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Learn more about Phoenix (Bonus Tracks):

Format: CD
Sku: 60580345
UPC: 724354172328
UPC 14: 00724354172328
Release Date: 11/19/2002
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Flight Of The Phoenix ~ Grand Funk Railroad
2. Trying To Get Away ~ Grand Funk Railroad
3. Someone ~ Grand Funk Railroad
4. She Got To Move Me ~ Grand Funk Railroad
5. Rain Keeps Fallin' ~ Grand Funk Railroad
6. I Just Gotta Know ~ Grand Funk Railroad
7. So You Won't Have To Die ~ Grand Funk Railroad
8. Freedom Is For Children ~ Grand Funk Railroad
9. Gotta Find Me A Better Day ~ Grand Funk Railroad
10. Rock 'N' Roll Soul ~ Grand Funk Railroad
11. Flight Of The Phoenix - (2002 Remix With Extended Ending, previously unreleased, bonus track) ~ Grand Funk Railroad

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Grand Funk Railroad: Mark Farner (vocals, guitar, harmonica, organ); Don Brewer (vocals, drums, congas, percussion); Mel Schacher (bass).
Muze PNote Additional personnel: Doug Kershaw (electric fiddle); Craig Frost (piano, Clavinet, harpsichord, organ).
Muze PNote Recorded at Sound Shop, Nashville, Tennessee. Originally released on Capitol (11099). Includes liner notes by Steve Roeser.
Muze PNote All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Muze PNote Personnel: Mark Farner (vocals, guitar, harmonica, organ); Don Brewer (vocals, drums, congas, percussion); Craig Frost (piano, harpsichord, Clavinet, organ).
Muze PNote Audio Mixer: Jimmy Hoyson.
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Steve Roeser.
Muze PNote Recording information: Sound Shop, Nashville, TN (07/24/1972-07/28/1972).
Muze PNote Illustrator: Joe Garnett.
Muze PNote Photographer: Lorrie Sullivan.
Muze PNote Unknown Contributor Roles: Yasuhito Kitai; Kuni Takeuchi.
Muze PNote Having scored four consecutive Top Ten albums in the previous two years, Grand Funk Railroad may not have seemed to casual observers like a band who needed to rise phoenix-like from the ashes, but the title of the band's seventh album referred to its re-emergence after a litigious split from manager/producer Terry Knight. Now, they were producing themselves, and they added organist Craig Frost, credited here as a sideman, though he went on to join the band formally. The biggest change, however, was a musical maturity. After releasing five studio albums in a little over two years, Grand Funk waited more than a year before releasing Phoenix, and in that time they managed to come up with more variety than they had displayed before. "Someone," for example, was a surprisingly gentle ballad, and "Rain Keeps Fallin'" was stronger melodically than most of songwriter Mark Farner's previous efforts. Unlike earlier albums, Phoenix didn't seem like one rudimentary rocker after another, which made it Grand Funk's most listenable album so far. And that's not to say it didn't rock, as the leadoff instrumental, "Flight of the Phoenix," and the Top 40 hit that closed the set, "Rock 'n Roll Soul," demonstrated. Unfortunately, Farner's lyrical abilities had not increased, while his self-importance had. "I Just Gotta Know," "So You Won't Have to Die," and "Freedom Is for Children" all contained political exhortations expressed in simple-minded terms, the worst being "So You Won't Have to Die," in which Farner, later to become a Christian artist, claimed Jesus had spoken to him on the subject of overpopulation. After such cringe-inducing foolishness, the band's return to rocking with "Rock 'n Roll Soul" could only be welcomed. ~ William Ruhlmann

Producer: Grand Funk Railroad; David K. Tedds; Grand Funk; Shannon Ward; Bryan Kelley; David K. Tedds (Reissue)

Engineer: Steve Graf; Gene Eichelberger

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Best Of 70's Supergroups
Muze Music Compilations Now: Classic Rock
Muze Music Compilations Icon:classic Rock

Associated Artists and Works

Grand Funk
We're an American Band [Bonus Tracks] [Remaster] ~ Grand Funk

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 11/19/2002
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1972
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 41723
Music Label Name Label : Capitol
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 : 00724354172328

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