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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.Read more ›