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Waiting For a Song [Import, Original recording reissued]

Denny DohertyAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (November 28, 2005)
  • Original Release Date: 2005
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import, Original recording reissued
  • Label: El Records
  • ASIN: B000BNX5O4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #890,992 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Simone
2. Children Of My Mind
3. You'll Never Know
4. Together
5. It Can Only Happen In America
6. Southern Comfort
7. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
8. Goodnight & Good Morning
9. Lay Me Down (Roll Me Out To Sea)
10. Give Me Back That Old Familiar Feeling
11. I'm Home Again

Editorial Reviews

This is a Welcome Re-issue of the Extremely Scarce Early Seventies Solo Album by Denny Doherty, who is One of the Original Members of the Hugely Successful Mamas and the Papas, One of the Best Loved of all Sixties Groups. Denny Doherty is One of the Great Vocalists of the Sixties, a Singer Described by Mamas and Papas' Michelle Phillips as "The Psychedelic Frank Sinatra". With the Demise of the Group Amid Drug-induced Acrimony, Denny Embarked on a Solo Career which Culminated in the 1974 LP "Waiting for a Song". The Album Featured Backing Vocals by Cass and Michelle Phillips on What Proved to Be Cass Elliot's Final Recording, as She Would Suffer a Fatal Heart Attack in London in July of that Year. This Album is Very Much One for Aficionados of Margo Guryan/ Free Design Style Intelligent Vocal Pop- Flowerpower-sunshine Pop. This Album Has Great Worldwide Potential as the Mamas and Papas were Very Popular Especially in the Us and Canada and Japan.

