A CD of Mark Lindsay's solo hits and singles hasn't taken only years , but decades to be released. At long last, a label, Real Gone Music, finally took notice that a collection of all his solo singles from 1969 through 1975 was never ever done - until now. What makes this CD a revelation are all the many non-LP singles that have never even been available on an album , as well as on CD. The entire package is done expertly well, with every single A and B side, liner notes, packaging and clear sound. There are many highlights, and most listeners will have heard the eternally great ARIZONA and SILVERBIRD. But the other Top 100 singles like MISS AMERICA , AND THE GRASS WON'T PAY NO MIND and BEEN TOO LONG ON THE ROAD all have majestic arrangements and production, with lush orchestration, horns, and even electric guitar solos on BEEN TOO LONG, which is a particularly dynamic recording. This sound is just gone today, but listening to all these songs from this period makes you appreciate even more all the work that went into recording back then. All these decades later, we finally have the chance to hear these songs sounding fresh and atmospheric - real music played and sung by real musicians! This CD is a godsend by finally including songs like Mark's non-album singles such as PROBLEM CHILD, CALIFORNIA and PHOTOGRAPH on CD. Many of these songs are making their CD debuts. SOMETHING BIG is a Bacharach/David song, a bright, uplifting song that bares the songwriter's trademark sound , with a Lindsay vocal. Lindsay's solo work represents another side of his diverse music making. The Raiders are rock, his solo work runs the gamut from pop to easy listening to rock. Songs like ARE YOU OLD ENOUGH and MAMACITA are rock oriented songs that feature some double entendre lyrics, a thread which ran through much of Mark's songs with The Raiders. MAMACITA was recorded by Mark first in 1974 and released in 1975, with The Grass Roots re-recording it & hitting the Top 100 later in '75. The Lindsay version is much hotter , and no surprise given his penchant for rockers. This CD is everything you would have hoped and waited for. While every label that re-issued Paul Revere and The Raiders albums and compilations on CD - Columbia, Sundazed, Collector's Choice and Raven - somehow never got it that a solo Mark Lindsay singles collection was never done, and much anticipated - it took a brand new reissue label - Real Gone Music - to finally make this CD a reality. Even Sony Special Products didn't wake up and do a proper Lindsay CD. They only did a cassette - " The Best of Mark Lindsay " in the 90's with some of these rare singles, but inexplicably never released it on CD. The ultra-rare non-LP B-sides DON'T YOU KNOW, SOMEONE'S BEEN HIDING, and SONG FOR A FRIEND are all original Lindsay compositions and musings that were even harder to find, if you were extremely fortunate to find a stock copy of the 45 vinyl, and not just the promo A-side 45. So, for all those legions of fans who had to track down every white label promo 45 or stock copy of these hard-to-find singles, jump for joy for this Mark Lindsay collection that has been worth the decades of waiting for.