Real Gone Music
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Double LP set brings together all of The Mamas and The Papas' classic singles to vinyl!
Thirty-one tracks featuring all of the group's A and B-sides
Presented in their impossible-to-find mono mixes!
Mastered by Aaron Kannowski, the engineer Behind Real Gone's Acclaimed Singles Collections of Dunhill Label Mates The Four Tops, The Grass Roots, and Steppenwolf!
Gatefold jacket boasts rare band photos, quotes from exclusive interviews with Michelle Phillips and Dunhill label head and producer Lou Adler
With the debut of their first hit, "California Dreamin'," on the charts, The Mamas and The Papas proclaimed themselves to be a potent new force in the burgeoning West Coast folk-rock movement, announcing to the world that something special and beautiful was happening in California. Real Gone Music celebrates the group's very special legacy by releasing The Mamas and The Papas: The Complete Singles, a two-LP, 31-track set that brings together on vinyl for the first time since their original 45 RPM release the A and B side of every single the group released, all in their impossible-to-find mono single mixes.
Remastered by Aaron Kannowski, the engineer responsible for Real Gone's acclaimed collections of singles by fellow Dunhill label acts The Grass Roots and Steppenwolf, the set includes notes by Co-Producer Ed Osborne that feature quotes drawn from extended interviews with Mama Michelle Phillips and Dunhill label head and producer Lou Adler, while the package also includes a number of rarely-seen images of this eminently photographable band. Many of the single mixes haven't been available on vinyl since the release of this collection; over the course of listening to this set you're going to hear such legendary songs as "Monday, Monday," "California Dreamin'," "Creeque Alley," "I Saw Her Again," "Words of Love," "Dream a Little Dream of Me," "Glad to Be Unhappy," "Dedicated to the One I Love," and "It's Getting Better" exactly as folks heard them over the radio back in those halcyon days. Due to the unfortunate situation with the Dunhill single master tape reels (supposedly thrown out at the behest of one of the label's owners), Mamas and Papas fans had despaired of ever hearing the group's original singles on LP. Now, after countless hours spent tracking down sources, Real Gone Music is proud to release the most significant vinyl addition to The Mamas and The Papas discography in years.
|1.Go Where You Wanna Go|
|5.Got a Feelin’|
|6.I Saw Her Again|
|7.Even If I Could|
|8.Look Through My Window|
|9.Once Was a Time I Thought|
|1.Words of Love|
|2.Dancing in the Street|
|3.Dedicated to the One I Love|
|6.Did You Ever Want to Cry|
|7.Twelve Thirty (Young Girls Are Coming)|
|1.Glad to Be Unhappy|
|4.John’s Music Box|
|5.Safe in My Garden|
|7.Dream a Little Dream of Me|
|1.For the Love of Ivy|
|2.Strange Young Girls|
|3.Do You Wanna Dance|