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3.65 | 15 ratings | 3 reviews | 13% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1969

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Sweet Swede Girls (4:20)
2. Playing Child (4:40)
3. Is He Safe? (4:13)
4. I Don't Wanna Hurt You (4:00)
5. Future On The Road (4:46)
The Life Cycle:
6. Spoken Introduction (0:13)
7. Born (3:59)
8. Different Directions (2:54)
9. Being Is More Than Life (2:46)
10. Help Me Somebody (2:29)
11. Butterfly (3:18)
12. Running In The Summernight (5:13)

Total Time: 42:51
Bonus tracks (versions for the US release)
13. Future On The Road (6:04)
14. The Life Cycle (9:39)

Total Time: 58:34

Line-up / Musicians

- Mecki Bodemark / organ & vocals
- Pelle Ekman / drums
- Bengt "Bella" Fehrlin (Linnarsson) / bass
- Kenny Häkansson / guitar

Releases information

LP LIMLIGHT LS86068 (1969) / CD MELLO+UNIVERSAL 986608-2 (2004)

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MECKI MARK MEN Running In The Summer Night ratings distribution

(15 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(13%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(53%)
Good, but non-essential (27%)
Collectors/fans only (7%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

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Review by erik neuteboom
4 stars This formation was one of the first Swedish progressive/psychedelic rock bands. In the autumn of '67 they released their eponymous debut-album, the fine blend of jazz, blues and rock got a lot of positive reviews but the album sold not very well. After being support- act for ZAPPA'S MOTHER OF INVENTION and The JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE the band broke up in the spring of '68. Early '69 a new line up with prime mover Mecki Bodemark (organ and vocals) released a second LP entitled "Running In The Summer Night", it was also released in the USA and followed by an American tour were the band shared bills with The BYRDS, SLY & The FAMILY STONE, Paul BUTTERFIELD and JETHRO TULL. After their third LP entitled "Marathon" the band finally dissolved in the fall of '71. Thanks to the Swedish (prog) rock label Mellotronen we can enjoy the second album "Running In The Summer Night". The music on the 14 songs (including two bonus tracks) is very similar to VANILLA FUDGE (soulful vocals and Hammond organ), The JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE (wah-wah guitar) and CREAM (powerful guitar and propulsive rhythm-section). The melodic progressive mix of rock, blues and jazz and the solos on guitar (often fiery) and Hammond (bluesy and swirling) sound very tasteful with lots of changing atmospheres in that typical Sixties mood. Not only the music is great, also the artwork: a digipack triple-foldout-cover with an inlay info book.
Review by Carl floyd fan
4 stars Wow is that jimi hendrix on vocals? Kidding of course but Mecki Bodemark seriously sounds a lot like him in a lot of the tracks. These guys were defiantly inspired by JHE and do a darn good job playing the whole psych thing. The heavy organs remind me of a typical US/england hard rock band. the bass is nice and heavy too, really ancors the music. Not a bad cd at all.

Latest members reviews

2 stars What an awful album!!! If it weren't for a guitar player who knows how to play at least one scale properly this wouldn't even merit one star! There is nothing on this album but a ton of post Vanilla Fudge pseudo psychedelic noise and I love psychedelic music! Mecki Bodemark's horrid imitation ... (read more)

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