Beautiful Sun

Beautiful Sun

by Peppermint Trolley Company
     
 

The Peppermint Trolley Company are quintessentially '60s Southern Californian, capturing the soft fallout of folk-rock and psychedelia, all wrapped up in the studio gleam of Hollywood. Tinsel Town played a large role in the group's existence as they became best-known as the singers of the theme songs for the Brady Bunch and Love, American Style, gigsSee more details below

Overview

The Peppermint Trolley Company are quintessentially '60s Southern Californian, capturing the soft fallout of folk-rock and psychedelia, all wrapped up in the studio gleam of Hollywood. Tinsel Town played a large role in the group's existence as they became best-known as the singers of the theme songs for the Brady Bunch and Love, American Style, gigs they received because they had a sweet commercial sound that should have hit the Top 40 even if it never did (the closest they came is with the minor hit "Baby You Come Rollin' 'Cross My Mind," a bubblegum spin on Glen Campbell). The Peppermint Trolley Company's problem wasn't a lack of good collaborators -- on their eponymous 1968 debut, Chad Stuart of Chad & Jeremy, provided arrangements, Roger Nichols appears on his song "Trust" -- or a dearth of material but that they lacked a strong identity, too easily moving from lite psychedelia to gently rolling folk-pop to slightly tougher rock, always falling back on splashy Hollywood pop whenever things threatened to get too loud. Their professional facility gave them a cheerful anonymity which may have hurt their career, but does make their recordings, collected here on a generous 27-track collection, a pleasing pop artifact of the late '60s, their anonymity letting the era shine through. This is even true of their earlier recordings dredged up by the compilers, who, including singles, the group recorded under the names the Mark Five, the C Minors, and the Intercoms, sides that find the group tackling all manners of mid-'60s pop
ock. These earlier singles are generally livelier, recalling the Beau Brummels, the Beatles, the Byrds and the Monkees, but that only bolsters the impression that no matter what name they chose, the Peppermint Trolley Company were L.A. soft pop pros easily adapting to the times. But that's the paradox of the studio pop of this era -- the names of the group don't matter, the sounds do, and the Peppermint Trolley Company produced enough breezy, easy sounds to make Beautiful Sun more than worthwhile for aficionados of this style and sound.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/12/2009
Label:
Now Sounds
UPC:
5013929060128
catalogNumber:
10
Rank:
58086

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Tracks

  1. I've Got to Be Going
  2. Baby You Come Rollin' 'Cross My Mind
  3. I Remember Long Ago
  4. Put Your Burden Down
  5. Reflections (On a Universal Theme)
  6. Beautiful Sun
  7. Trust
  8. Sunrise
  9. Free
  10. Pat's Song
  11. Fatal Fallacy
  12. I'm Through with You  -  Mark V
  13. I'll Keep on Trying  -  Mark V
  14. Just a Little Feeling  -  C-Minors
  15. Don't Go  -  C-Minors
  16. Please Try and Understand
  17. Unabridged, Unadulterated, Unextraordinary, Ordinary, Mediocre, Unorigi
  18. She's the Kind of Girl
  19. Little Miss Sunshine
  20. 9 O'Clock Business Man
  21. Baby You Come Rollin' 'Cross My Mind
  22. Trust
  23. I Remember Long Ago
  24. Beautiful Sun
  25. I've Got to Be Going
  26. It's a Lazy Summer Day
  27. Blue Eyes

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Peppermint Trolley Company   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Dan Dalton   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Engineer
Douglas Botnick   Engineer
Casey Cunningham   Composer
Danny Faragher   Track Notes
Jimmy Faragher   Track Notes
James Flemming   Composer
Patrick McClure   Composer,Track Notes
Gary Montgomery   Composer
Alan Rubens   Mastering
John Stronach   Engineer
Chad Stuart   Arranger,String Arrangements
Carl Yanchar   Engineer
Phil Yeend   Engineer
Beverly Parker   Cover Design
Steve Stanley   Producer,Liner Notes,Reissue Producer,Art Direction
Chris Whorf   Art Direction
Clint Ballard   Composer
Jesse Lee Kincaid   Composer
J. Fisher   Producer
Ivan Nagy   Cover Photo

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