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Spin Doctors Compilation Releases
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There are a few compilation CDs that include Spin Doctors tracks. I left out all of those "Hits Of The 90s"-discs with the PFOK singles but focused on noteworthy and original material the band did for compilation releases.

Grandma's Boy - Music From The Motion Picture

Released January 3rd, 2006

1. The Twenty Twos - "Another Day"
2. Bloc Party - "Helicopter"
3. The Futureheads - "Meantime"
4. Zion I - "Spinning"
5. The Daylights - "Little Girl"
6. Fischerspooner - "Never Win"
7. Paul Wall featuring Big Pokey of the S.U.C. - "Sittin' Sidewayz"
8. The Mooney Suzuki - "Alive & Amplified"
9. Spin Doctors - "Can't Kick The Habit"
10. VHS or Beta - "Night On Fire"
11. Moving Units - "Anymore"
12. Aphex Twin - "Window Licker"
13. IMA Robot - "STD Dance"
14. Kool Keith and Kutmasta Kurt - "Grandma's Boyee"

Original sountrack to a new movie from Adam Sandler's production company Happy Madison and 20th Century Fox. Includes the full 8-minutes version of "Can't Kick The Habit".

KPRI Live Tracks Volume 3
Released Fall 2005

1. Babylon - David Gray
2. Back To Me - Kathleen Edwards
3. Somewhere Only We Know - Keane
4. Happy To Be With You - Eve Selis
5. KC Moan - Bob Weir
6. Better Now - Collective Soul
7. Free In You - Indigo Girls
8. Eleanor - Low Millions
9. Angel - Sarah McLachlan
10. Fortunate Son - John Fogerty
11. Two Princes - Spin Doctors
12. Come To Jesus - Mindy Smith
13. Zebra - The John Butler Trio
14. I Know It Well - Ron Sexsmith
15. Your So Damn Pretty - The Coyote Problem
16. Collide - Howie Day
17. Long Way Home - Maia Sharp
18. Lonely People - Jars Of Clay
19. Life Is Wonderful - Jason Mraz

Charity release by the San Diego-based radio station KPRI. It features Chris Barron and Eric Schenkman performing an acoustic version of "Two Princes" which is only available on this CD. Recorded on May, 7th, 2003 at the KPRI Morning Show. It seems that this CD is not available for online purchase.

WTTS Collectors Edition Volume 11
Released December 2nd, 2005

1. Marc Broussard "Home"
2. Bodeans "Good Things"
3. Low Millions "Eleanor"
4. Sting "I'm So Happy I Can't Stop Crying"
5. Carbon Leaf "Life Less Ordinary"
6. Barenaked Ladies "One Week"
7. Alanis Morisette "Hands Clean"
8. Spin Doctors "Two Princes"
9. Indigo Girls "Galileo"
10. Amos Lee "Keep It Loose Keep It Tight"
11. Kyle Riabko "What Did I Get Myself Into"
12. Nickel Creek "When In Rome"
13. Aqualung "Brighter Than Sunshine"

Charity album with all-exclusive performances. "Two Princes" was recorded in summer 2005 when Spin Doctors stopped by the WTTS studios in Indianapolis before the gig at The Music Mill on July 20. It seems that this CD is not available for online purchase.
A pretty relaxed, still standard version of "Two Princes". Worth getting it, though.

KINK Live 8
Released September 23, 2005

1. Gonna Be Some Changes Made - Bruce Hornsby
2. Eleanor - Low Millions
3. Wordplay - Jason Mraz
4. December - Collective Soul
5. 100 Years - Five For Fighting
6. Life Less Ordinary - Carbon Leaf
7. All At Sea - Jamie Cullum
8. Everybody’s Changing - Keane
9. I’ll Be - Edwin McCain
10. Run - Snow Patrol
11. Hang On Little Tomato - Pink Martini
12. What Did I Get Myself Into? - Kyle Riabko
13. Home - Marc Broussard
14. (Who Discovered) America - Ozomatli
15. Walking With A Ghost - Tegan And Sara
16. Arms Of A Woman - Amos Lee
17. Hard Road - The Shore
18. Where I Come From - Rye Hollow
19. Won’t Give In - Finn Brothers
20. Two Princes - Spin Doctors
21. A Lifetime - Better Than Ezra

Includes a live version of the Spin Doctors classic track "Two Princes", recorded live at the KINK FM studio, Portland Oregon on June 26, 2005.
Desciption: "Music for readers. Jason Mraz, Bruce Hornsby and Pink Martini are among artists who contribute to the eighth volume of this limited edition series, which benefits SMART (Start Making A Reader Today) early literacy program."

