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Lovin' Things

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Released  March 1969 (1969-03)
Release date  1969
Label  Dunhill ABC
Artist  The Grass Roots
Producer  Steve Barri
Genre  Rock music
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Recorded  Western Recorders, January 1969
Lovin' Things (1969)  Leaving It All Behind (1969)
Similar  The Grass Roots albums, Rock music albums

The river is wide by the grass roots on 1969 abc dunhill lp

Lovin' Things is the fourth album by American rock group the Grass Roots. The album was originally released by Dunhill Records in 1969. The album charted at #73. It contained only two songs composed by the group. The album was intended to take the group into a soulful direction that was being rewarded by charting singles. The A and B side singles released were "Lovin' Things", "The River Is Wide", "(You Gotta) Live for Love" and "Fly Me to Havana". At the end of this run "I'd Wait a Million Years" was released as an A side and became the group's next charting single, appearing on their next album titled Leaving It All Behind.


Lovin things by the grass roots on 1969 abc dunhill lp


The songs featured unique horn punctuated touches by arranger Jimmie Haskell. The songs were written by outside composers with only two from the group songwriting team of Entner and Grill. Dunhill Records executives decided that since "Midnight Confessions" previously performed so well in the charts, they would take the group output in the same direction with the strong use of horns and wind instruments. A new soulful direction first surfaced on this album and continued strongly on their next album titled Leaving It All Behind. This strategy proved wise as the group continued to move forward with multiple hit records until 1973. This is the last album with guitarist Creed Bratton who left the group early in 1969. It is also the last album by the group to feature songs written by P.F. Sloan.

Artwork, packaging

The original release of Lovin' Things is on Dunhill ABC as mono or stereo. The front cover designed by Philip Schwartz.

Track listing

All songs produced by Steve Barri.

Side one
  1. "Lovin' Things" (Schroeck, Loring) – 2:40
  2. "The River Is Wide" (Knight, Admire) – 2:30
  3. "(You Gotta) Live for Love" (Entner, Grill) – 2:10
  4. "City Women" (Sloan) – 2:54
  5. "What Love Is Made Of" (Simone) – 2:50
  6. "Pain" (Mann) – 2:45
Side two
  1. "I Get So Excited" (Gordon, Grant) – 2:40
  2. "The Days of Pearly Spencer" (MacWilliams) – 2:30
  3. "Baby, You Do It So Well" (Sloan, Barri) – 2:40
  4. "I Can't Help But Wonder, Elisabeth" (Sloan) – 4:05
  5. "Fly Me to Havana" (Entner, Grill) – 3:50


  • Rob Grill – vocals, bass, composer
  • Warren Entner – guitar, organ, vocals, composer
  • Rick Coonce – drums, percussion
  • Steve Barri – producer, composer
  • Phil Kaye – engineer
  • Chuck Britz – engineer
  • P. F. Sloan – composer
  • Creed Bratton – guitar, vocals
  • Jimmie Haskell – arrangements
  • Sid Feller – arrangements
  • Session musicians – various instruments
  • Songs

    1Lovin' Things2:45
    2The River Is Wide2:37
    3(You Gotta) Live For Love2:05


    Lovin' Things Wikipedia

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