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The 5th Dimension - Portrait mp3 album

  • Performer: The 5th Dimension
  • Title: Portrait
  • Genre: Funk
  • Country: US
  • Formats: VOX DXD AU MPC AC3 RA WMA
  • Released: 1970
  • Style: Soul
  • MP3 album: 1240 mb
  • FLAC album: 1337 mb
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The 5th Dimension - Portrait mp3 album

Portrait is the fifth album by American pop group The 5th Dimension, released in 1970 (see 1970 in music). This is the group's first album for Bell Records, having switched from the Soul City Records. The cover features an impressionistic portrait by famous artist LeRoy Neiman. The album languished in the mid-1960s on the Billboard Top 200 Album Charts after the release of its first three singles, none of which entered the Top 20 of the American pop music charts.

This vibe is echoed by the album's centerpiece, a medley of "A Change Is Gonna Come" and "People Gotta Be Free" preceded by "The Declaration. It's an ambitious suite, yet one that works well; it provides a great marriage between the group's pop leanings and the counterculture of the late '60s. Progressive, yet still encapsulating, which is the 5th Dimension's sunny appeal, Portrait is a minor masterpiece. Famed expressionist artist Leroy Neiman's appropriate cover and liner paintings are the icing on the cake.

The 5th Dimension is an American popular music vocal group, whose repertoire includes pop, R&B, soul, jazz, light opera and Broadway-the melange was coined as "Champagne Soul". Formed as The Versatiles in late 1965, the group changed its name to the hipper "the 5th Dimension" by 1966.

On the same day, the video for the song was uploaded to the Stardust Promotion official YouTube channel.

Anyway, the 5th Dimension had that wonderful blend of pop & soul that gets criticised by some today as not being "black enough". White singers are accepted singing in all sorts of styles so why can't black singers? This album in particular shows the group at their peak. The massive hit ballad "One Less Bell To Answer" is included here with Marilyn McCoo giving a heart wrenching performance. The rocking "Puppet Man" wasn't much of a hit but I think it is a fun song. Portrait" was supposed to have been a blockbuster in the mold of the group's last Soul City album, "Age of Aquarius," and though it does provide fans with an enjoyable and memorable recording, it's flaws are worth noting.

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Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Puppet Man
Songwriter – Howard Greenfield, Neil Sedaka
2:58
A2 One Less Bell To Answer
Songwriter – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
3:29
A3 Feelin' Alright?
Songwriter – Dave Mason
4:27
A4 This Is Your Life
Songwriter – Jim Webb*
4:12
A5 A Love Like Ours
Songwriter – Bob Alcivar, Lamonte McLemore
2:39
B1 Save The Country
Songwriter – Laura Nyro
2:39
B2 Medley: The Declaration * / A Change Is Gonna Come / People Gotta Be Free
Music By – Julius Johnsen, René DeKnightSongwriter – Eddie Brigati, Felix Cavaliere, Sam Cooke
10:10
B3 Dimension 5ive
Songwriter – Bob Alcivar
4:15

Companies, etc.

  • Engineered At – Wally Heider Recording Studio, Los Angeles
  • Mastered At – Liberty Studios

Credits

  • Arranged By – Bill Holman, Bob Alcivar, Bones Howe
  • Arranged By [Vocals] – Bob Alcivar
  • Art Direction – Beverly Weinstein
  • Artwork By – Leroy Neiman
  • Bass – Joe Osborne*
  • Congas, Percussion – Larry Bunker
  • Design [Graphics] – Suren Ermoyan
  • Drums, Percussion – Hal Blaine
  • Electric Guitar – Mike Anthony , Mike Deasy
  • Electric Piano [Rmi] – Gary Illingworth
  • Engineer – Bones Howe
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Johnny Golden*, Larry Cox, Rik Pekkonen
  • Guitar – Fred Tackett
  • Organ, Piano – Larry Knechtel
  • Painting [Cover Painting & Sketches] – LeRoy Neiman
  • Percussion – Gary Coleman
  • Piano – Jimmy Rowles
  • Producer – Bones Howe
  • Rhythm Guitar – Dennis Budimir, Tommy Tedesco
  • Vocals – Billy Davis, Jr.*, Florence LaRue Gordon*, Lamonte McLemore, Marilyn McCoo Davis*, Ron Townson

