Complete List Of The Turtles Albums And Discography

The Turtles Albums

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This Complete List Of  The Turtles Albums And Songs presents the full discography of The Turtles studio albums. The band  The Turtles was first formed in 1965. The group The Turtles hails from the area of Los Angeles, California. All these spectacular albums by The Turtles have been presented below in chronological order. We have also included all original release dates with each album by The Turtles as well as all original album covers. Every Turtles album listed below showcases the entire album tracklisting.

THE TURTLES STUDIO ALBUMS

It Ain’t Me Babe

Released 1965

It Ain’t Me Babe stands as the debut studio album by The Turtles. The album highlighted the vocal harmonies of Howard Kaylan and Mark Volman, along with the instrumental backing of Al Nichol on lead guitar, Jim Tucker on rhythm guitar, Chuck Portz on bass, and Don Murray on drums. Produced by Bones Howe, the album captures the spirit of the mid-60s folk-rock movement while hinting at the band’s potential for more adventurous musical explorations. It was released under the White Whale Records label and recorded in Los Angeles, California, throughout the first half of 1965.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Wanderin’ Kind” – 2:07
  2. “It Was a Very Good Year” – 1:59
  3. “Your Maw Said You Cried” – 1:44
  4. “Eve of Destruction” – 2:45
  5. “Glitter and Gold” – 2:09
  6. “Let Me Be” – 2:22
  7. “Let the Cold Winds Blow” – 2:20
  8. “It Ain’t Me Babe” – 2:12
  9. “A Walk in the Sun” – 2:15
  10. “Last Laugh” – 1:43
  11. “Love Minus Zero” – 2:53
  12. “Like a Rolling Stone” – 3:10

You Baby

Released 1966

You Baby marked The Turtles’ second studio album. The band lineup remained consistent with their debut album, featuring Howard Kaylan (lead vocals), Mark Volman (vocals, guitar), Al Nichol (lead guitar, keyboards, vocals), Jim Tucker (rhythm guitar), Chuck Portz (bass guitar), and Don Murray (drums). You Baby was produced by Bones Howe and released under the White Whale Records label, with recording sessions taking place in Los Angeles.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Flyin’ High” – 1:47
  2. “I Know That You’ll Be There” – 2:13
  3. “House of Pain” – 2:48
  4. “Just a Room” – 2:30
  5. “I Need Someone” – 2:23
  6. “Let Me Be” – 2:24
  7. “Down in Suburbia” – 4:09
  8. “Give Love a Trial” – 2:18
  9. “You Baby” – 2:17
  10. “Pall Bearing, Ball Bearing World” – 2:55
  11. “All My Problems” – 3:15
  12. “Almost There” – 2:15

Happy Together

Released 1967

Happy Together, The Turtles’ third studio album, is best known for its iconic title track, which became an anthem of the 1960s and remains one of the era’s most recognizable songs. The lineup for this album included Howard Kaylan (lead vocals), Mark Volman (vocals, guitar), Al Nichol (lead guitar, keyboards, vocals), Jim Tucker (rhythm guitar), Chuck Portz (bass guitar), and John Barbata (drums), who replaced Don Murray. The album was produced by Joe Wissert and released by White Whale Records, with the recording taking place in Los Angeles.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Makin’ My Mind Up” – 2:16
  2. “Guide for the Married Man” – 2:44
  3. “Think I’ll Run Away” – 2:31
  4. “The Walking Song” – 2:44
  5. “Me About You” – 2:32
  6. “Happy Together” – 2:56
  7. “She’d Rather Be with Me” – 2:21
  8. “Too Young to Be One” – 2:00
  9. “Person Without a Care” – 2:25
  10. “Like the Seasons” – 1:56
  11. “Rugs of Woods and Flowers” – 3:05

The Turtles Present the Battle of the Bands

Released 1968

The Turtles Present the Battle of the Bands is a concept album that showcases the band’s versatility and sense of humor. Each track is presented as if performed by different bands competing in a fictional battle of the bands, allowing The Turtles to explore various musical styles and personas. This creative approach resulted in a diverse and entertaining album, highlighted by the hit “Elenore.”The album features the core members Howard Kaylan, Mark Volman, Al Nichol, Jim Pons (who replaced Chuck Portz on bass), and John Barbata. Produced by Chip Douglas, the album was recorded in Los Angeles and released under the White Whale label.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “The Battle of the Bands” – 2:14
  2. “The Last Thing I Remember” – 2:55
  3. “Elenore” – 2:31
  4. “Too Much Heartsick Feeling” – 2:43
  5. “Oh, Daddy!” – 2:45
  6. “Buzzsaw” – 1:59
  7. “Surfer Dan” – 2:42
  8. “I’m Chief Kamanawanalea (We’re the Royal Macadamia Nuts)” – 1:34
  9. “You Showed Me” – 3:16
  10. “Food” – 2:40
  11. “Chicken Little Was Right” – 2:47
  12. “Earth Anthem” – 3:54

Turtle Soup

Released 1969

Turtle Soup, was The Turtles’ fifth studio album. This album saw the band lineup of Howard Kaylan, Mark Volman, Al Nichol, Jim Pons, and John Barbata, with the addition of John Seiter replacing Barbata on drums partway through recording. Produced by Ray Davies of The Kinks, this collaboration added a distinctive touch to the album’s sound. Turtle Soup was recorded in Los Angeles and released on the White Whale label.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Come Over” – 2:21
  2. “House on the Hill” – 2:54
  3. “She Always Leaves Me Laughing” – 2:46
  4. “How You Love Me” – 2:00
  5. “Torn Between Temptations” – 2:45
  6. “Love in the City” – 3:40
  7. “Bachelor Mother” – 2:38
  8. “John and Julie” – 3:05
  9. “Hot Little Hands” – 4:12
  10. “Somewhere Friday Night” – 3:20
  11. “Dance This Dance” – 3:33
  12. “You Don’t Have to Walk in the Rain” – 2:42

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