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Partridge Family Shopping Bag
     

The Partridge Family Shopping Bag

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by The Partridge Family
 

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This classic title was the fifth long-player to be issued under the Partridge Family moniker. Issued in the spring of 1972, the platter respectably charted in the Top 20 and was the first of their LPs not to have entered the Top Ten, despite its release during the absolute height of the Partridge Family's television success in the early '70s. As they had done

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This classic title was the fifth long-player to be issued under the Partridge Family moniker. Issued in the spring of 1972, the platter respectably charted in the Top 20 and was the first of their LPs not to have entered the Top Ten, despite its release during the absolute height of the Partridge Family's television success in the early '70s. As they had done on their previous four LPs, the made-for-TV group included only two of the actors from the series -- Shirley Jones, who played Shirley Partridge, and her real life stepson David Cassidy, who played Keith Partridge. The pair was augmented vocally by a studio combo known as the Love Generation. Instrumentally, the crème de la crème of session musicians -- such as Hal Blaine (drums), Larry Carlton (guitar), Joe Osborne (bass), and Larry Knechtel (keyboards) -- provided a perfect simple-but-sweet bubblegum, no-frills backing. As with a majority of the music recorded for these albums, many of the songs appeared on the television series as well as their LPs. In much the same way that the Monkees' weekly prime-time TV exposure helped drive album sales, the Partridge Family's discs were likewise the beneficiaries of constant attention and yielded a Top 20 show as well as albums that consistently sold over a million copies. It would be a tough act to follow the overwhelming double-barrel release of the Partridge Family Christmas Card (1971) seasonal offering as well as David Cassidy's first solo effort, Cherish (1971) -- both of which were issued only a few months prior to Shopping Bag (1972). However, the world's affinity and infatuation with the "family" almost immediately drove the album onto the charts. It also spawned a pair of singles -- "Am I Losing You" and the hugely popular international hit "It's One of Those Nights (Yes Love)." The appearance of all 11 cuts in third-season episodes no doubt helped as well. When issued on CD in 2003, the album's timeless kitsch was re-created within the fact-filled liner-notes booklet, which is full of essays and full-color memorabilia from throughout the globe.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/20/2003
Label:
Sony Mod - Afw Line
UPC:
0828765116626
catalogNumber:
51166
Rank:
20063

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Performance Credits

Partridge Family   Primary Artist
Shirley Jones   Vocals
David Cassidy   Vocals
Larry Carlton   Guitar
Louie Shelton   Guitar
John Bahler   Background Vocals
Tom Bahler   Background Vocals
Hal Blaine   Drums
Max Bennett   Bass
Dennis Budimir   Guitar
Ron Hicklin   Background Vocals
Mike Melvoin   Keyboards
Tommy Tedesco   Guitar
Jackie Ward   Background Vocals
Louis Shelton   Guitar

Technical Credits

John Bahler   Arranger,Vocal Arrangements
Wes Farrell   Arranger,Producer,rhythm arrangement
Bob Kovach   Engineer
Mike Melvoin   Arranger,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Ken Sharp   Liner Notes
Beverly Weinstein   Artwork,Art Direction
Rob Santos   Reissue Producer
Pete Ciccone   Redesign
Lisa M. Sutton   Liner Notes,Artwork
Don Williams   Collage

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