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Up, Up and Away

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All Music Guide - Jason Elias
Released in 1967, the first album release from the often maligned though talented and singular group the 5th Dimension was also a feature for Jimmy Webb, who contributed to one track and arranged and conducted the whole effort. The most well-known song remains one of the finer songs of the decade; "Up-Up and Away" matched the group's gorgeous harmonies, with a great and ethereal yet full-bodied production. Despite that groundbreaking song, Up, Up and Away is mostly the group finding their sound with mixed results. Their cover of the Mamas & the Papas' "Go Where You Want to Go" is such a carbon copy, Billy Davis, Jr. probably wore one of John Phillips' big hats for the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Elias
Released in 1967, the first album release from the often maligned though talented and singular group the 5th Dimension was also a feature for Jimmy Webb, who contributed to one track and arranged and conducted the whole effort. The most well-known song remains one of the finer songs of the decade; "Up-Up and Away" matched the group's gorgeous harmonies, with a great and ethereal yet full-bodied production. Despite that groundbreaking song, Up, Up and Away is mostly the group finding their sound with mixed results. Their cover of the Mamas & the Papas' "Go Where You Want to Go" is such a carbon copy, Billy Davis, Jr. probably wore one of John Phillips' big hats for the session. Their cover of "Poor Side of Town" is pointless, and the Motown-inspired "I'll Be Loving You Forever" comes off forced and as phony as a sack of three dollar bills. Up, Up and Away was certainly commendable for the style forged here, but even better work was ahead for the group.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/18/2000
  • Label: Buddha
  • UPC: 744659966521
  • Catalog Number: 99665

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The 5th Dimension Primary Artist
P.F. Sloan Guitar
Marilyn McCoo Vocals
Al Casey Guitar
Jimmy Webb Keyboards
Hal Blaine Percussion, Drums
Billy Davis Jr. Vocals
Larry Knechtel Piano, Keyboards
Florence LaRue Vocals
Lamonte McLemore Vocals
Johnny Rivers Guitar
Tommy Tedesco Guitar
Ron Townson Vocals
Al Casey Guitar
Joe Osborn Bass, Guitar
Technical Credits
Al Casey Arranger
John Phillips Composer
Jimmy Webb Composer
Elliott Federman Mastering
Marc Gordon Producer
Bones Howe Engineer
Willie Hutch Composer, Producer
Marty Paich String Arrangements
Johnny Rivers Producer
Woody Woodward Art Direction
Mike Ragogna Liner Notes
Rob Santos Producer
Mathieu Bitton Art Direction
Bernard Yeszin Cover Photo
W.M. Hutchinson Composer
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