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Dec292015

Autographed Mamas and the Papas 2-CD Set

AUTOGRAPHED PROMOTION HAS ENDED.


Should auld acquaintance be forgot? Heck no! At Real Gone, we remember our musical friends 24/7/365. But this year, we’re making sure your New Year’s celebration is even a little brighter than usual.

You see, this coming January 8 marks the 50th anniversary to the day that “California Dreamin’,” the first hit by the new West Coast outfit The Mamas and The Papas, hit the charts. And to mark the occasion, we are 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 U.S. mono single mixes. But this one-of-a-kind collection—which is remastered by Aaron Kannowski, the engineer responsible for our other 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.  Many of the solo singles and B-sides have never been on CD, let alone in their single mixes; plus, over the course of listening to this set (which clocks in at over 150 minutes), you’ll hear such legendary songs as “Monday, Monday,” “California Dreamin’,” “Creeque Alley,” “I Saw Her Again,” “Words of Love,” “Dream a Little Dream of Me,” “Glad to Be Unhappy,” “Dedicated to the One I Love,” and “It’s Getting Better” exactly as folks heard them over the radio back in those halcyon days.

But wait—it gets even better! Not only did Mama Michelle Phillips give an extended interview to liner note writer and co-producer Ed Osborne, but she has also autographed 64 copies of the set’s booklet! Now, since it’s the holidays and a lot of people are out of the office and away from their email, and since we have so few autographed copies (selling for a super low price of $26.98 to boot!), we figured it wouldn’t be fair to sell these on a first-come, first-served basis. So, we are going to take all of the orders for The Mamas and the Papas that we receive between now and 10 am PT Monday January 4 and randomly select 64 lucky customers to receive the autographs. And what about the other folks who order the set but don’t get the autographs? Well, first of all, they'll get The Complete Singles—The 50Th Anniversary Collection for a price well below what they'd pay for it most anywhere else. But on top of that, we will email those folks a coupon code for $5 off on their next purchase! So, everyone's a winner in this scenario...and everyone is just going to fall in love with this collection…it’s one of our Real Gonest! REMEMBER, ORDER BEFORE 10 AM “MONDAY MONDAY!”  

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