In the United States, the album debuted at number 82 on the Billboard and spent six weeks on the chart. This is a significant drop from their previous album Aquarium , which peaked at number seven and spent 50 weeks on the chart. Worldwide, the album has sold four million copies. Credits adapted from album liner notes. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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Retrieved 9 July Ekstra Bladet in Danish. Universal Music. Hung Medien. The Fifth Dimension toured virtually non-stop following the completion and release of the Stoned Soul Picnic album. So, if Bones Howe and Bob Alcivar worked with the band members on new material, this was whenever they returned to LA for a few days' break.
There, inside the compact, long and narrow live area — an almost exact duplicate of Bill Putnam's Studio 3 at United-Western, although it was slightly longer — the aforementioned Wrecking Crew rhythm section of Hal Blaine, Joe Osborn, Larry Knechtel and Tommy Tedesco was augmented by guitarist Dennis Budimir, while Bones Howe spent a good part of his time behind the control room's API console, monitoring with Altec s.
Bones Howe today. Photo: Bones Howe Through the window, he could see the guitarists sitting with their backs facing the left wall, while the drummer, bass player and pianist sat against the right wall. It was a tiny room and all the mics were open. That meant you had to know the microphones you were using, because the entire sound from every instrument went into every mic. The sound was therefore down to the room that we were using, the instruments that we had and the way that we miked them.
There was no isolation, there weren't even any baffles. The guitars, on track 1, were invariably miked with Electro-voice s; the piano was on track 2; the drums, recorded mono to track 5, had Sony C64s as overheads and Shure s on the snare, kick and hi-hat; and the bass, on track 7, went through an amp that was also miked with a The vocals were destined for tracks 3 and 4, while tracks 6 and 8 were reserved for string and percussion overdubs.
You could hammer nails with them. At the same time, there were no more than 12 inputs on the API console, so we had to bring things in and make decisions about what we were going to mic. It was contemporary for its time, yet this kind of equipment is now a collector's item. The vocal sessions took place in Vegas, at the Putnam-built United Recording of Nevada, with the group members standing in a semi-circle as if they were onstage, gathered around a pair of RCA DX77 microphones that were positioned back to back, with the 'boys' on one side track 4 and 'girls' on the other track 5.
Solo parts were done separately on a 77 using the 'V1' setting — 'M' was the music setting, 'V2' had a high low-end cutoff which made it ideal for radio announcing, and 'V1' provided way more low end and made it what I've always thought was the best microphone for the human voice. The group members were working late every night, so I got four hours with them each afternoon.
That meant I lived in Vegas for a month, which was like living in Vegas for a year — there was nothing to do. This didn't interrupt the flow — I mean, I wasn't cutting word by word. I would use phrases, and bits and pieces, and give them their best shot. He was hearing the whole record and singing over the rhythm section and background voices, which were finished at that point, and right in the middle of him doing that in walked Jimmy Webb, of all people.
He stood there next to me in the booth and he said 'My God, that's a number one record. It's a number one record,' to which I said 'Well, Jimmy, I cut them all like they're hits and then the record company makes its decision afterwards.
When you have to grind through all the pieces of putting something like that together, you've heard it so many times that you don't know if the excitement you feel is due to the music or the relief of having got it over and done with. And so when somebody who'd never heard it before walked in off the street and stood there with his mouth open — especially somebody who I liked and whose opinion I respected — this convinced me that the record was at least worth listening to.
Four hours each afternoon were spent in the studio with the Fifth Dimension, and after one such session he returned to Caesar's Palace and was struck by a bolt of inspiration. Howe's layout notes for the orchestral sessions on 'Aquarius'. Photo: Bones Howe "Since Sinatra was performing there, and the hotel had all of his songs on tape, they ran 24 hours a day in the casino, lobby, elevators, you name it," Howe explains.
