by The Mamas & the Papas


By the time the Mamas & the Papas recorded and released their third album, the group was continuing, in the words of singer Denny Doherty, "on its own momentum." Acrimonious personnel changes, rock stardom, fame, money, and drugs (among other factors) were taking their toll on the group's chemistry. Fortunately, this momentum is precisely the reason that the album succeeds. Buttressed by the singles "Creeque Alley" (the sometimes hilarious story of how the group came together), "Look Through My Window," and the stupendous remake of "Dedicated to the One I Love," the album has some exquisite moments. "Look Through My Window" is also one of the group's most realized recordings, and the cover of "Twist and Shout" is an absolute killer. Much of the record, frankly, doesn't sound too different than the group's first two albums, but with the songwriting, vocal, and production excellence, why tamper with genius? The group felt so too, which is why this album is Michelle Phillips' personal favorite. It's not too hard to see why.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/24/2013
Label: Sundazed Music Inc.
UPC: 0090771632128
catalogNumber: 5321
Rank: 45131

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mamas & the Papas   Primary Artist
P.F. Sloan   Guitar
John Phillips   Guitar
Hal Blaine   Percussion,Drums
Gary Coleman   Percussion,Marimbas,Bells
Jim Horn   Flute,Saxophone
Larry Knechtel   Keyboards
Joe Osborn   Bass
Eric Hord   Guitar

Technical Credits

Smokey Robinson   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
John Phillips   Composer,Adaptation
Michelle Phillips   Composer
Lou Adler   Producer
Ralph Bass   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Larry Knechtel   Instrumentation
Guy Webster   Cover Photo
Bert Russell   Composer
Lowman Pauling   Composer
Ronald White   Composer
Phil Medley   Composer
Scott Schinder   Liner Notes

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