1972 The Partridge Family – Shopping Bag

Shopping Bag is the fifth album by The Partridge Family released in March 1972. It reached #18 on the Billboard album charts in the US and spent a total 17 weeks on the chart and was certified Gold. The vinyl release of the album contained a novelty plastic shopping bag.

As with most Partridge Family albums, several well-known songwriters contributed songs to the album. Perhaps the most famous were Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart, who gave the album the track “Girl, You Make My Day.” Tony Romeo, another prolific songwriter, contributed several tracks to the album.

“It’s One of Those Nights (Yes Love)” was released as a US single, peaking at #20 on Billboard’s Hot 100. It spent 8 weeks on the charts. “Am I Losing You” was a second US single release, peaking at #59 on Billboard’s Hot 100 and staying on the charts for 7 weeks.

Partridge Family lead vocalist David Cassidy wrote “There’ll Come a Time” for the album, which would be his third songwriting effort to appear on a Partridge Family album. It would also be his last, as Cassidy’s later songwriting efforts would all be released on his solo albums.

Tracks

1  Girl, You Make My Day (Tommy Boyce; Bobby Hart) 3:11
2  Every Little Bit O’ You (Irwin Levine; L Russell Brown) 3:03
3  Something New Got Old (Bobby Hart; Wes Farrell) 2:54
4  Am I Losing You (Irwin Levine; L Russell Brown) 2:23
5  Last Night (Tony Romeo; Wes Farrell) 2:43
6  It’s All In Your Mind (Johnny Cymbal; Peggy Clinger) 2:23
7  Hello, Hello (Tony Romeo; Wes Farrell) 3:50
8  There’ll Come A Time (David Cassidy) 2:48
9  If You Ever Go (Tony Romeo; Wes Farrell) 3:20
10  Every Song Is You (Terry Cashman; Tommy West) 3:31
11  It’s One Of Those Nights (Yes Love) (Tony Romeo) 3:36

Media

Musicians

BassMax Bennett
DrumsHal Blaine
GuitarLouie Shelton
GuitarDennis Budimir
GuitarLarry Carlton
GuitarTommy Tedesco
KeyboardsMike Melvoin
Background VocalsJackie Ward
Background VocalsJohn Bahler
Background VocalsRon Hicklin
Background VocalsTom Bahler
VocalsDavid Cassidy
VocalsShirley Jones

Liner Notes

Producer – Wes Farrell
Engineer – Bob Kovach
Engineer (Assistant) – Winston Wong

Art Direction – Beverly Weinstein
Design – The Music Agency

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Bell Records
Recorded At – Western Studios
Pressed By – Philips Recording Company, Inc.