The Singles+

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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
This low-priced two-CD set from Holland is a nice idea executed reasonably well, a sort of low-rent version of the more expensive and thorough domestic Creeque Alley compilation, combining 24 of the group's singles in release order along with solo sides by Cass Elliot, John Phillips, and Michelle Phillips. For reasons best understood by the producers, Denny Doherty's solo career was ignored in compiling this 42-song collection. Not ignored was the sound quality, which is very good, making use of the most recent remasterings of the group's repertory. Doherty's voice benefits particularly from the digital remastering of "Monday, Monday" -- as does the playing by P.F. Sloan et ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
This low-priced two-CD set from Holland is a nice idea executed reasonably well, a sort of low-rent version of the more expensive and thorough domestic Creeque Alley compilation, combining 24 of the group's singles in release order along with solo sides by Cass Elliot, John Phillips, and Michelle Phillips. For reasons best understood by the producers, Denny Doherty's solo career was ignored in compiling this 42-song collection. Not ignored was the sound quality, which is very good, making use of the most recent remasterings of the group's repertory. Doherty's voice benefits particularly from the digital remastering of "Monday, Monday" -- as does the playing by P.F. Sloan et al. There aren't any revelations here, although the compilation does extend to songs from the oft-overlooked later end of the group's career including numbers like "Dancing Bear," "Safe in My Garden," and "My Girl", although from albums that have yet to receive the elegant remastering accorded If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears. The solo material, which is confined to disc two, will fill in holes for various enthusiasts of Mama Cass et al, and some of this material, sad to say, would have been superb vehicles for the group. Elliot gets the lion's share of space here, solo and in collaboration with Dave Mason, which isn't surprising since she had the most successful solo career in the group. Her early-'70s singles, including "It's Getting Better," "Make Your Own Kind of Music," and "New World Coming," are exactly the kind of upbeat material that the quartet thrived on, and some of these could have been sides by the Mamas & the Papas under other circumstances. John Phillips is represented by a single cut, the folk-revival throwback "Mississippi" from 1970, which also holds up surprisingly well. Michelle Phillips gets three pleasingly lyrical pop
ock cuts from the mid-'70s and her stint on A&M Records, all with surprisingly good sound. The notes are superficial, although the booklet does include a list of singles and their chart successes in various countries.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/13/2001
  • Label: Br Music Holland
  • EAN: 8712089812529
  • Catalog Number: 8125
  • Sales rank: 68,066

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 California Dreamin' (2:42)
  2. 2 Somebody Groovy (3:15)
  3. 3 Go Where You Wanna Go (2:28)
  4. 4 Monday, Monday (3:27)
  5. 5 Got a Feelin' (2:55)
  6. 6 I Saw Her Again (3:13)
  7. 7 Look Through My Window (3:05)
  8. 8 Words of Love (2:15)
  9. 9 Dancing in the Street (3:48)
  10. 10 Dedicated to the One I Love (2:59)
  11. 11 Crequee Alley (3:49)
  12. 12 I Call Your Name (2:39)
  13. 13 Twelve Thirty (Young Girls Are Coming to the Canyon) (3:25)
  14. 14 Straight Shooter (2:58)
  15. 15 Hey Girl (2:30)
  16. 16 Glad to Be Unhappy (1:45)
  17. 17 Dancing Bear (4:11)
  18. 18 Safe in My Garden (3:13)
  19. 19 Dream a Little Dream of Me (3:15)
  20. 20 Midnight Voyage (3:13)
  21. 21 For the Love of Ivy (3:43)
  22. 22 California Earthquake - Mama Cass (3:25)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Do You Wanna Dance (2:58)
  2. 2 My Girl (3:29)
  3. 3 Move in a Little Closer, Baby - Mama Cass (2:38)
  4. 4 It's Getting Better' - Mama Cass (2:59)
  5. 5 Make Your Own Kind of Music - Mama Cass (2:20)
  6. 6 New Workd Coming - Mama Cass (2:11)
  7. 7 Mississippi - John Phillips (3:15)
  8. 8 A Song That Never Comes - Mama Cass (2:26)
  9. 9 Good Times Are Coming - Mama Cass (2:55)
  10. 10 Don't Let the Good Life Pass You By - Mama Cass (2:48)
  11. 11 One Way Ticket - Mama Cass (2:48)
  12. 12 Easy Come Easy Go - Mama Cass (2:45)
  13. 13 Something to Make You Happy - Cass Elliot (2:20)
  14. 14 Walking to the Point - Cass Elliot (4:03)
  15. 15 Step Out (3:04)
  16. 16 Shooting Star (2:54)
  17. 17 Disney Girls - Mama Cass (4:09)
  18. 18 There She Goes - Michelle Phillips (4:18)
  19. 19 No Love Today - Michelle Phillips (3:07)
  20. 20 The Aching Kind - Michelle Phillips (3:18)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Mamas & the Papas Primary Artist
Mama Cass Track Performer
Michelle Phillips Soloist
Cass Elliot Track Performer
Technical Credits
Dave Mason Producer
Denny Doherty Composer
John Phillips Composer, Producer
John Simon Producer
Lou Adler Producer
Steve Barri Producer
Cass Elliot Composer
Bobby Freeman Composer
Lewis Merenstein Producer
Jerry Moss Producer
Phil Ramone Producer
Joel Sill Producer
Michelle Gilliam Composer
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