The Essential 5th Dimension

The Essential 5th Dimension

by The 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: 895

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
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
Jim Rado   Composer
Gary W. Friedman   Composer
Walter Pedroski   Composer
Julius Johnson   Composer
Marc Gordon   Producer

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