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Is "DCMMA" 1973 special release ever going to happen?

PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2016 11:20 am
by jcg
Hi everyone,

After years of speculation and anticipation, still no release of Cass' last TV special. Can someone in the know please let us know the score? I feel we here who wholeheartedly love Cass and honor and perpetuate her legacy have earned the right to at least be kept in some sort of loop. I know its tempting to see us merely as statistics and consumers; but, for most of us, it goes deeper than that. I genuinely love Cass, her material and the era she helped define. She's more like family to me and it would really raise my spirit to know that something as vital and potent as her last tv special will be made available.

Rob? Owen? Anybody!!!

Re: Is "DCMMA" 1973 special release ever going to happen?

PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2016 6:41 am
by Nicole
Hi jcg,
The 1973 special has been released on dvd as part of a PBS thank you pledge drive. it also has the 1969 special and a four disc Mamas and Papas collection. For more info, click on products and memorabilia here in the forum and scroll to the entry Cass 1973 special on dvd posted by Richard Campbell. Hope this helps.
Take care,
Nicole :mrgreen:

Re: Is "DCMMA" 1973 special release ever going to happen?

PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:26 am
by Rbcsoup
Nicole is correct. As reported here a couple of months ago, the 1973 special was released as part of the several CD/DVD set made available with a substantial pledge to PBS. I have looked on a local link and don't see it but if you write the link at ideastations.org and inquire perhaps you can get in on it. It's an investment! :|

Hope this helps.

Richard

Re: Is "DCMMA" 1973 special release ever going to happen?

PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2016 12:09 pm
by jcg
Hi Nicole and Richard

Thanks for your replies. Unfortunately, $250 for one DVD is not in my price range. Are there any indications that the special would be released individually?

Nice to hear from you guys again,
jcg

Re: Is "DCMMA" 1973 special release ever going to happen?

PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2016 7:44 am
by Nicole
Hi jcg,
You're welcome. Unfortunately, I don't know the answer to your question. It was good to hear from you, as well.
Take care,
Nicole :mrgreen:

Re: Is "DCMMA" 1973 special release ever going to happen?

PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:01 am
by Rbcsoup
JCG

Not that I'm aware of at this time. I have seen the DVD by itself once on ebay already. Perhaps that will go for less! The whole shooting match does contain some other lovely gems. The People Like Us album is completely remixed with Cass' strong vocals restored. It sounds completely different in many regards. There are also unreleased solo tracks from Denny and Michelle.
If the 73 Special comes out otherwise we will certainly make that known here.

R

Re: Is "DCMMA" 1973 special release ever going to happen?

PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:19 pm
by jcg
Rbcsoup wrote:JCG

Not that I'm aware of at this time. I have seen the DVD by itself once on ebay already. Perhaps that will go for less! The whole shooting match does contain some other lovely gems. The People Like Us album is completely remixed with Cass' strong vocals restored. It sounds completely different in many regards. There are also unreleased solo tracks from Denny and Michelle.
If the 73 Special comes out otherwise we will certainly make that known here.

R


Thanks Mr. C
I will check here often. I almost had a flippin' heart attack from learning, after all these years of waiting, that It was "released" in such an inconsiderate packaging. I pray someone rectifies this.

cheers
jcg

Re: Is "DCMMA" 1973 special release ever going to happen?

PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 10:23 am
by roger
Can't believe I missed out on this one. I was out of the country when this was first shown on tv in 1973. I was 19 years old teenager. Been waiting with great anticipation for the second special to be released. I have tried to order this from PBS but cant seem to find it on a PBS site anywhere. I am 63 yrs old now, and love Cass and the M&P as much as much as I did then. Appreciate any help with getting this complete BPS package ordered.
Thanks!!
Old Man Now!
Roger