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.
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