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Tracklist

Crimson & Clover5:26
Kathleen McArthur2:41
I Am A Tangerine3:25
Do Something To Me2:28
Crystal Blue Persuasion4:01
Sugar On Sunday3:19
Breakaway2:45
Smokey Roads2:39
I'm Alive3:12

Credits (7)

Notes

'Crimson And Clover' is on this album in a 5:26 minutes version, instead of the 3:23 minutes version on 7-inch single (the radio version).

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    Cover of Crimson & Clover, 1969, VinylCrimson & Clover
    LP, Album, Stereo, Abbey Press
    Roulette – SR 42023US1969US1969
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    Cover of Crimson & Clover, 1969, VinylCrimson & Clover
    LP, Album, Stereo
    Roulette – CLVLXR 339France1969France1969
    Cover of Crimson & Clover, 1969, VinylCrimson & Clover
    LP, Album, Stereo
    Roulette – SR 42023Italy1969Italy1969
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    Crimson & Clover
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    Roulette – RRLP 2UK1969UK1969
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    Cover of Crimson & Clover, 1969, VinylCrimson & Clover
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    Roulette – SR 42023, Roulette – SR-42023Canada1969Canada1969
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    Cover of Crimson & Clover, 1969, VinylCrimson & Clover
    LP, Album, Stereo
    Roulette – LDVS 17157Germany1969Germany1969
    New Submission
    Cover of Crimson & Clover, 1969, VinylCrimson & Clover
    LP, Album, Stereo
    Roulette – SR 42023US1969US1969
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Crimson & Clover, 1969, 4-Track CartridgeCrimson & Clover
    4-Track Cartridge, Album, Stereo
    Roulette – ROU-A-42023US1969US1969
    New Submission
    Cover of Crimson & Clover, 1969, 8-Track CartridgeCrimson & Clover
    8-Track Cartridge, Album
    Roulette – RL-82023, Roulette – RL 82023 US1969US1969
    New Submission
    Cover of Crimson & Clover, 1969-02-00, VinylCrimson & Clover
    LP, Album, Stereo
    Roulette – RS 42023South Africa1969South Africa1969
    New Submission
    Cover of Crimson & Clover, 1969, VinylCrimson & Clover
    LP, Album, Stereo
    Roulette – SLES-2, Stateside – SLES. 2India1969India1969
    New Submission
    Cover of Crimson & Clover, 1969, Reel-To-ReelCrimson & Clover
    Reel-To-Reel, 3 ¾ ips, ¼", 4-Track Stereo, 7" Cine Reel, Album
    Roulette – 45-42023 FUS1969US1969
    New Submission
    Cover of Crimson & Clover, 1969, VinylCrimson & Clover
    LP, Album, Stereo
    Tico Mexico – R-2558Mexico1969Mexico1969
    New Submission
    Cover of Crimson & Clover, 1969, VinylCrimson & Clover
    LP, Album
    RGE – XRLP-6220, Roulette – XRLP-6220Brazil1969Brazil1969
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    Cover of Crimson & Clover, 1969, VinylCrimson & Clover
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    Roulette – RF7022Japan1969Japan1969
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    Cover of Crimson & Clover, 1969, VinylCrimson & Clover
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    Roulette – SR 42023US1969US1969
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    Cover of Crimson & Clover, 1969, VinylCrimson & Clover
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    Roulette – SR 42023Canada1969Canada1969
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    Cover of Crimson & Clover, 1969-09-00, VinylCrimson & Clover
    LP, Album, Unofficial Release, Stereo
    Chung Hwa Records – CH-3122Taiwan1969Taiwan1969
    New Submission
    Cover of Crimson & Clover, 1969, VinylCrimson & Clover
    LP, Album, Stereo, Pitman Pressing
    Roulette – SR 42023US1969US1969
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    Cover of Crimson & Clover, 1969, VinylCrimson & Clover
    LP, Album, Mono
    Roulette – 2063Argentina1969Argentina1969
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    Crimson & Clover
    8-Track Cartridge, Album
    Roulette – 845-42023US1969US1969
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    Cover of Crimson & Clover, 1969, VinylCrimson & Clover
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    Roulette – RRLP 2UK1969UK1969
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    Cover of Crimson & Clover, 1969, VinylCrimson & Clover
    LP, Album, Stereo
    Roulette – SR-42023US1969US1969
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    Cover of Crimson & Clover, 1969, Reel-To-ReelCrimson & Clover
    Reel-To-Reel, 3 ¾ ips, ¼", 4-Track Stereo, 7" Cine Reel, Album, Clear Reel
    Roulette – 45-42023 F, Roulette – 45-42023US1969US1969
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    Cover of Crimson & Clover, 1970-12-08, VinylCrimson & Clover
    LP, Album, Unofficial Release, Stereo
    Taedo – SR 42023South Korea1970South Korea1970
    New Submission
    Cover of Crimson & Clover, 1981, VinylCrimson & Clover
    LP, Album, Reissue
    Roulette – SR 59028US1981US1981
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Crimson & Clover, 1981, VinylCrimson & Clover
    LP, Album, Reissue
    Roulette – SR 59028US1981US1981
    New Submission
    Cover of Crimson & Clover, 1981, CassetteCrimson & Clover
    Cassette
    Roulette – SC-59028US1981US1981
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    Cover of Crimson & Clover, 1981, VinylCrimson & Clover
    LP, Album, Reissue
    Roulette – SR 59028US1981US1981
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    Cover of Crimson & Clover, 2015-10-14, CDCrimson & Clover
    CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered
    Roulette – WPCR-16837Japan2015Japan2015
    New Submission
    Cover of Crimson & Clover, , VinylCrimson & Clover
    LP, Album
    Roulette – LP 7414, Tico Records – LP-7414VenezuelaVenezuela
    New Submission
    Cover of Crimson & Clover, , VinylCrimson & Clover
    LP, Album, Unofficial Release, Stereo
    Taedo – EU 210South KoreaSouth Korea
    New Submission
    Cover of Crimson & Clover, , VinylCrimson & Clover
    LP, Album, Unofficial Release
    Black Cat Record – BC-4153TaiwanTaiwan
    New Submission
    Cover of Tommy James & The Shondells, , VinylTommy James & The Shondells
    LP, Unofficial Release
    Taedo – EU 210South KoreaSouth Korea
    New Submission
    Cover of Crimson & Clover, , VinylCrimson & Clover
    LP
    Roulette – LP-7414, Tico Records – LP-7414VenezuelaVenezuela
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    Cover of Crimson & Clover, , CassetteCrimson & Clover
    Cassette
    Roulette – C 22-42023USUS
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    Reviews