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A superb work of musical excellence!!! July 15, 2001
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I have to admit I had no clue Denny had put 2 albums out, I only had the 1971 album, and when I learned about this release I was very excited and ordered my copy in advance. Well, it arrived Thursday and I've been ecstatic ever since. I can NOT bring myself to take it out of my stereo, it goes to work with me, it's in my portable CD player. To us fans, we get Denny Doherty at his solo finest, his beautiful tenor voice at top shape, and with strong reinforcement courtesy of Cass and Michelle we have what is probably the closest we'll ever get to the 6th mamas and papas album. The harmonious atmosphere on this album works on many planes. Not only are the vocal harmonies borderline perfect, you can just feel the connection between 3 people who have worked with eachother for so long, been through thick and thin together, and that just makes the impact twice as powerful. The MIA papa, John Phillips, is all too present in "You'll never know" and "Give me back that old familiar feeling", the way the vocals are arranged, the harmonies echo all the way back to "Creeque Alley" "Free Advice", etc. It's a very candid, personal album of Denny Doherty, songs like "Southern comfort" "Only happen in America" and "Lay me down" have a very autobiographical feeling to them, Denny's singing from the bottom of his heart on those tracks and they just sweep you off to a very beautiful state of mind. A M-U-S-T for all Mamas and Papas fans, and a damn excellent CD for any true music lover. I can only hope this renaissance of reissues of John, Cass, Michelle and Denny's pre and post group recordings will go on, with more releases of Mama Cass' solo albums and Michelle Phillips's gorgeous 1976 album. Hope you enjoy this CD to its fullest as I have and keep on enjoying.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic! Papa and the Mamas February 5, 2002
Format:Audio CD
As a California boy who grew up digging the Mamas and Papas, I was amazed to see this Denny Doherty "reissue." I did not know this recording had existed. Denny Doherty with Cass Elliot and Michelle Phillips! Holy cow...how could that have gotten by me??!! Well, it seems this was originally recorded in 1974 and only released in Canada due to some legal/business issues. I'm only glad that it has been reissued on CD and is now available in the U.S.
Denny had, and still has, a magnificent voice. I was lucky and caught his live show in Toronto last summer while there on business. Let me tell you, this guy can still croon and still rock!! He is in a class by himself.
Listening to this great recording, I can only wonder what would have been if Cass hadn't died so young and the group would have moved on to record more material. This is as close as you can get to a "lost" Mamas and Papas album, albiet Papa John Phillips is not part of this recording. These are the last recordings Cass Elliot did. I would have bought it for the historical value alone.
The sound on this CD is as fresh as if recorded yesterday and the music and vocals on it are timeless. Denny's voice is like velvet and the backing vocals by the ex-Mamas combine with Denny's pipes to sent shivers down one's spine.
This CD fully captures Doherty's talent and the selection of material is wonderful. The songs range from tender ballads to rock and roll and everthing in between. "You'll Never Know" is perhaps my favorite cut. The beautiful sound of Denny's voice fills the air, and with the sound of Michelle and Cass mixing in, you almost hear that wall of sound that was the Mamas and Papas. "You've Lost That Loving Feeling" could also be right out of a Mamas and Papas album...
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars elusive excellence September 7, 2001
Format:Audio CD
Although very different from the "Whatcha gonna do album" its not any less good. The sound really does echo the original MAMAS and PAPAS and should be regaurded as one of the missing pieces of the great MAMAS amd PAPAS puzzle. Unfortunatly the album was released only in Britian and Canada originally. But alas, now everyone can hear that excellent tenor.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Man with the Golden Voice! October 2, 2002
Format:Audio CD
"Waiting for a Song" is a very romantic pop album sung by a very romantic singer.
Denny Doherty, marvelous lead vocalist of the Mamas & Papas, experimented with country-rock numbers on his great solo debut, "Watcha Gonna Do." He offered a hand in writing many of the songs on that album. This go-round, on "WAITING FOR A SONG" Doherty chose to record an eclectic selection of wonderful tunes by a host of artists, creatively using ex-love Michelle Phillips and Cass Elliot as his two female backups. (Cass wrote the album's original liner notes the same month she passed away -- July 1974.)
This CD nearly replicates the magic of the Mamas and the Papas' finest hour!!!
Denny voice has a clear, rich timbre. He sings with feeling and honesty on this album, of which he kicks-off with the echo-pretty, "Simone."
Doherty wraps his warmest most affectionate vocal around "You'll Never Know," his adult-contemporary hit which was originally spawned from the 1943 romantic musical "Hello, Frisco, Hello." On the amorous "Good Night and Good Morning," he waxes rhapsodic. It is gloriously radiant!
The sunny "Together" shows a contented couple in love and how the lover feels secure without promises, though promises have been offered by her devoted partner to make her feel even more secure. The song is sonically reminiscent of Lennon-McCartney's, Penny Lane, complete with piccolo trumpet.
"Give Me Back That Old Familiar Feeling" yearns for a former sweetheart and happier days, literally "waiting for a song" to come, to sing and woo his lover back. And on the dramatic "Lay Me Down, (Roll Me Out to Sea)," -- hear Michelle Phillips sexy whisper-enhanced, "honey!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Denny Doherty The Lost Voice
Sad, but true. But that amazing tenor voice comes back to us on this cd titled, "Waiting For A Song" It's really just tragic that this was not promoted properly when originally... Read more
Published on September 8, 2010 by Terry L. Anderson
5.0 out of 5 stars If you can believe your eyes & ears...
Having been a die-hard Cass Elliot fan for coming up on four decades now, I'm surprised and delighted to have finally found this album by Denny Doherty that features Cass and... Read more
Published on August 14, 2010 by Charles - Music Lover
5.0 out of 5 stars A nice surprise
I discovered this album while listening to Pandora (I kept hearing these great songs and it only figures it was Denny =) The instrumentation is top notch, Denny's voice is in great... Read more
Published on December 15, 2009 by Tr
5.0 out of 5 stars This is the long lost Mamas and Papas album that could have been...
This album is sometimes named Simone (as on Emusic.com) no matter it's a great group of songs by Papa Denny sounding in great voice. Read more
Published on July 25, 2008 by Howard R. Green Jr.
3.0 out of 5 stars 1974 ,Then There Was No More..
Immaculately produced.. beautifully arranged.. tasteful, reserved strings and horns.. albeit extremely dated. Doherty's vocals carry the day, however. Read more
Published on April 19, 2006 by This Ol' Man
2.0 out of 5 stars Lovely tenor voice, blah middle of the road material
Denny Doherty contributed some of the best vocals to thr Mamas and the Papas. When that group broke up, he was left without the songs and arrangements of John Philips. Read more
Published on September 16, 2002 by Ingalls
5.0 out of 5 stars You Want Romance?
The transcendent tenor of Denny Doherty will make any female melt! So rich. So clear. (sigh)
WAITING FOR A SONG is an amalgam of standards, pop and original work. Read more
Published on August 5, 2002 by Miste
4.0 out of 5 stars Sparsely distributed mid-70s LP from Mamas & Papas vocalist
Recorded five years after the Mamas and Papas broke up, and released the following year in Canada and Britain, Doherty's second solo LP finally gets a fuller release, after 25... Read more
Published on September 2, 2001 by hyperbolium
5.0 out of 5 stars mamas and papas reunited
well done saraese this album is long over due to cd. the sound quality is very good. cass and michelle sound on top form as backing singers. Read more
Published on June 26, 2001 by T. A. Boultby
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