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Studio Album, released in 1967

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Another Man in Town (2:22) *
2. Smoking Cigarettes (2:19)
3. In My House (3:57)
4. Don't Wanna Lose That Girl (2:15)
5. Impeccable Girl (2:14)
6. Tears and Lies (2:00)
7. You've Got the Intention to Hurt Me (3:06)
8. Dream (2:39)
9. You Break My Heart (2:00)
10. Baby Don't Make Me Nervous (2:25)
11. Call Me (2:17)
12. Happy and Young Together (3:04) *
13. Lionel the Miser (2:29)
14. There Will Be a Tomorrow (2:19)

* Omitted on 1967 Capitol LPs

Total Time 35:26

2009 CD reissue bonus tracks:
15. Daddy Buy Me a Girl (2:42)
16. What You Gonna Tell (1:44)
17. Don't Run Too Far (2:15)
18. Wings (2:10)

Line-up / Musicians

- Frans Krassenburg / vocals
- George Kooymans / lead guitar, vocals
- Rinus Gerritsen / bass, piano
- Jaap Eggermont / drums

- Cees Schrama / piano, organ, vibraphone

Produced by Fred Haayen

Releases information

Artwork: Herman Kooymans (photo)

LP Polydor - 736 068 (1967, Netherlands) Mono, 14 tracks
LP Capitol Records - ST-2823 (1967, US) Stereo, 12 tracks, different artwork
LP Capitol Records - DT-2823 (1967, US) As above

CD RPM retrodisc - Retro853 (2009, Europe) With 4 bonus tracks
Other reissues

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GOLDEN EARRING Winter-Harvest ratings distribution

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Essential: a masterpiece of rock music(0%)
Excellent addition to any rock music collection(12%)
Good, but non-essential (24%)
Collectors/fans only (53%)
Poor. Only for completionists (12%)

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Review by ZowieZiggy
1 stars This second Golden Earring album is almost carbon copy of their debut one, even if two years have passed.

The band still plays this derivative early ''Beatles'' music which is not bad of course, but which can't capture the audience's attention, I'm afraid. This record released in '67, sounds as if it were recorded in '63. I guess that even then, it should have sound outdated.

The first track of value is ''In My House'' which holds some fine psychedelic features and a very good keyboards solo.

This album is just a curiosity for die-hard fans. This has NOTHING to do with their later work of course. Not to mention that prog is totally absent here. But that is not a surprise.

Some jazzy/bluesy tracks like ''Don't Wanna Loose That Girl'' or ''Don't Wanna Loose That Girl'' (even if the latter holds some fine vocal harmonies) are best avoided. Some psyche track like ''Tears & Lies'' do remind me of ''Piper'' and is one of the best available on this ''Winter Harvest''. The Rock'n'Roll ish ''You've Got the Intention to Hurt Me'' is not too bad either.

Most of the songs are childish (''Dream'', ''Call Me'' or ''Lionel The Miser''). Still, ''Baby Don't Make Me Nervous'' stands out for its aggressiveness and punch.

Everyone knows that the best time for harvest is not during the winter. No exception here. One star.

Review by Seyo
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
2 stars "Winter-Harvest" shows the Dutch beatsters' confidence to build upon their unremarkable debut. However, most of the album is still heavily steeped in the British beat sounds of the Beatlemania circa 1963-64, thus making it a bit old- fashioned for the revolutionary 1967 when it was released. Good thing is that all the songs are their originals; there are no covers here, but unfortunately few of them break any new ground. For me the best moments are those leaning on the then also quite popular R'n'B style - such as "In My House" and "You've Got the Intention to Hurt Me" - where Kooymans on guitar and Gerritsen on keyboards (and bass) display considerable talents on their respective instruments. In these moments GOLDEN EARRING suggests, in a way similar to the early the WHO, their future hard- rocking bursts. But, it is still a long way to go until reaching their recognizeable style of the early 1970s and in the process they also had to to recruit Barry Hay to feature on vocals and reeds in order to complete their songwriting and performing line-up. "Winter-Harvest" is therefore not recommended for casual listeners, while GOLDEN EARRING completists would probably find several songs of interest on this LP as a curiosity to remind of their humble beginnings.

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