Richie HavensRichard P. Havens, 1983

Label:Verve Forecast – FTS-3047-2, Verve Forecast – FTS3047-2, Verve Forecast – FTS-3047
2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, MGM Pressing, Gatefold
Genre:Rock, Blues, Folk, World, & Country
Style:Folk Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Art Rock


A1Stop Pulling And Pushing Me
BassBrad Campbell
DrumsSkip Prokop
Lead GuitarRichie*
PianoJohn Ord
Written-ByR. Havens*
A2For Haven's Sake
BassBrad Campbell
DrumsSkip Prokop
Piano [Left], OrganJohn Ord
Piano [Right]Ken Lauber
Rhythm Guitar, Lead GuitarRichie*
Written-ByR. Havens*
A3Strawberry Fields Forever
BassBrad Campbell
DrumsSkip Prokop
Lead GuitarTeddy Irwin
Organ, PianoJohn Ord
Rhythm GuitarRichie*
Steel GuitarWeldon Myrick
A4What More Can I Say John?
BassBrad Campbell
DrumsSkip Prokop
Lead GuitarPaul Williams (18)
Rhythm Guitar, Choir [Vocal Choir]Richie*
Written-ByR. Havens*
B1I Pity The Poor Immigrant
Acoustic GuitarRichie*
BassBrad Campbell
DrumsSkip Prokop
PianoJohn Ord
Steel GuitarWeldon Myrick
Written-ByBob Dylan
B2Lady Madonna
Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Rhythm GuitarRichie*
BassBrad Campbell
Celesta [Celeste], PianoJohn Ord
DrumsSkip Prokop
BassEric Oxindine*
Lead Guitar, Rhythm GuitarRichie*
Written-ByLeonard Cohen
B4Indian Rope Man
Acoustic GuitarRichie*
BassCarol Hunter
ClavinetWarren Bernhardt
DrumsDon MacDonald*
FluteJeremy Steig
PianoPaul Harris (2)
Producer [Original Production]John Court
Written-ByJ. Price*, M. Roth*, R. Havens*
BassBrad Campbell
DrumsSkip Prokop
Organ [Guild]John Ord
Rhythm GuitarRichie*
Steel GuitarWeldon Myrick
Written-ByMaurey Hayden
C1Just Above My Hobby Horse's Head
Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Keyboards [Ondioline], Handclaps [Hand Clap], Performer [Striker]Richie*
BassSteve Stills*
DrumsPaul Humphrey
Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Electric GuitarBruce Langhorn*
Performer [Hammer]Bob Chase (2)
Performer [Nikormat FTN]Mark Roth
PianoCharlie Smalls
SitarCollin Walcott
Written-ByM. Roth*, R. Havens*
C2She's Leaving Home
BassBrad Campbell
DrumsSkip Prokop
PianoJohn Ord
Rhythm GuitarRichie*
Steel GuitarWeldon Myrick
C3Putting Out The Vibration, And Hoping It Comes Home
BassJymm Fairs*
Choir [Vocal Choir]Charles Howell (3), Richie*
HarpDiane Comins
Sitar, TablaCollin Walcott
Tambura [Tamboura], Keyboards [Ondioline], Electric GuitarRichie*
Written-ByM. Roth*, R. Havens*
C4The Parable Of Ramon
BassArnie Moore
Written-ByM. Roth*, R. Havens*
D1A Little Help From My Friends
BassArnie Moore
Lead GuitarPaul Williams (18)
Rhythm GuitarRichie*
D2Wear Your Love Like Heaven
BassArnie Moore
Lead GuitarPaul Williams (18)
Rhythm GuitarRichie*
Medley: Run Shaker Life / Do You Feel Good?
BassArnie Moore
CongasCarter Collins*
Lead GuitarPaul Williams (18)
Rhythm GuitarRichie*
D3aRun Shaker Life
Written ByTraditional
Arranged By, Adapted ByR. Havens*
D3bDo You Feel Good?
Written-ByR. Havens*

Companies, etc.



Pressed by MGM Record Manufacturing Division, identifiable by blocky "S" stamp in runouts.

US pressings included an insert with full track listing crediting musicians, and containing personal liner notes from Richard.

FTS-3047-2 on cover, spine and insert, FTS3047-2 on labels, FTS-3047 on inner spread.

