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Dream a Little Dream: The Cass Elliot Collection

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
This 18-track set leans heavily on her earliest solo material, when she was recording for Dunhill, although it does have a few songs taken from RCA recordings made just before her death. Away from the Mamas & the Papas, Elliot initially billed as Mama Cass went into more of an MOR direction, somewhere between the Mamas & the Papas and Vegas. Frankly, she could sound like a hip variation on Ethel Merman. Even the two Top 40 hits that Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil wrote for her in late 1969, "It's Getting Better" and "Make Your Own Kind of Music," are brassy belters with an almost desperate optimism. Those hits are included here, along with her 1968 Top 20 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
This 18-track set leans heavily on her earliest solo material, when she was recording for Dunhill, although it does have a few songs taken from RCA recordings made just before her death. Away from the Mamas & the Papas, Elliot initially billed as Mama Cass went into more of an MOR direction, somewhere between the Mamas & the Papas and Vegas. Frankly, she could sound like a hip variation on Ethel Merman. Even the two Top 40 hits that Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil wrote for her in late 1969, "It's Getting Better" and "Make Your Own Kind of Music," are brassy belters with an almost desperate optimism. Those hits are included here, along with her 1968 Top 20 entry "Dream a Little Dream of Me" which was actually a Mamas & the Papas track, another Mann-Weil-penned single "New World Coming", a cover of Bruce Johnston's "Disney Girls," and a pre-Mamas & the Papas cut that she sang as part of the Big Three.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/11/1997
  • Label: Mca
  • UPC: 008811152321
  • Catalog Number: 11523
  • Sales rank: 33,993

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Introduction/Cass Dialogue - Mama Cass (1:16)
  2. 2 Don't Call Me Mama Anymore - Mama Cass (3:19)
  3. 3 Wild Women (By the Big Three) - Mama Cass (3:09)
  4. 4 California Earthquake - Mama Cass (3:13)
  5. 5 It's Getting Better - Mama Cass (3:03)
  6. 6 Lady Love - Mama Cass (3:03)
  7. 7 Move in a Little Closer, Baby - Mama Cass (2:39)
  8. 8 Make Your Own Kind of Music - Mama Cass (2:26)
  9. 9 Who's to Blame - Mama Cass (2:56)
  10. 10 I Can Dream, Can't I? - Mama Cass (2:37)
  11. 11 New World Coming - Mama Cass (2:12)
  12. 12 One Way Ticket - Mama Cass (2:49)
  13. 13 The Good Times Are Coming - Mama Cass (2:54)
  14. 14 Disney Girls - Mama Cass (4:09)
  15. 15 My Love - Mama Cass (3:32)
  16. 16 Dialogue/Intro (0:07)
  17. 17 I'm Coming to the Best Part of My Life - Mama Cass (3:34)
  18. 18 Dream a Little Dream of Me - Mama Cass (3:14)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Cass Elliot Primary Artist, Track Performer
Mama Cass Vocals
Benny Golson Conductor
Lenny Stack Conductor
Technical Credits
John Simon Producer
Lou Adler Producer
Steve Barri Producer
Jack Daugherty Producer
Lewis Merenstein Producer
Phil Ramone Producer
Roy Silver Producer
Jay Hill Arranger
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