CAPITOL / EMI CD TOCP 3287: GRAND FUNK - Shinin' On, 1997 OOP SS
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Background for this listing -
Grand Funk Railroad (also known as Grand Funk) is an American rock band that was highly popular during the 1970s. Grand Funk Railroad toured constantly to packed arenas worldwide. A popular take on the band during its heyday was that, although the critics hated them, audiences loved them. The band's name is a play on words of the Grand Trunk Railroad, a railroad line that ran through the band's home town of Flint, Michigan.

The band was formed in 1969 by Mark Farner and Don Brewer from Terry Knight and the Pack and Mel Schacher from Question Mark & the Mysterians; Terry Knight soon became the band's manager. Knight named the band after the Grand Trunk Western Railroad, a well-known rail line in Michigan. First achieving recognition at the 1969 Atlanta Pop Festival, the band was signed by Capitol Records. After a raucous, well-received set on the first day of the festival, Grand Funk Railroad was asked back to play two additional days. Patterned after hard rock power trios such as Cream, Grand Funk Railroad, with Terry Knight's marketing savvy, developed its own popular style. In 1970, they sold more albums than any other American band and became a major concert attraction. In 1969, the band released its first album titled On Time, which sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold record in 1970. During the same year, a second album, Grand Funk (aka "The Red Album"), was awarded gold status. The hit single "I'm Your Captain (Closer to Home)", from the album Closer to Home, was also released in 1970 and was considered stylistically representative of Terry Knight and the Pack's recordings. The band spent $100,000 on a New York Times Square billboard to advertise Closer to Home. By 1971, Grand Funk broke The Beatles' Shea Stadium attendance record by selling out in just 72 hours.

Despite critical pans and a lack of airplay, the group's first six albums (five studio releases and one live album) were quite successful. In 1970, Knight launched an intensive advertising campaign to promote the album Closer To Home. That album was certified multi-platinum despite a lack of critical approval. Following Closer To Home, Live Album was also released in 1970, and was another gold disc recipient. Survival and E Pluribus Funk were both released in 1971. E Pluribus Funk celebrated the Shea Stadium show with a die-cut depiction of the stadium on the album cover's reverse.

Shinin' On is the eighth album by Grand Funk Railroad, released in 1974. Although not as successful as its predecessor, We're an American Band, it peaked at #5 in the US and was certified gold, and its first single, a cover of "The Locomotion" topped the U.S. charts. The original cover was done in bi-visual 3-D and included the required blue and red lensed glasses to view it. The title song was featured in The Simpsons' 7th season episode "Homerpalooza".

This CD, made in JAPAN, is a very rare, and very early issue of this title on this format. Issued in 1997 and long out of print. It comes complete as this item is FACTORY SEALED, including the little obi paper strip. Superb condition throughout - take a look at the pictures!

This listing is for a very rare, out of print JAPAN made CD title - a SEALED and MINT CD PRESSED and ISSUED by CAPITOL / EMI Records of a highly collectible title from their catalog - a superb title featuring -

GRAND FUNK

CD title -
SHININ’ ON

Track listing:
1.  "Shinin' On" (Brewer, Farner) - 5:59
2. "To Get Back In" (Farner) - 3:56
3. "The Loco-Motion" (Goffin, King) - 2:46
4. "Carry Me Through" (Brewer, Frost) - 5:34
5. "Please Me" (Brewer, Farner) - 3:37
6. "Mr. Pretty Boy" (Brewer, Farner, Frost) - 3:08
7. "Gettin' Over You" (Brewer, Frost) - 3:59
8. "Little Johnny Hooker" (Farner) - 4:59
9. "Destitute and Losin'" (Farner) - 7:03

Performers on this item include -
Mark Farner: guitar, guitarrón, harmonica, organ, vocals
Don Brewer: drums, percussion, vocals
Craig Frost: organ, clavinet, moog, piano, mellotron, vocals
Mel Schacher: bass guitar
Todd Rundgren: producer, guitar

The CD is from the CAPITOL / EMI Records series of audiophile, out of print CDs.

CD catalog # TOCP 3287 (JASRAC R-210151)
CD was issued in 1997 - long out of print
CD was made in JAPAN
Comes complete, with OBI strip and all inserts
Originally released on LP by CAPITOL records in 1974

The CD, Outer CASE and INSERTS are all in MINT condition!! The CD is actually brand new and SEALED and includes all the inserts and OBI.

This CD is an audiophile quality pressing (any collector of fine MFSL, half speeds, direct to discs, Japanese/UK pressings etc., can attest to the difference a quality pressing can make to an audio system).

Don't let this rarity slip by!!!

  • Item #: Capitol / EMI CD TOCP 3287 SS
  • Manufacturer: Capitol Records
  • Condition: New

CAPITOL / EMI CD TOCP 3287: GRAND FUNK - Shinin' On, 1997 OOP SS

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