Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Pop, Rock
Japanese only re-release. All 10 original tracks included. Tracks, 'I'll Be Home', 'Baby I'm Yours', 'That Song', 'Wh en It Doesn't Work', 'I'll Be There', 'I Think It's Gonn a Rain Today', 'It's All In The Game & More', ... more »
Japanese only re-release. All 10 original tracks included. Tracks, 'I'll Be Home', 'Baby I'm Yours', 'That Song', 'Wh en It Doesn't Work', 'I'll Be There', 'I Think It's Gonn a Rain Today', 'It's All In The Game & More', 'Jesus Was A Crossmaker' & 'Disney Girls'. Includes lyrics to all tracks, Originally released in 1971 on the Buddha label. Standard jewel case.
She slowed down, entered a fantasy world and was triumphant!
Shawn Fitzpatrick | Mama Cass's backyard | 01/09/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A lot of Cass fans don't know this, but this was the album, Cass was allowed to finally be herself. After fulfilling her contract with Dunhill records and singing such bubblegum songs that Cass described as, "Made me stick to the floor," she was finally allowed to take a deep breath and sing her heart out with new label RCA. Ignore her health problems, her constant nurse, drug addictions and other vices. Listen to the freakin music! To her opening track "I'll Be Home" which she so effortlessly sings, "When you're feeling down and need some sympathy...Remember baby, you can always count on me." the listener is escorted to a world of Cass. Ride with her through her old friend qualities, sour relationships, hopes for better tomorrows and longings for stability, respect, but most of all-Love. Not for herself, mainly, but for the world.This is who Cass really was behind her flower mu-mu's, pot smoking and fights with her ex-bandmates of the Mamas and Papas. Her is a woman who wants to enjoy the simple everyday joys of life and escape the minor stuff that always brings us down. Perhaps her most "Nirvana" fullfilled moment in her short life. She was raising a daughter in an ever-changing world. The 60's were over. Women were being liberated. Female singer/songwriters like Carole King, were hailed. Cass had seen much change, and she was ready to sing about it.My only wish is that I could have been there in the studio when Cass was allowed to pour all her heart and soul into these incredible songs. There must have been a smile on her chubby face from ear to ear at reaching artistic and personal freedom at last.She would go on to do two more albums, each selling less than the other. Some fans accussed her of abadoning her 60's roots. Cass, always smart, realized that there was no light at the end of the 60's tunnel of drugs and heavy rock. She wanted to get rid of her demons, like everyone else from her past and settle down. An approach taken by the likes of McCartney and Lennon as well in their careers.Was Cass a dying icon of the 60's stuck in the mid 70's genre of disco and heavy metal? "No, you silly fool," Cass would of said. This album and her later works would suggest a star quality of Cass larger than herself, perhaps competing with Striesand, Midler and Minnelli in the 80's and 90's. Indeed, starring roles in movies and sold-out performances were up her turf. In a matter of time, she would become a comeback diva in her own right, just like Cher and Tina Turner.Play "I'll Be There" whenever you feel blue. Turn up "Disney Girls" when you want to live in the country, drink lemonade and slow down. And when the one you love leaves you, listen to Cass's encouraging words on "All In Game": "And he'll kiss your lips, caress your waiting finger tips and your hearts will fly away."Buy this album, if not for the voice but for the lyrics. Incidently, this is the only Cass album with the lyrics included in the cover. Yes, Cass was proud of this one. Very proud. So are we. God bless her soul."
TJAMES03 | CA | 07/25/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"THERE IS ONLY SO MUCH PRAISE ONE CAN HEAP ON SOMETHING UNTIL IT BECOMES EMBARRASSING, SO I WILL BE SUCCINCT - BUY THIS CD. IT IS BEYOND GREAT, AND IT REALLY SHOWS US WHAT A LOSS IT WAS TO THE MUSIC WORLD WHEN CASS ELLIOT PASSED ON. THIS CD IS JUST BEAUTIFUL."
Don't Call Her Mama
Aage Nielsen | Boise, Idaho United States | 11/18/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Cass Elliot was my favorite entertainer when I was growing up. It was as rare then as it is now for a teenager to listen to music that would not drive his parents crazy. This album really had that cross generational appeal. With this self-titled album, Cass Elliot abandoned the '60s caricature to deliver a fine vocal album that has aged very well. All in the Game has always been the highlight for me, as well as the lilting Cherries Jubilee and smooth Baby I'm Yours. All in all this is a sophisticated effort. A major label like RCA would do well to keep this gem in print."