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Very Best of Lovin Spoonful
Lovin Spoonful
Very Best of Lovin Spoonful
Genres: Pop, Rock
 
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1998 compilation on the Camden label featuring 26 tracks by this legendary '60s pop act led by John Sebastian. Contains 11 of their 14 U.S. chart hits, plus key album tracks and songs from soundtracks to Francis Ford Coppo...  more »

      
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All Artists: Lovin Spoonful
Title: Very Best of Lovin Spoonful
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Bmg Int'l
Release Date: 8/26/1996
Album Type: Import
Genres: Pop, Rock
Styles: Oldies, Folk Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 743215584926

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1998 compilation on the Camden label featuring 26 tracks by this legendary '60s pop act led by John Sebastian. Contains 11 of their 14 U.S. chart hits, plus key album tracks and songs from soundtracks to Francis Ford Coppola & Woody Allenfilms. Includes their biggest hit, the #1 smash 'Summer In The City', plus the top 10 classics 'Daydream', 'Did You Ever Have To Make Up Your Mind?', 'You Didn't Have To Be So Nice', 'Nashville Cats' and 'Rain On The Roof'.

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Great folk-rock group of the late sixties
Peter Durward Harris | Leicester England | 10/17/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"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."
Sound Quality Poor
R. A. Solomon | 02/02/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)

"The sound is much better on the newer 2000 Buddha Records "Greatest Hits" release, because they used original masters (which were thought to be lost) on most of the selections. Except for "Boredom" (included on this CD), the newer release has all the Spoonful tracks I need."