01 - Introduction by 'Humble' Harv02 - Mr. Farmer03 - No Escape04 - Satisfy You05 - Night Time Girl06 - Up In Her Room07 - Gypsy Plays His Drums08 - Can't Seem To Make You Mine09 - Mumble Bumble10 - Forest Outside Your Door11 - 900 Million People Daily (All Making Love)12 - Pushin' Too Hard13 - Daisy Mae14 - The Other Place15 - Lose Your Mind16 - She's Wrong17 - Chocolate River18 - Sad And Alone19 - The Wind Blows Your Hair20 - Satisfy You21 - 900 Million People Daily (All Making Love) (Full Length Version)22 - Wildblood23 - Fallin' Off The Edge (Of My Mind)
Canned screams or no, Raw And Alive is probably the best Seeds record of all--propulsive, dextrous, alternatively angry and languid, and full of first-rate Sky Saxon songs. Half of the album [the first 12 tracks here] had appeared on no other Seeds' album when this record first appeared, and what a catch they are! "The Gypsy Plays His Drum" arguably out-abrasives Public Image Ltd. and can be a hard listen for some, but "Satisfy You", "900 Million People Daily", "Nighttime Girl" and "Forest Outside Your Door" proved as strong as earlier highlights and showed that despite the weaknesses of A Full Spoon of Seedy Blues, Saxon and company were far from played out. Even "Mumble and Bumble," noticeably weaker than the other new tracks, has one of the band's loveliest bridges. As for the familiar tracks, all are performed with zip and authority. The "rarities" here are mostly expendable, but the studio version of "Satisfy You" is included, along with "Lose Your Mind", a great Bo Diddley-beat song originally on The Seeds, and the extended studio recording of "900 Million People Daily". "The Wind Blows Your Hair", a late Seeds single, is perfectly nice, which is odd for the Seeds, and it would have been grand if the spooky alternate version had been included-- there is nothing quite like hearing Saxon sing, over an ominous melody line, "I've seen it happen time and again / Think you're alone on a road and then / It's all over, the race is won / By him, crowned Satan, Prince Satan again." Take the rarities tracks here as a bonus-- fine if the songs are good, like "Wind Blows Your Hair", expendable if not-- and concentrate on the true majesty of Raw And Alive.