The Complete Ode Recordings
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Model-turned-actress Peggy Lipton was (and is) one of the great beauties of her generation, and in her role as flower child Julie Barnes on The Mod Squad, became the It Girl during the show s late- 60s/early- 70s run. The same year (1968) that she premiered on the show, Peggy also unveiled her formidable singing talent on a self-titled album produced by Lou Adler and released on his Ode record label. The album yielded a charting single in Stoney End and led to some other Bubbling Under non-album single releases for Ode including evocative covers of Laura Nyro s Lu and Donovan s Wear Your Love Like Heaven plus a collaboration with writer-producer Jimmy Webb on his song Red Clay County Line all of which we ve collected on Peggy Lipton: The Complete Ode Recordings, which features everything she released on the label plus four unreleased tracks including a version of Brian Wilson s I Just Wasn t Made for These Times and a rendition of Carole King s Now That Everything s Been Said that she performed on The Mod Squad! Our Real Gone reissue of this lost gem (which has only come out on CD in Japan as a straight album reissue without the bonus tracks) replicates the original album s gatefold art with wallet packaging that includes a booklet displaying rare photos and single picture sleeves, with notes by Joe Marchese featuring quotes from Peggy Lipton. An earful and an eye-ful from the multitalented Ms. Lipton!
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Language: : English
- Product Dimensions : 5.22 x 5.1 x 0.31 inches; 2.08 Ounces
- Manufacturer : Real Gone Music
- Original Release Date : 2014
- Date First Available : May 7, 2014
- Label : Real Gone Music
- ASIN : B00K6D1RRQ
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: #245,220 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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The CD contains the original album, a few subsequent singles and some unreleased songs. Lou Adler, who founded Dunhill Records and Ode Records and produced, among others, The Mamas & The Papas, produced the songs. So, it was certainly beneficial to be connected to a major player in the music business. Adler assembled some well-known studio musicians for the sessions. It's difficult to go wrong with The Blossoms as back-up singers, and players such as Hal Blaine, Joe Osborn and Larry Knechtel. In addition, the LP was arranged by Marty Paich, one of the bright musical lights in the West Coast jazz scene and a well-known and proven arranger.
The CD consists of pure pop tunes that are very pleasant and lushly arranged, although not particularly engaging compared to the output of other artists of the time such as Jackie DeShannon and Dusty Springfield. In reading the liner notes included with the CD, I noticed that Ms. Lipton was a bit self-deprecating, stating that she sang off key during the LP sessions. Of course, this isn't Kiri Te Kanawa. But then, that's not what I was expecting. Ms. Lipton's voice is pretty, certainly pleasant and appealing, and blended well with the arrangements. It sounds like she did her best and wasn't just phoning in her performances. She does a nice job with Barbra Streisand's hit record, Stoney End. But, If you like this song, I recommend Laura Nyro's version. She wrote the song and provides a more emotional and effective reading than those of Ms. Lipton or Ms. Streisand.
The music on the CD should be welcome to anyone who enjoys late 1960s pop music. It's very pleasant, but the LP was overlooked by the public at the time. The CD remastering sounds fine. Real Gone Music always does a nice job with sound reproduction. Recommended for the target audience: fans of soft pop.