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The Mamas & the Papas - Greatest Hits
Mamas & Papas
The Mamas & the Papas - Greatest Hits
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
 
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Newly remastered with new liner notes and rare photos, this collection is a marked improvement over the original Greatest Hits package released more than a decade ago. Includes \California Dreamin'

      
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All Artists: Mamas & Papas
Title: The Mamas & the Papas - Greatest Hits
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Mca
Original Release Date: 1/1/1999
Re-Release Date: 3/10/1998
Album Type: Original recording remastered
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Styles: Oldies, Folk Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 008811174026

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Newly remastered with new liner notes and rare photos, this collection is a marked improvement over the original Greatest Hits package released more than a decade ago. Includes \California Dreamin'

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CD Reviews

An incredible blast from the past
Jay L. Rudko | Pembroke Pines, FL USA | 02/01/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Anyone who listened to top-40 radio in the 60's has to remember the first time they heard "California Dreamin'". The haunting lyrics and the tight, clear harmonies had a folkish sound that was clearly ahead of its time. When their music finally became available on CD, the textures became more apparent and the true artistic content was more clearly defined. On this disc, which was carefully remastered from the original analog tapes, the Mamas and the Papas are finally heard at their best. While there was clearly not enough room for all their great songs, all of their major hits are included, including my favorite, "I Saw Her Again"... complete with Denny's goof that became a feature of the song. The voices are clearer and lyrics more understandable, and the instrumental backup, which was somewhat unconventional in itself, is clearer as well. Being the fan that I was since the first hearing, I have to rate this 5 stars... a real winner in both music and technical quality."
Brings a lump to the throat
David E. Levine | Peekskill , NY USA | 04/30/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I remember that when music changed from the 60s sound to disco, I heard the song "Monday Monday" being played on a radio station and I became teary eyed. Mama Cass was still alive so, it wasn't as though I was grieving for a band that could never be reassembled. Rather, I was grieving for a contemporary music style that would never be recaptured. In the sixties, there was the San Francisco sound and then, there was the more laid back sound from Southern California exemplfied by the Mamas & the Papas. Monday Monday was so evocative to me because that song epitomised this sound which was now relegated to the status of "oldies but goodies." Of course, "Monday Monday" and the equally laid back "California Dreaming" sre included on this cd, as well as the lively "Go Where You Wanna Go" (My favorite song on the cd). Another Favorite is the beautiful arrangement of the Shirelles standard "Dedicated to the One I Love" (Gosh!! weren't the Shirelles great too!!??). All in all, there are 20 well selected hits and I think you will love this collection. Now that a second band member, John Phillips, has died, it is time to revisit this group of my fond memories."
What a disappointment!
gdare@netscape.net | Australia | 08/10/1999
(2 out of 5 stars)

"If you are searching for the definitive M&P collection, keep looking... this is not it.This compilation boasts that it is digitally remastered. However, the instrumentals are crisp and sadly to the fore, on most tracks the vocals have been muddied and diminished.. Cass would have not been amused.Regrettably my cassette tape of the M&P purchased in 1969 puts this assemblage to shame."