The SPARS code is listed as AAD and ADD. 7 tracks appear here for the first time in stereo.
The Remains: Barry Tashian (guitar, vocals), Vern Miller (bass, vocals),
Bill Briggs (piano, vocals), Chip Damiani (drums) and N.D. Smart (drums).
Personnel: Barry Tashian (vocals, guitar); Billy Briggs (vocals, electric piano); Vern Miller (vocals, bass guitar); Chip Damiani, N.D. Smart II (vocals, drums).
Audio Remasterers: Bob Irwin; Vic Anesini.
Liner Note Authors: Jeff Jarema; Barry Tashian.
Recording information: Nashville, TN (01/27/1965-08/19/1966); New York, NY (01/27/1965-08/19/1966).
Photographers: Don Hunstein; Hank Parker.
Boasting remastered sound and an altered track listing, 2007's THE REMAINS essentially replaces Legacy's earlier BARRY & THE REMAINS disc. The 20-track set presents many of the finest mid-1960s recordings by the sorely underrated Boston-based garage-rock act the Remains, who were led by vocalist/guitarist Barry Tashian. Highlights include the urgent Animals-like single, "Don't Look Back" (which was featured in the lauded NUGGETS box set), and the gloriously jangly "Why Do I Cry," along with an outstanding cover of Don Covay's R&B classic "Mercy, Mercy." For true aficionados of '60s U.S. garage bands, this collection is indispensable.