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Format: CD
Sku: 63822408
UPC: 724354284427
UPC 14: 00724354284427
Release Date: 10/23/2007
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Wells Fargo ~ Babe Ruth
2. Mexican, The ~ Babe Ruth
3. For a Few Dollars More ~ Babe Ruth
4. Joker ~ Babe Ruth
5. Dancer ~ Babe Ruth
6. Duchess of Orleans, The ~ Babe Ruth
7. If Heaven's on Beauty's Side ~ Babe Ruth
8. Lady ~ Babe Ruth
9. Doctor Love ~ Babe Ruth
10. Gimme Some Leg ~ Babe Ruth
11. Jack O'Lantern ~ Babe Ruth
12. Amar Caballero (Sin Ton Nit Son): El Caballero de la Reina Isabella ~ Babe Ruth
13. Broken Cloud ~ Babe Ruth
14. Fistful of Dollars ~ Babe Ruth
15. Black Dog ~ Babe Ruth
16. We Are Holding On ~ Babe Ruth

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote This best of collection by '70s prog hard rockers Babe Ruth includes 16 tracks and features "Wells Fargo," "Mexican," and "Doctor Love."
Muze PNote Personnel: Alan Shacklock (vocals, guitar, Mellotron, Moog synthesizer); Janita Haan (vocals); Steve Gregory (flute, tenor saxophone); Brent Carter (tenor saxophone); Bud Beadle (baritone saxophone); Ron Carthy (trumpet); Ray Harris (flugelhorn); Dave Punshon (grand piano, electric piano); Chris Holmes (Fender Rhodes piano); Steve Girl (harmonium, keyboards); David Hewitt (electric bass); Dick Powell, Ed Spevock (drums, percussion); Angelito Perez (congas, cowbells, timbales); Gaspar Lawal (congas, percussion).
Muze PNote Audio Mixer: David Tickle.
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Alan Shacklock.
Muze PNote Recording information: EMI Abbey Road Studios, London, England (06/1972-??/1975); Lansdown & Chappell Studios, London, England (06/1972-??/1975).
Muze PNote Photographer: Gered Mankowitz.
Muze PNote Arranger: Llobet.
Muze PNote Grand Slam is a worthwhile compilation made up of tracks from Babe Ruth's first three albums, which represent the band's best material. All the tunes on this hits package showcase Babe Ruth's energetic, hard-rockin' progressive style, with a dynamic tinge of free-flowing jazz fusion that evolves from Steve Gregory's tenor sax and flute playing. The set takes seven tracks from 1974's Amar Caballero album, five from their debut, and four from 1975's self-titled album, spotlighting Janita Hahn's burly but emphatic vocals. Even though Alan Shacklock's Mellotron and Hammond organ give the music a certain progressive flair, it's actually the commingling of the guitars and percussion work that gives the bulk of the songs their edginess and rock depth. Cuts such as "The Mexican," "Doctor Love," and "Broken Cloud" are some of the band's sharpest, while the flitting and wavering of the trumpet, flgelhorn, and even the violin add some appreciated brilliance to some of the heavier pieces. The tracks from the Babe Ruth album, especially "Jack O'Lantern" and "Fistful of Dollars," show a casual drift toward a rockier future, which was confirmed on later (and weaker) releases like Stealin' Home and Kids Stuff from the mid-'70s. Although First Base makes for a solid listen, Grand Slam is the most opportune route to experience the best part of Babe Ruth's jazz-infused rock at one sitting. ~ Mike DeGagne

Producer: Nick Mobbs; Alan Shacklock; Steve Rowland

Engineer: Chris Lawson; David Tickle; Kete Go; John Iles; Ashley Howe; Tony Clark

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Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 02/16/2004
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1995
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 5428442
Music Label Name Label : EMI Music Distribution
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00724354284427

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Babe Ruth
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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