Offered for sale is a scarce 2 LP compilation by the Grass Roots called Golden Disk, issued only in Japan.
About this copy: This album is a 2 record greatest hits package by the Grass Roots called Golden Disk. The album was released only in Japan in 1972, and includes the following songs:
Where Were You When I Needed You
Let’s Live for Today
Things I Should Have SaidWake Up, Wake Up
Melody for You
The River is Wide
The Days of Pearly Spencer
Fly Me to Havana
Wait a Million Years
Walking Through the Country
Out of This World
Something’s Comin’ Over Me
I’m Livin’ For You Girl
Baby Hold On
I Can Turn Off the Rain
Come On and Say It
Sooner or Later
Two Divided By Love
All of their Top 40 hits are here except for their last one – “The Runway.”
The textured, cloth-covered cover is VG+, with a small stain on the back. The obi is in good condition. It’s all there, but has a repaired tear and some wrinkles. The “hojyuhyo”, or reorder tag, is still attached.
The two discs are M- and appear to have had very little play. A lyric booklet is enclosed.
A nice copy of a scarce LP.
Background: The Grass Roots are best remembered for their hit singles, rather than their albums, and they did have a lot of hit singles. Between 1966 and 1972, they put 15 songs in the American Top 40, and managed to get three into the Top 10.
Many of their hits were written by P.F. Sloan and Steve Barri, who were in-house songwriters for Dunhill Records, the band’s American label.
While their hits were terrific, their albums were a bit uneven, as the non-single tracks simply weren’t as good as the hits.