Vintage: The Very Best of Moby Grape

Vintage: The Very Best of Moby Grape is a retrospective collection of Moby Grape songs, many previously unreleased, originally issued in 1993 as part of Columbia Records' "Rock Artifacts" series. Included in the collection was the entire eponymous first album of the group, generally considered to be one of the most important albums of its era.[4] Noted rock critic David Fricke wrote the liner notes to the compilation.[5]

Vintage: The Very Best of Moby Grape
Greatest hits album by
ReleasedMay 11, 1993
Recorded1967-1969
GenrePsychedelic rock, folk rock
Length133:33
LabelColumbia, Legacy
ProducerBob Johnston
Moby Grape chronology
Legendary Grape
(1990)
Vintage: The Very Best of Moby Grape
(1993)
Crosstalk: The Best of Moby Grape
(2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Robert ChristgauB+[2]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music5/5 stars[3]

Track listingEdit

Disc OneEdit

  1. "Hey Grandma" (Miller, Stevenson) 2:45
  2. "Mr. Blues" (Mosley) 2:00
  3. "Fall on You" (Lewis) 2:50
  4. 8:05 (Miller, Stevenson) 2:33
  5. "Come in the Morning" (Mosley) 2:17
  6. "Omaha" (Spence) 2:45
  7. "Naked, If I Want To" (Miller) :57
  8. Rounder [instrumental] (Spence) 2:03
  9. "Someday" (Miller, Spence, Stevenson) 3:31
  10. "Ain't No Use" (Miller, Stevenson) 1:40
  11. "Sitting by the Window" (Lewis) 2:47
  12. "Changes" (Miller, Stevenson) 3:24
  13. "Lazy Me" (Mosley) 1:47
  14. "Indifference" (Spence) 4:15
  15. "Looper" [Audition Version] (Lewis) 2:39
  16. "Sweet Ride" (Lewis, Miller, Mosley, Spence, Stevenson) 3:12
  17. "Bitter Wind" [Alternate Version] (Mosley) 2:39
  18. "The Place and the Time" [Alternate Version] (Miller, Stevenson)
  19. "Rounder" [live at the Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco - March 22, 1968][6] (Spence) 2:02
  20. "Miller's Blues" [live at the Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco - March 22, 1968] (Miller) 6:07
  21. "Changes" [live at the Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco - March 22, 1968] (Miller, Stevenson) 4:20
  22. "Hey Grandma" [mono single version] (Miller, Stevenson) 2:32
  23. "Omaha" [mono single version] (Spence) 2:23
  24. "Big" (Miller, Stevenson) 4:44

Disc TwoEdit

  1. "Skip's Song" [demo version] (Spence) 3:24
  2. "You Can Do Anything" [demo version] (Spence) 2:50
  3. "Murder in My Heart for the Judge" (Miller, Stevenson) 2:59
  4. "Bitter Wind" (Mosley) 3:07
  5. "Can't Be So Bad" (Miller, Stevenson) 3:26
  6. "Just Like Gene Autry: A Foxtrot" (Spence) 2:56 With Lou Waxman and His Orchestra
  7. "He" (Lewis) 3:37
  8. "Motorcycle Irene" (Spence) 2:25
  9. "Funky-Tunk" (Spence) 2:13
  10. "Rose Colored Eyes" (Mosley) 4:20
  11. "If You Can't Learn From My Mistakes" [Peter Lewis Solo Version] )(Lewis) 1:26
  12. "Ooh Mama Ooh" (Miller, Stevenson) 2:28
  13. "Ain't That a Shame" (Lewis, Miller, Stevenson) 2:30
  14. "Trucking Man" (Mosley) 2:02
  15. "Captain Nemo" (Miller, Stevenson) 1:46
  16. "What's to Choose" (Lewis) 1:57
  17. "Going Nowhere" (Miller, Stevenson) 2:04
  18. "I Am Not Willing" (Lewis) 3:00
  19. "It's a Beautiful Day Today" (Mosley) 3:07
  20. "Right Before My Eyes" (Lewis) 2:05
  21. "Truly Fine Citizen" (Dell'Ara)[7] 1:49
  22. "Hoochie" (Mosley) 4:25
  23. "Soul Stew" (Mosley) 2:20
  24. "Seeing" (Spence) 8:06*
  • Following a few seconds of silence there are two hidden tracks on Disc Two. One is an out-take from the recording sessions of "Just Like Gene Autry: A Foxtrot" where Arthur Godfrey records his spoken introduction to the song. The second is an original radio advertisement for the album Truly Fine Citizen.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Village Voice review
  3. ^ Larkin, Colin (2007). Encyclopedia of Popular Music (5th ed.). Omnibus Press. ISBN 978-0857125958.
  4. ^ See Moby Grape (album).
  5. ^ See David Fricke.
  6. ^ These 3 songs are also available on Wolfgang's Vault [1]
  7. ^ Miller and Stevenson credited their songs on Truly Fine Citizen to the band's road manager, Tom Dell'Ara, during the course of an ongoing royalty dispute with then manager Matthew Katz.