Complete List Of The Rascals / Young Rascals Albums And Songs

The Young Rascals Albums

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This Complete List Of The Young Rascals Albums And Songs presents the full discography of  The Young Rascals studio albums. The band The Young Rascals who were also known as The Rascals was first formed in 1965. The group hailed from the area of Garfield, New Jersey.  This complete Rascals discography also includes every single live album. All these groovin Rascals albums have been presented below in chronological order. We have also included all original release dates with each Young Rascals album as well as all original album covers. Every Young Rascals album listed below showcases the entire album tracklisting.

The Young Rascals (1966)

Released April 28, 1966

The Young Rascals is the debut album by the American rock band The Rascals, known for their fusion of rock, soul, and R&B. The album showcased the band’s energetic sound and included their hit single “Good Lovin’,” which became a number one hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Produced by Sid Bernstein and recorded at Atlantic Studios in New York City, the album features the classic lineup of Felix Cavaliere on keyboards and vocals, Eddie Brigati on vocals, Gene Cornish on guitar, and Dino Danelli on drums. The album’s mix of cover songs and original material highlighted the band’s formidable musical chops and their ability to infuse rock music with soulful energy.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Slow Down” – 3:10
  2. “Baby Let’s Wait” – 3:19
  3. “Just a Little” – 2:59
  4. “I Believe” – 3:55
  5. “Do You Feel It” – 3:18
  6. “Good Lovin'” – 2:28
  7. “Like a Rolling Stone” – 6:09
  8. “I Ain’t Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore” – 2:41
  9. “Wildwood Blues” – 4:35
  10. “Mustang Sally” – 3:59
  11. “In the Midnight Hour” – 4:00

Collections (1967)

Released January 9, 1967

Collections is the second studio album by The Rascals, following the success of their debut album. This album continued to build on the band’s blend of rock, soul, and R&B, featuring a mix of original tracks and cover songs. The album includes the hit single “I’ve Been Lonely Too Long,” which showcased the band’s evolving songwriting and sophisticated arrangements. Recorded at Atlantic Studios and produced by The Rascals themselves along with Arif Mardin and Tom Dowd, Collections highlighted the band’s growth as musicians and their ability to craft songs with emotional depth and musical complexity.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “What is the Reason” – 2:23
  2. “Since I Fell for You” – 3:25
  3. “I’ve Been Lonely Too Long” – 2:57
  4. “No Love to Give” – 2:42
  5. “Mickey’s Monkey” / “Love Lights” (medley) – 4:45
  6. “Come On Up” – 2:41
  7. “Too Many Fish in the Sea” – 2:16
  8. “More” – 4:20
  9. “Nineteen Fifty-Six” – 2:28
  10. “Love is a Beautiful Thing” – 2:30
  11. “Land of 1000 Dances” – 1:58

Groovin’ (1967)

Released July 31, 1967

Groovin’ is a seminal album by The Rascals, capturing the essence of the Summer of Love with its title track, “Groovin’,” which became an anthem of the era. The album reflects a shift towards a more laid-back, soulful, and psychedelic sound. Produced by The Rascals with Arif Mardin and Tom Dowd, the album was recorded at Atlantic Studios in New York City. Groovin’ is notable for its fusion of rock, soul, and elements of Latin and Caribbean music, showcasing the band’s versatility and their ability to craft songs with warmth and depth.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “A Girl Like You” – 2:46
  2. “Find Somebody” – 3:40
  3. “I’m So Happy Now” – 2:48
  4. “Sueño” – 2:45
  5. “How Can I Be Sure” – 2:50
  6. “Groovin'” – 2:25
  7. “If You Knew” – 3:01
  8. “I Don’t Love You Anymore” – 3:05
  9. “You Better Run” – 2:25
  10. “A Place in the Sun” – 4:50
  11. “It’s Love” – 3:13

Once Upon a Dream (1968)

Released February 19, 1968

Once Upon a Dream marked a significant evolution in The Rascals’ sound, incorporating orchestration and more complex arrangements into their music. This album, produced by The Rascals alongside Arif Mardin and Tom Dowd, features a mix of soulful rock, pop, and psychedelic influences. Recorded at Atlantic Studios, the album includes the hits “It’s Wonderful” and “A Beautiful Morning,” showcasing the band’s knack for creating uplifting and richly textured songs.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Intro: Easy Rollin'” – 0:28
  2. “Rainy Day” – 3:40
  3. “Please Love Me” – 3:20
  4. “It’s Wonderful” – 2:40
  5. “I’m Gonna Love You” – 2:30
  6. “Dave and Ray” – 2:00
  7. “My Hawaii” – 4:00
  8. “My World” – 3:00
  9. “Silly Girl” – 2:15
  10. “Singin’ the Blues Too Long” – 4:00
  11. “Bells” – 2:15
  12. “Sattva” – 4:20
  13. “Finale: Once Upon a Dream” – 1:50

Freedom Suite (1969)

Released March 17, 1969

Freedom Suite is an ambitious double album by The Rascals, showcasing their commitment to social and political themes alongside their musical exploration. The first record of the set features the band’s signature soulful rock sound, while the second record, consisting of instrumentals, highlights their interest in jazz and classical music influences. Produced by The Rascals with Arif Mardin and Tom Dowd, and recorded at Atlantic Studios, the album includes the hit “People Got to Be Free” and the extended suite “Freedom Suite,” demonstrating the band’s artistic range and their engagement with the cultural landscape of the late 1960s.

