Original Album Classics Box set, Import
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Overall, this box set is a great deal for the hardcore fan looking for an economical way to acquire all five main studio albums. For the casual fan I would recommend a compilation CD that contains the biggest and most recognizable hits.
This is a nice set, but the sound is sometimes woofy, unmastered - unseparated sound elements prevail particularly in the earlier recorded material.
Naturally the chief songwriter John Sebastian prevails - "Six O'Clock" (Everything Plays) is a lesser known masterpiece - counterbalanced by his sometimes too cute, sicklysweetstuff as per "Younger Generation" (which hints at further sugaryness to come in the 70s).
One of their best songs "Butchies Tune" not written by JS but by Steve Boone is here, with an extra verse (not on the original 45). A lovely goodbye let's have no dramas song .. gracefully sad.
I personally love their discounted last album (Revelation Revolution 69) when most of the band's bigstars had flown the coop, most illusions of greatness suddenly dispelled, so you get a 'few real people' (a couple of brave battlers) doing 'real music' vibe stuff .. the hippie dream on its faltering legs. It's a dodgy classic
Whats up Tiger Lilly and You're a Big Boy now (2 Spoonful associated soundtracks) are absent but avail. elsewhere.
The Spoonful had some top moments, they were not quite great but rather 'pretty good' -and most of it can be found here.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I noticed that someone commented that these discs have not been remastered. However, based on the number of tracks listed, the discs in this box set appear to be the remastered... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Big Dog 327
good sound squality and you get all the studio albums plus outtakes. shame they couldn't sneak in top tracks from soundtracks for that you need to get greatest hits . Read morePublished 11 months ago by philip a smith
This set, released by Sony Music in 2011 under the Original Album Classics series, has 5 CDs, containing 5 different albums by the Lovin’ Spoonful, with bonus... Read more
I love a number of hits by the Lovin' Spoonful however, there is a lot of very forgetable songs on these five albums. Read morePublished 13 months ago by C. Hammer
I really appreciate having these early albums available, but ideally, having them completely remastered along with some in-depth notes would have made this a great set. Read morePublished 19 months ago by eapdog