1967 The 5th Dimension – Up, Up And Away

Up, Up and Away is the debut album by American pop group The 5th Dimension, released in 1967. The title track was released as a single and became a major pop hit.

The group’s first single release on Soul City Records, “Train Keep On Moving/I’ll Be Loving You Forever” was not a success, and is not included in the album. Both songs appear as bonus tracks on a later CD reissue of the album.

The first single released from this album, “Go Where You Wanna Go”, was initially recorded by The Mamas & the Papas and appears on their first album. The 5th Dimension’s version became a Top 20 hit in the US, reaching the #16 position. The group’s second release, “Another Day, Another Heartache”, also charted, peaking at #45.

It was their third release, the ubiquitous “Up, Up and Away”, that launched both the group and the song’s author, Jimmy Webb into super-stardom. The group and the song amassed a total of five different Grammy Awards between them in 1967. Many different artists have since recorded versions of the song (see the entry concerning “Up, Up and Away” for further details).

The group appeared on many television shows of the day, including The Hollywood Palace, Shebang, and particularly The Ed Sullivan Show, where they became a favourite of the host. Performances exist of several of the album’s songs from these myriad shows, including “Go Where You Wanna Go”, “Another Day, Another Heartache”, “Pattern People”, “California My Way”, and the title track of the album.

Tracks

1  Up, Up And Away (Jimmy Webb) 2:46
2  Another Day, Another Heartache (PF Sloan, Steve Barri) 2:37
3  Which Way To Nowhere (Jimmy Webb) 3:09
4  California My Way (Willie Hutch) 2:56
5  Misty Roses (Tim Hardin) 2:47
6  Go Where You Wanna Go (John Phillips) 2:23
7  Never Gonna Be The Same (Jimmy Webb) 2:27
8  Pattern People (Jimmy Webb) 3:02
9  Rosecrans Blvd. (Jimmy Webb) 2:54
10  Learn How To Fly (Willie Hutch) 3:01
11  Poor Side Of Town (Johnny Rivers, Lou Adler) 3:21

Media

Musicians

Bass Joe Osborn
Drums Hal Blaine
Guitar Tommy Tedesco
Guitar Al Casey
Guitar Joe Osborn
Keyboards Jimmy Webb
Keyboards Larry Knechtel
Piano Larry Knechtel
Percussion Hal Blaine
Vocals Billy Davis
Vocals Florence LaRue
Vocals Lamonte McLemore
Vocals Marilyn Mccoo
Vocals Ron Townson

Other Musicians

2 Another Day, Another Heartache

Guitar PF Sloan

Liner Notes

Producer – Johnny Rivers, Marc Gordon
Arranged By (Horns & Strings) – Marty Paich (Tracks 1, 2, 5, 6)
Arranged By, Conductor – Jimmy Webb
Engineer – Bones Howe

Art Direction – Woody Woodward
Design – Wayne Kimbell
Liner Notes – Johnny Rivers
Photography By (Cover) – Bernard Yeszin

Recorded At – Sound Recorders, Hollywood
Record Company – Liberty Records, Inc.
Record Company – Liberty/U.A. INC.