The Mamas And The Papas - The Best Of The Mamas And The Papas (2001)

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The Mamas And The Papas - The Best Of The Mamas And The Papas (2001)

The Mamas And The Papas - The Best Of The Mamas And The Papas (2001)
Label: Spectrum | Year: 2001 | MP3 | VBR, avg 206 kBit/s | 94.7 MB

This 20-song collection from MCA's British division isn't bad for the price, despite its having been supplanted by better sounding masters in the decade since its release. The annotation is almost negligible, and the producers have extended the history covered right up through numbers like "People Like Us" – very late in the group's history (actually past its end) and filled out the quartet's songs with Cass Elliot solo tracks, but the company did ask a lot more for a lot less, and the songs certainly sound better than they did in earlier compilations, even if they're now outdone for clarity by the early 2000 remasterings. ~ Bruce Eder, All Music Guide

The Mamas and the Papas blazed across the '60s folk-rock scene, scoring nine Top 40 hits in less than two years. So bright was their brief run that it earned them a berth in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. This set shows at least some of the reason why–there's the era-defining hit "California Dreamin'," plus other triumphs such as "Monday, Monday," "Words of Love," "Dedicated to the One I Love," and the autobiographical "Creeque Alley''. Universal. 2005.


01 - California Dreamin'
02 - Monday Monday
03 - I Saw Her Again Last Night
04 - Words Of Love
05 - Dedicated To The One I Love
06 - Creque Alley
07 - Dream A Little Dream Of Me
08 - It's Getting Better
09 - Make Your Own Kind Of Music
10 - Look Through My Window
11 - Twelve Thirty (Young Girls Are Coming To The Canyon)
12 - Glad To Be Unhappy
13 - Straight Shooter
14 - For The Love Of Ivy
15 - Do You Wanna Dance
16 - Go Where You Wanna Go
17 - Somebody Groovy
18 - Shooting Star
19 - People Like Us
20 - I Can Dream Can't I