Mamas And The Papas, The: If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears (Vinyl LP)

Mamas And The Papas, The: If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears (Vinyl LP)

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Whether you know the catalog of The Mamas And The Papas, or your knowledge of them is limited to “Monday, Monday” and “California Dreamin,’” a visit to their excellent first album of 1966 will be highly rewarding. It was If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears, which entered the US chart 0n March 12, 1966.

The quartet, who distilled the very essence of the California vocal sound as it matured from straight pop to the greater sophistication of the second half of the 1960s, were not an immediate success. Their first single, the glorious, richly orchestrated John Phillips composition “Go Where You Wanna Go,” failed to make the charts, but when Phillips and his wife of three years, Michelle, came up with the bittersweet “California Dreamin’” and Dunhill released it as single late in 1965, it was a different story.

By May 1966, If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears was spending a week at No.1 in the States. Fans there, and beyond, could believe their eyes and ears, and filled them with the Mamas and the Papas.

2021 repress.

  1. Monday, Monday 
  2. Straight Shooter
  3. Got A Feelin'
  4. I Call Your Name
  5. Do You Wanna Dance
  6. Go Where You Wanna Go
  7. California Dreamin'
  8. Spanish Harlem
  9. Somebody Groovy
  10. Hey Girl
  11. You Baby
  12. In Crowd

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