The Partridge Family

At Home with Their Greatest Hits

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Although out of print, At Home With Their Greatest Hits (1972) was the first Partridge Family compilation and includes sides from their long-players: The Partridge Family Album (1970), Partridge Family Sound Magazine (1971), Up to Date (1971), and Partridge Family Shopping Bag (1972). This collection was issued at the height of the multimedia marketing phenomenon and two years before the ABC-TV prime-time sitcom -- which ran from September 25, 1970, through August 31, 1974 -- would be canceled. With Shirley Jones and David Cassidy providing lead vocals, the Partridge Family issued eight full-length releases from 1970 to 1974. By the time of this title, the campaign had already yielded a consistently highly rated television program as well as several Top 40 albums and singles such as "I Think I Love You," "I Woke Up in Love This Morning," "I'll Meet You Halfway," "Doesn't Somebody Want to Be Wanted," "It's One of Those Nights (Yes Love)," and "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do," all of which are featured here. In fact, the latter cover of the Neil Sedaka hit was previously unreleased, making its debut in this package. Providing the instrumentation are studio session notables Hal Blaine (drums), Larry Carlton (guitar), Joe Osborne (bass), and Larry Knechtel (keyboards). The six-member Love Generation also participated to some degree on every one of the Partridge Family's LPs, providing its own unique brand of instantly recognizable backing harmonies. As this set has long been out of print, modern consumers are urged to find the 24-track Definitive Collection (2001), which also includes a few solo numbers from Cassidy.

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