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Download links and information about Up to Date by The Partridge Family. This album was released in 1971 and it belongs to Rock, Pop, Teen Pop genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 31:46 minutes.

Artist: The Partridge Family
Release date: 1971
Genre: Rock, Pop, Teen Pop
Tracks: 11
Duration: 31:46
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. I'll Meet You Halfway 3:49
2. You Are Always On My Mind 2:54
3. Doesn't Somebody Want to Be Wanted 2:47
4. I'm Here You're Here 2:53
5. Umbrella Man 2:44
6. Lay It On the Line 2:35
7. Morning Rider On the Road 3:01
8. That'll Be the Day 2:46
9. There's No Doubt In My Mind 2:29
10. She'd Rather Have the Rain 3:18
11. I'll Leave Myself a Little Time 2:30

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Up to Date (1971) quickly followed on the heels of the enormous success of both The Partridge Family weekly television program — which debuted on ABC-TV on September 25, 1970 — as well as their eponymous self-titled long-player. In fact, some of the tracks used on this, the second album issued under the Partridge moniker, were actually left over from the prolific sessions that produced the first full-length platter. The wholly manufactured musical group was inspired (at least financially) by the overwhelmingly positive profits that the Monkees had made for Screen Gems television in the mid-'60s. Coupled with an equally brilliant storyline about a family who performed together — which was inspired by the real-life pop/rock family the Cowsills — the Partridge Family became a cultural icon. In a further nod to the prefabricated foursome's phenomenon, primary cast members — in this case, Shirley Jones (vocals) and David Cassidy (vocals) — also served double duty as Partridge Family lead vocalists. On Up to Date, Cassidy and Jones are again backed up by an army of recording session stalwarts, including Hal Blaine (drums), Larry Carlton (guitar), Joe Osborne (bass), and Larry Knechtel (keyboards). Providing the saccharine-sweet, make-your-teeth-hurt backing vocals are the six-member Love Generation. The formula continued to work and the hits just kept on coming, with both "I'll Meet You Halfway" and "Doesn't Somebody Want to Be Wanted" shooting into the Top Ten on the singles chart. Interestingly, the latter title was initially balked at by Cassidy and subsequently instigated the first of many heated "discussions" between the star and Partridge musical guru Wes Farrell. There are other standouts on Up to Date, including the moody ballad "I'm Here You're Here." Although slightly dated, "Umbrella Man" contains a noir sensibility and swing that also bear repeated listening. Cassidy 's songwriting prowess blooms for his first Partridge contribution on the track "Lay It on the Line." The emotive "She'd Rather Have the Rain" is also a keeper with its haunting yet lyrical chord progressions and solid vocals.