Daydream (The Lovin' Spoonful Album)
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Daydream the Lovin' Spoonful Album
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Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 1966
RecordedAug 1965-Dec 1965
GenreFolk rock, pop
Length30:24 (original LP)
LabelKama Sutra
ProducerErik Jacobsen
The Lovin' Spoonful chronology

Daydream is the second album by The Lovin' Spoonful, released in 1966. It features two hits, "Daydream", 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).


With only five originals on the band's debut release, Do You Believe in Magic, Daydream featured much more songwriting by Lovin' Spoonful co-founder singer and vocalist John Sebastian, who either wrote or co-wrote all but one of the songs on this release.

Daydream was re-released on CD in 2002 by Buddah Records and included five bonus tracks.


The song "Daydream" was recorded by Bobby Darin for 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 its arrangement of "Butchie's Tune" on their 2015 album Stuff Like That There.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music5/5 stars[2]

In his Allmusic review, music critic Gary Mollica said that "The band's second LP was very strong".[1] It was voted number 767 in the third edition of Colin Larkin's All Time Top 1000 Albums (2000).[3]

Track listing

All tracks are written by John Sebastian except as noted. Jug Band Music was the first song on side two of the original LP.

1."Daydream" 2:21
2."There She Is" 1:58
3."It's Not Time Now"Sebastian, Zal Yanovsky2:49
4."Warm Baby" 2:03
5."Day Blues"Joe Butler, Sebastian3:15
6."Let the Boy Rock and Roll"Butler, Sebastian2:34
7."Jug Band Music" 2:53
8."Didn't Want to Have to Do It" 2:36
9."You Didn't Have to Be So Nice"Steve Boone, Sebastian2:29
10."Bald Headed Lena"Willy Perryman, Edward Snead2:25
11."Butchie's Tune"Boone, Sebastian2:37
12."Big Noise from Speonk"Boone, Butler, Sebastian, Yanovsky2:21
Bonus tracks on 2002 reissue
13."Fishin' Blues" (Instrumental)Traditional2:32
14."Didn't Want to Have to Do It" (Demo) 2:49
15."Jug Band Music" (Instrumental) 2:54
16."Daydream" (Demo) 3:19
17."Night Owl Blues" (Alternate)Boone, Butler, Sebastian, Yanovsky4:40


  • John Sebastian - vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, autoharp, harmonica, keyboards
  • Steve Boone - bass, vocals
  • Joe Butler - drums, percussion, vocals
  • Zal Yanovsky - electric and acoustic guitars, vocals


  1. ^ a b Mollica, Gary. "Daydream > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2011.
  2. ^ Larkin, Colin (2011). Encyclopedia of Popular Music (5th ed.). Omnibus Press. p. 3074. ISBN 978-0857125958.
  3. ^ Colin Larkin, ed. (2000). All Time Top 1000 Albums (3rd ed.). Virgin Books. p. 242. ISBN 0-7535-0493-6.

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