The James Gang was an American rock band formed in Cleveland, Ohio in 1966. The band went through a variety of line-up changes until they recorded their first album as a power trio consisting of Joe Walsh (guitars, lead vocals), Tom Kriss (bass) and Jim Fox (drums). Dale Peters replaced Kriss on Bass for the band's second and third albums. The band had two hit songs, "Funk and "Walk Away", which continue to be popular on classic rock and AOR stations.
Producer – Bill Szymczyk, The James Gang.
Band Name James Gang. Music StyleHard Rock. Members owning this album1. 2. Yadig ? 3. Things I Could Be. 4. Dreamin' in the Country. 5. It's All the Same.
Thirds is the third studio album by James Gang, released in 1971, and is the last studio album led by Joe Walsh. The Walsh period comes to a close with the release of the live album James Gang Live in Concert. The original band members were drummer Jimmy Fox, bassist Tom Kriss, guitarist Ronnie Silverman, keyboardist Phil Giallombardo, and guitarist Greg Grandillo, who was quickly replaced by Dennis Chandler. Bill Jeric replaced Silverman when he entered the service.
Thirds is the third studio album by the American rock band, James Gang. The album was released in mid 1971, on the label ABC Records. It is the last studio album featuring Joe Walsh. This article is about the 1971 James Gang album. Thirds" is also the plural of "Third". For the fraction, see fraction (mathematics). For other uses, see Third (disambiguation). 1971 studio album by James Gang.
Exclusive discount for Prime members. Sample this album Artist (Sample). If you love Joe Walsh, and I do, then you'll want this record, his final studio album with James Gang. The band were never the same again, despite the injection of great guitarists such as Tommy Bolin and Domenic Troiano. Walsh, of course, has made a handful of great solo records as well as three Eagles records. He clearly came out the winner in the split with The Gang. Get "Thirds" if you want a taste of what might have been. 2 people found this helpful.
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Bass – Dale PetersDrums – Jim Fox Guitar – Joe WalshOther [Train Wreck] – Joe WalshVocals – Joe WalshWritten-By – Walsh*
Double Bass [Upright] – Dale PetersDrums – Jim Fox Electric Piano – Joe WalshGuitar – Joe WalshVibraphone – Jim Fox Written-By – Peters*, Fox*, Walsh*
|A3||Things I Could Be
Bass – Dale PetersDrums – Jim Fox Guitar – Joe WalshOrgan – Jim Fox Vocals – Jim Fox Written-By – Fox*
|A4||Dreamin' In The Country
Bass – Dale PetersDrums – Jim Fox Guitar – Joe WalshPedal Steel Guitar – Joe WalshPiano [Tack] – Jim Fox Vocals – Dale PetersWritten-By – Peters*
|A5||It's All The Same
Bass – Dale PetersDrums – Jim Fox Guitar – Joe WalshPiano – Joe WalshVocals – Joe WalshWritten-By – Walsh*
Backing Vocals – Bob Webb, Dale Peters, Mary SterpkaDrums – Jim Fox Guitar – Joe WalshLead Vocals – Joe WalshVocals [Solo 3rd Chorus] – Mary SterpkaWritten-By – Walsh*
Arranged By [Violin] – Joe WalshBass – Dale PetersDrums – Jim Fox Electric Piano – Joe WalshGuitar – Joe WalshVocals – Joe WalshWritten-By – Walsh*
|B3||White Man / Black Man
Backing Vocals – The Sweet InspirationsBass – Dale PetersDrums – Jim Fox Guitar – Joe WalshPiano – Joe WalshVocals – Dale PetersWritten-By – Peters*
|B4||Live My Life Again
Bass – Dale PetersDrums – Jim Fox Guitar – Joe WalshPiano – Jim Fox Vocals – Joe WalshWritten-By – Fox*
- Recorded At – Record Plant, Los Angeles
- Recorded At – Cleveland Recording
- Recorded At – The Hit Factory
- Mastered At – Artisan Sound Recorders
- Arranged By [Horns] – Tom Baker
- Design [Back Cover] – Patrick Cullie, Tom Wright
- Design [Front Cover] – Barry Feinstein, Tom Wilkes
- Engineer – Bill Szymczyk, Eddie Youngblood, Ken Hamann
- Engineer [Remix] – Bill "Kilowatt" Szymczyk*
- Horns – Tom Baker And His Hashed-Out Jazz Freaks*
- Photography By – Phil Melnick*, Tom Wright
- Producer – Bill Szymczyk, The James Gang*
- Technician [Live Sound] – Don Gehman
NotesSimilar to James Gang - Thirds, but without "With Love From Jessica And ?" etching in matrix.
ABC/Dunhill Records, 1971.
Issued with a printed inner sleeve containing credits and dedications.
Equipment Care: James Gang Roadies, Tim, Westy & Krinkle
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (Runout A etched): ABCX-721-A-Re-1
- Matrix / Runout (Runout B etched): ABCX-721-B-Re-1
- Matrix / Runout (Stamped, both runouts): [Artisan Logo]
|ABCX-721||James Gang||Thirds (LP, Album)||ABC Records||ABCX-721||US||1971|
|ABCX 721||James Gang||Thirds (LP, Album)||ABC Records||ABCX 721||US||1971|
|SPC 3770||James Gang Featuring Joe Walsh||James Gang Featuring Joe Walsh - Thirds (LP, Album, RE)||Pickwick||SPC 3770||US||1980|
|ABCSX-721||James Gang||Thirds (LP, Album)||ABC Records||ABCSX-721||Canada||1971|
|ABCX-721, ABCX 721||James Gang||Thirds (LP, Album, Club)||ABC/Dunhill Records, ABC/Dunhill Records||ABCX-721, ABCX 721||Canada||1971|