The Age of Aquarius (album)

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The Age of Aquarius
The 5th Dimension - The Age of Aquarius.jpg
Studio album by The 5th Dimension
Released May 1969
Recorded 1968-1969
Studio Wally Heider Recording, Los Angeles and United Recording, Las Vegas
Genre R&B, sunshine pop, soul
Length 40:47
Label Soul City
Producer Bones Howe
The 5th Dimension chronology
Stoned Soul Picnic
(1968)Stoned Soul Picnic1968
The Age of Aquarius
Greatest Hits
(1970)Greatest Hits1970
Singles from The Age of Aquarius
  1. "Medley: Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In (The Flesh Failures)"
    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
Allmusic4/5 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]

Side One

  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

Side Two

  1. "Workin' On a Groovy Thing" (Roger Atkins, Neil Sedaka) – 3:10
  2. "Let It Be Me" (Gilbert Bécaud, Mann Curtis, Pierre Delanoë) – 3:54
  3. "Sunshine of Your Love" (Pete Brown, Jack Bruce, Eric Clapton) – 3:18
  4. "The Winds of Heaven" (Bob Dorough, Fran Landesman) – 3:14
  5. "Those Were the Days" (Gene Raskin) – 3:03
  6. "Let the Sunshine In (Reprise)" (MacDermot, Rado, Ragni) – 1:29

Bonus tracks

  1. "Chissà Se Tornerà (Who Knows If He Will Return)" (Mario De Sanctis, Antonio Salis, Lucio Salis) – 3:00 [Bonus track; 2000 CD reissue only]


Additional personnel


  • 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
  • Musical arrangements: 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]


Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1969 Black Albums 2
1969 Pop Albums 2


Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1969 "Medley: Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In (The Flesh Failures)" Black Singles 6
1969 "Medley: Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In (The Flesh Failures)" Pop Singles 1
1969 "Medley: Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In (The Flesh Failures)" 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

12th Annual Grammy awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
1970 The Age of Aquarius Album of the Year Nominated
Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical Nominated
"Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In" Record of the Year Won
Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals Won
Best Arrangement, Instrumental and Vocals Nominated