- Released: March 1, 2008
- Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
- 1.Friend And A Lover
- 2.Walking In The Rain
- 3.Take Good Care Of Her
- 4.Together We're Better
- 5.Looking Through The Eyes Of Love
- 6.Maybe Someday
- 7.We Gotta Get Out Of This Place
- 8.Story Book Love
- 9.Love Must Be The Answer
- 10.Something's Wrong
- 11.As Long As You're There
Personnel: David Cassidy, Shirley Jones (vocals); Louie Shelton, Dennis Budimir, Tommy Tedesco (guitar); Mike Melvoin, Larry Knechtel (keyboards); Joe Osborne, Max Bennett (bass); Hal Blaine (drums).
Recorded at Western Records (Studio 2), Los Angeles, California. Includes liner notes by Lisa Sutton.
Digitally remastered by Mike Hartry (BMG Studios, New York).
Although the Partridge Family were revered by collectors of '70s bubblegum for years, it wasn't until 2000--when a pair of TV movies and a VH1 BEHIND THE MUSIC appeared over the course of a few months--that any of their albums were properly reissued.
THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY NOTEBOOK, one of their later albums making its very first CD appearance, is a worthy addition to the group's CD canon, as it shows the group towards the end of their relatively brief career, with all of the changes and tensions that implies. David Cassidy's lead vocals are deeper and more mature-sounding, which makes the cover of the Animals' "We Gotta Get Out of This Place" more impressive than it might otherwise be. Of the originals, "Friend And A Lover," the perky "Maybe Someday" and the Davy Jones-like "Take Good Care of Her" are the highlights.