The 5th Dimension – Portrait – USA IMPORT – BEM86045


Item specifics

Condition: Very good

Seller notes
“This USA IMPORT cart is in great condition, The labels are complete and in good condition with the spine label just a little dirty from handling. New pressure pads are needed as they have crumbled with age. Please check the photos.”

Artist: The 5th Dimension
Type: Album
Format: 8-Track Cartridge
Record Label: Bell
Year: 1970
Release Title: Portrait
Genre: Easy Listening, Pop, Soul

PLEASE NOTE: As this item has been obtained overseas, there is a possibility that the tape may have become loose from the spool in transit.
If you choose our service option, we would check this and correct the issue for you.
If you purchase directly and do not check the tape inside before playback, you will risk damaging the tape and no refund will be available.

All 8 tracks are pre-loved (used) and are sold “as is”.

We do offer a “service cart” option or you can add additional spare parts if you wish to service the cart yourself.

It is highly recommended that all 8 tracks have replacement pads, a new foil splice and internal cleaning done before use.

The foam pads inside are very old (over 40 years) and would have deteriorated, even if the cart is sealed and has never been used. can not be held responsible if the tape or player become damaged if this procedure is not carried out on your 8 track tape purchase.


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Cart Cleaned Inside, New Foam Pads, Foil Splice Replaced & Playback Check

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The 5th Dimension album called Portrait was released in 1970. It was their first album for Bell Records, having switched from the Soul City Records label. The cover features an impressionistic portrait by famous artist LeRoy Neiman.

The album was a commercial success, reaching number 3 on the Billboard 200 chart and number 1 on the R&B chart. It was certified gold by the RIAA.

The album spawned four Top 40 singles: “Stoned Soul Picnic”, “Wedding Bell Blues”, “Up, Up and Away”, and “Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In”. “Stoned Soul Picnic” and “Up, Up and Away” both reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

The album was produced by Bones Howe, who also produced the group’s previous albums. The arrangements were by Bill Holman, Bob Alcivar, and Bones Howe.

The album was a critical success as well, with many critics praising the group’s vocals and the lush arrangements. It was nominated for a Grammy Award for Album of the Year.

The 5th Dimension continued to have success in the 1970s, releasing several more albums that went gold or platinum. However, they never again achieved the commercial and critical success of Portrait.

The members of the 5th Dimension have all gone on to solo careers. Florence LaRue and Marilyn McCoo have both had successful solo careers in music and television. Billy Davis Jr. has had a successful career as a producer and actor. Lamonte McLemore has worked as a music producer and arranger. Ron Townson died in 2001.

The 5th Dimension continues to tour and perform, with different lineups of the original members. They are considered one of the most successful vocal groups of all time.


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