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Very Best Of The Lovin' Spoonful [CD]

Lovin Spoonful Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (4 Sep 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Sony Music CMG
  • ASIN: B0002VSS2O
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 26,087 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Daydream 2:200.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Summer in the City (2003 Remaster) 2:420.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. (Sittin' Here) Lovin' You 2:300.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Coconut Grove (2003 Remaster) 2:430.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Darlin' Companion (Previously Unreleased Alternate Vocal/Alternate Mix) 2:230.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Darling Be Home Soon 3:350.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Did You Ever Have To Make Up Your Mind? 2:000.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Do You Believe In Magic 2:030.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Jug Band Music (Alternate Instrumental Version/Previously Unreleased) 2:520.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Lonely (Instrumental) 3:220.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Nashville Cats (2003 Remaster) 2:360.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Never Going Back 2:520.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. She Is Still A Mystery (2003 Remaster) 2:590.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Six O'Clock (2003 Remaster) 2:410.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Wild About My Lovin' 2:380.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Rain On The Roof (Previously Unreleased Instrumental) 2:130.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. You Didn't Have To Be So Nice 2:270.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Younger Girl 2:190.99  Buy MP3 

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Spoonful of Magic 3 Nov 2010
Format:Audio CD
One of the best tracks on the album is titled "Do you believe in magic"and after listening to this collection I would have to say that the whole album is just that-MAGIC! Probably one of the most underrated bands of the 60s, the Spoonful with mastermind John B Sebastian produced some wonderfully diverse music. Iconic tracks such as 'Summer in the city' and 'Daydream' are the two most famous but I can honestly say that every other track is superb. This is definitely one of the best value collections you could ever buy and at a ridiculously low price. Thoroughly recommended!
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32 of 35 people found the following review helpful
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John Sebastian's songs sum up that innocent part of the sixties just before the multi-coloured sights and sounds of psychedelia began to take over. The Lovin Spoonful were the most popular group in America in 1966 with hit after hit of charming and simplistic folk/blues based pop music. Unlike their contemporaries The Byrds, Sebastian knew what made young people tick within a three minute tune, hence songs about young romance, growing up pains, and hot Summer days were very much in evidence, but always combined with a tongue-in-cheek twist.
Not surprisingly the group were asked to record songs for two comedy films during this period, 'What's Up Tiger Lily?' and the coming of age classic 'You're A Big Boy Now'. It's good to see that featured songs are included; 'Pow' from the former film and 'You're...', 'Darlin' Be Home Soon', and the instrumental 'Lonely (Amy's Theme), from the latter, are available on this CD.
Relish the early Spoonful sound of the hits 'Do You Believe In Magic', 'Daydream', and what better tune sums up hot sweaty days in the smoke than the No1. single 'Summer In The City'. In addition there are some beautiful, lazy songs like 'Younger Girl', 'You Didn't Have To Be So Nice', and apparently one of Paul Weller's favourite songs, the spine-tingling, 'Coconut Grove', in which the melody and lyrics 'Tonight we'll find a dune that's ours, and softly she'll speak the stars', will break even the hardest of hearts.
After guitarist, Zal Yanovsky left in 1967, the Spoonful struggled commercially, but this CD takes into account their later flops, which is just as well as the John and the boys were still in top form.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
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Lovin' Spoonful, I belive were one of the best bands of the sixties and this album encompasses every thing that is good about the band. From the lazy rock of Summer in the City to the exuberance of Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind this is an album that will make you want to kick off your shoes and dance on the grass! (honest!)
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Loving Spoonful 7 July 2011
By TonyK
Format:Audio CD
The Spoonful produced music that was fun beyond all else. This CD, a re-issued album I have somewhere on a record, has many of their most loved hits including Do You Believe in Magic, Jug Band Music, Younger Genration, Yoinger Girl, Summer In The City. 18 tracks in all! If you like them you may well have most or all of them already.
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5.0 out of 5 stars THE Lovin' Spoonful Hits Collection to get! 20 Aug 2011
Format:Audio CD
Virtually every big and modest hit included! Sounds great...arrived shrink-wrapped, and fully illustrates the incredible talent of John Sebastian and the Spoonful. Nice liner notes and what a bargain! Their music is folk, it's pop, it's rock, really happy and cool. And these are all ORIGINAL HITS...No re-records! Do You Believe In Magic? Then buy this nifty CD! Enjoy!
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4.0 out of 5 stars A spoonful of sugar 6 Sep 2013
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A basic compilation that could have been a little fuller and more imaginative, but a good and inexpensive reminder of what a fine group The Lovin' Spoonful were. John Sebastian is an oft overlooked songwriter almost out of the top drawer. 'Summer In The City' still takes some beating.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loving spoonful 6 Sep 2013
By baz
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The songs are unique and can only be brilliant and different and great,mmm so many great times in that era musically speaking they are truly quite something Brill
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Memories Great tracks 5 Sep 2013
By BrianR
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Great Memories Great tracks. Took me back to the sixties in one track. Nashville cats was all that I remember.
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