In 1967, THE SUGAR SHOPPE began in Toronto as a studio project. Lead Shoppe-keeper Peter Mann teamed up with vocalist Laurie Hood and Lee Harris and London, Ontario vocalist—and future Titanic star Victor Garber. After having some success in Canada, the quartet set their sights on America and signed to Capitol Records the following year.
Produced by Wrecking Crew session musician/Glen Campbell producer Al De Lory The Sugar Shoppe features a bright and breezy L.A. soft pop sound, with a hint of psychedelia akin to The Mamas & The Papas and The 5th Dimension. Arranged by lounge legend/electronic music pioneer Mort Garson, the writer of Ruby &the Romantics’ “Our Day Will Come.”
Also included here are mono single mixes of four songs from the album. Mastered by Alan Brownstein FROM THE ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES!
The full-colour booklet includes rare photos and extensive liner notes featuring the participation of original band members!
Produced for reissue by Steve Stanley.
2. THE ATTITUDE
3. BABY BABY
4. TAKE ME AWAY
5. LET THE TRUTH COME OUT
6. FOLLOW ME
7. POOR PAPA
9. PAPA, WON’T YOU LET ME GO TO TOWN WITH YOU
10. THE CANDY CHILDREN SONG
11. HANGIN’ TOGETHER
12. SKIP-A-LONG SAM (Mono 45)
13. LET THE TRUTH COME OUT (Mono 45)
14. PRIVILEGE (Mono 45)
15. POOR PAPA (Mono 45)
16. SAVE THE COUNTRY
17. EASY TO BE HARD
18. CHARLIE AND FRED