CD Track Listings:

Record One:

  1. “America the Beautiful” – 2:50
  2. “Me and My Friends” – 2:40
  3. “Any Dance’ll Do!” – 2:20
  4. “Look Around” – 3:00
  5. “A Ray of Hope” – 3:40
  6. “Island of Love” – 2:20
  7. “Of Course” – 2:40
  8. “Love Was So Easy to Give” – 2:50
  9. “People Got to Be Free” – 2:50
  10. “Baby I’m Blue” – 2:40
  11. “Heaven” – 3:20

Record Two:

  1. “Cute” – 3:00
  2. “Pave Paradise” – 2:30
  3. “People Got to Be Free” (Instrumental) – 4:00
  4. “Mardi Gras” – 2:50
  5. “My World” (Instrumental) – 3:00
  6. “You Don’t Know” – 2:45
  7. “Madeline” – 1:35
  8. “Look Around” (Instrumental) – 2:45
  9. “A Beautiful Morning” (Instrumental) – 2:30

See (1969)

Released December 1969

See represents a continuation of The Rascals’ exploration into more complex musical landscapes, blending rock, soul, and psychedelic elements. The album, produced by The Rascals along with Arif Mardin and Tom Dowd, features a mix of hard-hitting rockers and soulful ballads.  Recorded at Atlantic Studios, the album’s title track, “See,” became a hit, exemplifying the band’s ability to combine catchy melodies with thoughtful lyrics.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “See” – 5:00
  2. “I’d Like to Take You Home” – 2:40
  3. “Remember Me” – 2:30
  4. “I’m Blue” – 3:10
  5. “Stop and Think” – 1:50
  6. “Temptation’s ‘Bout to Get Me” – 3:30
  7. “Nubia” – 3:45
  8. “Carry Me Back” – 2:50
  9. “Away Away” – 3:00
  10. “Real Thing” – 2:40
  11. “Death’s Reply” – 4:00
  12. “Hold On” – 2:30

Search and Nearness (1971)

Released April 1971

Search and Nearness is the final studio album released by The Rascals on Atlantic Records, showcasing a blend of rock, soul, and blues influences. The Rascals produced the album and features contributions from notable musicians such as Hubert Laws and Alice Coltrane. Despite undergoing lineup changes, the band continued to push their musical boundaries, as evidenced by tracks like “Right On” and the poignant “A Ray of Hope.” Search and Nearness captures The Rascals’ enduring spirit and musical innovation, even as they approached the end of their tenure with Atlantic.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Right On” – 3:40
  2. “I Believe” – 3:55
  3. “Thank You Baby” – 3:00
  4. “You Don’t Know” – 4:55
  5. “Nubia” – 3:40
  6. “Almost Home” – 3:00
  7. “The Letter” – 4:05
  8. “Ready for Love” – 2:45
  9. “Fortunes” – 2:30
  10. “Glory Glory” – 3:30
  11. “A Ray of Hope” – 3:40

Peaceful World (1971)

Released May 1971

Peaceful World is an album by The Rascals that marked a significant shift towards jazz and fusion sounds, reflecting the band’s evolving musical interests and experimentation. Produced by The Rascals and recorded at Atlantic Studios, the album features extended compositions, intricate arrangements, and a collaboration with jazz musicians like saxophonist Joe Farrell and bassist Ron Carter. The title track “Peaceful World” and “Love Me” are highlights, showcasing the band’s commitment to peace and love themes, resonant with the era’s social and cultural movements.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Sky Trane” – 7:45
  2. “In and Out of Love” – 3:00
  3. “Bit of Heaven” – 3:40
  4. “Love Me” – 4:45
  5. “Happy Song” – 6:05
  6. “Love Letter” – 4:05
  7. “Little Dove” – 4:55
  8. “Visit to Mother Nature Land” – 4:00
  9. “Getting Nearer” – 7:20
  10. “Peaceful World” – 7:05

The Island of Real (1972)

Released June 1972

The Island of Real is the final studio album by The Rascals, showcasing a return to their soulful rock roots while still incorporating elements of jazz and funk. The album was produced by The Rascals and recorded at various studios, including Atlantic Studios. Despite being the band’s last album, it contains vibrant tracks like “Lucky Day” and “Island of Real,” which encapsulate the band’s enduring optimism and musical prowess. The album reflects the band’s journey through the 1960s and early 1970s, offering a closing chapter that combines their classic sound with matured lyrical themes.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Lucky Day” – 3:40
  2. “Saga of New York” – 4:50
  3. “Island of Real” – 4:00
  4. “Time Will Tell” – 3:05
  5. “Nubia” – 3:45
  6. “Jungle Walk” – 4:15
  7. “Brother Tree” – 3:25
  8. “Hummin’ Song” – 3:10
  9. “Echoes” – 4:30
  10. “Butterfly” – 4:20

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