Not to be confused by any means with the band's debut album (which happens to share the very same title), MCA Special Products' Incense & Peppermints
collects ten highlights from the group's four albums for UNI Records. Budget-line collections are notorious for offering a random selection of songs, but Incense & Peppermints
feels as if it were assembled with a bit more care, since it contains the group's five charting hits -- "Incense and Peppermints," "Tomorrow," "Sit with the Guru," "Barefoot in Baltimore," and "Good Morning Starshine" -- and the remaining cuts contain such cool obscurities as "Rainy Day Mushroom Pillow," "Birdman of Alkatrash," and "Strawberries Mean Love." Such unpredictable inclusions make this a budget-line disc worth picking up, especially if you don't want to invest in more exhaustive compilations.