“Richard P Havens, 1983” by Richie Havens - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1969Album Chart of the Decade: 1960s

TJR says

With half an eye on Orwell's “1984”, Richie Havens third LP for Verve wasn't easily digested artistically or physically, spread over 4 sides with a runtime of 71 minutes. The album seems split on originals and covers, with no less than 4 Beatles numbers included. As with all of his covers, Richie manages to make them his own, his trademark being the soul-infused folkie-croon. “Strawberry Fields Forever” and “She's Leaving Home” are tasteful and worthwhile, “Lady Madonna” and a cringeworthy live version of “With A Little Help From My Friends” not so. It's this patchiness that sums the album up really - the live side 4 is particularly dull for me.

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A1 [01:50] 6.3.png Richie Havens - Stop Pulling And Pushing Me (Richie Havens) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
A2 [07:05] 4.6.png Richie Havens - For Haven’s Sake (Richie Havens) Songwriter
A3 [03:39] 6.8.png Richie Havens - Strawberry Fields Forever [album version ’69] (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) Cerebral Pop
A4 [04:39] 5.1.png Richie Havens - What More Can I Say John? (Richie Havens) Songwriter
B1 [03:10] 7.5.png Richie Havens - I Pity The Poor Immigrant (Robert Zimmerman) Songwriter
B2 [01:59] 5.2.png Richie Havens - Lady Madonna (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) Cerebral Pop
B3 [05:16] 6.3.png Richie Havens - Priests (Leonard Cohen) Songwriter
B4 [03:04] 6.2.png Richie Havens - Indian Rope Man (Richie Havens, Joe Price, Mark Roth) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
B5 [04:02] 5.1.png Richie Havens - Cautiously (Lotus Weinstock) Pop Ballad
C1 [03:00] 5.9.png Richie Havens - Just Above My Hobby Horse’s Head (Richie Havens, Mark Roth) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
C2 [04:06] 7.0.png Richie Havens - She’s Leaving Home (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) Songwriter
C3 [02:53] 7.5.png Richie Havens - Putting Out The Vibration And Hoping It Comes Home (Richie Havens, Mark Roth) Psychedelia
C4 [07:48] 5.9.png Richie Havens - The Parable Of Ramon [live] (Richie Havens, Mark Roth) Folk
D1 [05:19] 3.0.png Richie Havens - With A Little Help From My Friends [live] (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) Pop
D2 [04:55] 5.5.png Richie Havens - Wear Your Love Like Heaven [live] (Donovan Leitch) Folk
D3 [02:11] 3.9.png Richie Havens - Run Shaker Life [live] (Traditional) Soul
D4 [06:41] 2.4.png Richie Havens - Do You Feel Good [live] (Traditional) Soul

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