Up, Up and Away (The 5th Dimension album)

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Up, Up and Away
The 5th Dimension - Up, Up and Away.jpg
Studio album by The 5th Dimension
Released May 1967
Recorded April 1966-March 11, 1967, United Recording and Western Recorders--Los Angeles
Genre R&B, pop, soul, sunshine pop, psychedelic soul
Length 40:03
Label Soul City
Producer Marc Gordon, Willie Hutch, Johnny Rivers, Rob Santos
The 5th Dimension chronology
Up, Up and Away
(1967)
The Magic Garden
(1967)The Magic Garden1967
Singles from Up, Up and Away
  1. "Go Where You Wanna Go"
    Released: 1966
  2. "Another Day, Another Heartache"
    Released: 1967
  3. "Up, Up and Away"
    Released: 1967
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Up, Up and Away is the debut album by American pop group The 5th Dimension, released in 1967 (see 1967 in music). The title track was released as a single and became a major pop hit.

The group's first single release on Soul City Records, "Train Keep On Moving/I'll Be Loving You Forever" was not a success, and is not included in the album. Both songs appear as bonus tracks on a later CD reissue of the album.

The first single released from this album, Go Where You Wanna Go, was initially recorded by The Mamas & the Papas and appears on their first album. The 5th Dimension's version became a Top 20 hit in the US, reaching the #16 position. The group's second release, Another Day, Another Heartache, also charted, peaking at #45.

It was their third release, the ubiquitous Up, Up and Away, that launched both the group and the song's author, Jimmy Webb into super-stardom. The group and the song amassed a total of five different Grammy Awards between them in 1967. Many different artists have since recorded versions of the song (see the entry concerning Up, Up and Away for further details).

The group appeared on many television shows of the day, including The Hollywood Palace, Shebang, and particularly The Ed Sullivan Show, where they became a favourite of the host. Performances exist of several of the album's songs from these myriad shows, including Go Where You Wanna Go, Another Day, Another Heartache, Pattern People, California My Way, and of course, the title track of the album.


Track listing[edit]

  1. "Up, Up and Away" (Jimmy Webb) – 2:45
  2. "Another Day, Another Heartache" (Steve Barri, P.F. Sloan) – 2:37
  3. "Which Way to Nowhere" (Webb) – 3:08
  4. "California My Way" (Willie Hutch) – 2:56
  5. "Misty Roses" (Tim Hardin) – 2:46
  6. "Go Where You Wanna Go" (John Phillips) – 2:22
  7. "Never Gonna Be the Same" (Webb) – 2:26
  8. "Pattern People" (Webb) – 3:02
  9. "Rosecrans Blvd." (Webb) – 2:54
  10. "Learn How to Fly" (Hutch) – 3:01
  11. "Poor Side of Town" (Lou Adler, Johnny Rivers) – 3:21
    CD Reissue Bonus Tracks
  12. "I'll Be Loving You Forever" (Hutch) – 3:11
  13. "Train Keep on Movin'" (Hutch) – 2:47
  14. "Too Poor to Die" (Marc Gordon, Hutch) – 1:53

Personnel[edit]

The 5th Dimension[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Producers: Marc Gordon, Willie Hutch, Johnny Rivers, Rob Santos
  • Mastering: Elliot Federman
  • Project coordination: Arlessa Barnes, Glenn Delgado, Christina DeSimone, Robin Diamond, Mandana Eidgah, Karyn Friedland, Felicia Gearhart, Laura Gregory, Jeremy Holiday, Robin Manning, Brooke Nochomson, Ed Osborne, Larry Parra, Dana Renert, Bill Stafford, Steve Strauss
  • Production assistants: Bones Howe, Tom Tierney, Russ Wapensky
  • Archivist: Joanna Feltman
  • Transfers: Mike Hartry
  • Music arranged by: Jimmy Webb
  • Horns & Strings arranged by: Marty Paich
  • Art direction: Mathieu Bitton, Wardy Woodward
  • Design: Mathieu Bitton, Wayne Kimbell
  • Cover photo: Bernard Yeszin
  • Photography: Rob Santers
  • Liner notes: Mike Ragehoa

Charts and awards[edit]

Album[edit]

Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1967 Black Albums 10
1967 Pop Albums 8

Singles[edit]

Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1967 "Go Where You Wanna Go" Pop Singles 16
1967 "Another Day, Another Heartache" Pop Singles 45
1967 "Up, Up and Away" Pop Singles 7

Grammy awards[edit]

Year Winner Category
1967 "Up, Up and Away" Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
1967 "Up, Up and Away" Other Pop/Rock&Roll/ Contemporary Awards or Instrumental
1967 "Up, Up and Away" Record of the Year
1967 "Up, Up and Away" Song of the Year

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