This 1964 release from the Colpix label features six tracks from the Chad Mitchell Trio -- four unreleased tracks from the 1960 sessions that yielded their "Arrives" album, and two tracks that were actually on that album. Side two of the LP (tracks 7-12 on the CD) contains six tracks by an unknown folk quartet known as the Gatemen.
This is one of those concert albums that isn't. The Chad Mitchell Trio departed Colpix for Kapp in 1961, leaving Colpix with just four outtakes by the group in the can from its 1960 debut album, The Chad Mitchell Trio Arrives. Cherry-picking two tracks ("I Do Adore Her" and "Sally Ann") from that album and adding in the four unreleased songs, the label then dubbed in audience noise to make a faux live set. This still didn't add up to an album, so six songs from a forgettable quartet known as the Gatemen were grafted on, again with fake crowd noise. The CMT do shine on the Irving Burgie chestnut "I Do Adore Her," but the exact same recording had already been on Arrives (minus the badly dubbed crowd effects), and while the version here of "Vaya con Dios" is also pretty good, these two performances hardly make up for the album's false pretense. ~ Steve Leggett