Come on Get Happy!: The Very Best of Partridge Family

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All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
The Partridge Family don't get much respect from the standard history of rock from the early '70s. Much like their fellow made-for-TV brethren the Monkees, their contributions are written off as pre-fab concoctions that are too trifling to be bothered with. If you fall in line with that kind of thinking you are going to miss one of the best pop acts of the era. Utilizing the cream of behind-the-scenes songwriters from Neil Sedaka to Hot Chocolate's Errol Brown, and the lush vocal harmonies of the uncredited at the time background singers, the Partridge Family's songs are solid AM pop, with hooks galore and a light but not saccharine sound. Add to that the excellent and ...
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All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
The Partridge Family don't get much respect from the standard history of rock from the early '70s. Much like their fellow made-for-TV brethren the Monkees, their contributions are written off as pre-fab concoctions that are too trifling to be bothered with. If you fall in line with that kind of thinking you are going to miss one of the best pop acts of the era. Utilizing the cream of behind-the-scenes songwriters from Neil Sedaka to Hot Chocolate's Errol Brown, and the lush vocal harmonies of the uncredited at the time background singers, the Partridge Family's songs are solid AM pop, with hooks galore and a light but not saccharine sound. Add to that the excellent and under-rated vocals of David Cassidy and you have some top-notch disposable pop that has stood the test of time. Come On Get Happy! The Very Best of the Partridge Family replaces the 1989's decent Greatest Hits and streamlines 2001's Definitive Collection by taking away all the David Cassidy solo tracks. The bulk of the songs here appear on both those collections, though, including their smash hit "I Think I Love You" plus other gems like "Echo Valley 2-6809" and "Doesn't Somebody Want to Be Loved." The collection also includes four previously unreleased tracks, two of which "Together Havin' a Ball" and "Let the Good Times In" appeared in the show's first episode and were sung not by Cassidy but by Ron Hicklin, a member of the backing vocal crew. The other two feature Cassidy and are as good as any of their hits, "Baby I Love, Love, I Love You" is particularly fun. Whether the unreleased four songs belong on a" Very Best Of" collection is up for debate: On one hand it might have been better to add more songs that people remembered. but on the other it is nice to have the rarities unearthed. Either way, this is the best Partridge Family collection available.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/3/2005
  • Label: Arista
  • UPC: 828766819922
  • Catalog Number: 68199

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Partridge Family Primary Artist
Shirley Jones Vocals
Lincoln Mayorga Keyboards
David Cassidy Vocals
Larry Carlton Guitar
Bill Perkins Saxophone
Bob Hardaway Saxophone
Shorty Rogers Leader
Louie Shelton Guitar
Jim Gordon Drums
John Bahler Background Vocals
Tom Bahler Horn, Background Vocals
Hal Blaine Drums
Ben Benay Guitar
Max Bennett Bass, Bass Guitar
Richard Bennett Guitar
Dennis Budimir Guitar
Gary Coleman Percussion
Stan Farber Background Vocals
Chuck Findley Horn
Ron Hicklin Background Vocals
Jim Hughart Bass Guitar
Jackie Kelso Saxophone
Larry Knechtel Piano, Keyboards
Lew McCreary Trombone
Mike Melvoin Piano, Keyboards
Larry Muhoberac Keyboards
Michael Omartian Keyboards
Dean Parks Guitar
Donald Peake Guitar
Joe Porcaro Percussion
Tommy Tedesco Guitar
Jackie Ward Background Vocals
Brendan Cahill Guitar
Mike Anthony Guitar
Al Casey Guitar
Joe Osborn Bass, Bass Guitar
George Bohanon Trombone, Horn
Lenny Malaisky Leader
Technical Credits
Neil Sedaka Composer
Gerry Goffin Composer
Kelly Gordon Composer
Rupert Holmes Composer
Barry Mann Composer
Billy Strange Arranger
Shorty Rogers Composer
Mark James Composer
Mike Appel Composer
John Bahler Vocal Arrangements
Tom Bahler Vocal Arrangements
Russell Brown Composer
Wes Farrell Arranger, Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Bobby Hart Composer
John Henning Composer
Ron Hicklin Vocal Arrangements
Richard Klein Composer
Bob Kovach Engineer
Irwin Levine Composer
Mike Melvoin Arranger, Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Donald Peake Arranger
David Price Composer
Tony Romeo Composer
Al Schmitt Producer
Jackie Ward Vocal Arrangements
Cynthia Weil Composer
Danny Janssen Composer
Jim Cretecos Composer
Ken Sharp Liner Notes
Steve Douglas Producer
Vic Anesini Mastering
Howard Fritzon Art Direction
Kathy Cooper Composer
Kenny Jacobson Composer
Abe Vélez Packaging Manager
Errol Brown Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Very Best of the Partridge Family

    I love this CD, the cover looks the same as the DVD, it's bright and colourful, just like the era it came from. It has some great tracks from the TV series. Of course it has to be played loud, just to hear the harmonies and of course that beautiful voice of David Cassidy. Very easy listening, it's nice to go back in time in your mind to a simpler, happy time. My kids love it too, so buy it for the whole family.

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