Review by Portland Picks : " [...] All songs are acoustic and recorded in the KINK Live Performance Lounge. Artists like Bruce Hornsby (“Gonna Be Some Changes Made”), Jason Mraz (“Wordplay”) and Spin Doctor[s] (“Two Princes”) are phenomenal. Five For Fighting’s “100 Years” is a serious tear-jerker...reminding us how life really does fly by before you know it. [...]"

The CD is only available via Starbucks in the US states of Oregon and Washington or through starbucks.com. Very limited quantity (ca. 10.000).

Dog Train

(Workman Publishing Company, October 2005)

1. SPIN DOCTORS - Tantrum
3. MARK LANEGAN - Sneakers
4. BILLY J. KRAMER - Cow Planet
8. ALISON KRAUSS - Evermore
10. THE PHENOMENAUTS - (Don’t Give Me That) Broccoli
11. ROB HYMAN & ERIC BAZILIAN - Dragonfire
12. DOSHIE LUTHER - Wave Bye-Bye
13. HOOTIE & THE BLOWFISH - Rock to Sleep 5

Spin Doctors recorded the song "Tantrum" for this CD packed with children's songs by the well known writer Sandra Boynton. Released in October 2005, release party took place at a private show featuring Spin Doctors on November 2nd, 2005 at Times Square, NYC.

Some details about "Tantrum": Music by Sandra Boynton and Michael Ford, lyrics by Sandra Boynton. Boynton and Ford also produced the whole album, and Michael Ford is playing the piano on "Tantrum". The Spins track was recorded at Avatar Studios, NYC. Recording engineer was Chris Tergesen, assistant ingeneer Aya Takemura. "Tantrum" clocks in at 3:12 min.

Space Jam - Music From And Inspired By The Motion Picture
(Warner, 1996, Cat# 7567-82961-2)

1. Fly Like an Eagle
2. Winner
3. Space Jam
4. I Believe I Can Fly
5. Hit 'Em High (The Monstars' Anthem)
6. I Found My Smile Again
7. For You I Will
8. Upside Down ('Round-n-'Round)
9. Givin’ U All That I’ve Got
10. Basketball Jones
11. I Turn to You
12. All of My Days
13. That’s the Way (I Like It) - Spin Doctors feat. Biz Markie
14. Buggin’

Track 13 is a remix of the hidden track from YGTBIS. It's very different to the album version as it has additional guitar work by Dan Kortchmar, additional horns by Todd Horton, Andrew Lippman and Erik Lawrence, keyboards by Ivan Neville. The moaning by Theresa Fitzgerald was edited as well. Additional keyboard and drum work by Rashad Smith and Armando Colon. Remixed by Rashad Smith, produced by Dan Kortchmar and Peter Denenberg.

Note: The cover shown on this site is the one from the vinyl release. The CD one differs and shows Bugs Bunny and that basketball player whose name I always forget... :-)

Philadelphia - Music From The Motion Picture
(Epic, 1993)

1. Streets Of Philadelphia
2. Lovetown
3. It's In Your Eyes
4. Ibo Lele (Dreams Come True)
5. Please Send Me Someone To Love
6. Have You Ever Seen The Rain? - Spin Doctors
7. I Don't Wanna Talk About It
8. La Mamma Morta
9. Philadelphia
10. Precedent

"Have You Ever Seen The Rain" by CCR, covered by the Spin Doctors for the truly touching Philadelphia soundtrack. Also released as a promo and single, check those sections for further details.

Stone Free - A Tribute To Jimi Hendrix
(Reprise Records, 1993, Cat#9362-45438-2)

1. Purple Haze
2. Stone Free
3. Spanish Castle Magic - Spin Doctors
4. Red House
5. Hey Joe
6. Manic Depression
7. Fire
8. Bold as Love
9. You Got Me Floatin'
10. I Don't Live Today
11. Are You Experienced?
12. Crosstown Traffic
13. Third Stone from the Sun
14. Hey Baby (Land of the New Rising Sun)

Great Jimi Hendrix tribute album featuring The Cure, Eric Clapton and others. The Spins track was produced and engineered by Eddie Kramer at The Power Station, NY.
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