- Released: October 9, 2001
- Originally Released: 2001
- Label: Sundazed Music Inc.
Mojo (Publisher) - 3/02, p.120
"...Whether drawing on folk, country, soul, Roaring Twenties or baroque influences, they liked to put the 'shh!' into kitsch....Hostorically they are fascinating....Their lush vocals and elaborate orchestrations are strangely affecting....highly enjoyable..."
- 1.This Is Only the Beginning
- 2.Anything Goes
- 3.Two Little Babes in the Wood
- 4.The Biggest Night of Her Life
- 5.Pocketful of Miracles
- 7.Chattanooga Choo Choo
- 8.Hey, You in the Crowd
- 9.Louisiana Man
- 11.Virginia City
- 13.You Need a Change
- 14.High Coin
- 15.Cotton Candy Sandman (Sandman's Coming)
- 16.Malibu U.
Harpers Bizarre: Dickie Scoppetone (vocals, guitar, bass); Ted Templeman (vocals, guitar, drums); Eddie James (guitar); Dick Yount (bass, background vocals); John Petersen (drums, percussion, background vocals).
Recorded in Hollywood, California in 1967. Originally released on Warners (1716). Includes original liner notes by Stan Cornyn.
Digitally remastered by Bob Irwin (Sundazed Studios, Coxsackie, New York).
Personnel: Ted Templeman (vocals, guitar, drums); John Petersen (vocals, drums, percussion); Dick Yount (vocals); Eddie James (guitar).
Audio Remixer: Lee Herschberg.
Editor: Lee Herschberg.
Arrangers: Don Addrisi; Nick DeCaro.
The California harmony pop quintet's debut album is an astonishingly varied concoction, with songs and stunning arrangements by some of Los Angeles' most creative talents (including Randy Newman, legendary singer-songwriter David Blue, and Van Dyke Parks) sharing space with Cole Porter and Glenn Miller classics and Doug Kershaw's Cajun "Louisiana Man." Extra tracks include the group's beautiful country-flavored lullaby-cum-love song, "Cotton Candy Sandman (Sandman's Coming)."