It's All About is the 1968 debut album of British band Spooky Tooth. The album was originally released in England by Island Records.

It's All About
It's All About cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 1968
RecordedOlympic Studios, London[1]
GenreRock, pop, psychedelic rock
Length37:42
LabelIsland
ProducerJimmy Miller
Spooky Tooth chronology
It's All About
(1968)
Spooky Two
(1969)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]
Christgau's Record GuideB–[3]
The Rolling Stone Record Guide3/5 stars[4]

In West Germany the record was released by Fontana.[5] The American version of the album, entitled Spooky Tooth, was originally released on Bell in 1968. It was reissued in 1971 by A&M Records as Tobacco Road.

Critical receptionEdit

Robert Christgau reviewed the album's 1971 American reissue in Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies (1981), preferring it to the band's other records, "before anybody had figured out how to really exploit all these iron zeppelins and lead butterflies". He concluded that it "offers Beatles harmonies, a roundabout song that preceded Yes's, and a straight remake of 'The Weight' in addition to the hilariously melosoulful John D. Loudermilk cover that provides its U.S. title. Ahh, the good old days."[3]

Track listingEdit

  1. "Society's Child" 4:30 (Janis Ian)
  2. "Love Really Changed Me" 3:33 (Grosvenor, Miller, Wright)
  3. "Here I Lived So Well" 5:06 (Wright, Grosvenor, Harrison, Miller)
  4. "Too Much of Nothing" 3:57 (Bob Dylan)
  5. "Sunshine Help Me" 3:02 (Wright)
  6. "It's All About a Roundabout" 2:43 (Miller, Wright)
  7. "Tobacco Road" 5:33 (J.D. Loudermilk)
  8. "It Hurts You So" 3:03 (Miller, Wright)
  9. "Forget It, I Got It" 3:26 (Miller, Wright)
  10. "Bubbles" 2:49 (Grosvenor, Wright)

"Too Much of Nothing" was replaced by a cover version of The Band's "The Weight" on the American release.

PersonnelEdit

Spooky Tooth
Technical

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://dereksmusicblog.com/2015/11/04/spooky-tooth-the-island-years/
  2. ^ AllMusic review
  3. ^ a b Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: S". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved March 13, 2019 – via robertchristgau.com.
  4. ^ Marsh, Dave; Swenson, John (eds) (1983). The New Rolling Stone Record Guide. New York, NY: Random House/Rolling Stone Press. p. 481. ISBN 0-394-72107-1.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  5. ^ Google Image Result for http://www.rock.co.za/files/fontana_stereo_4.jpg

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