And Then... Along Comes the Association

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And Then... Along Comes the Association
Studio album by The Association
Released July 1966
Recorded June 1966 at Homewood Studios, Hollywood CA; G.S.P. Studios, Hollywood CA; and Columbia Recording Studions, Hollywood CA
Genre Sunshine pop
Baroque pop
Length 29:40
Label Valiant VLS-25002 (stereo), VLM-5002 (mono)
Warner WS-1702 (stereo), W-1702 (mono) (1967 reissue)
Producer Curt Boettcher
The Association chronology
And Then... Along Comes the Association
Singles from And Then... Along Comes the Association
  1. "Along Comes Mary"
    Released: 1966
  2. "Cherish"
    Released: 1966

And Then...Along Comes the Association was the first album by The Association. It was originally released on Valiant Records in July, 1966; subsequently, when Valiant was acquired by Warner Bros. Records, Warners reissued the album in June, 1967.

First pressings of the album contain, along the bottom of the front cover, the words "singing...along comes mary." Later that year, after the album's second single "Cherish" became a hit, Valiant changed the wording to "featuring CHERISH & ALONG COMES MARY." The latter was retained when Warner Brothers reissued the album in 1967. The CD cover uses the original wording.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Lead vocals Length
1. "Enter the Young" (Terry Kirkman) Kirkman 2:45
2. "Your Own Love" (Jules Alexander, Jim Yester) Giguere 2:19
3. "Don't Blame It on Me" (Don Addrisi, Dick Addrisi) Giguere 2:30
4. "Blistered" (Billy Edd Wheeler) Giguere 1:52
5. "I'll Be Your Man" (Russ Giguere) Giguere 2:48
6. "Along Comes Mary" (Tandyn Almer) Yester 2:46
Side two
No. Title Lead vocals Length
1. "Cherish" (Kirkman) Kirkman 3:27
2. "Standing Still" (Ted Bluechel) Yester and Bluechel 2:47
3. "Message of Our Love" (Almer, Curt Boettcher) Kirkman 4:06
4. "Round Again" (Alexander) Kirkman and Giguere 1:49
5. "Remember" (Alexander) Yester 2:36
6. "Changes" (Alexander) Alexander 2:32


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