I was 14 when it came out in '67, I bet I listened to it 100 times the first week. Had the lyrics memorized quickly, sitting in a rocking chair in front of my record player, the only one in the house, my sisters , both younger, listened with me a lot. My older brother, by 4 years, too cool for anything this commercial, listened some. This album still holds a spell over me, I listen often, and think the 50th remix is the best it ever sounded. By the end of high school I was a jazz fusion enthusiast, and I still prefer instrumental music, but this album is special to me.