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Brotherhood (2CD Set)

$ 39.98

Right at the height of popularity for Paul Revere and the Raiders, the band’s core power trio of Phil “Fang” Volk (bass), Drake “The Kid” Levin (guitar) and Mike “Smitty” Smith (drums) left to pursue their own more ambitious musical goals. Subsequent lawsuits and a run of bad luck meant that the first, self-titled album by their new band, Brotherhood, would be delayed, and received little notice at the time. Yet, by mixing a wealth of socially-conscious original numbers with hard-rocking reinterpretations of tunes by the Mamas and the Papas and Joe South, Brotherhood was a band brimming with promise. Between 1968 and 1969 the band released two more albums, one under their own name, the other a third, wildly experimental record (Friend Sound / Joyride) that drew upon Cage, Zappa and Stockhausen (and acid) for its influences. Bringing together music that has been out of print for over 40 years and never available on CD until now, Brotherhood: The Complete Recordings includes all three albums the group cut for RCA on two CDs, plus a definitive history of the band by Bill Kopp, based on extensive research and a lengthy interview with Phil Volk, who contributes a note of his own. Remastered by Vic Anesini at Battery Studios in NYC…one of the great lost bands of the late ‘60s!



CD One

Brotherhood (1968)

1.   Somebody

2.   Woman Unkind

3.   Pastel Blue

4.   Close the Door

5.   Doin’ the Right Thing (The Way)

6.   Seasons

7.   Love for Free

8.   Lady Faire

9.   Ice Cream

10. Jump Out the Window

11. Box Guitar

12. Forever


Brotherhood Brotherhood (1969)


13. Don’t Let Go

14. Glory Train

15. When the Chips Are Down

16. Back Home Again

17. California Dreamin’

18. Rose Garden

19. Deep Blue Sea

20. Family Tree

21. Love Sketch

22. Destination Unknown

23. When I Get Home


CD Two

Friend Sound / Joyride (1969)


  1. Joyride
  2. Childhood’s End
  3. Love Sketch
  4. Childsong
  5. Lost Angel Proper St.
  6. The Empire of Light2

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