The Mamas and the Papas – If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears

From March of 1966 we have “If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears” the debut album from The Mamas AND the Papas. It clocks in at a lightweight 33:42, so listen twice if the mood strikes you.

If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears is one of the first albums to have several different covers. The first cover (shown at the right) featured the group in a bathroom sitting in a bathtub with a toilet in the corner. The album with this cover was pulled from stores after the toilet was declared indecent.

Favorites Pick (I don’t know why I didn’t think to include this before now)

http://grooveshark.com/#/album/If+You+Can+Believe+Your+Eyes+And+Ears/185850?src=5 (it has California dreamin’ 3 times, so alter as you see fit, if you see fit)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/If_you_can_believe_your_eyes_and_ears

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