Cherish

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All Music Guide - Lindsay Planer
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Lindsay Planer
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/1/2008
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886972461229
  • Catalog Number: 724612
  • Sales rank: 39,448

Album Credits

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
Al 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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