Cass Elliot CD

$ 34.98

It is very hard to believe, but July 2014 marks the 40th anniversary of Cass Elliot’s passing, and we at Real Gone are commemorating the occasion with a deluxe reissue of the great lady’s final album, garnished with five bonus tracks.

As the title indicates, 1973’s Don’t Call Me Anymore marked a real break with Elliot’s previous incarnation as Mama Cass of the Mamas and the Papas; at RCA Records, Cass was able to take control of her recording career, choosing songs that she wanted to sing. During this time, Cass decided to strike off in a new direction as a cabaret singer and put together a live show that barnstormed the U.S., with a particularly successful run in Las Vegas. This record, recorded over two nights at the renowned Mister Kelly’s night club in Chicago, captured Cass reveling in her newfound role as an entertainer and singer of show tunes (“Extraordinary” from Pippin) and standards (“I’ll Be Seeing You”) as well as new songs like “I’m Coming to the Best Part of My Life” and the title tune. Our deluxe reissue of this wildly entertaining album—released with the full support of Cass’ daughter Owen Elliot—offers five bonus tracks representing her complete final recordings, including the unreleased album outtakes “Make Your Own Kind of Music/Dream a Little Dream of Me/New World Coming” and “Don’t Make Me a Memory,” plus the RCA single tracks of “Listen to the World” and “I Think a Lot About You,” and a motion picture tune, “Theme from L’Amour.”

The package features rare photos and liner notes by Cass Elliot expert Richard Barton Campbell, with remastering at Battery Studios in New York. There’s no telling how far Cass would have gone if she had had the opportunity to fully pursue this new artistic direction—Don’t Call Me Mama Anymore is the final statement of a true icon whose career was cut short way too soon.

1. Introduction: Dream A Little Dream Of Me/Extraordinary

2. I Think A Lot About You

3. Audience Rap

4. Don't Call Me Mama Anymore

5. My Love

6. I'm Coming To The Best Part Of My Life

7. Torch Song Medley: I Came Here To Sing A Torch Song/I Gotta Right To Sing The   Blues/I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good/Mean To Me/Why Was I Born/I Came Here To Sing A Torch Song (Reprise)

8. Audience Rap

9. The Night Before

10. I Like What I Like

11. I'll Be Seeing You

12. Closing: Don't Call Me Mama Anymore (Reprise)




13. Theme From L'Amour

14. Listen To The World  

15. I Think A Lot About You (single version)

16. Medley: Make Your Own Kind Of Music//Dream A Little Dream Of Me/New World Coming

17. Don't Make Me A Memory  

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