The Mamas & the Papas

A Gathering of Flowers: The Anthology of the Mamas & the Papas

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A Gathering of Flowers was put together by ABC/Dunhill Records in 1970 after the Mamas & the Papas called it quits and was issued as a double LP in 1971. The 20-song set included all of the group's hit singles, including "California Dreamin'," "Monday, Monday," "I Saw Her Again Last Night," "I Call Your Name," "Creeque Alley," and "Dedicated to the One I Love," but it also broke the tracks up with studio and rehearsal chatter, as well as brief interviews, giving the whole package a documentary feel, all of which makes this release stand a little taller among the various Mamas & Papas greatest-hits compilations out there.

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