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The 5th Dimension – Live
(Bell Records  1972  DUBL9000/1)
Matrix No’s: A1/B1/A1/B1 – UK Pressing

Gatefold Sleeve in Excellent condition
– some wear to edges and small tear in top right corner on back

Vinyls in Nr MINT condition
(there are some surface marks visible on the vinyl when held up to the light but they don’t affect the sound quality apart from the odd light pop/crackle)

The 5th Dimension is an American popular music vocal group, whose repertoire also includes pop, R&B, soul, and jazz.

Originally known as The Hi-Fi’s, the group changed its name to The 5th Dimension in late 1966 and was best-known during the late 1960s and early 1970s for popularizing the hits “Up, Up and Away”, “Stoned Soul Picnic”, “Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In”, “Wedding Bell Blues”, “One Less Bell to Answer”, “(Last Night) I Didn’t Get to Sleep at All”, and The Magic Garden LP.

The five original members were Billy Davis, Jr., Florence LaRue, Marilyn McCoo, Lamonte McLemore, and Ron Townson. They have recorded for several different labels over their long careers. Their first work appeared on the Soul City label, which was started by Imperial Records/United Artists Records recording artist Johnny Rivers. The group would later record for Bell/Arista Records, ABC Records, and Motown Records.

Some of the songwriters popularized by The 5th Dimension went on to careers of their own, especially Ashford & Simpson, who wrote “California Soul”. The group is also notable for having more success with the songs of Laura Nyro than Nyro did herself, particularly with “Stoned Soul Picnic”, “Sweet Blindness”, “Wedding Bell Blues”, “Blowin’ Away”, and “Save the Country”. The group also covered music by well known songwriters such as the song “One Less Bell to Answer”, written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David and the songs and music of Jimmy Webb, who penned their hit “Up, Up and Away”, including an entire recording of Webb songs called The Magic Garden.


A1   Love Medley: What The World Needs Now Is Love / All You Need Is Love / Have You Tried Love? 4:20
A2   I Just Wanta Be Your Friend 3:18
A3   Florence’s Greeting 0:11
A4   Laura Nyro Medley: Stoney End / Stoned Soul Picnic / Sweet Blindness / Wedding Bell Blues / Save The Country 7:40
B1   Lamonte’s Intro 0:21
B2   I Want To Take You Higher 6:31
B3   Aquarius / Let The Sunshine In (The Flesh Failures) 7:57
C1   Never My Love 3:55
C2   Eli’s Coming 5:21
C3   Together Let’s Find Love 3:31
C4   Shake Your Tambourine 3:40
D1   Jimmy Webb Medley: Up-Up And Away / Paper Cup / This Is Your Life / The Girls’ Song / The Worst That Could Happen / Mac Arthur Park 6:43
D2   Ode To Billy Joe

Guitar [Electric] – Larry Knechtel Harmonica – Rudy Stevenson

D3   Lamonte’s Group Introductions 2:15


  • BassAndrew “Muff” White*, Joe Osborn
  • ConductorBob Alcivar
  • CongasMontego Joe
  • DrumsHal Blaine
  • EngineerBones Howe
  • Engineer [Assistant]Ed Barton, John Golden, Ray Thompson
  • GuitarRudy Stevenson
  • Mastered ByBob MacLeod, Jr.*
  • OrchestraNat Brandwynne Orchestra, The*
  • Organ, Electric PianoLarry Knechtel
  • PianoIsaiah Jones
  • ProducerBones Howe
  • Producer [Coordination]Pam Vale*


Weight 2.00000000 kg


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