200g Vinyl Double LP Pressed at Quality Record Pressings! Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio!
Peter, Paul & Mary In Concert reissue from Analogue Productions!
The In Concert set, which was released on July 24 (the second day of the 1964 Newport Folk Festival) gave a good idea of the on-stage abilities of an act that had become a worldwide success. A trade ad for the album noted that, since forming, the trio had played over 400 concerts to more than two million people. (Shortly after the LP's release, they embarked on a nine day tour of Japan.) More than half of the 19 selections had not appeared previously on a Peter, Paul and Mary album. And the nearly 82-minute running time allowed space for the whole range of the group's talents, from its mastery of traditional and thoughtful new material to Stookey's previously unrecorded comic sensibility.
"I think that the In Concert album in it's own way had something very, very special," said Yarrow. "There was a sense of really being there at the concert, and there really was a sense of capitulation of the flow of the concert. It had a point of view. It had a consistency in sound terms."
At a time when double-LP sets were practically unheard of, In Concert peaked at #4 on September 26, staying on the charts 54 weeks. By mid-September, according to Warner Bros. national sales manager Bob Summers, it had sold 223,000 copies despite the steep $7.98 list price. It became Peter, Paul and Mary's fourth straight gold record on January 21, 1965.
"This double album originally released in 1964 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." -Bruce Eder, allmusic.com
Features: • 200g Vinyl • Double LP • Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearant Audio • Pressed at Quality Record Pressings • Stoughton Printing tip-on "old-style" gatefold jacket
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 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