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Magic Garden


Download links and information about Magic Garden by Fifth Dimension. This album was released in 1967 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Rock, Pop genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 35:28 minutes.

Artist: Fifth Dimension
Release date: 1967
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Rock, Pop
Tracks: 12
Duration: 35:28
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No. Title Length
1. Prologue 1:23
2. The Magic Garden 2:48
3. Summer's Daughter 3:02
4. Dreams/Pax/Nepenthe 3:24
5. Carpet Man 3:16
6. Ticket to Ride 4:02
7. Requiem: 8:20 Latham 4:26
8. The Girls' Song 4:09
9. The Worst That Could Happen 2:36
10. Orange Air 2:38
11. Paper Cup 2:48
12. Epilogue 0:56



This record did contain the small hits "Paper Cup" and "Carpet Man," but the group, or more likely arranger/conductor Jim Webb, was probably shooting for something a bit higher than the Top 40. Aside from a misfired cover of the Beatles' "Ticket to Ride," Webb wrote everything on this album, which — with between-track segues, lyrics expounding dreams and possibility, and dense orchestral settings — seemed to be aiming for a song cycle of sorts. It's not Pet Sounds, however, or even Van Dyke Parks' Song Cycle. It's overambitious MOR pop-soul with mild psychedelic colors, and a bit ludicrous, though not unattractive due to the typically conscientious harmonies. "Orange Air" is probably the group's best shot at pseudo-psychedelia; "The Girls' Song," on much firmer MOR territory, was done much better by Jackie DeShannon; and "The Worst That Could Happen," Webb at his most disagreeably sentimental, was covered for a huge hit by the Brooklyn Bridge about a year later. A recent biography of cult singer/songwriter Nick Drake, by the way, revealed that this album, along with such estimable underground classics as Love's Forever Changes and Van Morrison's Astral Weeks, was a special favorite of his because of its combination of rock and orchestration. That means it might suddenly become a lot harder to find in the dollar bins, although many of those copies will probably find their way right back there after Drake fans play it once or twice. [The album was also reissued by Soul City under the title The Worst That Could Happen.]