- Released: March 14, 2006
- Originally Released: 1996
- Label: Collectables Records
Description by OLDIES.com:
Mark Lindsay was the lead singer/saxophonist of the popular pop group Paul Revere and the Raiders. When he left the group, he continued hitting the top of the charts with songs like "Arizona", "Silverbird", and "Miss America", all of which are all included in this hits package which has over sixty-seven minutes of music.
- 3.Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down
- 4.Love's Been Good To Me
- 5.Small Town Woman
- 6.First Hymn From Grand Terrace
- 7.Miss America
- 8.The Name Of My Sorrow
- 9.Leaving On A Jet Plane
- 10.I'll Never Fall In Love Again
- 11.Man From Houston
- 12.Silver Bird
- 13.We've Only Just Begun
- 14.So Hard To Leave You
- 16.And The Grass Won't Play No Mind
- 17.Medley: The Long And Winding Road / Yesterday
- 18.Funny How Little Men Care
- 19.Come Saturday Morning
- 20.Feel The Warm
- 21.Windy Wakefield
A 21-song collection drawn from the Arizona and Silverbird albums. The material is quite pop-oriented, and very pretty pop music -- there's not much rock here apart from "Arizona" and "Silverbird," and there are lots of string and brass sections at work, but Lindsay's voice is an extremely expressive instrument, and he gives some powerful performances. The material overlaps the repertories of the likes of Dionne Warwick, the Carpenters, and the Sandpipers ("Come Saturday Morning"), as well as Peter, Paul & Mary ("Leaving On a Jet Plane"); the arrangement on "We've Only Just Begun" is pure lounge act and makes the Carpenters' own version sound raw and direct; and the Beatles medley of "The Long and Winding Road"/"Yesterday" (two of Paul McCartney's wimpiest songs), where he sounds uncannily like McCartney, shows how far he'd come from the Raiders' punkier side. But that voice is very fine, still, and makes this material more worthwhile than it ought to be. ~ Bruce Eder
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Music Lover: J. Elliott
-- January, 1, 2008
With all the emphasis on his work with The Raiders, many either have forgotten or were not aware that Mark Lindsay had several fine solo chart entries under his own name , or assume that "Arizona" was his only Top 40 chart hit. And up until this package came along, finding the solo Linsday hits on CD was almost impossible.
I was delighted that Collectables put these two albums together on one CD. By doing this, they have given us a superb "Best of" on the solo hits of Mark Lindsay. Just in case you didn't kmow what the hits were, they were: "Arizona" , "Miss America", "Silverbird", "And The Grass Don't Pay No Mind" .
I used to do "Artists Spotlights" on an old radio show of mine, and when I did The Raiders , I ALWAYS included the solo Lindsay hits along with that of the group. I was suprised when Lindsay faded fromn the music scene in the mid 70s, I always felt he had demonstrated his flexablity as a vocalist on his quality solo material the he could have continued thru the 70s as a solid solo star. I'm grateful that his solo hits are now on CD , and can sit right beside my Raiders compilation on my shelf with pride. And , with the purchasing of this CD, my Raiders library of hits are complete.
If you've never heard any of the solo Lindsay, although his work on the mostly rockin' Raiders is second to none, his solo work allowed him to show other surprising aspects of his abilty as a vocalist. And , this CD is manufactured for Collectables by the label that originally put the original LPs out, Columbia, so you know the "source tapes" are right from tbe original sources used for the original LPs. Enjoy !