Personnel includes: Bob Mosley (vocals, guitar); Skip Spence, Peter Lewis (guitar); Jerry Miller (bass); Don Stevenson (drums).
Additional personnel: Arthur Godfrey (banjo, ukulele); Lou Waxman And His String Orchestra.
Compilation producer: Bob Irwin.
Recorded between 1967-1969. Includes liner notes by David Fricke.
All tracks are in stereo except tracks 22-23 on disc 1 which are mono.
Digitally remastered by Vic Anesini (Sony Music Studios, New York, New York).
VINTAGE - THE VERY BEST OF MOBY GRAPE includes a 27-page booklet containing extensive biographical information, track-by-track annotations and photos.
Personnel: Arthur Godfrey (banjo, ukulele).
Audio Mixer: Vic Anesini.
Audio Remasterer: Vic Anesini.
Liner Note Author: David Fricke.
Recording information: 03/12/1967-11/24/1968.
The subject of an intense label bidding war, Moby Grape's eponymous debut held great promise. Their three-part harmonies, trio of chiming guitars and five-man songwriting threat were an anomaly in a San Francisco scene where jamming was held in greater regard than actual song structure. Columbia Records won the bidding and proceeded to overhype the band into oblivion, at one point simultaneously releasing five singles, confusing retailers and the record buying public. Matters were made worse by the band's proclivity for bad behavior, and Moby Grape broke up in 1969, remembered more for their public relations fiascos than their considerable musical prowess.
Village Voice (3/1/94, p.5) - Ranked #9 in the Village Voice's list of the 10 Best Reissues Of 1993.
NME (Magazine) (6/12/93, p.37) - 9 - Excellent Plus - "...[Moby Grape] produced a sound and vision that was theirs alone....[a] stormer that seethes with 60s teen spirit...."