The Magic Garden

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For the 1970s children's television show, see The Magic Garden (TV series). For the 1951 film, see The Magic Garden (film).
The Magic Garden
Studio album by The 5th Dimension
Released December 1967 (1967-12)
Recorded July 15, 1967 – November 1967
Genre R&B, pop, soul, sunshine pop, psychedelic soul
Length 35:29
Label Soul City Records
Producer Jimmy Webb, Bones Howe
The 5th Dimension chronology
Up, Up and Away
(1967)
The Magic Garden
(1967)
Stoned Soul Picnic
(1968)
Singles from The Magic Garden
  1. "Paper Cup"
    Released: 1967
  2. "Carpet Man"
    Released: 1968
  3. "The Girls' Song"
    Released: 1970
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

The Magic Garden is the second album by American pop group The 5th Dimension, released in 1967 (see 1967 in music). Considered a concept album, it tells the story of a couple's love affair from its beginning to its demise. The album was re-released as The Worst That Could Happen on Soul City / Liberty SCS-92001 in 1968.

Track listing[edit]

All songs were written by Jimmy Webb, except where noted.

  1. "Prologue" – 1:24
  2. "The Magic Garden" – 2:48
  3. "Summer's Daughter" – 3:03
  4. "Dreams/Pax/Nepenthe" – 3:24
  5. "Carpet Man" – 3:16
  6. "Ticket to Ride" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) – 4:00
  7. "Requiem: 820 Latham" – 4:26
  8. "The Girls' Song" – 4:09
  9. "The Worst That Could Happen" – 2:37
  10. "Orange Air" – 2:38
  11. "Paper Cup" – 2:48
  12. "Epilogue" – :56

Personnel[edit]

Music
Production
  • Jimmy Webb – producer, arranger
  • Bones Howe – producer, engineer
  • Armin Steiner – engineer
  • Elliot Federman – mastering
  • Mandana Eidgah – product manager
  • Rob Santos – reissue producer
  • Mike Hartry – digital transfers
  • Joanne Feltman – archives coordinator
  • Glenn Korman – archives coordinator
  • Woody Woodward – art director
  • Mathieu Bitton – reissue art director
  • Mathieu Bitton – design
  • Ron Wolin – design
  • Wayne Kimbell – illustrations
  • Ed Osborne – photography
  • George Rodriguez – photography
  • Mike Ragogna – liner notes

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1968 Black Albums 43
1968 Pop Albums 105

Singles[edit]

Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1967 "Paper Cup" Pop Singles 34
1968 "Carpet Man" Pop Singles 29
1969 "The Girls'Song" Pop Singles 43

References[edit]