5TH DIMENSION (389)

Up, Up and Away / The Magic Garden / Stoned Soul Picnic / The Age of Aquarius (Double) RVCD-389

Fresh sounding vocal harmonies, stellar musicianship, exceptional song writing and unique production were the hallmarks of THE 5TH DIMENSION. Up, Up And Away, The Magic Garden, Stoned Soul Picnic and The Age of Aquarius were the 4 key albums that defined their unmistakable sound and subsequent success. Discovered by Johnny Rivers and signed to his Soul City label in 1966, the group struck gold with a young songwriter, Jimmy Webb. Their version of his classic ‘Up–Up And Away’ (amongst many others) defined a sound and an era that still resonates. Producer Bones Howe added a sweeping, orchestrated production to the group’s soaring, seamless harmonies, placing them high among the best purveyors of California-style sunshine pop.

In addition to Webb, with songwriters like Laura Nyro, John Phillips and Ashford and Simpson the group was never short of quality material. With the legendary LA Wrecking Crew backing them (Hal Blaine, Tommy Tedesco, Larry Knechtel, Joe Osborne etc) hit after hit after hit came from these four LPs. 11 Billboard Top 40 hits from 1967 to 1969 are all here, including ‘Up–Up And Away’, ‘Go Where You Wanna Go’, ‘Carpet Man’, ‘Paper Cup’, ‘Sweet Blindness’, ‘Stoned Soul Picnic’, ‘California Soul’, ‘Blowing Away’, ‘Workin’ On A Groovy Thing’ and the #1 smash hits ‘Aquarius / Let The Sunshine In’ and ‘Wedding Bell Blues’. With superb audio, five bonus tracks, color booklet, rare photos and detailed liner notes.

TRACK LISTING

DISC ONE
Up, Up And Away (1967)
1. Up–Up And Away
2. Another Day Another Heartache
3. Which Way To Nowhere
4. California My Way
5. Misty Roses
6. Go Where You Wanna Go
7. Never Gonna Be The Same
8. Pattern People
9. Rosecrans Blvd.
10. Learn How To Fly
11. Poor Side Of Town
The Magic Garden (1968)
12. Prologue
13. The Magic Garden
14. Summer’s Daughter
15. Dreams/Pax/Nepenthe
16. Carpet Man
17. Ticket To Ride
18. Requiem: 820 Latham
19. The Girl’s Song
20. The Worst That Could Happen
21. Orange Air
22. Paper Cup
23. Epilogue
Bonus Tracks
24. I’ll Be Lovin’ You Forever
25. Train, Keep On Movin’
26. Too Poor To Die
DISC TWO
Stoned Soul Picnic (1968)
1. Sweet Blindness
2. It’ll Never Be The Same Again
3. The Sailboat Song
4. It’s A Great Life
5. Stoned Soul Picnic
6. California Soul
7. Lovin’ Stew
8. Broken Wing Bird
9. Good News
10. Bobbie’s Blues (Who Do You Think Of?)
11. The Eleventh Song (What A Groovy Day!)
The Age of Aquarius (1969)
12. Aquarius / Let The Sunshine In (The Flesh Failures)
13. Blowing Away
14. Skinny Man
15. Wedding Bell Blues
16. Don’tcha Hear Me Callin’ To Ya
17. The Hideaway
18. Workin’ On A Groovy Thing
19. Let It Be Me
20. Sunshine Of Your Love
21. The Winds Of Heaven
22. Those Were The Days
23. Let The Sunshine In (Reprise)
Bonus Tracks
24. East Of Java
25. Chissa Se Tornera (Who Knows If He Will Return)

Also available: 5th Dimension - Portrait / Love's Lines, Angles and Rhymes / Individually & Collectively / Living Together, Growing Together (Double CD) RVCD-392

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