You're a Big Boy Now (album)

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You're a Big Boy Now
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Soundtrack album by The Lovin' Spoonful
Released May, 1967
Genre Folk rock
Label Kama Sutra
Producer Erik Jacobsen
The Lovin' Spoonful chronology
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You're a Big Boy Now
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You're a Big Boy Now is a soundtrack album by The Lovin' Spoonful, released in 1967, containing music from the Francis Ford Coppola film of the same name. Composed entirely by Spoonful member John Sebastian, it contains several songs performed by the band, as well as instrumental music from the film score.

The album was re-released on CD along with What's Up, Tiger Lily?, the Spoonful's soundtrack for the 1967 Woody Allen film.


The songs "Darling Be Home Soon" and "You're a Big Boy Now" were released as singles on the Kama Sutra label. Although the overall album and the title track single were not popular, "Darling Be Home Soon" was a hit, reaching #15 on the U.S. charts and #8 on the Canadian charts, and sparking many cover versions by other artists.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Music critic William Ruhlmann wrote of the album, "Most of the rest of the score consisted of instrumentals, many augmented by an uncredited orchestra, but Sebastian's title song was also impressive."[1]

Track listing[edit]

All songs by John Sebastian.

  1. "You're a Big Boy Now"
  2. "Lonely (Amy's Theme)"
  3. "Wash Her Away (From the Discotheque)"
  4. "Kite Chase"
  5. "Try and Be Happy"
  6. "Peep Show Percussion"
  7. "Girl, Beautiful Girl (Barbara's Theme)"
  8. "Darling Be Home Soon"
  9. "Dixieland Big Boy"
  10. "Letter to Barbara"
  11. "Barbara's Theme [From the Discotheque]"
  12. "Miss Thing's Thang"
  13. "March"
  14. "Finale"


  1. ^ a b Ruhlman, William. "You're a Big Boy Now > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved June 15, 2011.