Peter , Paul & Mary - In Concert - 200g 2LP


Peter , Paul & Mary - In Concert - 200g 2LP

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Peter , Paul & Mary - In Concert - 200g 2LP
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Analogue Productions - AAPF 15555 - 200 Gram Virgin Vinyl - 753088155512.

AAA 100% Analogue - Mastered By Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio  

Pressed at QRP Quality Record Pressings - Limited Edition

1964 Album contains one of the best-known songs ever written, "If I Had A Hammer", as well as Bob Dylan's "The Times They Are-A-Changin'".

"This double album opens with a then-new Bob Dylan song, "The Times They Are A' Changin'," and closes with the best-known song ever written by Pete Seeger and Lee Hayes, "If I Had a Hammer." That seems to sum up Peter, Paul & Mary, but In Concert offers a lot more than that. The surprises include vignettes in blues and gospel, and, most notably, the group's humorous digressions. Peter, Paul & Mary spared few opportunities for a good laugh on stage, beginning with the introduction to "A' Soalin'," which shows off a lightheartedness that was an essential part of who they were, even as it leads into an exquisitely sung round-like piece that should have found its way into the repertory of Steeleye Span. "Blue" gives the trio a chance to play around with rock & roll, from doo wop to British Invasion, through the song "Old Blue" (satirizing folk music purists at the same time), and Paul Stookey adds his own sound effect embellishments to Woody Guthrie's "Car-Car." The solo spots are also worthwhile, particularly Peter Yarrow's introspective version of "Le Deserteur," followed by his dazzling, rousing sing-along on "Oh, Rock My Soul"; and Mary Travers' rendition of "Single Girl," a low-key proto-feminist song. The group's rendition of "It's Raining" achieves an exquisite mix of gossamer textured harmonizing and thematic innocence, and their rendition of the Reverend Gary Davis' "If I Had My Way" is a bracing re-interpretation for three interwoven voices. Finally, the version of "If I Had a Hammer" that closes this album is superior to their hit single of the same song." - allmusic.com

The surprises include vignettes in blues and gospel, and, most notably, the group's humorous digressions. Peter, Paul & Mary spared few opportunities for a good laugh on stage, beginning with the introduction to "A' Soalin'," which shows off a lightheartedness that was an essential part of who they were, even as it leads into an exquisitely sung round-like piece that should have found its way into the repertory of Steeleye Span. "Blue" gives the trio a chance to play around with rock & roll, from doo wop to British Invasion, through the song "Old Blue" (satirizing folk music purists at the same time), and Paul Stookey adds his own sound effect embellishments to Woody Guthrie's "Car-Car."

The solo spots are also worthwhile, particularly Peter Yarrow's introspective version of "Le Deserteur," followed by his dazzling, rousing sing-along on "Oh, Rock My Soul"; and Mary Travers' rendition of "Single Girl," a low-key proto-feminist song. The group's rendition of "It's Raining" achieves an exquisite mix of gossamer textured harmonizing and thematic innocence, and their rendition of the Reverend Gary Davis' "If I Had My Way" is a bracing re-interpretation for three interwoven voices. Finally, the version of "If I Had a Hammer" that closes this album is superior to their hit single of the same song.

Mastered by Kevin Gray, 200-gram pressing by Quality Record Pressings, gatefold jacket.

Peter Yarrow
Noel (Paul) Stookey
Mary Travers
 

Selections:
1. The Times They Are-A-Changin'
2. A 'Soalin'
3. 500 Miles
4. Blue
5. 3 Ravens
6. One Kind Favor
7. Blowin' In the Wind
8. Car-Car
9. Puff (The Magic Dragon)
10. Jesus Met the Woman
11. Le Deserteur
12. Oh, Rock My Soul
13. Paultalk
14. Single Girl
15. There Is A Ship
16. It's Raining
17. If I Had My Way
18. If I Had A Hammer

Peter , Paul & Mary - In Concert - 200g 2LP

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