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Cherish
     

Cherish

by David Cassidy
 

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The same machinery in place to churn out lightweight sides under the Partridge Family moniker was also responsible for David Cassidy's first solo effort, Cherish. After a few contractual loopholes were attended to, Wes Farrell, music producer of all things Partridge, began assembling material for Cassidy's debut. In many ways the

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The same machinery in place to churn out lightweight sides under the Partridge Family moniker was also responsible for David Cassidy's first solo effort, Cherish. After a few contractual loopholes were attended to, Wes Farrell, music producer of all things Partridge, began assembling material for Cassidy's debut. In many ways the album is distinguishable in name only, as the same musicians, arrangers, and other behind the scenes crew that had so carefully and successfully created the sound of "the Family" are also incorporated into this effort. Most prominent were Wrecking Crew studio stalwarts Hal Blaine (drums), Larry Carlton (guitar), Joe Osborne (bass), and Larry Knechtel (keyboards), who are joined on backing vocals by the six-member Love Generation. There are a few notable exceptions, such as the effective title "Cherish" -- which had been a career-defining hit for the Association six years earlier. Cassidy took it to number one on the adult contemporary chart in December of 1971. Another interesting inclusion is "Ricky's Tune," a strong pop ballad penned by Cassidy for his ailing dog. While the vocalist had penned a few numbers that had ended up on Partridge Family long-players, there is a maturity present here that many of his previous songs lacked. Other standout tracks include the Bobby Hart co-composition "I Just Wanna Make You Happy" and the marginally maudlin "I Am a Clown." The latter is particularly interesting for the spoken interlude that recalls "Doesn't Somebody Want to Be Wanted" from the Partridge Family's Up to Date (1971) album. Overall, Cherish is an admirable first time out and, above all, continues to display the vocalist's theatrical sensibilities and performance style.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/01/2008
Label:
Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC:
0886972461229
catalogNumber:
724612
Rank:
1945

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Performance Credits

David Cassidy   Primary Artist,Guitar,Percussion,Keyboards,Vocals
Larry Carlton   Guitar
Hal Blaine   Drums
Max Bennett   Bass
Dennis Budimir   Guitar
Mike Melvoin   Piano
Reinie Press   Bass
Tommy Tedesco   Guitar
Louis Shelton   Guitar

Technical Credits

David Cassidy   Composer
Capp   Vocal Arrangements
John Bahler   Vocal Arrangements
Wes Farrell   Producer,Track Arrangement
John Hudson   Art Direction
Bob Kovach   Engineer
Mike Melvoin   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Tony Romeo   Composer
Lisa Sutton   Liner Notes
Beverly Weinstein   Art Direction
Rob Santos   Reissue Producer
Pete Ciccone   Redesign
Mandana Eidgah   Art Direction

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