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The Edgar Winter Group ‎– Free Ride

 


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"Free Ride" is a song written by Dan Hartman and performed by The Edgar Winter Group. The single, engineered by Jim Reeves, was a top 20 U.S. hit in 1973, hitting number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart.

The single 45 version is distinctly different from the LP version. The 45 version contains a significantly brighter guitar track (that opens the song only on the left channel), added harmonics, a fuzz bass added to the bridge and other changes that contrast sharply with the "dry" LP mix. Most classic rock radio stations play the LP version, and the original 45 mix is much less commonly available online. Both versions clock in at virtually the same length because each was based on the same core "take" and re-mixed with different tracks to the fore as well as added enhancements to the single.

Tavares recorded a version of the song for their 1975 album, In the City. Their version would peak at #52 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #8 on the Hot Soul Singles chart.

Audio Adrenaline recorded a version of the song for their 1996 album, Bloom.

Hartman himself re-recorded the song and released it on his 1979 album Relight My Fire.

 

Tracklist

A Free Ride
Written-By – D. Hartman*
3:03
B When It Comes
Written-By – D. Hartman*, E. Winter*
3:15

Credits

  • Producer – Rick Derringer

Notes

(P) 1972 CBS Inc.

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