The Partridge Family Album

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The Partridge Family Album
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Studio album by The Partridge Family
Released October 1970
Recorded 1970
Genre Pop
Label Bell Records
Producer Wes Farrell
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The Partridge Family Album is The Partridge Family's first album. It was released in 1970 and included their first recording, "I Think I Love You". It has a picture of the whole family on the back and a small picture of David Cassidy and Shirley Jones. The album cover is made to look like an old-fashioned photo album. The original release of the album included a framed color photograph of the group. The exterior label promoting the inclusion of the hit song was affixed to the jacket itself, not the shrink wrap.

The album reached #4 in the U.S. on the Billboard album chart and #6 in neighbouring Canada on the RPM 100 national album chart.[1] It was produced by Wes Farrell and engineered by Bob Kovach. It was arranged by Mike Melvoin, Billy Strange, Wes Farrell, and Don Peake. A few of the songs on the album feature a choral pop sound by The Love Generation, who were the original voices of The Partridge Family before it was discovered that David Cassidy could sing. They were John and Tom Bahler, Ron Hicklin and Jackie Ward. Shortly after production on the first album and TV show began David Cassidy was promoted by Wes Farrell to lead singer. From that point on they provided the backup vocals for all of the Partridge Family albums, along with Shirley Jones and assorted other singers. The songs on the album were written by such people as Tony Romeo, Terry Cashman, Tommy West, Barry Mann, and Cynthia Weil.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks from the album were featured in first season episodes of the TV show

Side 1[edit]

  1. "Brand New Me" (Wes Farrell, Eddie Singleton)
  2. "Point Me in the Direction of Albuquerque" (Tony Romeo)
  3. "Bandala" (Wes Farrell, Eddie Singleton)
  4. "I Really Want to Know You" (Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil)
  5. "Only a Moment Ago" (Terry Cashman, Tommy West)
  6. "I Can Hear Your Heartbeat" (Wes Farrell, Jim Cretecos, Mike Appel)

Side 2[edit]

  1. "I'm on the Road" (Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil)
  2. "To Be Lovers" (Mark Charron)
  3. "Somebody Wants To Love You" (Wes Farrell, Jim Cretecos, Mike Appel)
  4. "I Think I Love You" (Tony Romeo)
  5. "Singing My Song" (Wes Farrell, Diane Hildebrand)