Daydream (The Lovin' Spoonful album)

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Daydream
Daydream album.jpg
Studio album by The Lovin' Spoonful
Released March 1966
Recorded Aug 1965-Dec 1965
Genre Folk rock, pop
Length 30:24 (original LP)
Label Kama Sutra
Producer Erik Jacobsen
The Lovin' Spoonful chronology
Do You Believe in Magic
(1965)
Daydream
(1966)
What's Up, Tiger Lily?
(1966)

Daydream is the second album by The Lovin' Spoonful, released in 1966. 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).

History[edit]

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 the Mad Men season five episode "Commissions and Fees".

Covers[edit]

The song "Daydream" was covered by Jason Castro in 2008 on American Idol (season 7), and American Idol judge Simon Cowell said it was one of the best performances of the night.[citation needed] It was also covered by Bobby Darin on his album If I Were A Carpenter. British pop group Right Said Fred took the song "Daydream" to Number 29 on the UK Singles Chart in 1992. The New Jersey band Yo La Tengo released a cover of "Butchie's Tune" on their 2015 album Stuff Like That There.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

In his Allmusic review, music critic Gary Mollica said that "The band's second LP was very strong".[1]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by John Sebastian except as noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Daydream"   2:21
2. "There She Is"   1:58
3. "It's Not Time Now" Sebastian, Zal Yanovsky 2:49
4. "Warm Baby"   2:03
5. "Day Blues" Joe Butler, Sebastian 3:15
6. "Let the Boy Rock and Roll" Butler, Sebastian 2:34
7. "Jug Band Music"   2:53
8. "Didn't Want to Have to Do It"   2:06
9. "You Didn't Have to Be So Nice" Steve Boone, Sebastian 2:29
10. "Bald Headed Lena" Willy Perryman, Edward Sneed 2:25
11. "Butchie's Tune" Boone, Sebastian 2:37
12. "Big Noise from Speonk" Boone, Butler, Sebastian, Yanovsky 2:21

Personnel[edit]

Media appearances[edit]

The song "Daydream" was used in the soundtrack of the 1978 movie The Seniors.

The song "Butchie's Tune" was used in the soundtrack of Commissions and Fees, the twelfth episode of Mad Men's fifth season. An instrumental version of "Butchie's Tune" is playing over the fashion model scene in the movie BlowUp.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Mollica, Gary. "Daydream > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved June 15, 2011.