Collections (The Young Rascals album)

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Young Rascals Collections.jpg
Studio album by The Young Rascals
ReleasedJanuary 9, 1967
RecordedMay 10, 1966 - December 30, 1966
GenreBlue-eyed soul, garage rock
ProducerThe Young Rascals
The Young Rascals chronology
The Young Rascals
Singles from Collections
  1. "You Better Run"/"Love Is a Beautiful Thing"
    Released: 1966
  2. "Come On Up"/"What Is the Reason"
    Released: 1966
  3. "(I've Been) Lonely Too Long"/"If You Knew"
    Released: 1967

Collections is the second album by rock band The Young Rascals. The album was released on January 9, 1967 and rose to #15 on the Billboard Top LPs chart.


Collections was the Rascals' first album to showcase their songwriting talent, with six of the album's songs written by band members. On its original release, the song "Turn On Your Love Light" was incorrectly titled as "Love Lights," and credited to The Sonics' bandleader Gerald (Gerry) Roslie, who had written a song called "Love Lights" for that band. Upon its release as a single, "(I've Been) Lonely Too Long" was credited to Cavaliere/Brigati, rather than to Felix Cavaliere alone.

The album featured two Top 20 U.S. hits; "(I've Been) Lonely Too Long" reached #16 on the Billboard Hot 100, while "Love Is a Beautiful Thing" (released as a double A-side with non-album single "You Better Run") preceded it at #20.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars [1]

In his review for Allmusic, music critic Bruce Eder wrote the "garage rock" sound of the band's first album was gone and called it a "wonderfully soulful body of music that picks up right where "In the Midnight Hour" from the prior album left off. Most of this record is among the most danceable white rock music of its period..."[1] The band was awarded a Gold Album in the United States for Collections.[2]

Track listing[edit]

Side One[edit]

  1. "What Is the Reason" (Felix Cavaliere, Eddie Brigati) – 2:23
  2. "Since I Fell for You" (Buddy Johnson) – 3:25
  3. "Lonely Too Long" (Cavaliere, Brigati) – 2:57
  4. "No Love to Give" (Gene Cornish) – 2:42
  5. "Mickey's Monkey" (Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Eddie Holland) / "Turn On Your Love Light" (Deadric Malone, Joseph Scott) – 4:41

Side Two[edit]

  1. "Come On Up" (Cavaliere) – 2:41
  2. "Too Many Fish in the Sea" (Eddie Holland, Norman Whitfield) – 2:16
  3. "More" (Riz Ortolani, Nino Oliviero, Norman Newell, Marcello Ciorciolini) – 4:20
  4. "Nineteen Fifty-Six" (Cornish) – 2:28
  5. "Love Is a Beautiful Thing" (Cavaliere, Brigati) – 2:30
  6. "Land of a Thousand Dances" (Chris Kenner) – 1:58


US-Gold (500,000 copies sold).[2]


The Rascals[edit]


  • "You Better Run" (non-album single) / "Love Is a Beautiful Thing" (May 30, 1966) US: #20
  • "Come On Up" / "What Is the Reason" (September 12, 1966) US: #43
  • "(I've Been) Lonely Too Long" (2:04 edit) / "If You Knew" (January 16, 1967) US: #16


  1. ^ a b Eder, Bruce. "Collections > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved September 19, 2011.
  2. ^ a b