Do You Believe in Magic [Bonus Tracks]

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
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...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
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."]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/22/2008
  • Label: Tombstone Records
  • EAN: 4988017656259
  • Catalog Number: 35234

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The 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, Mastering
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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