Up, Up and Away

Up, Up and Away

by The 5th Dimension
     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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:
04/18/2000
Label:
Buddha
UPC:
0744659966521
catalogNumber:
99665

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

5th Dimension   Primary Artist
P.F. Sloan   Guitar
Marilyn McCoo   Vocals
Casey   Guitar
Jimmy Webb   Keyboards
Hal Blaine   Percussion,Drums
Billy Davis   Vocals
Larry Knechtel   Piano,Keyboards
Florence LaRue   Vocals
Lamonte McLemore   Vocals
Johnny Rivers   Guitar
Tommy Tedesco   Guitar
Ron Townson   Vocals
Casey   Guitar
Joe Osborn   Bass,Guitar

Technical Credits

Casey   Arranger
John Phillips   Composer
Jimmy Webb   Composer
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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