Sunday, April 16, 2017

Book of Songs

In 1967, Dunhill wanted a new album of Mamas and Papas songs, and when the band didn't deliver, the label roped in the Wrecking Crew (under the alias the Stapleton-Morley Connection) and produced a new disc of "product." I wonder how many fans were pissed when they put these "Instrumental Interpretations" on their turntables. Interestingly, Dunhill fashioned the band's most lavish package ever (a gatefold with lyrics inside for those who'd care to sing along) with a photo of the group facing away from the camera. Frankly, I think it's great, and if you dig the Wrecking Crew, you'll love this. Update: With thanks to blog friend Rick, this has been re-ripped into individual tracks.



  1. I love your site and I wanted to thank you for such cool posts such as the Book of Songs. You're doing awesome work and thanks again.

  2. Thank you for more WC.
    I wish you a happy new year.

  3. Das isht very goodenheimer, danke!