1973 The Partridge Family – Crossword Puzzle

Crossword Puzzle is the seventh album by The Partridge Family released in June 1973. It was the group’s second-to-last album and the final Partridge Family record to make the album charts, peaking at #167 on Billboard 200 and spending just 5 weeks on the charts. Bell Records, losing faith in the group after oversaturating the market with product, chose not to release a US single from the album, though “Sunshine” was released as a single in Japan. This album was released on CD in 2003 on Arista’s BMG Heritage label. The album cover features an actual crossword puzzle on the front with the answers included inside on the dust sleeve. Once again after Notebook, there was no group photo on the album cover, only a small black-and-white picture of Shirley Jones to the left and one of David Cassidy to the right.

Tracks

1  One Day At A Time (Terry Cashman; Tommy West) 03:00
2  Sunshine (Bobby Hart; Danny Janssen; Wes Farrell) 02:43
3  As Long As You’re There (Tony Romeo) 02:58
4  It’s A Long Way To Heaven (Mark James) 02:37
5  Now That You Got Me Where You Want Me (Bobby Hart; Danny Janssen; Wes Farrell) 02:47
6  It Means I’m In Love With You (Ralph Landis; Tony Romeo) 03:57
7  Come On Love (Terry Cashman; Tommy West) 03:41
8  I Got Your Love All Over Me (Johnny Cymbal; Peggy Clinger) 02:36
9  Let Your Love Go (Bobby Hart; Danny Janssen; Wes Farrell) 02:17
10  It Sounds Like You’re Saying Hello (Terry Cashman; Tommy West) 02:52
11  It’s You (Johnny Cymbal; Peggy Clinger) 02:04

Media

Musicians

BassJoe Osborn
BassMax Bennett
DrumsHal Blaine
GuitarDennis Budimir
GuitarLarry Carlton
GuitarLouie Shelton
GuitarTommy Tedesco
KeyboardsLarry Knechtel
KeyboardsMike Melvoin
Background VocalsRon Hicklin
Background VocalsJackie Ward
Background VocalsJohn Bahler
Background VocalsStan Farber
Background VocalsJerry Whitman
VocalsShirley Jones
VocalsDavid Cassidy

Liner Notes

Producer – Wes Farrell
Coordinator – Jeremy Holiday
Arranged By (Horns, Strings) – Mike Melvoin
Arranged By (Vocals) – John Bahler
Arranged By (Rhythm) – Wes Farrell
Engineer – Bob Kovach
Engineer (Assitant) – Winston Wong
Mastered By – Elliott Federman

Art Direction – Beverly Weinstein
Design – The Music Agency

Recorded At Western Recorders
Phonographic Copyright (p) Bell Records