The Age of Aquarius (album)

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The Age of Aquarius
Studio album by The 5th Dimension
Released May 1969
Recorded 1969 at Liberty Studios
Genre Sunshine pop
Length 40:47
Label Soul City
Producer Bones Howe
The 5th Dimension chronology
Stoned Soul Picnic
(1968)
The Age of Aquarius
(1969)
Portrait
(1970)
Singles from The Age of Aquarius
  1. "Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In"
    Released: March 1969
  2. "Workin' On a Groovy Thing"
    Released: 1969
  3. "Wedding Bell Blues"
    Released: September 1969
  4. "Blowing Away"
    Released: 1969
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

The Age of Aquarius is the fourth album by American pop group The 5th Dimension, released in 1969 (see 1969 in music).

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Medley: Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In (The Flesh Failures)" (Galt MacDermot, James Rado, Gerome Ragni) – 4:51
  2. "Blowing Away" (Laura Nyro) – 2:32
  3. "Skinny Man" (Michael Kollander, Ginger Kollander) – 2:51
  4. "Wedding Bell Blues" (Laura Nyro) – 2:44
  5. "Don't Cha Hear Me Callin' to Ya" (Rudy Stevenson) – 3:56
  6. "The Hideaway" (Jimmy Webb) – 2:45
  7. "Workin' on a Groovy Thing" (Roger Atkins, Neil Sedaka) – 3:10
  8. "Let It Be Me" (Gilbert Bécaud, Mann Curtis, Pierre Delanoë) – 3:54
  9. "Sunshine of Your Love" (Pete Brown, Jack Bruce, Eric Clapton) – 3:18
  10. "The Winds of Heaven" (Bob Dorough, Fran Landesman) – 3:14
  11. "Those Were the Days" (Gene Raskin) – 3:03
  12. "Let the Sunshine In (Reprise)" (MacDermot, Rado, Ragni) – 1:29
  13. "Chissa Se Tornera (Who Knows If He Will Return)" (DeSanctis, Salis, Salis) – 3:00 [Bonus track; 2000 CD reissue only]

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel

Production[edit]

  • Producer: Bones Howe
  • Engineer: Bones Howe
  • Mastering: Elliot Federman
  • Digital transfers: Mike Hartry
  • Reissue producer: Rob Santos
  • Production coordination: Jeremy Holiday
  • Production assistant: Ann McClelland, Tom Tierney, Russ Wapensky
  • Project coordinator: Arlessa Barnes, Glenn Delgado, Christina DeSimone, Robin Diamond, Karyn Friedland, Felicia Gearhart, Laura Gregory, Robin Manning, Brooke Nochomson, Ed Osborne, Larry Parra, Dana Renert, Bill Stafford, Steve Strauss
  • Archives coordinator: Joanne Feltman, Glenn Korman
  • Arrangers: Bob Alcivar, Bill Holman, Bones Howe
  • Vocal arrangement: Bob Alcivar
  • Art direction: Ron Wolin
  • Reissue art director: Mathieu Bitton
  • Design: Mathieu Bitton, Ron Wolin
  • Photography: Ed Caraeff
  • Liner notes: Mike Ragogna

Charts and awards[edit]

Album[edit]

Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1969 Black Albums 2
1969 Pop Albums 2

Singles[edit]

Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1969 "Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In (The Flesh Failures)" Black Singles 6
1969 "Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In (The Flesh Failures)" Pop Singles 1
1969 "Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In" Adult Contemporary 1
1969 "Wedding Bell Blues" Adult Contemporary 1
1969 "Wedding Bell Blues" Black Singles 23
1969 "Wedding Bell Blues" Pop Singles 1
1969 "Workin' On A Groovy Thing" Black Singles 15
1969 "Workin' On A Groovy Thing" Pop Singles 20
1970 "Blowing Away" Adult Contemporary 7
1970 "Blowing Away" Pop Singles 21

Grammy awards[edit]

Year Winner Category
1969 "Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In" Other Pop/Rock&Roll/ Contemporary Awards or Instrumental
1969 "Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In" Record Of The Year

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