The Definitive Collection

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All Music Guide - Lindsay Planer
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 ...
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All Music Guide - Lindsay Planer
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 lives up to its name.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/11/2000
  • Label: Arista
  • UPC: 078221464024
  • Catalog Number: 14640

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I Think I Love You (2:53)
  2. 2 I Woke up in Love This Morning (2:42)
  3. 3 I'll Meet You Halfway (3:49)
  4. 4 Doesn't Somebody Want to Be Wanted (2:48)
  5. 5 Cherish - David Cassidy (3:48)
  6. 6 It's One of Those Nights (Yes Love) (3:37)
  7. 7 Am I Losing You (2:25)
  8. 8 I Am a Clown - David Cassidy (4:01)
  9. 9 Could It Be Forever - David Cassidy (2:19)
  10. 10 How Can I Be Sure - David Cassidy (3:08)
  11. 11 Breaking up Is Hard to Do (2:35)
  12. 12 Rock Me Baby - David Cassidy (3:23)
  13. 13 Point Me in the Direction of Albuquerque (3:49)
  14. 14 Looking Through the Eyes of Love (3:05)
  15. 15 Friend and Lover (2:32)
  16. 16 Daydreamer - David Cassidy (2:49)
  17. 17 If I Didn't Care - David Cassidy (3:07)
  18. 18 Walking in the Rain (3:00)
  19. 19 Some Kind of a Summer - David Cassidy (3:40)
  20. 20 Please Please Me - David Cassidy (2:14)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Partridge Family Primary Artist
David Cassidy Indexed Contributor
David Cassidy & the Partridge Family Track Performer
Technical Credits
Kim Carnes Composer
David Cassidy Composer, Producer
Peggy Clinger Composer
Johnny Cymbal Composer
Barry Ainsworth Producer
Dave Ellingson Composer
Wes Farrell Composer, Producer
B.B. King Composer
Jack Lawrence Composer
Michael Lloyd Producer
Danny Janssen Composer
Al Quaglieri Mastering Advisor
Sandra Monteparo Art Direction
Joe Josea Composer
Seth Foster Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Definitive Collection

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    ALL THE HITS TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME

    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!

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