The Best of the Friends of Distinction

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All Music Guide - Jim Newsom
It's the summer of 1969, and the whole world is joyfully singing, "Grazing in the grass is a gas, baby, can you dig it!" The Friends of Distinction's debut single was a made-for-radio pop masterpiece that captured the ebullience of that last summer of the '60s in its three minutes of harmonic exuberance. While the group never quite reached those heights again, the Friends did produce a small body of work in their brief lifetime that has held up well. The foursome's two other major hit singles, "Love or Let Me Be Lonely" and "Going in Circles" have joined "Grazing in the Grass" in the permanent rotations of most "fun and oldies" formats. Other highlights of this 20-song ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jim Newsom
It's the summer of 1969, and the whole world is joyfully singing, "Grazing in the grass is a gas, baby, can you dig it!" The Friends of Distinction's debut single was a made-for-radio pop masterpiece that captured the ebullience of that last summer of the '60s in its three minutes of harmonic exuberance. While the group never quite reached those heights again, the Friends did produce a small body of work in their brief lifetime that has held up well. The foursome's two other major hit singles, "Love or Let Me Be Lonely" and "Going in Circles" have joined "Grazing in the Grass" in the permanent rotations of most "fun and oldies" formats. Other highlights of this 20-song compilation include "Grazing"'s flipside, "I Really Hope You Do," the group's reading of the Four Tops' hit "Ain't No Woman Like the One I've Got," David Gates' "It Don't Matter to Me," and the beautifully baritoned "Love Can Make It Easier."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/26/1996
  • Label: Sony Mod - Afw Line
  • UPC: 078636690629
  • Catalog Number: 66906
  • Sales rank: 33,172

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Friends of Distinction Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Eddie Floyd Composer
Hugh Masekela Composer
David Gates Composer
Edgar Winter Composer
Harry Elston Composer
Booker T. Jones Composer
Dennis Lambert Composer
Jerry Peters Composer
Brian Potter Composer
Basil Marshall Compilation Supervisor
Marian Conaty Mastering
Jackie Rhinehart Liner Notes
Anita Poree Composer
Philemon Hou Composer
Alvertis Isbell Composer
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