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The Rascals: Essentials
As singers, songwriters and instrumentalists, The Rascals were the equal of virtually any band that emerged from the mid-1960s. The New Jersey quartet scored 13 Top 40 hits during the latter half of that decade, all but a couple of which can be heard on THE ESSENTIALS. Chronologically arranged, the 2006 Rhino collection charts the group's evolution from the garage and blue-eyed soul of its “Young” phase (“Good Lovin',” “Groovin'”) to the more progressive pop-rock of “People Got To Be Free” and “See.” A solid sampler of The Rascals' heyday on Atlantic Records, THE ESSENTIALS displays the irresistible energy and songcraft that put the band into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.