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The Age of Aquarius
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Audio CD, Original recording remastered, February 5, 2008
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"Aquarius", however, blends all five voices into an effective and engaging recording. With four solid singles, this album could easily have skimped with the rest of the material. Thankfully, the "album cuts" are always a notch above average, and often compelling. 5D got their start as a "cover band," and in fairness to the concept, the group seldom picked a loser to cover. This album, like the later "LIVE! " sampled from the hits of the day, as interpreted by 5D's soulful harmonies. Cream's "Sunshine Of Your Love" is invigorating in this version, which features solid rock backup. "Those Were The Days", a melancholy piece of theatrical drama, is treated to a dance-able arrangement that doesn't waste time with self-pity.
"Dontcha Hear Me..." is a stunner that features layers of vocal overdubs and a call and response verse that has a mesmeric quality. Jimmy Webb's "The Hideaway" is another gem, with a snappy sax part and great unison vocals. "The Winds Of Heaven" is another mood piece, as fast and ephemeral as a breeze with the sound of chimes and echoes.
Track for track this may not be the "best written" album in 5D's canon, but it certainly features some of their best ensemble performances ever recorded. And with a spiffy rare bonus track tacked on, this one is a must-buy for 5D diehards, as well as casual fans of oldies and vocal groups alike.
From the fairly decent rock rendition of "Sunshine of Your Love" to the jazz cabaret sounds of "Hideaway", the Fifth Dimension handle a wide variety of musical styles with aplomb and distinction. Although the bonus track is a bit out of place and probably should've been relegated to a rarities album, it's an interesting piece that shows another side of the group's musical talents.
All in all, this is a very enjoyable album and I'd recommend it for all casual and serious fans of the Fifth Dimension.
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This is a very good CD by the fifth Dimension. I have enjoyed there music as well,and this Cd has some of here biggest hits on it.Published 5 months ago by Leonard H. Thomas
Grew up listening to 5th Dimension on vinyl. Sounds at LEAST just as good all these years later.Published 6 months ago by Chuck P in Wisconsin
The Defining Moment for a Superb Vocal Group. The 5D were at the top of their game at this point and probably had reached that pinnacle point of fame and fortune. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
Great old music, rendered with quality on a CD. Arrived quickly in god condition.Published 11 months ago by SteveF3