The Legend Ritchie Havens, His Top Five Albums – ‘Richard P. Havens, 1983′ LP [VIDEOS]
A confusing title no doubt for this concept album released in 1969, however: 'Richard P. Havens, 1983' was pretty well received. The album reached #80 on the pop chart.
'Richard P. Havens - 1983' is a double-LP that consists of five live recordings from 1968 and the remainder studio delights.
The album was out of the norm for Richie, instead of the minimal backup singers he would normally use, this go 'round Richie had more than 20 musicians on board a hand full of unusual instruments, i.e., steel guitar and sitar, there was even some organ used.
The session musicians included Stephen Stills on bass and Bruce Langhorne on guitar (Langhorne was the inspiration for Dylan's "Mr. Tamborine Man").
'Richard P. Havens, 1963' was Richie's debut as a co- producer on one of his albums too.
'Richard P. Havens, 1983 CD Track List:
- "Stop Pulling and Pushing Me"
- "For Haven's Sake"
- "Strawberry Fields Forever"
- What More Can I Say John?"
- "I Pity The Poor Immigrant"
- "Lady Madonna"
- "Indian Rope man"
- "Just Above My Hobby Horse's Head"
- "She's Leaving Home"
- "Putting out the Vibration and Hoping It Comes Home"
- "The Parable of Ramon" (live)
- "With a Little Help From My Friends" (live)
- "Wear Your Love Like Heaven" (live)
- "Run, Shaker Life" (live)
- "Do You Feel Good" (live)
- "Handsome Johnny"
- "No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed"
'Richard P. Havens' is available on CD, LP and MP3.
Click on each album for a direct link or the tabs at the bottom of each page.
Richie performing, "Strawberry Fields Forever":