Mojo (Publisher) (7/02, p.54) - "...Their classic....featuring the singles 'Daydream' and 'You Didn't Have To Be So Nice'..."
The Lovin' Spoonful: John Sebastian (vocals, guitar, autoharp, harmonica); Zal Yanovsky (vocals, guitar); Steve Boone (vocals, piano, bass); Joe Butler (vocals, drums).
Producer: Erik Jacobsen.
Reissue producers: Bob Irwin, Rob Santos
Recorded at Columbia Recording Studios and Bell Sound Studios, New York, New York; RCA Studios and LA Sunset Sound Studios, Los Angeles, California.
Originally released on Kama Sutra (KLPS-8051).
Includes liner notes by Dennis Diken.
Personnel: John Sebastian (guitar, autoharp, harmonica); Zal Yanovsky (guitar); Steve Boone (piano); Joe Butler (drums).
At least one album from this stellar New York pop band should be in every collection. John Sebastian was a lyrical genius and master craftsman of short, humorous love songs. Lengthy titles said exactly what they meant, as with "Didn't Want To Have To Do It" or "You Didn't Have To Be So Nice" (with its unforgettable intro), both of which are glorious. With their jugband roots, Sebastian, Boone, Yanovsky, and Butler were no slouches at good-time blues either--for example, "Bald Headed Lena" and "Jug Band Music." It is, however, the title track that brings the biggest smiles and happiest memories. As indispensible as the Beatles.