Wow! Here at
Rev-Ola we’re proud to present this true undisputed classic of orchestrated,
psych-tinged soft pop.
Dimension are one of the most successful American bands of the late ‘60s. Hey, everybody knows their hit versions of
‘Up, Up And Away’ and ‘Aquarius’!
1968 they were teamed up with producer Bones Howe and wunderkind
composer/arranger/all-round bona fide musical genius beyond redoubt, Jimmy Webb, who presented them with a complex song
cycle based on his own tumultuous relationship with his partner. Nestling
between such dyed-in-the-wool classics as ‘Carpet Man’, ‘The Girls’ Song’, ‘The
Worst That Could Happen’ (which all became hit singles for other artists) and
the life-affirming title track (as covered by Dusty Springfield no less) are
such lesser-spotted Webb gems as ‘Summer’s Daughter’ and ‘Paper Cup’. The whole
cycle is linked with beautifully ornate pieces of orchestration, sitar
flourishes and ethereal vocals.
The contractual obligation inclusion of an earlier
recording of The Beatles’ ‘Ticket To Ride’ was originally shoehorned into the
middle of the running order but we’ve taken the liberty of shuffling it to the
end so it no longer interrupts the flow of the cycle.
accolades like "great albums of the ‘60s” bandied around willy-nilly these days
but on this occasion we can state it with confidence.
by the lovely Norman Blake and with liner notes by the gorgeous Duglas T