The Partridge Family Sound Magazine

The Partridge Family Sound Magazine

by The Partridge Family
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The Partridge Family Sound Magazine, the third long-player from the pre-fab and made-for-TV combo, was also the last to make it into the Top Ten. Taking a page right out of the overwhelming phenomenon that was Monkee mania, The Partridge Family ran on ABC-TV from September 25, 1970, through August 31, 1974. Although the tunes were more or less a byproduct of the show's success, producer Wes Farrell actually incorporated the same methodology that Bert Schneider and Bob Rafelson had used on The Monkees. This involved primary cast members Shirley Jones and David Cassidy on lead vocals for all Partridge Family projects in addition to their chores as actors. The campaign yielded not only consistently favorable ratings on TV, but no less than nine Top 40 LPs and 11 Top 40 singles. Providing instrumental support for Cassidy and Jones were some of the most prolific pop and rock studio musicians of the era -- many of whom had likewise worked on Monkees platters. Heavyweights such as Hal Blaine (drums), Larry Carlton (guitar), Joe Osborne (bass), and Larry Knechtel (keyboards) gave the vocalists a nonconfrontational and genteel sound to match their squeaky-clean persona. Also joining the proceedings were the cavity-invoking backing harmonies of the Love Generation, who had participated to some degree on every Partridge Family release. The single "I Woke Up in Love This Morning" reached the Top 20 survey, making it the highest-profile side on the album. Other notable fan favorites included are "Echo Valley 2-6809," "Summer Days," and "Love Is All That I Ever Needed," the Cassidy co-composition concluding this effort.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/26/2007
Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC: 0886971032529
catalogNumber: 710325
Rank: 6541

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Partridge Family   Primary Artist
Shirley Jones   Vocals
David Cassidy   Vocals
John Bahler   Background Vocals
Tom Bahler   Background Vocals
Hal Blaine   Drums
Max Bennett   Bass
Dennis Budimir   Guitar
Ron Hicklin   Background Vocals
Larry Knechtel   Piano
Mike Melvoin   Piano
Jackie Ward   Background Vocals
Louis Shelton   Guitar

Technical Credits

Don Everly   Composer
Phil Everly   Composer
John Bahler   Arranger,Vocal Arrangements
Johnny Durrill   Composer
Wes Farrell   Arranger,Producer,rhythm arrangement
Bob Kovach   Engineer
Mike Melvoin   Arranger,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Ken Sharp   Liner Notes
Beverly Weinstein   Art Direction
Ken Fredette   Reissue Design
Lisa M. Sutton   Art Direction

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