Back to work today? Take your mind off the daily grind and enjoy a great soundtrack, with this week’s surprise premiere digital release of the entire Columbia Records discography of Paul Revere & The Raiders.
Previously only officially represented through several compilations, including the band’s entry in Legacy Recordings’ Essential series and 2010’s triple-disc Complete Columbia Singles (originally released on the Collector’s Choice label), fans can now stream and download the baker’s dozen of LPs the group cut for Columbia, from 1965’s Here They Come! to 1972’s Country Wine, featuring hits like “Kicks,” “Hungry,” “Him or Me – What’s It Gonna Be?” and “Indian Reservation.”
As an added bonus, several of the discs feature bonus cuts – notably Country Wine…Plus, the band’s final Columbia album expanded with a host of non-LP material and released on the Raven label in 2011 – and the group’s double-disc rarities compilation Mojo Workout, released in 2000 on Sundazed Records, also makes its digital debut. With this much killer ’60s garage rock, it would be fairly accurate to say that kicks are not nearly as hard to find as they previously were.
We’ve had some intermittent trouble tracking down links for every title, but below we’ve collated all that we can gather of these albums on iTunes, Amazon and Spotify for your listening pleasure!