The Partridge Family includes: David Cassidy (vocals); Shirley Jones, John Bahler, Tom Bahler, Jackie Ward, Ron Hicklin (background vocals).
Producers: Wes Farrel, David Cassidy, Michael Lloyd, Barry Ainsworth.
Recorded between 1970 & 1974. Includes liner notes by David Burd & Al Quaglieri.
Digitally remastered using 20-bit technology by Seth Foster (Sony Studios, New York, New York).
The addition of David Cassidy's name to the group's billing reflects considerable nostalgic interest in both the former teen heartthrob and The Partridge Family. On THE DEFINITIVE COLLECTION, remastered tunes and extensive liner notes reveal a pop catalog worthy of a second look. While the group's signature "C'mon Get Happy" is noticeably absent, this anthology of well-crafted AM radio hits reminds the listener that, in their heyday, they had a lengthy chart run.
On songs like "I Woke Up In Love This Morning" and "Am I Losing You," Cassidy and TV mom Shirley Jones' voices are reinforced by a group of talented journeyman studio vocalists. However David also performs competent unassisted versions of MOR smashes "Cherish" and "How Can I Be Sure," exposing a decent voice behind the 16 Magazine image. THE DEFINITIVE COLLECTION contains both chart smashes and lost gems from a more innocent time.