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Grand Funk ‎- Phoenix (1972) Capitol Records/SMAS 11099 - Original US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz - ONLY RE-POST

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Grand Funk ‎- Phoenix (1972) Capitol Records/SMAS 11099 - Original US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz - ONLY RE-POST

Grand Funk ‎- Phoenix
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 900mb
Mastered At Sterling Sound
Label: Capitol Records/SMAS 11099 | Release: 1972 | Genre: Hard-Rock
Grand Funk ‎- Phoenix (1972) Capitol Records/SMAS 11099 - Original US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz - ONLY RE-POST

A1 Flight Of The Phoenix
A2 Trying To Get Away
A3 Someone
A4 She Got To Move Me
A5 Rain Keeps Fallin'

B1 I Just Gotta Know
B2 So You Won't Have To Die
B3 Freedom Is For Children
B4 Gotta Find Me A Better Day
B5 Rock 'N Roll Soul


Recorded At – The Sound Shop
Mixed At – Quadraphonic Sound Studios
Mastered At – Sterling Sound
Pressed By – Capitol Records Pressing Plant, Jacksonville
Designed At – Pacific Eye & Ear
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Capitol Records, Inc.
Copyright © – Cram Renraff Co.
Credits
Bass – Mel Schacher
Composed By – Mark Farner
Engineer – Gene Eichelberger
Engineer [Assistants] – Bill Sherrill*, Steve Graf
Fiddle [Electric] – Doug Kershaw
Illustration – Joe Garnett
Mastered By [Runout Etch] – LH*
Organ, Clavinet, Harpsichord, Piano – Craig Frost
Photography By – Lorrie Sullivan
Producer – Grand Funk*
Vocals, Drums, Congas, Percussion – Don Brewer
Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica, Organ – Mark Farner
Notes
© 1972 Cram Renraff Co.
℗ 1972 Capitol Records, Inc.

Gatefold sleeve with no print on front

Recorded at Sound Shop, Nashville
Barcode and Other Identifiers
Matrix / Runout (A Side Etch, except Sterling, 0 Stamps (Variation 1)): SMAS-1-1109 Z7 #1 STERLING LH 0
Matrix / Runout (B Side Etch, except Sterling, 0 Stamps (Variation 1)): SMAS-2-1109 Z7 #3 STERLING LH 0
Matrix / Runout (A Side Etch, except Sterling, 0 Stamps (Variation 2)): SMAS-1-11099 Z2 #4 STERLING LH 0
Matrix / Runout (B Side Etch, except Sterling, 0 Stamps (Variation 2)): SMAS-2-11099 Z1 #2 STERLING LH 0


Cleaning: RCM Moth MkII Pro Vinyl
Direct Drive Turntable: Marantz 6170
Cartridge: SHURE M97xE With JICO SAS Stylus (New!)
Amplifier: Sansui 9090DB
ADC: E-MU 0404
DeClick with iZotope RX3 & ClickRepair: Only Manual
LP Rip & Full Scan LP Cover: Fran Solo
This LP: From my personal collection.
Vinyl Condition: NM
Password: WITHOUT PASSWORD

Having scored four consecutive Top Ten albums in the previous two years, Grand Funk Railroad may not have seemed to casual observers like a band who needed to rise phoenix-like from the ashes, but the title of the band's seventh album referred to its re-emergence after a litigious split from manager/producer Terry Knight. Now, they were producing themselves, and they added organist Craig Frost, credited here as a sideman, though he went on to join the band formally. The biggest change, however, was a musical maturity. After releasing five studio albums in a little over two years, Grand Funk waited more than a year before releasing Phoenix, and in that time they managed to come up with more variety than they had displayed before. "Someone," for example, was a surprisingly gentle ballad, and "Rain Keeps Fallin'" was stronger melodically than most of songwriter Mark Farner's previous efforts. Unlike earlier albums, Phoenix didn't seem like one rudimentary rocker after another, which made it Grand Funk's most listenable album so far. And that's not to say it didn't rock, as the leadoff instrumental, "Flight of the Phoenix," and the Top 40 hit that closed the set, "Rock 'n Roll Soul," demonstrated. Unfortunately, Farner's lyrical abilities had not increased, while his self-importance had. "I Just Gotta Know," "So You Won't Have to Die," and "Freedom Is for Children" all contained political exhortations expressed in simple-minded terms, the worst being "So You Won't Have to Die," in which Farner, later to become a Christian artist, claimed Jesus had spoken to him on the subject of overpopulation. After such cringe-inducing foolishness, the band's return to rocking with "Rock 'n Roll Soul" could only be welcomed.
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