1968 Johnny Rivers – Realization

Realization is the fifth album by Johnny Rivers, released in 1968.

Johnny Rivers (born John Henry Ramistella; November 7, 1942) is an American rock ‘n’ roll singer, songwriter, guitarist, and record producer. His repertoire includes pop, folk, blues, and old-time rock ‘n’ roll. Rivers charted during the 1960s and 1970s but remains best known for a string of hit singles between 1964 and 1968.


1  Hey Joe (Billy Roberts) 4:33
2  Look To Your Soul (James Hendricks) 3:11
3  The Way We Live (Johnny Rivers) 3:09
4  Summer Rain (James Hendricks) 3:52
5  A Whiter Shade Of Pale (Gary Brooker, Keith Reid) 5:39
6  Brother, Where Are You (Oscar Brown Jr) 3:37
7  Something Strange (James Hendricks, Johnny Rivers) 3:28
8  What’s The Difference (Scott McKenzie) 2:48
9  Going Back To Big Sur (Johnny Rivers) 3:28
10  Positively 4Th Street (Bob Dylan) 5:03



BassJoe Osborn
DrumsHal Blaine
GuitarJames Burton
GuitarJames Hendricks
GuitarJoe Osborn
KeyboardsLarry Knechtel
PercussionHal Blaine
VocalsJohnny Rivers

Liner Notes

Producer – Johnny Rivers
Arrangements (Horns, Strings) – Marty Paich
Engineer, Edited By – Armin Steiner

Art Direction – Woody Woodward
Design, Artwork By – Wayne Kimbell
Photography By – George Rodriguez

Mastered At – Customatrix
Pressed By – RCA Records Pressing Plant, Indianapolis