Strawberry Alarm Clock

Strawberries Mean Love

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For a little more money, this 21-track CD compilation is a better deal than its American counterpart (One Way's Anthology), offering a slightly more extensive selection and extensive liner notes, and including almost all of the cuts contained on Anthology. Drawn from their four albums (with the accent, properly, on the first two), it also has a clutch of non-LP singles. "Incense and Peppermints" and the small follow-up hit, "Tomorrow," are by far the best things on here; much of the rest is trendy period pop/psychedelia, sounding at various times like a bush-league Doors, or a really spaced-out Association, with a bit of garage raunch tossed in on the B-side of "Incense" ("The Birdman of Alkatrash"). The two hits were included on Rhino's Nuggets compilations, which might be a better context in which to appreciate the group's fairly minimal contributions to psychedelia.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:50
2 3:07
3 3:03
4 2:16
5 2:08
6 3:30
7 3:20
8 8:26
9 1:54
10 2:14
11 3:56
12 3:27
13 3:02
14 3:03
15 2:27
16 2:05
17 2:28
18 3:05
19 2:24
20 3:02
21 2:19
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