Mother Earth (4) ‎– Living With The Animals

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Mercury ‎– SR 61194, Mercury ‎– SR-61194
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A1 Marvel Group
Violin – Spencer PerskinWritten-By – R. P. St. John, Jr.*
3:14
A2 Mother Earth
Lead Guitar – Makal Blumfeld*Organ – Barry GoldbergWritten-By – Memphis Slim
6:03
A3 I Did My Part
Backing Vocals – The Earthettes*Written-By – N. Neville*
2:53
A4 Living With The Animals
Violin – Spencer PerskinWritten-By – R. P. St. John, Jr.*
4:46
A5 Down So Low
Backing Vocals – The Earthettes*Piano – Tracy NelsonWritten-By – T. Nelson*
3:34
B1 Cry On
Backing Vocals – The Earthettes*Baritone Saxophone [Baritone] – Bob SalisburyTenor Saxophone [Tenor, Solo], Soloist – Martin FierroWritten-By – A. Toussaint*
4:26
B2 It Won't Be Long
Written-By – J. Leslie Mc Farland*
3:33
B3 My Love Will Never Die
Lead Guitar – John Andrews (5)Written-By – Willie Dixon
4:48
B4 Good Night Nelda Grebe, The Telephone Company Has Cut Us Off
Alto Saxophone [Alto, Solo], Soloist – Martin FierroDrums – Jose Emilio Rodriquez IIILyrics By – S. Caldwell*, T. Nelson*Music By – T. Nelson*Piano – Tracy Nelson
2:39
B5 The Kingdom Of Heaven (Is Within You)
Alto Saxophone [Alto] – Martin FierroFlute – Martin FierroSoprano Vocals – Sylvia CaldwellTrumpet – Louis Gasca*Written-By – R. P. St. John, Jr.*
4:59

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SR 61194 is the catalog number on the cover.
SR-61194 is the catalog number on the labels.
Released in a hard cardboard jacket with two layers, so a double inner spread is shown. The bag for the disc opens from the inside, after the first page has flipped. Photographs of the musicians are shown then. A second turn of the page shows a wide image with all band members in front of a wooden country house. Here are the credits to the left and the right. The additional musician credits are given on the rear of the jacket, beneath the track-listing.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, stamped variant 1): SR 61194-A-M6 111-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, stamped variant 1): SR 61194-B-M1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched variant 1): MR
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, etched variant 1): MR R11
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, stamped variant 2): SR 61194-A- M7 1-11 3D
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, stamped variant 2): SR 61194-B- M3 I-I
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched variant 2): MR
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, etched variant 2): MR

Other Versions (5 of 5) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SR 61194 Mother Earth (4) Living With The Animals(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Mercury SR 61194 US Unknown Sell This Version
6855004 Mother Earth (4) In Orbit(LP, Album, RE) Mercury 6855004 UK Unknown Sell This Version
SR 61194 Mother Earth (4) Living With The Animals(LP, Album, RE) Mercury SR 61194 US 1968 Sell This Version
WOU-1194 Mother Earth (4) Living With The Animals(CD, Album, RE) Wounded Bird Records WOU-1194 US 2004 Sell This Version
20143 SMCL, 134 098 MCY Mother Earth (4) Living With The Animals(LP, Album, Gat) Mercury, Mercury 20143 SMCL, 134 098 MCY UK 1968 Sell This Version

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pedro99

pedro99

June 26, 2018
edited 21 days ago

Mother Earth's "Living With the Animals" album made Powell St. John one of my favorite songwriters. He composed almost all of its highlights: "Marvel Group," a nearly perfect portrait of the loneliness of exceptional people; the comical beta-male anthem "Living with the Animals"; and the breathtaking closer "The Kingdom of Heaven Is Within You," a wrenching plea for the repentance and reformation of a young woman, Tamarie Dean, who would be dead within months and to whom the album is dedicated. (The 13th-Floor Elevators played a spookier but less affecting version in '66.) The rest of "Living With the Animals" is competent blues-rock and white soul in the late-Sixties style and is probably meant for people other than me, although I do like "Goodnight Nelba Grebe," "Mother Earth" and "I Did My Part." I recommend it for the Powell St. John songs and advise caution regarding Mother Earth's subsequent albums, which are dominated by Tracy Nelson. Still, St. John's "I, the Fly" from the next record is worth hearing if you can buy "Make a Joyful Noise" cheap.