Details: Dunhill D50014, mono, black label states "Dist. ABC-Paramount" in perimeter, 1967
Condition: Vinyl G+ (many light scratches) & Jacket G+ (seams beginning to split, general wear.
NOTE:This is the original 1967 mono release, which does NOT have the word "STEREO" in the upper right corner of the front cover.
Out of Print and Not available as CD.
From the All Music Guide:
By the time the Mamas and the Papas recorded and released their third album, the group was continuing, in the words of singer Denny Doherty, "on its own momentum." Acrimonious personnel changes, rock stardom, fame, money, and drugs (among other factors) were taking their toll on the group's chemistry. Fortunately, this momentum is precisely the reason that the album succeeds. Buttressed by the singles "Creeque Alley" (the sometimes hilarious story of how the group came together), "Look Through My Window," and the stupendous remake of "Dedicated to the One I Love," the album has some exquisite moments. "Look Through My Window" also is one of the group's most realized recordings, and the cover of "Twist and Shout" is an absolute killer. Much of the record, frankly, doesn't sound too different than the group's first two albums, but with the songwriting, vocal, and production excellence, why tamper with genius? The group felt so too, which is why this album is Michelle Phillips' personal favorite. It's not too hard to see why.
The tracks are:
1. Dedicated to the One I Love (Bass/Pauling) - 2:56
2. My Girl (Robinson/White) - 3:35
3. Creeque Alley (Phillips/Phillips) - 3:45
4. Sing for Your Supper (Hart/Rodgers) - 2:46
5. Twist and Shout (Medley/Russell) - 2:54
6. Free Advice (Phillips/Phillips) - 3:15
7. Look Through My Window (Phillips) - 3:05
8. Boys and Girls Together (Phillips) - 3:15
9. String Man (Phillips/Phillips) - 2:59
10. Frustration (Phillips) - 2:50
11. Did You Ever Want to Cry (Phillips) - 2:53
12. John's Music Box (Phillips) - 1:00
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