As influential as they were – and they heavily influenced the likes of DEEP PURPLE – it wasn’t VANILLA FUDGE‘s interpretations of classics such as “You Keep Me Hanging’ On” or “Season Of The Witch” that revealed all the greatness of this band but “Renaissance” and other albums. Strange, then, that, since their 1999’s return, the veterans relied more on borrowed pieces than originals, and went as far in 2007 as cutting "Out Through The In Door", a disc of LED ZEPPELIN tunes. Now, though, it’s back to covers, and March 3rd is to see the release of “Spirit Of ’67” – as cut by the old trio of guitarist Vince Martell, keyboard player Mark Stein and drummer Carmine Appice who are joined once again by Peter Bremy, who has often been standing for Tim Bogert, on bass.
There’s one new song, though: closer “Let s Pray For Peace” – while the rest of the selections seem pretty obvious. Hopefully, the FUDGE take on those are great.
1. I Heard It Through The Grapevine (Marvin Gaye)
2. The Letter (THE BOX TOPS)
3. I Can See For Miles (THE WHO)
4. Break On Through (To The Other Side) (THE DOORS)
5. The Tracks Of My Tears (Smokey Robinson & THE MIRACLES)
6. I’m A Believer (THE MONKEES)
7. Gimme Some Lovin’ (SPENCER DAVIS GROUP)
8. For What It’s Worth (BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD)
9. Ruby Tuesday (THE ROLLING STONES)
10. Whiter Shade Of Pale (PROCOL HARUM)
11. Let s Pray For Peace