Notes

"Puppet Man" ad, not on front cover

black label says B 6045
spine says BELL 6045

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): BELL-LPS-6045A. GT.
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): BELL-LPS-6045B. GT.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
Bell 6045, BELL-6045 The 5th Dimension* Portrait ‎(LP, Album, 'BW) Bell Records, Bell Records Bell 6045, BELL-6045 US 1970
FIF X 6045 The 5th Dimension* Portrait ‎(Reel, Album, 4 T) Bell Records FIF X 6045 US 1970
BEM 56045 The 5th Dimension* Portrait ‎(Cass) Bell Records BEM 56045 US 1970
2308 016 The 5th Dimension* Portrait ‎(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Bell Records 2308 016 Australia 1972
NK-2 The Fifth Dimension Portrait ‎(LP, Album, Unofficial) NAN-KOU NK-2 Taiwan 1970

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Puppet Man
Written-By – Greenfield & Sedaka
2:58
A2 One Less Bell To Answer
Soloist [Vocal] – Marilyn McCoo Davis*Written-By – Bacharach And David
3:29
A3 Feelin' Alright?
Soloist [Piano] – Larry KnechtelSoloist [Vocal] – Billy Davis, Jr.*Written-By – Dave Mason
4:27
A4 This Is Your Life
Soloist [Vocal] – Florence LaRue Gordon*Written-By – Jim Webb*
4:12
A5 A Love Like Ours
Written-By – Bob Alcivar, Lamonte McLemore
2:39
B1 Save The Country
Written-By – Laura Nyro
2:39
Medley
Soloist, Vocals – Billy Davis, Jr.*
(10:10)
B2a The Declaration*
Music By – Julius Johnsen, Rene De Knight*
B2b A Change Is Gonna Come
Written-By – Sam Cooke
B2c People Gotta Be Free
Written-By – Eddie Brigati, Felix Cavaliere
B3 Dimension 5ive
Written-By – Bob Alcivar
4:15

Companies, etc.

  • Engineered At – Wally Heider Recording Studio, Los Angeles
  • Mastered At – Artisan Sound Recorders
  • Distributed By – Dischi Ricordi S.p.A.

Credits

  • Arranged By – Bill Holman, Bob Alcivar, Bones Howe
  • Arranged By [Vocals] – Bob Alcivar
  • Art Direction – Beverly Weinstein
  • Bass – Joe Osborne*
  • Congas, Percussion – Larry Bunker
  • Design [Graphics] – Suren Ermoyan
  • Drums, Percussion – Hal Blaine
  • Electric Guitar – Mike Anthony , Mike Deasy
  • Electric Piano [Rmi] – Gary Illingworth
  • Engineer – Bones Howe
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Johnny Golden*, Larry Cox, Rik Pekkonen
  • Guitar – Fred Tackett
  • Organ, Piano – Larry Knechtel
  • Painting [Cover Painting & Sketches] – LeRoy Neiman
  • Percussion – Gary Coleman
  • Piano – Jimmy Rowles
  • Producer – Bones Howe
  • Rhythm Guitar – Dennis Budimir, Tommy Tedesco
  • Vocals – Billy Davis, Jr.*, Florence LaRue Gordon*, Lamonte McLemore, Marilyn McCoo Davis*, Ron Townson

Notes

Engineered at Wally Heider Recording, Hollywood.
Mastered at Artisan Sound Recorders, Hollywood.

Textured, gatefold cover

*from the play "Bread, Beans & Things"

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
Bell 6045, BELL-6045 The 5th Dimension* Portrait ‎(LP, Album, 'BW) Bell Records, Bell Records Bell 6045, BELL-6045 US 1970
FIF X 6045 The 5th Dimension* Portrait ‎(Reel, Album, 4 T) Bell Records FIF X 6045 US 1970
BEM 56045 The 5th Dimension* Portrait ‎(Cass) Bell Records BEM 56045 US 1970
2308 016 The 5th Dimension* Portrait ‎(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Bell Records 2308 016 Australia 1972
NK-2 The Fifth Dimension Portrait ‎(LP, Album, Unofficial) NAN-KOU NK-2 Taiwan 1970




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