Stoned Soul Picnic (album)

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Stoned Soul Picnic
Studio album by The 5th Dimension
Released August 1968
Recorded March 11-June 19, 1968
Genre R&B, pop, soul, sunshine pop, psychedelic soul
Length 33:14
Label Soul City
Producer Bones Howe
The 5th Dimension chronology
The Magic Garden
(1967)
Stoned Soul Picnic
(1968)
The Age of Aquarius
(1969)
Singles from Stoned Soul Picnic
  1. "Stoned Soul Picnic"
    Released: June 1968
  2. "Sweet Blindness"
    Released: 1968
  3. "California Soul"
    Released: 1968
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Stoned Soul Picnic is the third album by American pop group The 5th Dimension, released in 1968 (see 1968 in music). Early versions of the album had a lyric sheet inserted in the sleeve.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Sweet Blindness" (Laura Nyro) – 3:27
  2. "It'll Never Be the Same Again" (Jeff Comanor) – 3:08
  3. "The Sailboat Song" (Companor) – 2:52
  4. "It's a Great Life" (McReynolds, O'Hara) – 3:08
  5. "Stoned Soul Picnic" (Nyro) – 3:30
  6. "California Soul" (Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson) – 3:16
  7. "Lovin' Stew" (Jules Alexander, Companor) – 2:51
  8. "Broken Wing Bird" (Bob Alcivar, McKinney) – 2:41
  9. "Good News" (Dick Addrisi) – 2:37
  10. "Bobbie's Blues (Who Do You Think of?)" (Companor) – 3:18
  11. "The Eleventh Song (What a Groovy Day!)" (Jimmy Webb) – 2:26
  12. "East of Java" [*] (Frank Unzueta) – 3:06

* previously unreleased bonus track on CD

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel

Production[edit]

  • Producer: Bones Howe
  • Engineers: Captain Nemo, Dave, Bones Howe, Alex Kasanegras, Mike, Pat., Ramone, Joe Sidore, Sol Weiss, Wiston Wong, Mary Wood
  • Mastering: Elliot Federman
  • Reissue producer: Rob Santos
  • Digital transfers: Mike Hartry
  • Project coordination: Arlessa Barnes, Glenn Delgado, Christina DeSimone, Robin Diamond, Karyn Friedland, Felicia Gearhart, Marc Gordon, Laura Gregory, Jeremy Holiday, Robin Manning, Brooke Nochomson, Ed Osborne, Larry Parra, Dana Renert, Steve Strauss
  • Product manager: Mandana Eidgah
  • Production assistant: Bones Howe, Tom Tierney, Russ Wapensky
  • Orchestra manager: Hal Blaine
  • Musical director: Rene Deknight
  • Vocal coach: Ray Pohlman
  • Realization: Johnny Rivers
  • Bass arrangement: Bill Holman
  • Horn arrangements: Bill Holman
  • String arrangements: Bill Holman
  • Vocal arrangement: Ray Pohlman
  • Art direction: Woody Woodward
  • Reissue art direction: Mathieu Britton
  • Graphic design: Wayne Kimbell
  • Reissue design: Mathieu Britton
  • Photography: Rob Santos
  • Liner notes: Mike Ragogna

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1968 Black Albums 10
1968 Pop Albums 21

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1968 "Stoned Soul Picnic" Black Singles 2
1968 "Stoned Soul Picnic" Pop Singles 3
1968 "Sweet Blindness" Black Singles 45
1968 "Sweet Blindness" Pop Singles 13
1969 "California Soul" Black Singles 49
1969 "California Soul" Pop Singles 25

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