Barry Mcguire - Eve of Destruction [BFRSD2021]
The first vinyl reissue in more than 40 years - now on 180g vinyl!
Includes the iconic protest song and title track, which hit #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 in September 1965. “Eve of Destruction” was recorded by McGuire with the original composer P. F. Sloan on guitar, Phil Spector’s Wrecking Crew members Hal Blaine (Frank Sinatra, The Beach Boys)) on drums, and Larry Knechtel (The Doors, Simon & Garfunkel) on bass. The song would be covered by countless artists (The Turtles, Johnny Thunders, The Pretty Things, Public Enemy), and was also featured on the soundtrack to the film Good Morning Vietnam, among other anti-war movies and TV shows. A dominating hit single, it charted higher than any protest song written by Bob Dylan (McGuire covers two of Dylan’s songs on this album: “She Belongs to Me” and “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue”).
1. Eve of Destruction
2. She Belongs To Me
3. You Never Had It So Good
4. Sloop John B.
5. Baby Blue
6. The Sins Of A Family
7. Try To Remember
8. Mr. Man On The Street - Act One
9. You Were On My Mind
10. Ain't No Way I'm Gonna Change My Mind
11. What Exactly's the Matter With Me
12. Why Not Stop & Dig It While You Can