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Greatest Hits

Greatest Hits

by The Mamas & the Papas The Mamas & the Papas
Greatest Hits

Greatest Hits

by The Mamas & the Papas The Mamas & the Papas


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This is the single-CD successor to Creeque Alley, the double-disc career retrospective issued in the early '90s. All of the hits from "California Dreamin'" to "Dream a Little Dream of Me" are here, along with their more celebrated album tracks, and the notes by Joseph Laredo provide a decent overview of the group's formation and history. The records have been remastered yet again, although the level of improvement over Creeque Alley seems modest (Creeque Alley sounded really good) compared with that double disc's improvement over the earlier, wholly inadequate masters from the 1980s. For someone who doesn't have a lot of money to spend on the band, this is the place to start, superseding all other single-disc hits collections. [Not to be confused with earlier hits compilations, the catalog number on this 20-song collection is MCAD-11740.]

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Product Details

Release Date: 03/10/1998
Label: Mca
UPC: 0008811174026
catalogNumber: 11740
Rank: 393


  1. California Dreamin'
  2. Go Where You Wanna Go
  3. Monday, Monday
  4. I Call Your Name
  5. Do You Wanna Dance
  6. I Saw Her Again
  7. You Baby
  8. Dancing Bear
  9. Words of Love
  10. No Salt on Her Tail
  11. Look Through My Window
  12. Dancing In The Street
  13. Dedicated To The One I Love
  14. Creeque Alley
  15. Glad to Be Unhappy
  16. Twist and Shout
  17. Twelve-Thirty (Young Girls Are Coming to the Canyon)
  18. My Girl
  19. Safe in My Garden
  20. Dream A Little Dream Of Me

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mamas & the Papas   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Marvin Gaye   Composer
Smokey Robinson   Composer
Denny Doherty   Composer
John Phillips   Composer
Michelle Phillips   Composer
Lou Adler   Producer
Ralph Bass   Composer
Bobby Freeman   Composer
Ivy Jo Hunter   Composer
Andy McKaie   Producer
Phil Medley   Composer
William "Mickey" Stevenson   Composer
Joseph F. Laredo   Liner Notes
Bert Russell   Composer
Lowman Pauling   Composer
Ronald White   Composer

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