This special celebrating the harmonious pop-rock group highlights a wealth of classic TV performances that have not been seen for more than 35 years. It blends full-performance clips, rare home movies, exclusive interviews with members Michelle Phillips, John Phillips and Denny Doherty, and vintage footage of the late Mama Cass Elliot.
The Mamas and the Papas blazed across the '60s folk-rock scene, scoring nine Top 40 hits in less than two years. So bright was their brief run that it earned them a berth in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. This set shows at least some of the reason why–there's the era-defining hit "California Dreamin'," plus other triumphs such as "Monday, Monday," "Words of Love," "Dedicated to the One I Love," and the autobiographical "Creeque Alley".
Having released Mama Cass solo albums, the Mugwumps and Denny Doherty s folk group the Halifax Three, our Collectors Choice Music label is something of a home for Mamas and Papas-related projects, and the first album on this twofer, This Precious Time , certainly qualifies! The story goes that superstar folkie Barry McGuire invited his old friends to audition for Lou Adler while doing sessions for the record, and the rest, as they say, is history. The group actually appears on seven tracks on This Precious Time , which we ve paired with Barry s next solo album, The World s Last Private Citizen , which came out in 1967 (we ve eliminated two duplicate tracks). Two superb folk/folk-rock records from one of the genre s leading lights!
Album released in UK as reissue of previous published in 1991, containing a compilation of 16 of the best songs of the American vocal group 'The Mamas & The Papas'. The group produced a sound that was characteristic of the late 60's folk rock and pop, threading sweet harmonies and evocative themes with young voices certainly somewhat ahead of its time. Here are collected topics featured unforgettable as 'Monday, Monday', 'California dreamin', 'Dream a Little Dream of Me', 'Dedicated to The One I Love' and 'I Saw Her Again Last Night' among others.
Cardboard sleeve reissue series from The Mamas & The Papas features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player). Part of six-album The Mamas & The Papas cardboard sleeve reissue series features the albums "If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears," "The Mamas and the Papas," "The Mamas and the Papas Deliver," "The Papas and the Mamas," "Historic Performances Recorded at the Monterey International Pop Festival," and "People Like Us."
California Dreamin' reminds us that '60s pop paragons The Mamas & The Papas had an appealing new sound, made some terrific records, and left behind a legacy that lives on more than 35 years after they called it quits. This hour-long documentary, originally aired on PBS, has all the standard elements of the genre: interviews (including some from 2004 and '05 with surviving members Michelle Phillips and Denny Doherty, as well as 1986 recollections by John Phillips, who died in '01, and a few brief words from Cass Elliot, who passed away in '74), photos, home movies, and a generous helping of music clips…