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Definitive Collection [Bonus Tracks]
     

The Definitive Collection [Bonus Tracks]

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by The Partridge Family
 

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For most, this 18-song disc can easily be considered a Definitive Collection. It exceeds the only other notable Partridge Family Greatest Hits CD (1989) by over half-a-dozen tracks, and also contains a few of David Cassidy's top solo sides as well. Copping pages from both the Monkees'

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For most, this 18-song disc can easily be considered a Definitive Collection. It exceeds the only other notable Partridge Family Greatest Hits CD (1989) by over half-a-dozen tracks, and also contains a few of David Cassidy's top solo sides as well. Copping pages from both the Monkees' manufactured-for-TV songs, and the real-life pop
ock family, the Cowsills, the Partridge Family was a weekly prime time sitcom that ran on ABC-TV from September 25, 1970 through August 31, 1974. Further mimicking the Monkees phenomenon, primary cast members -- in this case, Shirley Jones (vocals) and David Cassidy (vocals) -- also served double duty as the Partridge Family's lead vocalists. In all, between the years 1970 and 1974, eight long-players were issued by the "Family," while Cassidy himself released an additional four solo efforts. The multimedia campaign ultimately yielded a consistently high-rated television program, as well as no less than nine Top 40 albums, and 11 Top 40 singles. Accompanying Cassidy and Jones were a veritable who's who of studio heavyweights such as Hal Blaine (drums), Larry Carlton (guitar), Joe Osborne (bass), and Larry Knechtel (keyboards). They were joined by the painfully sweet backing vocals of the six-member Love Generation, who participated to some degree on every one of the Partridge Family's LPs. All the chart hits are here: "I Think I Love You," "I Woke Up in Love This Morning," "I'll Meet You Halfway," "Doesn't Somebody Want to Be Wanted," "It's One of Those Nights (Yes Love)," "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do," and "Looking Through the Eyes of Love." Also included are Cassidy's key solo sides "Cherish," "Could It Be Forever," "How Can I Be Sure," and "Rock Me Baby." A glance at the remaining tune stack reveals a healthy sampling of other key cuts -- including a few Cassidy solo sides that mark their digital debut. While earnest enthusiasts will probably choose to locate the individual reissues, for all non-completists and otherwise average fans, this Definitive Collection

Product Details

Release Date:
09/25/2001
Label:
Bmg Int'l
UPC:
0743217856021
catalogNumber:
178560

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Partridge Family   Primary Artist
David Cassidy & the Partridge Family   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Kim Carnes   Composer
Brian Wilson   Composer
David Cassidy   Composer,Producer
Peggy Clinger   Composer
Mike Love   Composer
Johnny Cymbal   Composer
Barry Ainsworth   Producer
Eddie Brigati   Composer
Russell Brown   Composer
Dave Ellingson   Composer
Wes Farrell   Composer,Producer
Jack Lawrence   Composer
Michael Lloyd   Producer
Tony Romeo   Composer
Danny Janssen   Composer
Quaglieri   Mastering Advisor
Sandra Monteparo   Art Direction
Terry Dempsey   Composer
Seth Foster   Engineer

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The Definitive Collection 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Whether you're rediscovering the Partridge Family or getting into it for the first time, this collection provides a great survey of both the Partridge Family and David Cassidy's solo hits from 1970-1974. Almost all the singles are here making the Definitive Collection the most complete singles collection ever. The 'PF' brings together Shirley Jones, David Cassidy and some of the finest session talent (Larry Carlton, Hal Blaine, Joe Osborne, Jackie Ward) for some of the finest pop music ever made. Also, the Partridge Family sounds awesome on todays Surround Sound systems. Breathless!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This collection is good, but it has a few "cover tracks" in it; I would have preferred to just hear the Partridge stuff. But as always, David Cassidy's voice is close to perfection, and to hear it cranked up loud is a real listening pleasure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago