The Young Rascals / Collections (US, Atlantic, 8134) <January 9, 1967>


The Young Rascals / Collections (US, Atlantic, 8134) <January 9, 1967>
(SIDE 1) A-12473-A
(SIDE 2) A-12474-A

Recorded;May 10, 1966 - December 30, 1966

Collections is the second album by rock band The Young Rascals. The album was released on January 9, 1967 and rose to #15 on the Billboard Top LPs chart.

Felix Cavaliere – organ, piano, vocals (tracks 1, 3, 5-7, 10)
Eddie Brigati – percussion, vocals (tracks 2, 5, 8, 10, 11)
Gene Cornish – guitar, bass, vocals (tracks 4, 9)
Dino Danelli – drums

Collections was the Rascals' first album to showcase their songwriting talent, with six of the album's songs written by band members. On its original release, the song "Turn On Your Love Light" was incorrectly titled as "Love Lights," and credited to The Sonics' bandleader Gerald (Gerry) Roslie, who had written a song called "Love Lights" for that band. Upon its release as a single, "I've Been Lonely Too Long" was credited to Cavaliere/Brigati, rather than to Felix Cavaliere alone.

The album featured two Top 20 U.S. hits: "I've Been Lonely Too Long" reached #16 on the Billboard Hot 100, while "Love Is a Beautiful Thing" (released as a double A-side with non-album single "You Better Run") preceded it at #20.