Greatest Hits [Buddha]

Greatest Hits [Buddha]

by The Lovin' SpoonfulThe Lovin' Spoonful


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Although it sports the same amount of tracks (26) as Rhino's 1993 Anthology, up to now the last word in comprehensive Spoonful compilations, the 2000 issue of the umpteenth collection from this short-lived '60s band gets the nod over all others. Taken from the original first-generation masters, apparently for the first time, the sound quality -- with a crispness and definition previously unheard -- and even track selection, is the finest yet. "On the Road Again," "Wild About My Lovin'," and "Darlin' Companion," all excellent tunes representative of the Spoonful's good-time folksy/jugband style that were omitted from the Rhino set, are included, further reinforcing this as the last word in single-disc anthologies from this legendary band. What's startling is how many great songs the group recorded in such a short time span. The majority of the tracks were released within a two-year period from 1965-1967, almost all springing from the pen of John Sebastian who also took lead vocals on all the hits. The band was a textbook example of compressed quality, with only three tracks here breaking the three-minute barrier, and many clocking in at just under two. Which means there still could be an even more definitive compilation created by adding five more songs and extending the running time to the 77-minute CD maximum. Until then, this is the Lovin' Spoonful disc to own.

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Release Date: 02/22/2000
Label: Buddha
UPC: 0744659971624
catalogNumber: 99716
Rank: 5709


  1. Do You Believe in Magic?
  2. You Didn't Have to Be So Nice
  3. Daydream
  4. You Baby
  5. Did You Ever Have to Make up Your Mind?
  6. Wild About My Lovin'
  7. Younger Girl
  8. On the Road Again
  9. Didn't Want to Have to Do It
  10. Jug Band Music
  11. Summer in the City
  12. Rain on the Roof
  13. Pow!
  14. Nashville Cats
  15. Lovin' You
  16. Darlin' Companion
  17. Coconut Grove
  18. Full Measure
  19. Darling Be Home Soon
  20. Lonely (Amy's Theme)
  21. You're a Big Boy Now
  22. Six O'Clock
  23. She Is Still a Mystery
  24. Money
  25. Younger Generation
  26. Never Going Back

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