Association ,The ‎– Insight Out- 1967 Classic Rock (vinyl)

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Association ,The ‎– Insight Out- 1967 Classic Rock (vinyl)

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Insight Out is the third album by the American pop band The Association and was released in June 1967 on Warner Bros. Records.[1] It was the band's first album release for the Warner Brothers label and it became one of the top selling LPs of the year in America, peaking at number 8 on the Billboard Top LPs chart and being certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America in December 1967.[2][3][4] The album's success was largely attributable to the inclusion of the U.S. hits "Windy" and "Never My Love", which reached number 1 and number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart respectively and were among the most-played records on AM radio during the late 1960s.[3] However, the album was less successful outside of North America and failed to chart in the United Kingdom.[5]

Insight Out was the first Association album to feature guitarist and vocalist Larry Ramos, who joined the band just prior to the album recording sessions, as a replacement for departed lead guitarist Jules Alexander.[3] The album also saw The Association working with record producer and recording engineer Bones Howe for the first time. Howe, who had previously worked with The Mamas & the Papas and The Turtles, was brought in by the band's manager and Warner Bros. Records in an attempt to steer the group in a more commercial direction.[3] As a result of Howe's focus on obtaining a radio-friendly sound, The Association ceded much of the instrumental playing on Insight Out to a team of top L.A. session musicians, including drummer Hal Blaine, bassist Joe Osborn, keyboardist Larry Knechtel, guitarist Al Casey, and guitarist/sitarist Mike Deasy.[3] The group also elected to record some songs written by non-band members for Insight Out, in stark contrast to their previous album Renaissance, on which the band had written and performed all of their own music.[3][6]

Insight Out saw the band mixing their textured vocal harmonies with an eclectic blend of influences, including Baroque pop, folk rock, sunshine pop, psychedelia and even elements of garage punk.[3][7] Along with the hit singles "Windy" and "Never My Love", music critics Richie Unterberger and Bruce Eder have cited songs such as P. F. Sloan's reflective "On a Quiet Night", the Addrisi Brothers' "Happiness Is", and the band originals "We Love Us", "When Love Comes to Me", and "Requiem for the Masses" as standout tracks on the album.[3][7] The latter song in particular was an ambitious and somber piece written by multi-instrumentalist Terry Kirkman, featuring layered Latin vocals[3] and anti-war lyrics, which use the story of a matador dying alone in the bullring, miles away from his home, as an analogy for the plight of U.S. soldiers serving in the Vietnam War.[8][3] According to Kirkman, the idea for the song came to him while caught in a frightening snowstorm during a chartered flight to a concert in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Sleeve Condition (Out of 10) ~ 9 very light cover wear / sticker
Label Condition (Out of 10) ~ 10 
Vinyl Condition ~ (Out of 10) 
Side 1- 10
side 2 -10
BIN # 139 amazing shape !

Label:Warner Bros. Records ‎– WS 1696
Format:Vinyl, LP
Country:Canada
Released:08 Jun 1967
Genre:Rock

Tracklist

A1 Wasn't It A Bit Like Now (Parallel '23) 3:29
A2 On A Quiet Night 3:19
A3 We Love Us 2:23
A4 When Love Comes To Me 2:43
A5 Windy 2:49
A6 Reputation 2:36
B1 Never My Love 3:07
B2 Happiness Is 2:11
B3 Sometime 2:35
B4 Wantin' Ain't Gettin' 2:15
B5 Requiem For The Masses 4:06

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