Deliver - Dunhill 1967
Some of their covers were quite succesful, though. On "Deliver" their terrific cover of the old Shirelles hit "Dedicated to the One I Love" was included. The Mamas & Papas turned it into a completely different song, and one of their very best recordings and biggest hits. They also gave a fine version of "My Girl" , but it may appear a little too "poppy" and mainstream for a group that had the ability to write first-class material themselves.
The autobiographical "Crequee Alley" is a charming and catchy tune which also made the top ten as a single.
Their cover of "Sing for Your Supper", sung by Mama Cass; seems completely out of place to my ears. Too much "family-pop", and though I don't care much for their version of "Twist and Shout" either, at least they give the song a completely different and original treatment.
Their original album tracks are mostly very good. Especially "Look Through My Window" which strangely enough only made it to # 25 in the charts. "Did You Ever Want to Cry" was perfect for Mama Cass'; a little like her classic "Dream a Little Dream of Me" from their 4th album. "Free Advice" and "String Man" are also good album tracks.