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Good Thing Lost-1968-73 Best of
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|7. A Good Thing Lost|
|8. You Took My Moonlight Away|
|9. Shadows On My Wall|
|10. That's Where I Went Wrong|
|11. Where Evil Grows|
|12. I Was Wondering|
|14. Winter Milk|
|15. Good Friends?|
|16. I'll See You There|
|17. You Don't Know What Love Is|
|18. I Thought Of You Again|
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Led by Susan and Terry Jacks of Seasons in the Sun fame, this Canadian Pop quartet was an early-'70s chart fixture before both the band and the Jacks' marriage split up in 1973. This first-ever compilation includes the hits Which Way You Goin', Billy?; That's Where I Went Wrong (U.S. and Canadian versions); I Was Wondering , and Where Evil Grows 21 tracks!
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Susan Jacks has a beautiful voice as a lead and background. The set is very well mixed and there is a very strong essence of Hippie influenced instruments, including congas, inventive percussion of all kinds, sitar, some special vocal effects and guitar licks that are so prevalent of that period. The lyrics are of the Vietnam and drug period. As a side note, Kurt Cobain was a huge fan of "The Poppy Family", which is a big endorsement.
Highlights you'll remember are, "Which Way You Goin', Billy" (two versions), the wonderfully strong, "That's Where I Went Wrong" (both in the Top Ten of USA Contemporary hits), the anthemic "I Was Wondering" with a fantastic background mix of horns, "Where Evil Grows", "Good Friends" and many more with a total of twenty-one (21) songs.
The sound is very much the West Coast USA sound, so its interesting to know that the "Poppy Family" is all from Vancouver, Canada. Check out "The Poppy Family" and your own musical history.
"You are my whole, babe
My heart and my soul, babe" - "Which Way You Goin' Billy"
I have found many things on Amazon rather than running from store to store only to be disappointed because they are hard to find items; and often the costs are actually lower than most stores like blockbuster or walmart..
Buried in my large collection of LPs, it was just recently that I found both of The Poppy Family's albums. They did two: WHICH WAY YOU GOIN'BILLY and POPPY SEEDS. The first is fairly common, while the second one is much more rare. As I spun those LPs, happily re-discovering the treasures they had on them, I found a yearning to seek these tunes out on CD.
After research, I found that this collection being offered on Amazon is currently the only CD release of the great music of The Poppy Family. A GOOD THING LOST is a retrospective of the period of time in which Susan and Terry Jacks recorded together as The Poppy Family. This CD collects 10 out of 12 songs from their first album, and 6 out of 12 from their second album. In addition there's a further 5 tracks that the duo recorded -- 3 from what would've been a third album, 1 early recording, and the US single version of "That's Where I Went Wrong". It's quite a bargain and truly provides most of the best tunes these two did.
Like the Carpenters who scored most of their hits with Karen singing lead, The Poppy Family did likewise with Susan Jacks' vocals out in front. Susan's vocals are equally as expressive as Karen's, and there are times that the similarity between the two is inescapable.Read more ›
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Having hear only the hits I thought a lot of the other tracks here were decent but did not stand out. Read morePublished 1 month ago by MR MUSIC
Good album missing some of there songs such as Anna Marie.Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
Bought this for my husband for Christmas & he loves all the songs, lots of good memories for him!Published 6 months ago by Sara J. Harrison
A favorite of mine in the 60's and 70's. And still just as great! Susan Jacks had the most beautiful voice.Published on Feb. 8 2014 by Lorne Edward Wolfe
I grew up with this kind of music and these old bands are are hard to find to I'll look here in the futurePublished on June 2 2013 by Carol