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Do You Believe in Magic [Bonus Tracks]
     

Do You Believe in Magic [Bonus Tracks]

by The Lovin' Spoonful
 

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By the time of its release, the Lovin' Spoonful's debut album was already a significant record because of the inclusion of its title track, John Sebastian's timeless anthem to love and music, which had been one of the major hits of the summer of 1965. The album elaborated upon Sebastian's gentle, winning songwriting style with the humorous "Did You Ever Have to Make

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By the time of its release, the Lovin' Spoonful's debut album was already a significant record because of the inclusion of its title track, John Sebastian's timeless anthem to love and music, which had been one of the major hits of the summer of 1965. The album elaborated upon Sebastian's gentle, winning songwriting style with the humorous "Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind?," which was released as a single in the spring of 1966 and became another Spoonful hit, and the wistful "Younger Girl," which became a chart hit for the Critters. The album also revealed the group's jug band roots in its arrangements of traditional songs like "Fishin' Blues" and "Wild About My Lovin'" and revealed that lead guitarist Zal Yanovsky and drummer Joe Butler, while not quite in Sebastian's league, were good singers as well. The Lovin' Spoonful would be remembered as a vehicle for Sebastian's songwriting, but Do You Believe in Magic was a well-rounded collection that demonstrated their effectiveness as a group. [The 2002 reissue includes a demo of "Younger Girl," an instrumental version of "Other Side of This Life," alternate vocal versions of "Blues in the Bottle" and "Wild About My Lovin'," and a cover of "Alley Oop."]

Product Details

Release Date:
09/09/2008
Label:
Imports
UPC:
0693723429526
catalogNumber:
823907

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lovin' Spoonful   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Jim Kweskin   Arranger
Fred Neil   Composer
Peter Stampfel   Arranger,Liner Notes,Adaptation
John Sebastian   Arranger,Composer,Adaptation
Steve Boone   Arranger
Ben Edmonds   Liner Notes
Dallas Frazier   Composer
Erik Jacobsen   Arranger,Producer,Adaptation
Yoshiro Nagato   Liner Notes
Val Valentin   Director Of Engineering
Zal Yanovsky   Arranger
Chuck Stewart   Photo Courtesy
Don Paulsen   Photo Courtesy
Bob Irwin   Reissue Producer
Charles Stewart   Cover Photo
Rob Santos   Reissue Producer
Steve Besch   Photo Courtesy
Weber   Arranger,Adaptation
Clark Besch   Photo Courtesy
Jeff Smith   Redesign
Traditional   Composer
Boone   Arranger,Adaptation

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