The Essential 5th Dimension

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
With their smooth blend of upbeat soul and pure sunshine pop, the 5th Dimension had a bright run of hits in the late '60s for Johnny Rivers' Soul City record label, including 1967's "Up-Up and Away," 1969's "Aquarius/Let the Sun Shine In," and a trio of fine covers of Laura Nyro songs with 1968's "Stoned Soul Picnic" and "Sweet Blindness" and 1969's "Wedding Bell Blues." Rivers sold Soul City Records to Bell Records in 1970 and the group's recording contract transferred to Bell in the deal, and while the 5th Dimension continued to track quality material, the hits began to dry up -- they did release yet another fine Nyro song, "Save the Country," in 1970. This two-disc, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
With their smooth blend of upbeat soul and pure sunshine pop, the 5th Dimension had a bright run of hits in the late '60s for Johnny Rivers' Soul City record label, including 1967's "Up-Up and Away," 1969's "Aquarius/Let the Sun Shine In," and a trio of fine covers of Laura Nyro songs with 1968's "Stoned Soul Picnic" and "Sweet Blindness" and 1969's "Wedding Bell Blues." Rivers sold Soul City Records to Bell Records in 1970 and the group's recording contract transferred to Bell in the deal, and while the 5th Dimension continued to track quality material, the hits began to dry up -- they did release yet another fine Nyro song, "Save the Country," in 1970. This two-disc, 36-track set collects the best sides from the group's Soul City and Bell Records run, a period spanning 1967 to 1975.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/15/2011
  • Label: Sony Legacy
  • UPC: 886978270221
  • Catalog Number: 782702
  • Sales rank: 11,457

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The 5th Dimension Primary Artist
Marilyn McCoo Group Member
Bob Alcivar Conductor
Artie Butler Conductor
Billy Davis Jr. Group Member
Bones Howe Conductor
Florence LaRue Group Member
Lamonte McLemore Group Member
Ron Townson Group Member
Jim Webb Conductor
Technical Credits
P.F. Sloan Composer
Neil Sedaka Composer
Paul Anka Composer
Sam Cooke Composer
Laura Nyro Composer
Bill Holman Arranger, Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Burt Bacharach Composer
John Phillips Composer
Will Holt Composer
Alan O'Day Composer
Galt MacDermot Composer
Don Addrisi Composer
Bob Alcivar Arranger, Composer, Vocal Arrangements
Nick Ashford Composer
Roger Atkins Composer
Steve Barri Composer
David Blumberg Arranger
Eddie Brigati Composer
Artie Butler Arranger
Felix Cavaliere Composer
Hal David Composer
Rene Deknight Composer, Vocal Arrangements
John Florez Producer
Marc Gordon Producer
Howard Greenfield Composer
Bones Howe Arranger, Producer, Engineer
Willie Hutch Composer
Dennis Lambert Composer
Marty Paich Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Pat McManus Composer
D'Arneill Pershing Arranger
Ray Pohlman rhythm arrangement
Brian Potter Composer
Johnny Rivers Producer
Valerie Simpson Composer
Artie Wayne Composer
Gerome Ragni Composer
Dick Addrisi Composer
Vic Anesini Mastering
Mark Larson Art Direction
Mike Ragogna Liner Notes
Gary Illingworth Arranger
Randy McNeill Composer
Landy McNeil Composer
Dorothea Joyce Composer
J.W. Alexander Composer
Jim Webb Arranger, Composer
Tony Macauley Composer
Jim Rado Composer
Gary W. Friedman Composer
Willie Hutchinson Composer
Walter Pedroski Composer
Julius Johnson Composer
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