- On January 8, 1966, The Mamas and the Papas Hit the Charts for the First Time with “California Dreamin’,” Thus Beginning Their Reign as One of the Iconic Groups of the West Coast Folk-Rock Movement, and of ‘60s Rock in General
- On January 8, 2016, 50 Years to the Day after That First Hit Song, Real Gone Music Is Releasing The Mamas and the Papas: The Complete Singles—50th Anniversary Collection
- The 2-CD set Collects for the First Time All of The Mamas and the Papas’ A and B-Sides, Presented in Their Impossible-to-Find Original Mono Single Mixes
- Many B-Sides Never Before on CD
- Also Includes 22 Solo Single Sides by Mama Cass Elliot, Denny Doherty, and John Phillips, Virtually None of Which Have Appeared Previously on CD
- Features Such Legendary Tunes as “Monday, Monday,” “California Dreamin’,” “Creeque Alley,” “Dedicated to the One I Love,” “I Saw Her Again,” “Words of Love,” “Dream a Little Dream of Me,” “Glad to Be Unhappy,” and “It’s Getting Better” Exactly as They Were Heard over the Radio Back in the ‘60s
- Mastered by Aaron Kannowski, the Engineer Behind Real Gone’s Acclaimed Singles Collections of Dunhill Label Mates The Grass Roots and Steppenwolf
- Mastered from Sources Painstakingly Assembled over Years and Several Continents
- Notes by Ed Osborne Include Quotes Taken from Exclusive Interviews with Mama Michelle Phillips and Dunhill Label Head and Producer Lou Adler
- Booklet Includes Rarely-Seen Images of This Extremely Photogenic Band
- An Enormously Important Addition to The Mamas and the Papas’ Discography, Which Through the Years Has Suffered from the Lack of Dunhill Tape Sources
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The Mamas and the Papas: The Complete Singles—The 50th Anniversary Collection (2-CD Set)
With the debut of their first hit, “California Dreamin’,” on the charts, The Mamas and the Papas proclaimed themselves to be a potent new force in the burgeoning West Coast folk-rock movement, announcing to the world that something special and beautiful was happening in California. Now, 50 years to the day after “California Dreamin’” entered the Billboard Hot 100 on January 8, 1966, Real Gone Music is celebrating this very special anniversary by releasing The Mamas and the Papas: The Complete Singles—The 50th Anniversary Collection, a two-CD, 53-track set that includes for the first time ever the A and B side of every single the group released, all in their impossible-to-find-on-CD original mono single mixes. But this one-of-a-kind collection—which is remastered by Aaron Kannowski, the engineer responsible for Real Gone’s acclaimed collections of singles by fellow Dunhill label acts The Grass Roots and Steppenwolf—doesn’t stop with The Mamas and the Papas’ singles; it also includes the solo single sides that group members Mama Cass Elliot, Denny Doherty and John Phillips cut for the Dunhill and ABC labels, again in their rare, original single mixes.