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The Association - Birthday FLAC album


Performer: The Association
Genre: Rock / Pop music
Title: Birthday
Country: US
Released: 2003
Style: Pop Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Vocal
FLAC version ZIP size: 1994 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1790 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1688 mb
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 452
Other Formats: AAC AU WMA AC3 WAV AUD AA

Birthday is The Association's fourth album. Despite the ostensibly psychedelic cover, the album was even lighter on psychedelic influences than their first three, with "The Time it is Today" being the sole representative of conventional psychedelic rock. Most of the album, including the two hit singles, "Everything That Touches You" (which hit number 10 in the charts) and "Time For Livin'" (which reached number 39) is in the easy-listening symphonic pop vein.

Birthday is a strong record. Vocally, the intricate harmonies shine, and there is a lyrical depth on some songs that challenge the Association's reputation as a mere pop group. Granted, there are some light moments, such as the opening cut, "Come On In" (though the vocals do stand out on this cut). And "Toymaker" and "Hear in Here" show the vocal limitations of the lead singers.

The Association (2). Birthday ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM). Collectors' Choice Music. The Association (2). Birthday ‎(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Album). Birthday ‎(LP, Album, TP). Columbia Record Productions.

The Association is an American pop band from California in the folk rock or soft rock genre. During the 1960s, they had numerous hits at or near the top of the Billboard charts (including "Windy", "Cherish", and "Along Comes Mary") and were the lead-off band at 1967's Monterey Pop Festival.

Album by The Association. Come on In. Rose Petals, Incense and a Kitten. Everything That Touches You. Toymaker. The Time It Is Today.

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Come On In
Performer – Russ*, Terry*Written-By – Jo Mapes
3:20
2 Rose Petals, Incense And A Kitten
Performer – Jim*Written-By – Yester*, McClelland*
2:58
3 Like Always
Performer – Larry*Written-By – Alcivar*, Ramos, Jr.*, Ortega*
3:08
4 Everything That Touches You
Performer – Jim*, Terry*Written-By – Terry Kirkman
3:22
5 Toymaker
Performer – Jim*, Terry*Written-By – Jeff Comanor*
3:31
6 Barefoot Gentleman
Performer – Jim*Written-By – Yester*, Carmel*
3:28
7 Time For Livin'
Performer – Larry*, Russ*Written-By – Dick Addrisi-Don Addrisi*
2:48
8 Hear In Here
Performer – Ted*Written-By – Ted Bluechel, Jr.
3:18
9 The Time It Is Today
Performer – Russ*Written-By – R. Giguere*
2:20
10 The Bus Song
Performer – Terry*Written-By – Terry Kirkman
3:34
11 Birthday Morning
Performer – Jim*Written-By – Yester*, Carmel*
2:26

Credits

  • Art Direction – Ed Thrasher
  • Artwork By [Cover Art], Design – Wayne Kimbell, Windows, Unlimited*
  • Photography By [Liner Photography] – George Rodriguez
  • Producer [Production], Technician [Sound] – Bones Howe

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
WS 1733 The Association Birthday ‎(LP, Album) Warner Bros. - Seven Arts Records WS 1733 US 1968
WST 1733-C The Association Birthday ‎(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Album) Warner Bros. - Seven Arts Records, Warner Bros. Records WST 1733-C US 1968
ST-91456, WS 1733 The Association Birthday ‎(LP, Album) Capitol Records, Warner Bros. - Seven Arts Records ST-91456, WS 1733 US 1968
WS 1733 The Association Birthday ‎(LP, Album, TP) Columbia Record Productions WS 1733 US 1968
WS 1733 The Association Birthday ‎(LP, Album) Warner Bros. - Seven Arts Records, Warner Bros. Records WS 1733 Germany 1968