Yeah, for bargain bin surprises!
I found this a few years ago, and bought for the obvious "Ceiling in My Room", which I had not seen anywhere else and Someday Man, which I did not have at the time.
A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You sounded right to me, BUT it's the Stereo remix off of Colgems 1969
album (which I have owned for ages and LOVE). I didn't realize this version was different than most compilations have until I bought/upgraded a couple of others
(Arista) recently, and it sounded strange.
Where were the "Oh, Girl..."s in the break?! And it has extra hand claps...
Nowhere in the notes does it say that it's this version!
The selection is decent:
I'm A Believer is a nice way to start, unlike most all compilations that start with the theme song. The cover version had just come out in Shrek when I bought this, and that sparked me to go find the original on CD. (I told you it was a few years ago! LOL)
The Girl I Knew Somewhere, (Arista seems fond of this song, I think I had it on three compilation tapes) a nice song to take you down a bit for the next selection:
Shades Of Gray with Peter and Davy singing opposite each other.
Cuddly Toy, a song that to me is happy tune that has very depressing lyrics.
A Little Bit Me, A little Bit You - a Neil Diamond penned, fun song.
Heart and Soul?! in the middle of the disc kind of jerks you out of your reverie. Though this song is enjoyable, it doesn't mesh with the rest of the CD for me.
Someday Man - Davy singing. It has that later, mellow, '70s pop sound. (Note: this is also on the
Ceiling In My Room - a sad song, sung by Davy (this album seems very Davy heavy) about his imagination playing tricks on him, supposedly it's "a look at the adulation and resulting isolation the band members experienced in their roles as teenage idols". It's nice and mellow.
Listen to The Band - Album version, a Mike song, I was also unaware there was another version of this until I bought the
, which has the single version, so this also sounded "right" to me.
(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone, total '60's garage sound song, one of my personal favorites. However this is the single version, so to me it sounds "cut off".
Hope this helps. Seems you can get this for a penny used (not including shipping). I feel jilted, I paid $5!