Offered for sale is an original Japanese red vinyl white label promotional copy of Historic Performances at the Monterey International Pop Festival by the Mamas & the Papas, including the original obi.
About this copy: This copy of Historic Performances at the Monterey International Pop Festival is a 1971 Japanese pressing on the Stateside label, pressed on “Everclean” red vinyl.
The cover is VG+, with moderate edge and corner wear.
The obi is VG, with a number of wrinkles and two small repaired tears. The “hojyuhyo” (reorder tag) is still attached.
The insert is M-.
The red vinyl white label promo disc is M- and may be unplayed. There are one or two ultra-faint sleeve scuffs.. Clean disc!
A nice copy of a rare (and very good) Mamas & Papas album.
Background: Released in 1971, Historic Performances at the Monterey International Pop Festival was the first live album by the Mamas & the Papas, recorded in 1967 at the Monterey Pop Festival.
With the lengthy title of Historic Performances Recorded at the Monterey International Pop Festival, this 1971 release was recorded at the event held at Monterey, CA, between June 16-18 in 1967…. John Phillips’ arranging and songwriting genius has never been properly recognized as the inspiring force that it was and continues to be, and though this Wally Heider remote recording (mixed in the studio by Erick Weinberg) is deficient, the performance by the original group at this important point in time is enthusiastic and worthwhile. … A band so slick in the studio is fun heard letting it all hang out at this monumental event, and the bottom line is that for fans this is a wonderful, if all too brief, glimpse of the four in performance at the height of their fame. It’s 33 minutes and 29 seconds — including on-stage chatter — that becomes more valuable as time goes by. Listen to the band cook on “California Dreamin'” and John Phillips belt it out with Mama Cass countering his moves. As credible as any garage rock group churning out “Pushin’ Too Hard” and hoping for stardom, these stars shine perhaps because the performance is somewhat ragged. Who wants a clone of the studio stuff anyway?
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