The Very Best of the Lovin' Spoonful

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The Very Best of the Lovin' Spoonful
Greatest hits album by The Lovin' Spoonful
Released 1970
Genre Folk rock
Length 30:04
Label Kama Sutra Records (KSBS 2013 Stereo)
The Lovin' Spoonful chronology
The Best of The Lovin' Spoonful
The Very Best of the Lovin' Spoonful
The Lovin' Spoonful Anthology
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]

The Very Best of the Lovin' Spoonful is a compilation album of The Lovin' Spoonful hits spanning their career through the 1960s and the 1970s released in 1970.

The cover features clay sculptures of the band, with the bands signature lack of eyes, nose or mouth sculpted by Ollie Alpert and photographed by Bob Bailey. The motive is a clay remake of the cartoon image of the earlier "The Best of the Lovin' Spoonful" album.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Younger Girl" (John Sebastian) – 2:23
  2. "Didn't Want to Have to Do It" (John Sebastian) – 2:06
  3. "Daydream" (John Sebastian) – 2:18
  4. "You Didn't Have to Be So Nice" (John Sebastian/Steve Boone) – 2:29
  5. "Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind?" (John Sebastian) – 2:00
  6. "Do You Believe in Magic?" (John Sebastian) – 2:04
  7. "Summer in the City" (John Sebastian/Mark Sebastian/Steve Boone) – 2:39
  8. "Rain on the Roof" (John Sebastian) – 2:13
  9. "Six O'Clock" (John Sebastian) – 2:38
  10. "Darling Be Home Soon" (John Sebastian) – 3:34
  11. "Till I Run with You" (Alan Gordon/Gary Bonner) - 1:52
  12. "Never Going Back" (John Stewart) - 2:48


  1. ^ Ruhlman, William. "The Very Best of The Lovin' Spoonful > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved June 15, 2011.