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IT'S ALL ABOUT [AKA: TOBACCO ROAD]

Spooky Tooth

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3.14 | 47 ratings | 1 reviews | 17% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1968

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Society's Child (Baby I've Been Thinking) (4:30)
2. Love Really Changed Me (3:34)
3. Here I Lived So Well (5:07)
4. Too Much Of Nothing (3:57)
5. Sunshine Help Me (3:04)
6. It's All About A Roundabout (2:44)
7. Tobacco Road (5:15)
8. It Hurts You So (3:05)
9. Forget It I Got It (3:26)
10. Bubbles (2:53)

Total time 37:35

Bonus tracks on 2005 CD remaster:
11. The Weight (3:16)
12. Sunshine Help Me (single Version) (3:00)
13. Weird (4:01)
14. Love Really Changed Me (single Version) (3:01)
15. Luger's Groove (3:36)
16. The Weight (single Version) (3:09)
17. Do Right People (4:46)
18. Bubbles (single Version) (2:44)

Bonus tracks on 2016 CD remaster:
11. Sunshine Help Me (Original Version) (2:59)
12. Weird (4:02)
13. The Weight (3:15)
14. Do Right People (4:43)
15. Love Really Changed Me (Single Version) (3:18)
16. Luger's Groove (3:58)
17. It Hurts You So (Mono Mix) (3:03)
18. Sunshine Help Me (2:04)
19. Too Much Of Nothing (BBC Radio One "Top Gear" Session 1968) (3:52)
20. The Weight (BBC Radio One "Top Gear" Session 1968) (3:15)

Line-up / Musicians

- Luther Grosvenor / lead guitar
- Mike Harrison / harpsichord, vocals
- Gary Wright / organ, vocals
- Greg Ridley / bass
- Mike Kellie / drums

Releases information

Artwork: Gered Mankowitz (photo)

LP Island Records ‎- ILPS 9080 (1968, UK)

CD Island Records ‎- EDCD 467 (1996, UK)
CD Repertoire Records ‎- REPUK 1074 (2005, UK) Remastered (?) with 8 bonus tracks
CD Island Records ‎- 570 547-1 (2016, Europe) Remastered (?) with 10 bonus tracks

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SPOOKY TOOTH It's All About [Aka: Tobacco Road] ratings distribution


3.14
(47 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of rock music(17%)
17%
Excellent addition to any rock music collection(34%)
34%
Good, but non-essential (40%)
40%
Collectors/fans only (9%)
9%
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)
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Review by Guillermo
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2 stars Not a very interesting album for my taste, this first album by Spooky Tooth shows the band in a more Pop Rock and Psychedelic style, with all members of the band playing very well their instruments, and with very good lead and backing vocals by Mike Harrison and Gary Wright. Sometimes these vocals sound a bir "dramatic" in some songs, and they also use the harpsichord in some songs, an instrument which I think it was not very often used in bands of the sixties. Sometimes the music becomes heavier, but I can say that most songs are a bit more Pop Rock than in the next album titled "Spooky Two", which in my opinion is heavier and more "dark" and in general much better than this first album. Their first album really sounds a bit dated in sound, and the recording and mixing are good but showing the passing of time. I can say the same about the cover design. "Spooky Two" is a much better album than this and for this reason is more remembered and considered as their best album, I think. For collectors and fans only.

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