SRC

Lost Masters

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Consisting of an amalgam of leftover and unreleased material recorded after leaving Capitol, and both early and late non-album singles, this compilation will be of interest for ardent SRC followers, but is not an advisable introduction. The psychedelia, '70s rock, and soul/R&B do not sit too easily together, which is not surprising either as this set is intentionally and odds and ends package. And as that, it works extremely well. "After Your Heart," "Gypsy Eyes," "Love Is Here Now," "Cry of the Lonely," and the moody instrumental "Valerie" could have quite easily fit on Milestones and indeed are comparable to any of their best releases. A more commercial soul sound was adopted a little later, and in working with Motown producers, a horn section, and female backing vocalists Scott Richardson attempted to emulate his black brethren. Material performed in this manner includes covers of the Animals' "I'm Crying," Holland-Dozier-Holland's "Heatwave," and heroes the Pretty Things' "Out in the Night," which while playable are not a match of earlier efforts. Of more interest from this era are "Evil," (SRC parodying Howlin' Wolf) and a number of laid-back numbers, such as "No Rules in Love" that hint at how they would of sounded if they continued in a more soft rock vein. All in all a very good album of perhaps Detroit's best and yet least recognized '60s band. After buying the re-releases of the originals, this is the next step to complete the picture.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1
SRC
3:26
2
SRC
4:11
3
SRC
3:43
4
SRC
5:00
5
SRC
2:57
6
SRC
2:46
7
SRC
3:14
8
SRC
3:36
9
SRC
3:59
10
SRC
3:13
11
SRC
2:54
12
SRC
3:54
13
SRC
2:33
14
SRC
3:08
15
SRC
3:26
16
SRC
2:29
17
SRC
4:04
18
SRC
4:35
19
SRC
3:04
20
SRC
3:50
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