(2003/Sundazed) 10 tracks.
High On A Ridge Top (’72) focuses on classics as interpreted by a San Francisco original: The Youngbloods. This, their final album serves to be a diverse and highly enjoyable swan song. This time equipped with harp, mandolin, and sax The Youngbloods deliver one original tune ('Dreamboat') while offering their psychedelic San Francisco take on exquisitely curated cuts from Bob Dylan, Robert Johnson, the Beatles, along with other folk & Americana standards. The performances here are all executed in a relaxed, effortless style that perfectly hightlights the voice of Jesse Colin Young. The Youngbloods put their stamp on 'La Bamba,' fully reimagining the song and making it their own. From the swinging, sax based take on 'Running Bear,' the jazzy Wurlitzer-enhanced version of The Beatles’ 'She Came in Through the Bathroom Window,' to the piano based finale of Robert Johnson’s 'Kind Hearted Woman,' High On A Ridge Top marks a perfect end to the Youngbloods’ studio albums, and is a required spin for any fan of the band.
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