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Very Best Of The Lovin' Spoonful
 
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Very Best Of The Lovin' Spoonful

4 Sept. 2004 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 9 Aug. 2004
  • Release Date: 4 Sept. 2004
  • Label: RCA Records Label
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  • Total Length: 47:15
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  • ASIN: B006IYYKV2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 39 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 22,190 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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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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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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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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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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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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The Lovin' Spoonful were formed (as were the Mamas and Papas) following the break-up of a folk-rock group in the sixties called the Mugwumps that only lasted a few months.
In Britain, they are mainly remembered for Summer in the city (a top ten UK hit and an American chart-topper) and Daydream (a number two hit in both Britain and America), though they also had some minor UK hits. They were far more successful in America, where they had many more big hits, beginning with their first single, Do you believe in magic, an American top ten.
One of their songs, Nashville cats, takes an affectionate look at country music's musicians. The group never ventured into country music themselves, though Dolly Parton did a fine cover of Lovin' you on her Here you come again album and John Sebastian (lead singer of the Lovin' Spoonful) was a guest on the same singer's Treasures album in the nineties.
The original version of Lovin' you is included in this compilation. Some other great songs to be found here include You don't have to be so nice, Did you ever have to make up your mind, Younger girl and Darling be home soon.
Yet perhaps the most interesting song is Younger generation, which takes an amusing look at the problems of growing up and how attitudes change as one gets older.
The good-time music of the Lovin' Spoonful sounds as good today as it ever did. There are many compilations around though there is very little difference between the track listings of most of them. If you enjoy good-time sixties music, this is for you.
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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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