|Greatest hits album by
|June 24, 1968
|September 1965 – March 1968
|The Rascals, Arif Mardin, Tom Dowd
|The Rascals chronology
Time Peace: The Rascals' Greatest Hits is a greatest hits album from the Rascals, released on June 24, 1968. It reached number one on the Billboard Pop Albums chart by September 1968. It also topped the Cash Box albums chart with a run in the Top 10 for 20 consecutive weeks
The album is the only such compilation released during the group's active career. Although billed to their later name, most of the material came from when the group was known as the Young Rascals. It contains all their singles through 1968's earlier "A Beautiful Morning", as well as some of their R&B treatments from early in their career.
Time Peace was reissued on CD by Atlantic Records in 1990, but subsequently went out of print. It was then reissued as part of the 2003 limited edition Rhino Handmade 6-CD collection All I Really Need: The Atlantic Recordings 1965-1971, which is also now out of print.
Packaging consisted of a gatefold album cover with front and back consisting of dot-based newspaper cartoon-style drawing of the four group members, with song titles in speech balloons; the interior gave complete song credits on one side, and an ensemble photograph on the other side whose artsy nature and 1968-style dress, together with the album's punning title, foretold the thematic and artistic direction the group was about to undertake.
|The Rolling Stone Record Guide
Time Peace was the group's most commercially successful album, reaching number one on the Billboard Pop Albums chart by September 1968. It also topped the Cash Box albums chart with a run in the Top 10 for 20 consecutive weeks. Moreover, showing the group's white soul label was well earned, Time Peace also reached number four on the Billboard Black Albums chart. It was RIAA-certified as a gold record on September 4, 1968.[ citation needed ]
Music critic Robert Christgau regarded the album as representative of New York City's rock music at the time,and later included it in his "Basic Record Library" of 1950s and 1960s recordings, published in Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies (1981).
|Billboard Pop Albums (Billboard 200)
US-Gold (500,000 copies sold).
The Rascals is an American rock band, formed in Garfield, New Jersey, United States, in 1965.
Edward Brigati Jr. is an American singer and songwriter. He was the co-lead singer, along with Felix Cavaliere, and percussionist in the rock group The Young Rascals from 1964 to 1970.
Felix Cavaliere is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and musician, best known for being the lead singer and keyboard player for The Young Rascals.
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"How Can I Be Sure" is a popular song written by Felix Cavaliere and Eddie Brigati, and originally recorded by the Young Rascals for their 1967 album Groovin' with a single release in August 1967 affording the group their fourth Top 10 hit peaking at #4.
"Groovin" is a single released in 1967 by American rock band the Young Rascals that became a number-one hit and one of the group's signature songs. It has been covered by many artists, including the Young Rascals themselves in other languages. A slightly different version was later released on their third studio album, Groovin'.
"People Got to Be Free" is a song released in 1968 by The Rascals, written by Felix Cavaliere and Eddie Brigati and featuring a lead vocal from Cavaliere.
"Good Lovin'" is a song written by Rudy Clark and Arthur Resnick that was a #1 hit single for the Young Rascals in 1966.
Once Upon a Dream is the fourth studio album by rock band The Rascals, released February 19, 1968. The album rose to number 9 on the Billboard Top LPs chart and number 7 on the R&B chart.
David Brigati is an American singer. He is sometimes known as "the fifth Rascal".
"A Beautiful Morning" is a song written by Felix Cavaliere and Eddie Brigati and recorded by the Rascals. Coming out in early 1968, it was the group's first track released under that name rather than the name the Young Rascals. The single was one of the earliest released in stereo, as 7-inch singles generally were in mono. Together with the Doors "Hello, I Love You", it's credited with changing the industry standard of singles.
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.
Groovin' is the third album by rock band The Young Rascals. The album was released on July 31, 1967 and rose to #5 on the Billboard Top LPs chart and number 7 on the R&B chart. Eight of the songs were released on singles with the title track reaching number 1 on the Pop chart in the U.S.
See is the sixth studio album by rock band The Rascals, released on December 15, 1969. It peaked at number 45 on the Billboard 200. Three singles were released from the album although the third one was "I Believe" b/w "Hold On".
Search and Nearness is the seventh studio album by rock band the Rascals, released on March 1, 1971. It was the last album featuring Eddie Brigati and Gene Cornish as well as the group's last album released on Atlantic Records.
Lulu is a 1973 album by Scottish singer Lulu. It was her first album on Chelsea Records. Produced by American songwriter Wes Farrell, the lead single was "Make Believe World". It also included covers of "Groovin'", "Do Right Woman, Do Right Man" and David Cassidy's "Could it Be Forever". The album failed to chart, although Lulu came back to prominence a few months later with the release of the hit single "The Man Who Sold the World". The single reached No.3 in the UK and became one of the singer's biggest hits, but was not included on this album. Although the album met with little chart success, reviews were good, with Allmusic retrospectively calling it "top class".
Gene Cornish is a Canadian/American guitarist and harmonica player. He is an original member of the popular 1960s blue-eyed soul band The Young Rascals. From 1965 to 1970, the band recorded eight albums and had thirteen singles that reached Billboard's Top 40 chart. In 1997, as a founding member of The Rascals, Cornish was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
"I Ain't Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore" is a song written by Pam Sawyer and Laurie Burton in 1965, originally envisioned to be recorded by a British Invasion artist, the song was extremely well liked by American rock group The Young Rascals. They subsequently recorded the song and released it as their debut single in November 1965 through Atlantic Records. Though only a marginal hit, reaching number 52 on the Billboard Hot 100, it largely established the band on the American music scene. It has since been included by several albums by the band, including their eponymous debut album, and several compilation albums, including Time Peace: The Rascals' Greatest Hits, on which it was the opening track.
The Very Best of The Rascals is a compilation album from The Rascals released on July 20, 1993 by Rhino/Atlantic. This compilation contains nearly all of their Atlantic singles, in chronological order, released from 1965 through 1970. The first nine singles are performed by The Young Rascals, while the last seven tracks are credited to The Rascals.
"I've Been Lonely Too Long" is a song written by Felix Cavaliere and Eddie Brigati and performed by The Young Rascals. Released as a single in 1967, it reached #7 in Canada, while in the U.S. it reached #16 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, #17 on the Cashbox Top 100 chart, and #33 on the Hot R&B Singles chart. It was also featured on their 1967 album Collections, where the title is given as "Lonely Too Long".