Sir Douglas Quintet 1+1+1=4/The Return of Doug Salda¤a

1+1+1=4/The Return of Doug Salda¤a
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CD Details

  • Released: September 24, 2002
  • Label: Raven [Australia]

Entertainment Reviews:

Q - 12/02, p.130
3 out of 5 - "...Neat production tricks and Sahm's infectious enthusiasm make it a unique and lasting joy..."

Tracks:

  • 1.Yesterday Got in the Way
  • 2.In the Dark
  • 3.Don't Bug Me!
  • 4.Be Real
  • 5.Pretty Flower
  • 6.What About Tomorrow?
  • 7.Catch the Man on the Rise
  • 8.Tortilla Flats
  • 9.A Nice Song
  • 10.Monterey Sun
  • 11.Sixty Minutes of Your Love
  • 12.Preach What You Live, Live What You Preach
  • 13.She's Huggin' You, But She's Lookin' at Me
  • 14.Keep Your Soul
  • 15.Papa Ain't Salty
  • 16.Stoned Faces Don't Lie
  • 17.Me and My Destiny
  • 18.Wasted Days and Wasted Nights
  • 19.The Railpak Dun Gone in the Del Monte
  • 20.Oh Lord, Please Let It Rain in Texas
  • 21.The Gypsy
  • 22.Colinda
  • 23.Linda Lou
  • 24.Soulful Woman - (from "Rough Edges Sessions")
  • 25.Michoacan - (from "Cisco Pike Flim Soundtrack")

Product Description:

2 LPs on 1 CD: 1+1+1=4 (1970)/THE RETURN OF DOUG SALDANA (1971).
Adapter: Doug Sahm.
Recording information: Amigos De Musica, Los Angeles, CA (1969-1971); Columbus Tower Studios, San Francisco, CA (1969-1971); Devonshire Studios, North Hollywood, CA (1969-1971); Mercury Sound Studios, San Francisco, CA (1969-1971); Monument Studios, Nashville, TN (1969-1971).
Raven's two-fer of the Sir Douglas Quintet's 1+1+1=4 and The Return of Doug Salda¤a, released in 1970 and 1971 respectively, appeared roughly around the same time Audium reissued the two albums separately with bonus tracks, but it's tough to complain about a sudden surplus of their Smash material when it was so very hard to find on CD for many years. Though one other album for Smash followed -- 1973's Rough Edges, consisting mainly of earlier sessions, three tracks of which are added as bonus tracks here (along with "Michoacan" from the soundtrack of the 1972 film Cisco Pike) -- these two records effectively capped off their stunning string of LPs for the label and compliment each other very well. 1+1+1 is a little sunnier and a little more open, Return is a grittier roadhouse record, but both are wonderful examples of Doug Sahm's freewheeling, all-encompassing roots music, filled with great songs and great performances that sound effortless and timeless. As to whether you should get the individual reissues or this two-fer, it's really a toss-up since the bonus tracks on those aren't available here and vice versa -- pick whichever is either cheaper or easier to find, just as long as you get this music in some form. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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