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All Music Guide - Lindsay Planer
The Partridge Family Sound Magazine, the third long-player from the pre-fab and made-for-TV combo, was also the last to make it into the Top Ten. Taking a page right out of the overwhelming phenomenon that was Monkee mania, The Partridge Family ran on ABC-TV from September 25, 1970, through August 31, 1974. Although the tunes were more or less a byproduct of the show's success, producer Wes Farrell actually incorporated the same methodology that Bert Schneider and Bob Rafelson had used on The Monkees. This involved primary cast members Shirley Jones and David Cassidy on lead vocals for all Partridge Family projects in addition to their chores as actors. The campaign ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Lindsay Planer
The Partridge Family Sound Magazine, the third long-player from the pre-fab and made-for-TV combo, was also the last to make it into the Top Ten. Taking a page right out of the overwhelming phenomenon that was Monkee mania, The Partridge Family ran on ABC-TV from September 25, 1970, through August 31, 1974. Although the tunes were more or less a byproduct of the show's success, producer Wes Farrell actually incorporated the same methodology that Bert Schneider and Bob Rafelson had used on The Monkees. This involved primary cast members Shirley Jones and David Cassidy on lead vocals for all Partridge Family projects in addition to their chores as actors. The campaign yielded not only consistently favorable ratings on TV, but no less than nine Top 40 LPs and 11 Top 40 singles. Providing instrumental support for Cassidy and Jones were some of the most prolific pop and rock studio musicians of the era -- many of whom had likewise worked on Monkees platters. Heavyweights such as Hal Blaine drums, Larry Carlton guitar, Joe Osborne bass, and Larry Knechtel keyboards gave the vocalists a nonconfrontational and genteel sound to match their squeaky-clean persona. Also joining the proceedings were the cavity-invoking backing harmonies of the Love Generation, who had participated to some degree on every Partridge Family release. The single "I Woke Up in Love This Morning" reached the Top 20 survey, making it the highest-profile side on the album. Other notable fan favorites included are "Echo Valley 2-6809," "Summer Days," and "Love Is All That I Ever Needed," the Cassidy co-composition concluding this effort.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/26/2007
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886971032529
  • Catalog Number: 710325
  • Sales rank: 48,665

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Partridge Family Primary Artist
Shirley Jones Vocals
David Cassidy Vocals
John Bahler Background Vocals
Tom Bahler Background Vocals
Hal Blaine Drums
Max Bennett Bass
Dennis Budimir Guitar
Ron Hicklin Background Vocals
Larry Knechtel Piano
Mike Melvoin Piano
Jackie Ward Background Vocals
Louis Shelton Guitar
Technical Credits
Don Everly Composer
Phil Everly Composer
John Bahler Arranger, Vocal Arrangements
Johnny Durrill Composer
Wes Farrell Arranger, Producer, rhythm arrangement
Bill Inglot Remastering
Bob Kovach Engineer
Mike Melvoin Arranger, Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Ken Sharp Liner Notes
Lisa Sutton Art Direction
Beverly Weinstein Art Direction
Ken Fredette Reissue Design
Phill Brown Remastering
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    MY COUSIN DAVID CASSIDY!!

    Hello Everybody! My Name Is Stephanie Wheeler I Am 15 Years Old And No Lie I Am David Cassidy's 3rd Cousin Any Ways You Probably Don't Want To Hear About This! This Album Is One Of The Best Albums Of the Decade Of Pooka Shells Bell Bottoms And Not To Metion The Partridge Family My Cousin David Cassidy AKA Keith Partridge Was The Most Famous People This Side Of The Earth His Fan Club Was Bigger Than Elvis And The Beatles Combined This Record Happend To Hit # 1 The Very First Week Of Reliese And Still Is A Tramendous Hit For All DC Fans Every Where So Please If You Are A Real DC Fan This Is The Album For You! Dave If You Are Out There Remember I Love You And C'mon Get Happy!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    THE MOST PRACTICALLY PERFECT PURE POP ALBUM EVER-A MUST FOR EVERY COLLECTION!!

    This first album from the series' second season is a pop masterpiece in which the PF sound has been brought to perfection. With writers like Paul Anka, Rupert Holmes (''The Pina Colada Song''), Levine & Brown (writers of many Tony Orlando & Dawn hits), and Tony Romeo contributing, every song is a gem. The arrangements, production, and performances are first rate. Includes the smash hit ''I Woke up in Love This Morning'' regarded by many as the quintessential pop song. This album shines in Surround Sound.

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