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Greatest Hits and Rare Classics


Download links and information about Greatest Hits and Rare Classics by Rare Earth. This album was released in 1991 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Rock, Pop genres. It contains 20 tracks with total duration of 01:10:04 minutes.

Artist: Rare Earth
Release date: 1991
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Rock, Pop
Tracks: 20
Duration: 01:10:04
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No. Title Length
1. Get Ready (Single Version) 2:46
2. Generation (Light Up the Sky) [Single Version] 2:44
3. (I Know) I'm Losing You (Single Version) 3:36
4. When Joanie Smiles 2:52
5. Born To Wander 3:19
6. Here Comes the Night 3:24
7. I Just Want To Celebrate 3:36
8. Love Shines Down (Single Version) 3:37
9. Good Time Sally 2:53
10. Hey Big Brother (Single Version) 4:43
11. We're Gonna Have a Good Time 3:24
12. Big John Is My Name 4:17
13. Chained (Single Version) 2:48
14. Warm Ride 2:57
15. I Can Feel My Love Risin' 2:55
16. Keepin' Me Out of the Storm 4:16
17. It Makes You Happy (But It Ain't Gonna Last Too Long) [Single Version] 3:10
18. Midnight Lady (Single Version) 3:29
19. Hum Along and Dance (Single Version) 4:04
20. Fresh From the Can (Single Version) 5:14



The first white act signed to Motown Records (Barry Gordy named an entire new label after them), Rare Earth came out of Detroit in the late '60s and was one of the funkiest, most soulful groups around, regardless of the members' skin tone. Rare Earth had a half-dozen Top Ten hits in the early '70s and is probably best known for its raucous covers of The Temptations' "Get Ready" and "(I Know) I'm Losing You," plus its original party-starting anthem "I Just Want to Celebrate." With an abundance of wah-wah guitars, wily organ riffs, thick bass lines, and potent vocals from lead singer/drummer Peter Rivera, Rare Earth was on the same page as acts like MC5 and War, fusing hard rock, sweaty soul, and psychedelic freakiness. The band has recorded a dozen albums over the years with about a dozen different lineups and still performs occasionally, though this compilation focuses on its earlier heyday. It should be noted that the big hits here are all "singles versions" (i.e. shorter than the original album cuts), but they still sound fantastic. Don't miss "Hey Big Brother," the Marvin Gaye cover "Chained," or the Bee Gees collabo "Warm Ride."