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The Lovin' Spoonful — Daydream (1966, 1988)

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•′   It features two hits, the title track, which reached No. 2 in the U.S. Billboard Top 40 charts, and "You Didn't Have to Be So Nice" (U.S. No. 10).
•′   With only five originals on their debut release, Daydream introduced the rising songwriting talents of lead vocalist John Sebastian who either wrote or co–wrote all the songs on this release except for one cover tune.
•′   Daydream was re–released on CD in 2002 by Buddah Records and included five bonus tracks.
•′   The song "Butchie's Tune" was featured during the final scene of Mad Men season five episode "Commissions and Fees."
Location: New York, New York, United States
Album release: 1966, 1988
Recorded: Aug 1965 — Dec 1965
Recording Date: August, 1965 — December, 1965
Record Label: Kama Sutra
Duration:     30:17
01. Daydream     2:21
02. There She Is     1:58
03. It's Not Time Now (Sebastian, Zal Yanovsky)     2:50
04. Warm Baby (Joe Butler, Sebastian)     2:02
05. Day Blues (Joe Butler, Sebastian)     3:15
06. Let The Boy Rock And Roll     2:34
07. Jug Band Music     2:53
08. Didn't Want To Have To Do It     2:39
09. You Didn't Have To Be So Nice (Steve Boone, Sebastian)     2:28
10. Bald Headed Lena (Willy Perryman, Edward Sneed)     2:24
11. Butchie's Tune (Boone, Sebastian)     2:37
12. Big Noise From Speonk (Boone, Butler, Sebastian, Yanovsky)     2:16
•′   All songs written and composed by John Sebastian except as noted.
•′   Produced: Eric Jacobsen
•′   Billboard 200     #10
•′   John Sebastian — vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, autoharp, harmonica
•′   Steve Boone — bass, vocals
•′   Joe Butler — drums, percussion, vocals
•′   Zal Yanovsky — electric and acoustic guitars, vocals
Review by Gary Mollica; Score: ****
•′   The band's second LP was very strong; this time, most of the tunes are originals, with the exception of a cover of "Bald Headed Lena." Joe Butler and Yanovsky are featured on some lead vocals, and the album includes two more hits, "You Didn't Have to Be So Nice" and "Didn't Want to Have to Do It." [The 2002 reissue includes instrumental versions of "Jug Band Music" and "Fishin' Blues," demo versions of "Daydream" and "Didn't Want to Have to Do It," an alternate version of "Night Owl Blues" and an extra track, "Big Noise From Speonk."
•′   Daydream stands as one of the band's finest early efforts. John, Steve & Zal (what you were expecting John, Paul, George & Ringo?) pulled off an album filled with strong originals and a couple of covers. Daydream, You Didn't Have To Be So Nice and Didn't Want To Have To Do It are all among the best songs that the band wrote and performed. Although not their finest effort, Daydream demonstrated that the band had more than a handful of hit singles in them...
Website: http://www.lovinspoonful.com/

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