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It's All About Extra tracks, Import, Original recording remastered


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  • Audio CD (July 11, 2005)
  • Original Release Date: 2005
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Extra tracks, Import, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Repertoire
  • ASIN: B0009SQ6WY
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #347,950 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Society's Child
2. Love Really Changed Me
3. Here I Lived So Well
4. Too Much Of Nothing
5. Sunshine Help Me
6. It's All About A Roundabout
7. Tobacco Road
8. It Hurts You So
9. Forget It Got It
10. Bubbles
11. Weight (Stereo Version) (Bonus Track)
12. Sunshine Help Me (Bonus Track)
13. Weird (Bonus Track)
14. Love Really Changed (Mono Version) (Bonus Track)
15. Luger's Groove (Bonus Track)
16. Weight (Bonus Track)
17. Do Right People (Bonus Track)
18. Bubbles (Mono Version) (Bonus Track)

Editorial Reviews

Digitally remastered edition of the group's debut album from 1968 that was filled with psychedelic pop of the times as well as covers of popular tunes, like Janis Ian's "Society's Child", Bob Dylan's "Too Much Of Nothing" and The Nashville Teens' "Tobacco Road". This edition adds 8 bonus tracks of rarites and single b-sides.

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3.8 out of 5 stars
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27 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Peter Baklava on September 6, 2005
Format: Audio CD
I bought this album when it was released in 1971 in the U.S. under the title of "Tobacco Road". The cover art depicted a pipe, and (heh,heh) I don't think the reference was to tobacco. At the time, it was just a record company's attempt to capitalize on the success of a band by releasing the back catalogue.

"It's All About" is kind of a grab-bag of late 60's psychedelia and it reveals a lot of charms in a band you don't usually associate with subtlety. This reissue, with bonus tracks, improves the sound tremendously over the LP version, and the music is revitalized by the improved mix. Greg Ridley's bass guitar really benefits--he sounds better here, and more inventive, than he ever did with Humble Pie.

Highlights include "Society's Child" (the weepy Janis Ian tune done in a Vanilla Fudge style arrangement), the dirge-like "Here I Lived So Well", and the song "(I Think I'm Going)Weird", which is the kind of 'nugget' that deserves inclusion in the cd collections of the real devotees of FREAKBEAT.

Spooky Tooth carried on and made the solid album "Spooky Two", but the over-the-top, Righteous Brothers meet Led Zeppelin formula began to wear thin. "It's All About" catches Spooky Tooth when the formula wasn't quite in place... it features a lot of experimentation, and is similar in feel to another album Jimmy Miller produced, Traffic's debut album "Mr. Fantasy". Dreamy confections from long ago, yours to taste again--if you wish.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Elliot Knapp on September 19, 2008
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It may be sacrilege to say it, but I think I like this album almost as much as I like Spooky Two, this band's now legendary masterpiece. Although Spooky Two is probably more focused in style and vibe (this one's more of a fusion of 60's psychedelic and the heavier, trippy hard rock that would make them more famous), the band's debut is just as energetic, and it rocks just as hard. Not only that, it contains some of the dual lead singers' (Mike Harrison and the band's primary songwriter, American Gary Wright) most gnarly and over-the-top contributions. For me, it's really the combination between the filthy guitar, bass and keyboards and the ridiculous vocals of the two singers that makes Spooky Tooth such a great band, and it all starts here.

"Love Really Changed Me" is one of my favorites, with a groovy piano and organ riff that gives way to the British soul verse trading of each vocalist--Wright's thin but soulful singing contrasts well with Harrison's unparalleled pipes--thick, weathered, and tortured. The song explodes into a psychedelic guitar-driven freak-out. As the song fades out, Gary Wright commits to tape some of the most glorious falsetto ever heard in rock music, let alone Spooky Tooth's falsetto-heavy repertoire. Like many other Spooky Tooth albums, there are some excellently-chosen covers. The opener, "Society's Child" is a twisted psych-soul grinder that combines swelling organ with Harrison's wicked pipes, "Too Much Of Nothing" is a Dylan
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Yesterday I returned a recently purchased, new, sealed copy of this CD due to a defect at the end of Tobacco Road. Specifically, at the 4:56 and 5:14 marks, the opening 4 seconds of track 8, It Hurts You So, plays. I suspect this is common to all pressings of the Repertoire version. Anybody else out there notice it?

If my copy turns out to be a fluke I'll certainly obtain another one. Otherwise, I'll be getting the Edsel version minus the 8 bonus tracks.
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This recording is rather hard to find and expensive. It contains the band's 1968 debut album plus a lot of bonus tracks. But you're better off getting the "Lost in My Dream" 2 CD anthology of Spooky Tooth instead. I bought this CD because I am something of a "completist". But I like it because it contains both the LP and single versions of "Sunshine Help Me", my favorite Spooky Tooth song. Maybe if they came up with a better name this band would have been more successful?
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Marcus Aurelius on June 5, 2008
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Wow, who ever woulda thunk that an expanded of this classic would ever be available? Spooky Tooth are neither Traffic nor Vanilla Fudge, but somehow thought they drew on both. If you want a taste of a time when music had that psychedelic flair and even a few good moments, this is worth listening to.
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