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TypeReleasedRYM RatingRanked genres
ArtistPaul Revere & The Raiders
Album
6 might 1966
3.31 / 5.00.5 native 687 ratings
#462 for 1966

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Smitty vocalsA2Phil vocalsB2Mike blacksmith songwriterA2Paul Revere songwriterA3, A6, B1, B3-B5Phil Volk songwriterB2
aslikein may 10 2012 1.00 stars
iauc Mar 10 2008 4.50 stars
Midnight ride es el punto de inflexión en la trayectoria de Paul Revere & The Raiders, un álbum tremendamente consistente y que junto a los sus siguientes trabajos marcó el mejor período del grupo. Uno de los requisitos indispensables para dar el salto definitivo en 1966 era escribir canciones propias y eso es lo que hacen aquí exceptuando un par de muy bien escogidos covers como Kicks y la frenética “(I’m no Your) Steppin’ Stone”, que luego sería grabada por los Monkees. El market atractivo del álbum es haber podido combinar una amplia gama de sonidos que valve desde el pop, rock, individual rock, garaje, curiosas baladas e incipientes toques sicodélicos. No hay nada de sobra y abundan los momentos de lucidez en “There’s constantly Tomorrow”, “Louie, walk Home” y sobre todo en la excepcional “All ns Really need Is You”, canción que con sus giros melódicos refleja el nivel de sofisticación alcanzado. Si a todo se suma una perfecta ejecución en las guitarras, órganos y voces ya tenemos uno de los mejores álbumes perdidos de su tiempo y al que pocos le han prestado la debida atención.

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LambdaBoyo january 04 2021 3.50 stars
A perfectly fine album, i suppose, however not one that's at sight high-quality or impressive in any way. While most of the songs aren't fully terrible, so many of lock are just not memorable. In ~ the an extremely least, the vocals space pretty great.Highlights are obvious, v "Kicks" and "There's constantly Tomorrow" being my favourite tracks on the album. The various other tracks from there aren't overly memorable, next from maybe "I'm no Your Stepping Stone". In ~ the albums' worst, over there is only one truly damaging song, and also that is "Melody for an Unknown Girl", i m sorry is so goddamn strange and also creepy.There's some good stuff here, yet there's some bad here. Precious a hear at some point, i suppose.
Paul Revere and the Raiders could be a tape that has actually energy, yet they're not a band through a totality lot of new ideas. This might be amazing if it was somebody's arrival to rock music in general, but it's relatively unoriginal, in spite of a likeable opener and also offbeat close up door cut.14 July 2019.
Paul Revere & The Raiders were much more of a singles band than an albums band, however this album does have their best solitary ("Kicks") and also another among their finest ("I'm no Your Stepping Stone"). Since of those 2 tracks really, this is the band's most renowned album. Though, you can make an debate that it's also because of the album's name and I wouldn't argue with you. Musically, the band is in ~ their finest when the guitar melodies space cranking, such together on "There She Goes" and also "Ballad of a Useless Man."Favorite tracks: Kicks, Ballad that a Useless Man, I'm no Your Stepping Stone, over there She Goes, take it a Look in ~ Yourself
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HotOpinions Apr 18 2019 3.50 stars
Shaping the Mold: review #68
7.4Really, this record's claim to fame is the riffing. Memorable etc riff after ~ memorable guitar riff course through this point with unwavering consistency, particularly the bouncing favor on "There's always Tomorrow". I m sorry is normally a great song, and also "Ballad the a Useless Man", which has some the best lyrics on the album. It's a forward-thinking album in the mid-60's rock era no doubt, yet unfortunately it never totally breaks away from that is foundation, nor embraces it v the creative thinking to elevate. This album occupies a kind of meta purgatory for the period, however what the does have actually is some solid songwriting and a gritty approach that would go top top to influence the punk genre. Hell also their record "I'm not Your Stepping Stone" was covered by the Sex Pistols, a much an ext popular(and worse) group. These males are precious coming across.
The last song is so out of left field. The feels favor the music that comes top top in the theatre after the present is over that has actually nothing to perform with anything.
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Rovers may 10 2015 4.50 stars
A exceptional Album
"Midnight Ride" is in countless ways a impressive album in Paul Revere & The Raiders catalog. An initial and foremost, due to the fact that the album is good and among the group's many successful and also consistent albums. But likewise because the team on this album really had started tackling the songwriting, so that all team members have actually gained song-writing credits. It’s also the album wherein the team perhaps best known number "Kicks" is included.

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After the group's transition to Columbia documents (with terry Melchior as producer) they adjusted their style from gift a completely entertainment dance tape to gift a comtemporary band heavily inspired through the brothers scene, but likewise American bands prefer The Monkees, The Turtles and also The Byrds. There is "Midnight Ride" are instances of most of these sources of inspiration. The group, however, ongoing their unpretentious and entertaining stage performance, which meant that numerous people, in a time when the young wished absent music need to be assessed as a serious kind of expression or art, found it tough to take them seriously. In retrospect, the team had deserved much greater recognition for your music than they did in your time.In those days countless albums, specifically the US, had actually a rather quick playing-time - often less than 30 minutes. This additionally applies come "Midnight Ride" which have the right to be felt pretty short.The album opens blazingly through the struggle "Kicks," composed by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, known for several big hits.Guitarist Drake Levin is credited with 3 songs, every in basic R & B style - not unlike the early Kinks albums. The best among these is most likely "Ballad of a Useless Man". You should not underestimate Levin's contribution to the group's sound, v his melodic crisp sounding guitarplaying.Singer note Lindsay and Paul Revere are attributed for not much less than six songs, which every in varying levels are really good. The fine ballad "Little Girl in the fourth Row", could nearly sound favor a Knickerbockers recording.On "There She Goes" you might feel incentive from chris Hillman and The Byrds – a fine track. Top top the more complex "All i Really require Is You" girlfriend may easily get The tortoise in mind, when "Louie, walk Home" is garage absent in the ideal Standells style. A small Monkees / Nesmith country rock have the right to be uncovered on another fine track "Take a Look at Yourself".The album's last track is additionally a Lindsay / Revere composition, "Melody because that an Unknown Girl" with words recited and where a great saxophone template goes appropriate in the love of the listener - might easily have actually been the catalyst for Gerry Rafferty's "Baker Street" theme.Finally, over there is a version of Boyce / Hart's "Steppin 'Stone", i beg your pardon does no differ substantially from the an ext famous Monkees version.
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