Editors’ Notes Though The Youngbloods are responsible for one of the most emblematic tunes of the hippie era—"Get Together"—they never achieved much commercial success beyond that iconic tune. That means there are a lot of gems in the band's canon that casual listeners probably haven't heard. This collection combats that situation, cherrypicking tunes from the first three Youngbloods albums. At more than twice the length of the earlier anthology The Best of The Youngbloods, it makes for a more intensive investigation of the band's prime period. The Youngbloods came from a folk/blues background, and their roots are represented in adaptations of traditional tunes ("Sugar Babe," "Grizzly Bear"), as well as their incorporation of those influences into original tunes like "The Wine Song." But this package also documents the many other directions they pursued, from the cool, jazzy "Ride the Wind" to the elegant, orchestrated pop-rock of "Foolin' Around (The Waltz)." There's even a rarity in the form of the non-LP psych-pop single "Merry Go Round," penned by Mountain's Felix Pappalardi.

SONG
Get Together
1
4:36
 
The Other Side of This Life
2
2:28
 
Grizzly Bear
3
2:21
 
Foolin' Around (The Waltz)
4
2:50
 
Merry-Go-Round
5
2:11
 
Four in the Morning
6
2:51
 
All Over the World (La-La)
7
3:13
 
Euphoria
8
2:15
 
Reason to Believe
9
2:24
 
All My Dreams Blue
10
3:07
 
The Wine Song
11
2:41
 
Don't Play Games
12
2:11
 
Sugar Babe
13
2:11
 
Dreamer's Dream
14
3:32
 
Darkness, Darkness
15
3:47
 
Beautiful
16
3:45
 
Sunlight
17
3:07
 
Sham
18
2:44
 
Quicksand
19
2:41
 
Don't Let the Rain Bring You Down
20
3:13
 
Ride the Wind
21
6:36
 

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