Double 180 gram audiophile vinyl LP pressing in gatefold jacket. Includes liner notes. Excellent collection from the American folk rock quartet. Includes tracks from the band as well as solo recordings from Mama Cass. The Mamas & the Papas were formed by husband and wife John and Michelle Phillips, formerly of The New Journeymen, and Denny Doherty, formerly of The Mugwumps. The last member to join was Cass Elliot, Doherty’s bandmate in The Mugwumps. The group considered calling itself The Magic Cyrcle before switching to The Mamas and the Papas as apparently inspired by the Hells Angels, whose female associates were called ‘mamas’. They released a total of five studio albums and seventeen singles over a four-year period, six of which made the Billboard top ten, and sold close to 40 million records worldwide. The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998 for their contributions to the music industry. Collected is a perfect overview of the multiple classic hits and tracks throughout the career of The Mamas & the Papas.