The Best of Spanky & Our Gang: 20th Century Masters the Millennium Collection

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All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
Spanky & Our Gang is one of the great overlooked bands of the '60s. As in the case of other groups like the Monkees or Paul Revere & the Raiders, their chart success seemingly blinded people as to just how good they were. Like a more baroque Mamas & Papas, their strength was their amazingly constructed harmonies. They also boasted impressive songwriting from sources as diverse as Bob Dorough, Margo Guryan and Terry Cashman, wonderfully brassy lead vocals by Elaine "Spanky" McFarlane and charming blend of hippie sensibilities and old time show biz attitudes. This collection boils their short career three albums in three years between 1966 and 1969 down to ten ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
Spanky & Our Gang is one of the great overlooked bands of the '60s. As in the case of other groups like the Monkees or Paul Revere & the Raiders, their chart success seemingly blinded people as to just how good they were. Like a more baroque Mamas & Papas, their strength was their amazingly constructed harmonies. They also boasted impressive songwriting from sources as diverse as Bob Dorough, Margo Guryan and Terry Cashman, wonderfully brassy lead vocals by Elaine "Spanky" McFarlane and charming blend of hippie sensibilities and old time show biz attitudes. This collection boils their short career three albums in three years between 1966 and 1969 down to ten tracks and includes all their best songs, like "Sunday Will Never Be the Same," "Lazy Day," "Sunday Mornin'," "Like to Get to Know You," "And She's Mine" and "Give a Damn." It delivers quite a knockout punch, but the short format of the series doesn't allow for much exploration of the different aspects of the group. For a more expanded view of Spanky & Our Gang's talents, you might pick up their 1999 collection Greatest Hits as it has five more tracks, including their wild cover of "Brother Can You Spare a Dime" and a moving rendition of "Stardust." It also has all the tracks this disc does and is roughly the same price, leading one to wonder why the label felt the need to release this collection at all.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/12/2005
  • Label: Mercury
  • UPC: 602498627914
  • Catalog Number: 000284402
  • Sales rank: 7,571

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Spanky & Our Gang Primary Artist
Spanky McFarlane Indexed Contributor
Technical Credits
Fred Neil Composer
Bob Dorough Arranger, Composer, Producer
Terry Cashman Composer
Jimmy Wisner Arranger
Jerry Ross Producer
Lefty Baker Composer
Margo Guryan Composer
Gene Pistilli Composer
Stuart Scharf Arranger, Composer, Producer
Kenny Hodges Composer
Ellen Fitton Mastering
George Fischoff Composer
Tony Powers Composer
Air Edel Producer
Ryan Null Photo Coordination
Scott Schinder Liner Notes
Richard Campbell Tray Photo
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Shortchanged!

    I must agree with the reviewer that this collection severely shortchanges listeners. There is more to this fine vocal folk rock (but jazzy and bluesy, not baroque) group than is presented here. All three original albums should be made available.

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