The 5th Dimension - The Very Best Of [Remastered] (1999)
Pop | Author: artmuss | 16-10-2016, 14:26
Artist: The 5th Dimension Title Of Album: The Very Best Of Year Of Release: 1999 Label (Catalog#): Camden/BMG [74321 674452] Country: United States Genre: Funk, Soul, Pop Quality: FLAC (tracks,scans) Bitrate: Lossless Time: 1:11:02 Full Size: 519 mb
Between 1967 and 1973, the 5th Dimension enjoyed 29 U.S. hit singles on the Soul City and Bell labels. This compilation selects all of their Top 40 hits (bar two live tracks) and tops up the running order with five lesser hits. Top-notch material by Jimmy Webb, Laura Nyro, Neil Sedaka and Bacharach & David is rendered as exquisite harmony pop by the vocal group and their producer Bones Howe.
Although "Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In" (from the musical "Hair") and Nyro's "Wedding Bell Blues" were the chart-toppers, Webb's "Up, Up And Away" is the archetypal 5th Dimension sound. That the songs still sound remarkably fresh is due to the avoidance of formulaic writing, with no one writer or team being allowed to dominate. From the first hit, tellingly a cover of the Mamas & The Papas' "Go Where You Wanna Go," via material by Tony Macaulay, Sloan & Barri, and Ashford & Simpson, the quality never diminishes.
1 Up, Up And Away 2:40 2 Aquarius / Let The Sunshine In 4:49 3 Stoned Soul Picnic 3:28 4 Wedding Bell Blues 2:43 5 Workin' On A Groovy Thing 3:11 6 (Last Night) I Didn't Get To Sleep At All 3:11 7 Love's Lines, Angels And Rhymes 4:11 8 One Less Bell To Answer 3:31 9 Another Day, Another Heartache 2:34 10 Paper Cup 2:43 11 California Soul 3:13 12 Carpet Man 3:07 13 Living Together, Growing Together 3:50 14 If I Could Reach You 3:09 15 Go Where You Wanna Go 2:24 16 Sweet Blindness 3:25 17 Puppet Man 2:58 18 Save The Country 2:40 19 On The Beach (In The Summertime) 3:31 20 Blowing Away 2:32 21 Ashes To Ashes 3:31 22 The Girl's Song 3:41