1978 The 5th Dimension – High On Sunshine

High on Sunshine is the 12th album by The 5th Dimension. It was released in 1978 by Motown Records.

The 5th Dimension is an American popular music vocal group, whose repertoire includes pop, R&B, soul, jazz, light opera and Broadway—the melange was coined as “Champagne Soul.”

Originally known as The Versatiles and formed in late 1965, according to founder, LaMonte McLemore’s currently released autobiographical memoir, the group changed its name to the hipper moniker, The 5th Dimension, by 1966 and became best-known during the late 1960s through early 1970s for popularizing the hits “Up, Up and Away”, “Stoned Soul Picnic”, “Medley: Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In (The Flesh Failures)”, “Wedding Bell Blues”, “One Less Bell to Answer”, “(Last Night) I Didn’t Get to Sleep at All”, and The Magic Garden LP.


1  High On Sunshine (Lionel Richie, Thomas McClary) 3:51
2  Turn My Love Away (Lou Courtney) 4:28
3  Everybody’s Got To Give It Up (Nicholas Ashford, Valerie Simpson) 3:45
4  Magic Man (Georgan Tones, Lloyd Chiate, Ray Dewey, Robert Winters) 3:31
5  Children Of Tomorrow (Dino Fekaris, Tom Baird) 3:38
6  Sway (Dominic Bugatti, Frank Musker) 5:39
7  Skyway (Melanie Clark) 4:12
8  Can’t Get You Out Of My Mind (Dave Jordan, Miki Antony) 3:20
9  You’re My Star (Kathy Wakefield, Ken Hirsch) 3:38



BassDavid Edelstein
BassDavid Shields
BassEddie Watkins Jr
BassJames Jamerson Jr
DrumsEd Greene
DrumsJames Gadson
DrumsRaymond Pounds
GuitarGreg Poree
GuitarMarvin Marshall
GuitarWahWah Watson
GuitarThom Rotella
KeyboardsWillard Oldfield
KeyboardsDavid Pinto
KeyboardsHarold Battiste
KeyboardsJohn Barnes
KeyboardsReginald Burke
KeyboardsSylvester Rivers
SynthesizerSteve Porcaro
PercussionKing Errisson
VocalsFlorence LaRue
VocalsLou Courtney
VocalsMic Bell
VocalsTerry Bryant
VocalsLamonte McLemore
Background VocalsJim Gilstrap

Liner Notes

Producer – Marc Gordon (Tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
Producer – Hal Davis (Tracks 3, 7)
Co Producer – Lou Courtney (Track 2)
Arranged By – Harold Battiste (Tracks 1, 9)
Arranged By – Lou Courtney (Track 2)
Arranged By – Arthur Wright (Track 3)
Arranged By – Edgar Redmond, Wade Marcus (Tracks 4, 5, 8)
Arranged By – Don Peake (Tracks 6, 7)
Engineer (Mastering) – Jack Andrews
Engineer (Recording & Mixing) – Bob Robitaille, Kevin Kern, Mallory Earl, Steve Maslow, Sye Mitchell

Art Direction – Norm Ung
Design – Denise Minobe
Photography By – Elliot Gilbert
Typography (Lettering) – Jim Heimann

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Motown Record Corporation
Copyright (c) – Motown Record Corporation