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Sunshine Girl: The Complete Recordings


Download links and information about Sunshine Girl: The Complete Recordings by Parade. This album was released in 2008 and it belongs to Rock, Pop, Alternative, Psychedelic genres. It contains 23 tracks with total duration of 56:49 minutes.

Artist: Parade
Release date: 2008
Genre: Rock, Pop, Alternative, Psychedelic
Tracks: 23
Duration: 56:49
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No. Title Length
1. Sunshine Girl 2:46
2. She Sleeps Alone 2:07
3. The Radio Song 2:44
4. Lovers 2:34
5. Kinda Wasted Without You 2:11
6. Frog Prince 2:28
7. Welcome, You're In Love 3:03
8. Hallelujah Rocket 2:16
9. She's Got the Magic 2:32
10. A.C./D.C. 2:53
11. Lullaby 2:39
12. This Old Melody 2:02
13. Laughin' Lady 2:29
14. I Can See Love 2:31
15. Montage Mirror (Bonus Track) (featuring Roger Nichols Trio) 2:11
16. How Can I Thank You (Bonus Track - Demo) 2:08
17. Love Is There (Bonus Track - Demo) 2:11
18. Love Is the People's Choice (Bonus Track) (featuring Smokey Roberds) 2:26
19. Frog Prince (Bonus Track - Alternative Mix) 2:40
20. She Sleeps Alone (Bonus Track - Demo) 2:17
21. Kinda Wasted Without You (Bonus Track - Mono) 2:08
22. Sunshine Girl (Bonus Track - Mono 45) 2:46
23. One More Time (Bonus Track) (featuring Connie Austin) 2:47



Although the Parade had planned to release an LP titled Sunshine Girl in 1968, that record failed to appear when A&M shelved it. This 23-song 2009 CD compilation is a kind of belated substitute for the record, including both sides of all six of the singles they issued in 1967 and 1968; a couple other tracks, "Lovers," and "Kinda Wasted Without You"; some demos and alternate/mono/45 mixes; recordings by the Roger Nichols Trio and Smokey Roberds in which some members were involved; and even a 1965 acetate by Connie Austin of a soul-pop song written by Paraders Murray MacLeod and Smokey Roberds. The crucial half of the disc are the dozen tracks from those 1967-1968 singles, starting with the 1967 Top 20 hit "Sunshine Girl," which is now regarded as one of the core anthems of the sunshine pop genre. While nothing else has the obvious hit singalong appeal of "Sunshine Girl," the other 45 tracks are well-crafted, cleanly produced exponents of late-'60s Southern Californian harmony pop/rock that are generally a bit more mature, and not as ornate or cheerily bouncy, as much other sunshine pop of the era. There's still some of that whitebread stuff, to be sure, like the vaudeville-edged "Frog Prince." But there are also cuts with echoes of moody flamenco ("She Sleeps Alone" and "The Old Melody") and dreamy Baroque psychedelia ("Lullaby"), as well as ones that resemble the Monkees in a particularly upbeat frame of mind ("She's Got the Magic" and "I Can See Love"). "A.C./D.C.," meanwhile, is one of the most accurate mid- to late-'60s Donovan soundalikes ever cut, to the point where it's hard to tell if it's an imitation or a parody. "Hallelujah Rocket" has some of the scatting pizzazz and wit you might associate with a Nilsson track; "everyone can have their own guided missile if no one blows the whistle" is surely one of the phrases most apt to be trotted out as proof that not all sunshine pop lyrics were piffle. While the non-45 tracks are as expected not quite up to the level of the rest of the material, they're good complements to the main body of the CD that will please anyone interested in hearing what the Parade were up to beyond "Sunshine Girl." All such listeners will also be interested in the very thorough liner notes, which do a lot to clarify the slightly confusing Parade story, with interview quotes from everyone in the group.