The Lovin' Spoonful:
Producers: Erik Jacobsen, Chip Douglas, The Lovin' Spoonful, Joe Wissert, Jack Lewis.
Compilation producer: Rob Santos. Recorded from 1965-1968. Originally released on Kama Sutra.
Includes liner notes by Ben Edmonds.
Digitally remastered by Bob Irwin (Sundazed Studios, Coxsackie, New York).
The Lovin' Spoonful was one of the very first bands to take part in the folk-rock boom of the mid-1960s,
creating something of an East Coast equivalent to the Byrds' seminal L.A. jangle. The original group's
lineup was regrettably short-lived, all their classic material getting released on Buddha records, so the
label's definitive GREATEST HITS collection presented none of the usual cross-licensing difficulties. All
the highlights of the Spoonful's '60s discography are here--the airy, transcendent pop of the jubilant
"Do You Believe in Magic" and the almost Association-like "You Didn't Have to Be So Nice," the tougher
rock sound of "Summer in the City," the romantic ballad "Darling Be Home Soon," and more. The rootsier
side of the ensemble can be heard as well, on the likes of "Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind" and
"Jug Band Music." Led by John Sebastian's mellifluous voice and graceful songwriting and Zal Yanovsky's
chiming guitar, the Spoonful turned out some of the most memorable singles of the '60s, and they're all
- Do You Belive In Magic
- You Didn't Have To Be So Nice
- You Baby
- Did You Ever Have To Make Up Your Mind
- Wild About My Lovin'
- Younger Girl
- On The Road Again
- Didn't Want To Have To Do It
- Jug Band Music
- Summer In The City
- Rain On The Roof
- Pow (Theme From 'What's Up, Tiger Lily?')
- Nashville Cats
- Lovin' You
- Darlin' Companion
- Coconut Grove
- Full Measure
- Darling Be Home Soon
- Lonely (Amy's Theme)
- You're A Big Boy Now
- Six O'Clock
- She Is Still A Mystery
- Younger Generation
- Never Going Back