Throughout the early to the mid-'60s, the nucleus of Paul Revere & The Raiders consisted of the Northwest rockers Paul Revere, Mark Lindsay, Drake Levin, Mike Smith and Phil Volk. As the band moved to the Los Angeles area, they soon connected with the legendary producer Terry Melcher and went on to record a stellar number of garage band rock classics in a very short time.
With their first successful singles like "Louie, Louie," "Just Like Me" and "Steppin’ Out," all hitting the airwaves at the same time, Dick Clark recognized their talent and soon had the band host the classic daytime rock and roll show Where The Action Is, which made them more successful concert performers and album selling artists.
Over the next few years, a huge number of hit singles, top charting albums, concert tours and international television appearances transformed Paul Revere & The Raiders into a very influential band along the lines of contemporaries like The Byrds and The Rolling Stones. To this day folks like David Bowie, Joan Jett, Sammy Hagar, The Sex Pistols, The Flamin’ Groovies and The Monkees have all gone on to record Paul Revere & The Raiders songs. Columbia Records knew the importance of this entity then and soon honored their favorite sons with their own best of album aptly titled Paul Revere & The Raiders Greatest Hits.
The 11-song platinum plus album consisted of their biggest chart pop singles like the aforementioned "Steppin’ Out" and "Just Like Me," plus later '60s smashes like "Hungry," "Good Thing" and "The Legend Of Paul Revere." The historic collection also offered some of their finest psychedelic tracks like "Kicks," "Ups and Downs" and "The Great Airplane Strike."
In an effort to continually offer consummate music lovers with the greatest rock recordings of all time, Friday Music proudly presents for the first time ever on 180g audiophile vinyl, the 45th Anniversary Edition of Paul Revere & The Raiders Greatest Hits. Impeccably mastered from the original Columbia Records tapes by Joe Reagoso (The Byrds, The Monkees, Elvis Presley) at Friday Music Studios with Kevin Gray, Paul Revere & The Raiders Greatest Hits also begins the first release in the extensive Paul Revere & The Raiders/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series.
In addition to the brilliant rock and roll classic contained on this stunning release, to celebrate this limited edition album, Friday Music is also including a first time gatefold cover which features the original artwork from the 1967 LP, as well as the very groovy photos from the rare booklet that was once included with the 1967 first edition release. They are also including a poly lined sleeve to protect your vinyl and a poly bag to keep your album cover in mint condition.