Phoenix (Grand Funk Railroad album)

Phoenix is the sixth studio album by the rock band Grand Funk Railroad. It was released on September 15, 1972 on Capitol Records. The album was produced by Grand Funk and marks the band's first album not produced by Terry Knight. "Rock & Roll Soul" was released as a single and went to #29 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1972.[1]

Phoenix
Phoenix cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 15, 1972
Recorded1972, Sound Shop Studio, Nashville, TN.
GenreHard rock
Length41:12
LabelCapitol
ProducerGrand Funk Railroad
Grand Funk Railroad chronology
E Pluribus Funk
(1971)
Phoenix
(1972)
We're an American Band
(1973)
Singles from Phoenix
  1. "Rock & Roll Soul"/"Flight of the Phoenix"
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2/5 stars link
Christgau's Record GuideC–[2]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars [1]

Track listingEdit

All songs written by Mark Farner.

Side one
  1. "Flight of the Phoenix" – 3:38
  2. "Trying to Get Away" – 4:11
  3. "Someone" – 4:04
  4. "She Got to Move Me" – 4:48
  5. "Rain Keeps Fallin'" – 3:25
Side two
  1. "I Just Gotta Know" – 3:52
  2. "So You Won't Have to Die" – 3:21
  3. "Freedom Is for Children" – 6:06
  4. "Gotta Find Me a Better Day" – 4:07
  5. "Rock 'N Roll Soul" – 3:40

Bonus track (CD release)Edit

  1. "Flight of the Phoenix" (Remix with extended ending) – 5:22

PersonnelEdit

Guest musicians

ChartsEdit

Album

Year Chart Peak Position
1972 Billboard 200 7[4]
Australia 13[5]
Canada 12[6]
Norway 20[7]

Singles

Year Single Chart Position
1972 "Rock 'n' Roll Soul" Billboard Hot 100 29
Canada 37

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Grand Funk Railroad, "Rock & Roll Soul" Chart Position Retrieved March 24, 2015
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: G". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved February 24, 2019 – via robertchristgau.com.
  3. ^ https://www.discogs.com/it/Grand-Funk-Phoenix/release/5664223
  4. ^ Grand Funk Railroad, Phoenix US Chart Position Retrieved March 24, 2015
  5. ^ Grand Funk Railroad, Phoenix Australian Chart Position Retrieved March 24, 2015
  6. ^ Grand Funk Railroad, Phoenix Canadian Chart Position Archived 2016-08-17 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved March 24, 2015
  7. ^ Grand Funk Railroad, Phoenix Norwegian Chart Position Retrieved March 24, 2015