“If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears” by The Mamas and The Papas - album review

TJR says

I’ve heard of close-knit harmonies, but the 4-in-the-bath routine was maybe taking it TOO far. Scraping some ceramic from left to right were: John Phillips (30, vocals & guitar), Cass Elliot (24, vocals), Denny Doherty (25, vocals) and Michelle Phillips (21, vocals). The debut LP from the quartet arrived in March ’66. It was album of the year for dreamers who love to sing in the tub, whilst drifting away to sunnier climes and happier times. Simply latch on to your favourite harmony line and go with the flow. Sigh. Why can’t all Pop albums be this glorious? Helping to make the magic happen most often were: Larry Knechtel (keyboards), Joe Osborn (bass), Hal Blaine (drums) and P.F. Sloan (guitar). The ensemble makes it all sound so simple. Mamas and Papas ’66 I LOVES YA. x

The Jukebox Rebel
15-Nov-2015

A1 [03:28] 9.7.png The Mamas and The Papas - Monday, Monday (John Phillips) Pop
A2 [02:58] 7.3.png The Mamas and The Papas - Straight Shooter (John Phillips) Cerebral Pop
A3 [02:53] 6.3.png The Mamas and The Papas - Got A Feelin’ (John Phillips, Denny Doherty) Songwriter
A4 [02:38] 7.3.png The Mamas and The Papas - I Call Your Name (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) Pop
A5 [03:00] 6.4.png The Mamas and The Papas - Do You Wanna Dance? (Bobby Freeman) Pop
A6 [02:29] 7.8.png The Mamas and The Papas - Go Where You Wanna Go (John Phillips) Pop
B1 [02:42] 9.3.png The Mamas and The Papas - California Dreamin’ (John Phillips, Michelle Phillips) Folk Rock / Americana
B2 [03:22] 6.6.png The Mamas and The Papas - Spanish Harlem (Jerry Leiber, Phil Spector) Cerebral Pop
B3 [03:16] 6.5.png The Mamas and The Papas - Somebody Groovy (John Phillips) Pop
B4 [02:30] 5.2.png The Mamas and The Papas - Hey Girl (John Phillips, Michelle Phillips) Pop
B5 [02:22] 6.4.png The Mamas and The Papas - You Baby (Philip Gary Schlein, Steven Barry Lipkin) Pop
B6 [03:12] 5.5.png The Mamas and The Papas - The ’In’ Crowd (Billy Page) Pop




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