The Turtles You Baby / Let Me Be
- Released: May 5, 2017
- Originally Released: 2017
- Label: Manifesto Records
- 1.Flying High
- 2.I Know That You'll Be There
- 3.House of Pain
- 4.Just a Room
- 5.I Need Someone
- 6.Let Me Be
- 7.Down in Suburbia
- 8.Giev Love a Trial
- 9.You Baby
- 10.Pall Bearing, Ball Bearing World
- 11.All My Problems
- 12.Almost There
- 13.Flyin' High
- 14.I Know That You'll Be There
- 15.House of Pain
- 16.Just a Room
- 17.I Need Someone
- 18.Let Me Be
- 19.Down in Suburbia
- 20.Give Love a Trial
- 21.You Baby
- 22.Pall Bearing, Ball Bearing World
- 23.All My Problems
- 24.Almost There
The Turtles: Howard Kaylan (vocals); Al Nichol (guitar, organ); Jim Tucker (guitar); Don Murray (harmonica, drums); Chuck Portz (bass); Mark Volman (percussion, background vocals).
Additional personnel: John Barbata (drums); Bones Howe, Ted Feigin, Lee Lasseff (percussion, sound effects).
Producers: Bones Howe, Lee Lasseff, Ted Feigin.
Reissue producer: Bob Irwin.
Originally released on White Whale (7112). Includes liner notes by Harold Bronson.
YOU BABY includes two songs, "Outside Chance" and "Can I Get To Know You Better," that weren't on the original LP.
Personnel: Howard Kaylan (vocals); Al Nichol (guitar, organ); Chuck Portz (bass guitar); Don Murray (drums); Mark Volman (tambourine); Dwight Tunji Trio (percussion).
Audio Remasterers: Dave Schultz; Bill Inglot.
Photographer: Fred Poore.
The Turtles hit paydirt the first time out with a folk-rock arrangement of Bob Dylan's "It Ain't Me Babe" and an album of Byrds-like versions of folk tunes and protest songs. But the protest trend died quickly, and as a band the Turtles weren't yet at the level of songwriting ability that was later to produce such gems as THE BATTLE OF THE BANDS and TURTLE SOUP.
As a result, YOU BABY sounds like a group casting about in search of a suitable new direction. The results are scattershot--one song, "Let Me Be," is actually repeated intact from the first album, and "Almost There" had previously been the flip of their debut single--but the best songs, like the terrific title track and "I Know You'll Be There," are among their finest work. Other songs, such as "Down in Suburbia" and "Pall Bearing Ball Bearing World," are interesting curios of the era.
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