    • sudont's avatar
      sudont
      Nice-sounding pressing! That’s all I really wanted to say, but...
      • BABAblacksheep's avatar
        Label: should be (Roulette Records - "SRLP 2") the "S" indicates stereo.
        LP Pictures are of a "Mono" copy with RRLP 2 Label numbers. (Removed pictures)
        Pictures need to be of a "Stereo" copy with SRLP 2 label numbers.
        • Kn1200's avatar
          Kn1200
          Why are I'm Alive and Do Something to Me switched on this pressing?
          • guitarfreak1799's avatar
            Just for anyone curious this is not a true mono mix, just a fold.
            • cubtone's avatar
              cubtone
              Killer pressing of this great album, sounds amazing, highly recommend, don't let "1981" scare you.
              • discoch's avatar
                discoch
                I HAVE THE TICO VERSION IN BLUE VENEZUELAN ,,,,, MADE PALACIO DE LA MUSICA
                • djfritzen's avatar
                  djfritzen
                  The last reissue on vinyl was in 1981. 39 years ago. A new reissue would be very very welcome. Love this one.
                  • streetmouse's avatar
                    streetmouse
                    Tommy James & the Shondells never went to Woodstock, not because they weren’t invited, but because they were having such a grand time in sunny Hawaii, saying “Who wants to go play on some farm in New York?” And if that weren’t enough, these hippie wannabes spent 1968 touring with Vice President Hubert Humphrey during his presidential run, where it turns out Mr. Humphrey was so grateful that he penned the liner notes for this album.

                    As to the title song “Crimson & Clover,” at the time it was suggested that the title expressed an anti Viet Nam war sentiment, with the colour crimson representing the blood being spilled by America’s young men and women over the green clover. The actual truth of the matter is elusive as well, with Tommy James suggesting that he woke up one morning thinking of his favorite color ‘crimson’ and his favorite flower ‘clover,’ though most people never did buy into that explanation, so another was created by songwriter and bass player Peter Lucia, who said that it was actually he who came up with the title while watching his hometown (Morrison, NJ) high school football team play a game.

                    Tommy James always scored well with the singles, though by 1968, listeners were demanding quality coherent albums filled with music that was interconnected and bespoke of the times. To that end, Crimson & Clover was half-heartedly constructed, along with some numbers being sloppily recorded and produced. Of course this was to be the Tommy James psychedelic album, the album that would win back all the fans he lost by not showing up at Woodstock, but truth be told, James just didn’t have the vision or the chops to lay down a truly emancipated album … though the record did contain another brilliant single “Crystal Blue Persuasion,” and the very baroque Moody Blueish “Kathleen McArthur” (who’s not an actual person). All of the other numbers have their moments, but are rather weak on the whole, though when it comes to what was intended to be the psychedelic masterpiece, “I’m A Tangerine,” only managed to fracture listeners, causing far too many to fall off their beds laughing, and was recorded very harshly, almost teeth grindingly so. The song seems to revolve around a bowl of fruit that’s talking among themselves, and I sincerely doubt, even with supporting lines such as “My head is spinning … “ that this track floated around an actual lysergic experience. It’s simply silly verbal visual nonsense to make the guy seem more hip than his hippie garb possibly could.

                    Of course ‘inconsistent’ is perhaps the best descriptor, where without a doubt, James and his mates should have stuck to their relentlessly good singles, rather than this bombastic folly of sound and vision. Rather than setting your sights here, you’d be far better to grab hold of the Tommy James & the Shondells Anthology, as it will include all of the best numbers from this album along with his other amazingly good AM radio singles from those magic years.

                    Review by Jenell Kesler
                    • spinmarket's avatar
                      spinmarket
                      The most underrated band and album. The gold standard example as to why the R&R Hall of Fame is garbage.
                      • cwl1977's avatar
                        cwl1977

                        Copy I have is CAN but has US back cover With Black and Silver record label,l has a small C on back cover at bottom

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