Well, there I was with my briefcase in my hand, I was wiped out, my ears were tired and all I wanted to do was get a glass of wine and something to eat back in my room, so I stepped into the elevator and as it began to move I heard these swirling strings.
Sinatra started to sing 'And we're lost out here in the stars, Little stars, big stars That's the intro! Don Costa did the arrangement, and the intro features all of this swirling stuff; strings and woodwinds. At that point I wasn't looking for an intro to 'Aquarius'. We still had to overdub the strings and horns, so I thought I'd figure that out when I sat down with Bill Holman to work on the arrangement.
However, the minute I got out of that elevator I ran to my room and called Bill on the phone. I said 'Listen to the song's intro. That's exactly the right idea for the intro on "Aquarius". Don Costa's arrangement has strings and woodwind swirling like some motion picture score, whereas Bill's and mine has 'gung gung-gung' running underneath it As I said before, if something hits you in the face and you know what it is, you've got to use it, and this struck me as being right and I knew it would work.
Digipack CD with the 12page booklet 3. T-Shirt 4. Welcome Welcome, to a new age Here comes the ray of Sun Welcome to a new Age fullness of time has come Welcome.. Look at the stars look at the signs this is the start of something new the Age of Aquarius Here comes the Sun glorius one this is the start of new life flooding has begun.
Age of Aquarius Stay close to the river and cry and the river's gonna feel you're the god of rain he's gonna worship you like god and creator for ages And all the fairies of the forest will come the wanna so you to the dance of night this is the Age of Aquarius I'm coming out of river breathing out, I'm finally reborn Rain is falling to the shore dawn is coming, the night is almost gone I came from where the Leo is rising I've travelled through the space for so long A forest nymph is calling for me come along and I will guide where to go Age of aquarius We ran to the mountain We've found an ancient temple with my name Then she bowed and said these words we were waiting here a thousand years for you Now you must do something to bring the light Now you must do something to change the world Age of Aquarius Returning again to mother earth to set the fire and rain I'm turning again the circles of time to bring the Sun back again.
Part V Alone tonight, sitting in the candlelight thinking again, of all my life and the words unsaid you know i'm deeply repent Walking around the streets of my family house remembering again, of all my childhood and the dreams we've shared my childhood came into an end Time flies in circles and rerun so fast, but time is an illusion and it bends now it makes so much sense And all those dreams in daytime searching for the light the saints were calling me in the night they told me everything is alright The voices keep on calling me they're screaming in my head, all this time to find the answers and fare they were always there Thinking and thinking how to find my way I'ma standing on the gate walking and say goodbye see you on the other side I came for recreation travelled through space and time all over the ages the planets aligned I came for the salvation of soul and spirit and mind all over the changes my body revived.
Dance of Night Awe tonight the birth of new child has come back to life Watch the sky planets are alligned the stars collide Feel the thunder that cosmic thunder here's the water carrier Set the pyre lift your spirit higher dance through the fire Dancing around Dance tonight spring has arrived nature has revived The Earth is high longing for His night the world has thrived Dance together break that mental tether make that one step further All together dance for his arrival ride the holy spiral Dancing around moving in circles till the point that we reach to the edge of the age of Aquarius Singing along along with the angels with all the spirits and animals become one with the universe The Sun has finaly come..
Thats the new beginning open your eyes Embrace the new beginning open your eyes. Arrival Father Sun Look at the horizon the Sun is reaching out feel the air is changing the light has finally come Close your eyes and synchronize with the voices of the past Mother Earth is calling calls for you to act Always calling in for you forever calling never reaching you..
And I To the Sun I pray Listen up my child listen to my prayers always look at the Sun and keep reaching out To the Sun I pray I came from the mountain to wash away the fear drank from the fountain water crystal clear I 'm the holy river that rises from the past came to deliver and spread the golden dust I'm the fire, I'm the rain the air the seed, the dust the golden grain And I I 'm the Sun and Rain Listen up my child listen to my prayers always look at the Sun and keep reaching out.
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