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Greatest Hits


Download links and information about Greatest Hits by Spanky And Our Gang. This album was released in 1999 and it belongs to Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Rock, Folk Rock, Pop, Songwriter/Lyricist, Psychedelic genres. It contains 15 tracks with total duration of 48:43 minutes.

Artist: Spanky And Our Gang
Release date: 1999
Genre: Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Rock, Folk Rock, Pop, Songwriter/Lyricist, Psychedelic
Tracks: 15
Duration: 48:43
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No. Title Length
1. Sunday Will Never Be the Same 2:59
2. Making Every Minute Count 2:36
3. Brother Can You Spare a Dime 5:01
4. Like to Get to Know You 3:19
5. Lazy Day 3:09
6. Prescription for the Blues 3:08
7. Sunday Mornin' 3:56
8. Stardust 4:03
9. Anything You Choose 2:51
10. And She's Mine 2:42
11. Yesterday's Rain 3:46
12. Without Rhyme or Reason 2:33
13. For Lovin' Me 2:29
14. Everybody's Talkin' 3:16
15. Give a Damn 2:55



This 15-song compilation supplants a 12-song CD of the same name dating from the 1980s, which, in turn, was adapted from an LP from 1969. This time out, in addition to improving the sound somewhat, the producers have de-emphasized the cheerful, faux hippie pop sound of the group (though that is definitely represented) to show off some other sides of their output. All of the hits are here: "Sunday Will Never Be the Same," "Making Every Minute Count," "Lazy Day," "Sunday Morning" (in its hit version, not the interesting but bizarre outtake from the earlier hits collection), "Like to Get to Know You," "Give a Damn," "Yesterday's Rain," "And She's Mine," and "Anything You Choose." The real inspiration (and limitations) of this compilation lie in the other tracks, which include "Brother Can You Spare a Dime" and "Prescription for the Blues," the latter featuring Little Brother Montgomery, who taught Elaine "Spanky" McFarlane the song originally, and their live version of "For Lovin' Me," which features a quote from Sergie Prokofiev's "Lt. Kije Suite." And isn't it amazing how that piece of music manifests itself here and there in popular music, in locales such as this and Emerson, Lake & Palmer's "I Believe in Father Christmas," among others? On the down side, the producers have removed one gorgeous and playful number, "It Ain't Necessarily Bird Avenue" and "Three Ways From Tomorrow," the latter a brilliant showcase for guitarist/banjoman Lefty Baker and the closest thing to a heavy psychedelic guitar track that this group ever issued. One gets a broader overview of the group's sound, but one wishes that they could've seen fit to work at least those two songs in, if not the third "missing" track, "Commercial."