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1967 (album)

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1967
📅 Released30 March 2015
⏳ Length46:43
🏷️ LabelMint 400 Records
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1967 is a compilation album released by the Mint 400 Records label. It is the label's sixth compilation, and features songs that were written or made popular in the year 1967.

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The fourteen-track album was released by Mint 400 Records for free on 30 March 2015, and showcases the Duke of Norfolk, Fairmont, Fawn and Rabbit, Jack Skuller, the Maravines, Moscow Centre, Murzik, the One & Nines, Netorare Fan Club, Tri-State and Zach Uncles.[1][2] In a Pirate! press release, the staff writer notes "the majority of bands on Mint 400 Records have a strong 60's influence and 1967 seemed like the year that was most important."[3] The album contains songs that were written or recorded during 1967, the second compilation from Mint 400 Records which features music from that era, the previous being the Beach Boys' Pet Sounds compilation.[4]

For Jersey Beat, editor Jim Testa writes "it's nearly impossible to cover some of the most familiar songs from that era without verging on karaoke, and sometimes artists can go too far in reinventing or reinterpreting classic rock tunes. But when it works, it can be magical, as with Fairmont's take on the Kinks' "Waterloo Sunset" or Netorare Fan Club's electro-pop version of "I Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You," [or] Jack Skuller's "bluesy, sexy delivery of the Doors' "Love Me Two Times."[1] On recording for the compilation, Jack Skuller explains "I have always been drawn to the dark and deep yet simplistic poetry of the Doors. I collaborated with Neil Sabatino on the arrangement. My goal when recording "Love Me Two Times" was to explore the blues element in the Doors' writing."[3] For his cover of "The Song Of Seeonee," a song removed from Disney's animated film The Jungle Book because it was deemed "too dark," Adam Howard of the Duke of Norfolk says "it may at first seem incongruous to throw a Disney song in the mix with bunch of influential 60's rock but, considering the influence of the music of Disney's films, I think it’s actually quite fitting."[4][3]

Summarizing the compilation in a review for The Pop Break, columnist Shannon Moore concludes "depending on where the listener stands it could be considered either blasphemy to touch these tracks, or beating a dead horse who never had much life to begin with," and further adds "while not every moment on 1967 is perfect, each artist puts their respective covers through a unique prism, making for some imaginative and enjoyable results."[4]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)ArtistLength
1."Let's Spend the Night Together"The Rolling StonesThe One & Nines3:50
2."Arnold Layne"Pink FloydFawn and Rabbit2:38
3."Carrie Anne"The HolliesTri-State3:12
4."To Love Somebody"Bee GeesFairmont2:56
5."Love Me Two Times"The DoorsJack Skuller3:32
6."You Ain't Goin' Nowhere"The ByrdsThe Maravines3:20
7."The Song of Seeonee" (from The Jungle Book)Terry GilkysonThe Duke of Norfolk3:29
8."I Go to Sleep"The ApplejacksMoscow Centre3:17
9."I'll Be Your Mirror"The Velvet Underground, NicoMurzik2:52
10."Can't Take My Eyes Off You"Frankie ValliNetorare Fan Club3:35
11."The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game"The MarvelettesThe One & Nines3:15
12."Bummer in the Summer"LoveZach Uncles2:42
13."Waterloo Sunset"The KinksFairmont2:20
14."I Think We're Alone Now"Tommy James and the ShondellsMurzik5:38
Total length:46:43

See also[edit]

  • 1967 in music

References[edit]

Citations
Bibliography
  • Moore, Shannon (3 April 2015), "Mint 400 Records Presents 1967", The Pop Break, retrieved 21 December 2018
  • Testa, Jim (2015), "New From Mint 400", Jersey Beat, retrieved 21 December 2018
  • Garrett, Brie (16 March 2015), "Jack Skuller On His Love For Music And What's Next", Teenplicity, retrieved 21 December 2018
  • Pirate! Staff (31 March 2015), "Mint 400 Records Presents 1967", Pirate!, retrieved 21 December 2018