The Essential 5th Dimension

The Essential 5th Dimension

The Essential 5th Dimension

The Essential 5th Dimension


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With their smooth blend of upbeat soul and pure sunshine pop, the 5th Dimension had a bright run of hits in the late '60s for Johnny Rivers' Soul City record label, including 1967's "Up-Up and Away," 1969's "Aquarius/Let the Sun Shine In," and a trio of fine covers of Laura Nyro songs with 1968's "Stoned Soul Picnic" and "Sweet Blindness" and 1969's "Wedding Bell Blues." Rivers sold Soul City Records to Bell Records in 1970 and the group's recording contract transferred to Bell in the deal, and while the 5th Dimension continued to track quality material, the hits began to dry up -- they did release yet another fine Nyro song, "Save the Country," in 1970. This two-disc, 36-track set collects the best sides from the group's Soul City and Bell Records run, a period spanning 1967 to 1975.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/15/2011
Label: Sony Legacy
UPC: 0886978270221
catalogNumber: 782702
Rank: 25584


Disc 1

  1. Up-Up and Away
  2. Another Day, Another Heartache
  3. California My Way
  4. Go Where You Wanna Go
  5. Learn How To Fly
  6. Carpet Man
  7. The Girls Song
  8. The Worst That Could Happen
  9. Orange Air
  10. Paper Cup
  11. Stoned Soul Picnic
  12. Sweet Blindness
  13. California Soul
  14. Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In (The Flesh Failures)
  15. Blowing Away
  16. Wedding Bell Blues
  17. Workin' On a Groovy Thing

Disc 2

  1. One Less Bell To Answer
  2. Puppet Man
  3. Save the Country
  4. The Declaration /A Change Is Gonna Come/People
  5. Dimension 5ive
  6. On the Beach (In the Summertime)
  7. Time and Love
  8. Love's Lines, Angles and Rhymes
  9. Light Sings
  10. Never My Love
  11. Together Let's Find Love
  12. (Last Night) I Didn't Get To Sleep At All
  13. If I Could Reach You
  14. Black Patch
  15. Living Together, Growing Together
  16. Everything's Been Changed
  17. Ashes To Ashes
  18. Flashback
  19. No Love In the Room

Album Credits

Performance Credits

5th Dimension   Primary Artist
Marilyn McCoo   Group Member
Jimmy Webb   Conductor
Bob Alcivar   Conductor
Artie Butler   Conductor
Billy Davis   Group Member
Bones Howe   Conductor
Florence LaRue   Group Member
Lamonte McLemore   Group Member
Ron Townson   Group Member

Technical Credits

P.F. Sloan   Composer
Neil Sedaka   Composer
Paul Anka   Composer
Sam Cooke   Composer
Laura Nyro   Composer
Bill Holman   Arranger,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Burt Bacharach   Composer
John Phillips   Composer
Jimmy Webb   Arranger,Composer
Will Holt   Composer
Alan O'Day   Composer
Galt MacDermot   Composer
Don Addrisi   Composer
Bob Alcivar   Arranger,Composer,Vocal Arrangements
Nick Ashford   Composer
Roger Atkins   Composer
Steve Barri   Composer
David Blumberg   Arranger
Eddie Brigati   Composer
Artie Butler   Arranger
Felix Cavaliere   Composer
Hal David   Composer
Rene Deknight   Composer,Vocal Arrangements
John Florez   Producer
Howard Greenfield   Composer
Bones Howe   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
Willie Hutch   Composer
Dennis Lambert   Composer
Marty Paich   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Pat McManus   Composer
D'Arneill Pershing   Arranger
Ray Pohlman   rhythm arrangement
Brian Potter   Composer
Johnny Rivers   Producer
Valerie Simpson   Composer
Artie Wayne   Composer
James Rado   Composer
Gerome Ragni   Composer
Dick Addrisi   Composer
Mark Larson   Art Direction
Mike Ragogna   Liner Notes
Gary Illingworth   Arranger
Tony Macaulay   Composer
Randy McNeill   Composer
Landy McNeil   Composer
Dorothea Joyce   Composer
J.W. Alexander   Composer
Gary W. Friedman   Composer
Walter Pedroski   Composer
Julius Johnson   Composer
Marc Gordon   Producer
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