Live recordings engineered at Santa Monica Civic Center, recorded July 12, 1968.
"Indian Rope Man" recorded at Sunset Sound Studio, Los Angeles, Calif.
"Just Above My Hobby Horse's Head" recorded at T.T.G. Sound Studio, Los Angeles, Calif.
All other songs recorded at R.K.O. Sound Studios, New York City.

Album production and cover design: ... for Stormy Forest Productions (insert); Stormy Forest Prod. (labels)

"Richard P. Havens, 1983" appears on cover; "Richard P. Havens 1983" on labels.

A4. "What More Can I Say John?" appears on insert; "What More Can I Say John" on label.
C1. Track duration appears as 2:52 (label); 2:54 (insert)
D1. Track duration appears as 3:25 (label); 5:25 (insert)
D3b. "Do You Feel Good?" appears on insert; "Do You Feel Good" on label.

A1, A2, A4, B4, C1, C3, C4, D3a, D3b. Albet Music (labels); Albet (insert)
A3, B2, C2, D1. Maclen Music
B1. Dwarf Music
B3. Stranger Music
B5. Callee Music (label); Callee Music Corp. (insert)
D2. Peer Int'l (label); Peer-Donovan (insert)

Runout details are etched except for block-shaped S stamp.
May contain additional stamped numbers as shown in variant 2 (21, 12, 13).

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society (A1 to A4, B2 to B4, C1 to D3 ): BMI
  • Rights Society (B1, B5): ASCAP
  • Pressing Plant ID (Runout stamp, all sides): [Blocky "S"]
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, variant 1): FTS-3047-2 SIDE-1 MGS-1730 [Blocky "S"]
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B, variant 1): FTS-3047-2 SIDE-2 NGS-1731-RE-1 [Blocky "S"]
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout C, variant 1): FTS-3047-2 SIDE-3 MGS-1732-RE-1 [Blocky "S"]
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout D, variant 1): FT2-3047-2 SIDE-4 MGS-1733-RE-1 [Blocky "S"]
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, variant 2): FTS-3047-2 SIDE-1 MGS-1730 21 [Blocky "S"]
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B, variant 2): FTS-3047-2 SIDE-2 MGS-1731 12 [Blocky "S"]
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout C, variant 2): FTS-3047-2 SIDE-3 MGS-1732-RE-1 1 3 [Blocky "S"]
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout D, variant 2): FTS-3047-2 SIDE-4 MGS-1733-RE-1 1 2 [Blocky "S"]

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Richard P. Havens 1983 (2×LP, Album, Gatefold)Verve ForecastSVLP 6014UK1969
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Richard P. Havens 1983 (2×LP, Album, Gatefold)Verve ForecastFTS-3047-2Canada1969
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Richard P. Havens 1983 (2×LP, Album, Promo, Gatefold)Verve ForecastFTS-3047-2US1969
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Richard P. Havens 1983 (2×LP, Album, Stereo, Gatefold)Verve ForecastFVS-9518/19Germany1969
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Richard P. Havens 1983 Vol. 1 (Cassette, Album, Stereo, Snapcase)Verve Records, Verve RecordsVVX 53147, VV 53147US1969


  • tvfats's avatar
    The LIVE cuts are from a concert at the Santa Monica Civic back in 1968...The rest recorded at various studios on both coasts...Havens was a gifted singer with an unusual style that was distinctly his own...When you heard Richie, you KNEW it was Richie...Such much good stuff crammed on this two LP set...I found these records in near mint condition in the BARGAIN BIN in my city How much? Try FIFTY cents...Yes, so much good stuff out there at a tremendous value but most importantly it is THIS great music from a true Rock singer who was a genius of his day, Richie Havens...
    • williwoods's avatar
      Edited 2 years ago
      His originals are what makes this worth seeking out. In addition to the songs previously mentioned, Cautiously is another devastatingly beautiful song to check out here, not written by Havens but also not a record company pleasing hit by one of the greats of the day. Just an incredible song and production. Worth noting is Colin Walcott on sitar and Steven Stills on bass playing on Just Above My Hobby Horse’s Head. I think this is an essential Richie Havens record overall. Even the covers are done with care and sound different enough to be interesting. You really can’t go wrong.



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