Label: LaserLight Digital - 15 969,LaserLight Digital - 12 598,LaserLight Digital - 12 599,LaserLight Digital - 12 600,LaserLight Digital - 12 601,LaserLight Digital - 12 602 • Format: 5x, CD Compilation • Country: US • Genre: Rock, Pop •
To place an order or for customer service, call toll-free or outside the United States, call Spanish-speaking representatives available, Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm Eastern Time. For personal non-commercial use only. All rights reserved. Both 45s signaled a certain shift in the band's style. Golden Hits was released later that year, charting in the top The similar album covers for The Turtles! In , rhythm guitarist Jim Tucker left the band citing the pressure of touring and recording new material.
He moved to Grass Valley where he became an electrical contractor. He has denied that he left the band because John Lennon was rude to him as suggested by the Turtles' lead singer Howard Kaylan. The first two singles in , "Sound Asleep" and "The Story of Rock and Roll", stalled somewhere in the middle of the top The band's fortunes changed when Chip Douglas returned to work with them in the studio.
Late in the band released a concept album called The Turtles Present the Battle of the Bands , in which the group pretended to be 11 different bands with fanciful names including 'The Bigg Brothers', 'Nature's Children', 'the US Teens featuring Raoul', and 'the Fabulous Dawgs' , each with a song in a different genre.
Towards the end of , the group released its next album, Turtle Soup , a critically well-received LP produced by Ray Davies of the Kinks. Inspired by the revered concept album The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society , this was Davies's only released production work for another band although Davies had previously produced demo recordings for The Iveys.
In spite of Turtle Soup 's positive reception from the music press, its commercial success was marginal and the band soon began to disintegrate. Long disillusioned with their record label and its growing financial problems by this time, Kaylan and Volman resisted White Whale's efforts to turn the Turtles into something approaching an assembly-line pop act. The label apparently encouraged Kaylan and Volman to fire the rest of the band, tour with hired musicians and make records by adding their vocals to backing tracks recorded by Memphis session players.
The Turtles wound down their career in with a second compilation album, More Golden Hits , and a B-sides and rarities album, Wooden Head. With the demise of the Turtles, White Whale Records was left with few commercially viable bands, and soon ceased operation. Kaylan and Volman sang backing vocals on several recordings by T. When White Whale's master recordings were sold at auction in , the duo won the Turtles' masters, making them the owners of their own recorded work.
They promptly licensed the tracks to Sire Records , who issued them as a compilation called Happy Together Again. The song has also been covered by Lutricia McNeal on her album, Metroplex.
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