In their brief but eventful reign as one of America’s hippest and most popular recording acts, the Mamas and the Papas—Denny Doherty, Cass Elliot, Michelle Phillips and main songwriter/sonic architect John Phillips—created a uniquely captivating brand of smart, harmony-laden pop that was consistently inventive and innovative, yet effortlessly commercial.
Although their hitmaking heyday lasted less than three years, these trendsetting California dreamers left a long-lasting mark on popular music, releasing a series of hit singles and classic albums that remain deeply ingrained in the pop-culture consciousness four and a half decades later. Now, Sundazed Music brings the Mamas and the Papas’ much-requested, long-out-of-print second and third albums back to the marketplace in LP and CD editions that preserve their timeless brilliance for the ages.
These beloved ‘60s classics have been lovingly restored by Sundazed Music to their original glory, on 180 gram vinyl LP as well as pristine Compact Disc. In both formats, these definitive editions faithfully reproduce the album’s iconic original cover art, while careful mastering from the original reels guarantees that they’ve never sounded better than they do here.
Released in early 1967, the group’s third longplayer Deliver is one of the Mamas and the Papas’ essential works, and an exquisitely engaging expression of the group’s singular pop artistry. The album produced a pair of Top Five singles in the amusingly autobiographical “Creeque Alley” and the quartet’s transcendent reading of “Dedicated to the One I Love,” previously recorded by the “5” Royales and the Shirelles. Other highlights include the much-loved originals “Look Through My Window” and “Boys & Girls Together,” and reworkings of the Smokey Robinson-penned Temptations classic “My Girl” and the Beatles/Isley Brothers hit “Twist and Shout.”
Also available on compact disc!