×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of the Mamas & the Papas
     

20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of the Mamas & the Papas

4.5 2
by The Mamas & the Papas
 

See All Formats & Editions

Like any record company worth their salt, MCA knows a good gimmick when they see it, and when the millennium came around -- well, the 20th Century Masters -- The Millennium Collection wasn't too far behind. Supposedly, the millennium is a momentous occasion, but it's hard to feel that way when it's used as another excuse to turn out a budget-line series. But

Overview

Like any record company worth their salt, MCA knows a good gimmick when they see it, and when the millennium came around -- well, the 20th Century Masters -- The Millennium Collection wasn't too far behind. Supposedly, the millennium is a momentous occasion, but it's hard to feel that way when it's used as another excuse to turn out a budget-line series. But apart from the presumptuous title, 20th Century Masters -- The Millennium Collection turns out to be a very good budget-line series. True, it's impossible for any of these brief collections to be definitive, but they're nevertheless solid samplers that don't feature a bad song in the bunch. For example, take the Mamas & the Papas' 20th Century volume -- it's an irresistible 11-song summary of their MCA recordings. There may be a couple of noteworthy songs missing, but many of their best-known songs for the label are here, including "California Dreamin'," "Monday, Monday," "Creeque Alley," "Dedicated to the One I Love." "Twelve-Thirty (Young Girls Are Coming to the Canyon," "Look Through My Window," "I Saw Her Again Last Night," and Mama Cass' "Make Your Own Kind of Music." Serious fans will want something more extensive, but this is an excellent introduction for neophytes and a great sampler for casual fans, considering its length and price. That doesn't erase the ridiculousness of the series title, but the silliness is excusable when the music and the collections are good.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/23/1999
Label:
Mca
UPC:
0008811194529
catalogNumber:
11945
Rank:
2530

Related Subjects

Tracks

Album Credits

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews

20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of the Mamas & the Papas 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago