The Friends Of Distinction The Best of the Friends of Distinction
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- Released: November 26, 1996
- Originally Released: 1996
- Label: Sony Mod - Afw Line
- 1.Grazing In The Grass
- 2.I Really Hope You Do
- 3.Crazy Mary
- 4.It Don't Matter To Me
- 5.Love Me Or Let Me Be Lonely
- 6.I've Never Found A Girl (Who Loves Me Like You Do)
- 7.Dying To Live
- 8.Going In Circles
- 9.I Need You
- 10.Long Time Coming My Way
- 11.Ain't No Woman (Like The One I've Got)
- 12.Jenny Wants To Know
- 13.Love Can Make It Easier
- 14.and I Love Him
- 15.Check It Out
- 16.Down I Go
- 17.I Can't Get You Out of My Mind
- 18.Lonesome Mood
- 19.Time Waits For No One
- 20.Great Day
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Recorded between 1968 and 1973.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Liner Note Author: Jackie Rhinehart.
It's the summer of 1969, and the whole world is joyfully singing, "Grazing in the grass is a gas, baby, can you dig it!" The Friends of Distinction's debut single was a made-for-radio pop masterpiece that captured the ebullience of that last summer of the '60s in its three minutes of harmonic exuberance. While the group never quite reached those heights again, the Friends did produce a small body of work in their brief lifetime that has held up well. The foursome's two other major hit singles, "Love or Let Me Be Lonely" and "Going in Circles" have joined "Grazing in the Grass" in the permanent rotations of most "fun and oldies" formats. Other highlights of this 20-song compilation include "Grazing"'s flipside, "I Really Hope You Do," the group's reading of the Four Tops' hit "Ain't No Woman (Like the One I've Got)," David Gates' "It Don't Matter to Me," and the beautifully baritoned "Love Can Make It Easier." ~ Jim Newsom
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