Paul Revere & the Raiders

Greatest Hits, Vol. 2

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The Raiders' second hits collection, covering the years 1967-1970, was not as hit-filled as their first. One reason for this was the curious omission of the Top Ten hit "Him or Me -- What's It Gonna Be?," and which had been left off the first collection, too. Also missing was "Peace of Mind," which had made the Top 40 on some charts. In their place were an album track -- "The Boys in the Band" (which served the same autobiographical function that "Legend of Paul Revere" had on the first hits album) -- and a B-side, "Do Unto Others." But this set featured all of the band's remaining chart singles from the period, including six Top 40 hits -- "I Had a Dream," "Mr. Sun, Mr. Moon," "Too Much Talk," "Let Me!," "Don't Take It So Hard," and "We Gotta All Get Together" (which again, was Top 40 on some charts, not on others). "Cinderella Sunshine," "Just Seventeen," and "Gone Movin' On" also had been chart entries. Crafted as singles, these tracks suggested a harder rock sound than The Raiders had pursued otherwise during the period. But they also made for the band's most consistent album since the first Greatest Hits set. Ironically, following this album's release, The Raiders scored their biggest hit ever with "Indian Reservation."

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