehttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=305478174&id=305478073&at=11l9vR
  8. I'd Wait a Million Yearshttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=305478181&id=305478073&at=11l9vR
  9. Heaven Knowshttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=305478189&id=305478073&at=11l9vR
  10. Walking Through the Countryhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=305478192&id=305478073&at=11l9vR
  11. Come on and Say Ithttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=305478193&id=305478073&at=11l9vR
  12. Temptation Eyeshttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=305478194&id=305478073&at=11l9vR
  13. Sooner or Laterhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=305478195&id=305478073&at=11l9vR
  14. Two Divided by Lovehttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=305478198&id=305478073&at=11l9vR
  15. Glory Boundhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=305478210&id=305478073&at=11l9vR
purchase full album