Around the Campfire

Around the Campfire

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by Peter, Paul and Mary
     
 

With the release of their first album (Peter, Paul & Mary) in 1962, this hip-for-the-time trio brought the folk-music revival to the top of the pop charts with radio-friendly hits such as "Where Have All the Flowers Gone," "Puff, the Magic Dragon," and "500 Miles." PP&M stumped for social justice with songs like "We ShallSee more details below

Overview

With the release of their first album (Peter, Paul & Mary) in 1962, this hip-for-the-time trio brought the folk-music revival to the top of the pop charts with radio-friendly hits such as "Where Have All the Flowers Gone," "Puff, the Magic Dragon," and "500 Miles." PP&M stumped for social justice with songs like "We Shall Overcome" in a way that intrigued audiences who might have been reluctant to sing along with Bob Dylan or Pete Seeger (songwriters represented here by the hits "Blowin' in the Wind" and "If I Had a Hammer," respectively). They also helped launch John Denver's career with a smash recording of his song "Leavin' on a Jet Plane." This 1998 two-disc release finds Peter Yarrow, Paul Stookey, and Mary Travers sharing their trademark harmonies and infectious joy on 21 previously recorded classics as well as four newly recorded contemporary and traditional favorites (including "Somos El Barco," which could be called a new incarnation of "This Land Is Your Land") that they've picked up along the decades. As overviews go, this is one wide and wonderful.

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
Including four new tracks, the two-disc set Around the Campfire is an excellent overview of Peter, Paul & Mary's career as it nears the four-decade mark. As indicated by the title, the focus of the collection is to shine a spotlight on songs that express ideals of community, tunes commonly sung in schools and churches as well as at more intimate gatherings; toward that aim, the trio offers newly recorded renditions of such perennials as "Kumbaya," "Michael, Row the Boat Ashore," "Down by the Riverside," and "Goodnight Irene." The inclusion of such longtime favorites as "Puff (The Magic Dragon)," "If I Had a Hammer," "Blowin' in the Wind," and "Leaving on a Jet Plane" solidifies Around the Campfire as a superior retrospective of Peter, Paul & Mary's music, one particularly ideal for younger listeners.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/28/1998
Label:
Warner Bros / Wea
UPC:
0093624687320
catalogNumber:
46873
Rank:
16022

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Peter, Paul and Mary   Primary Artist
Odetta   Vocals
Richie Havens   Vocals
Buddy Mondlock   Vocals
Tom Paxton   Vocals
John Sebastian   Vocals
Dave Van Ronk   Vocals
Ronnie Gilbert   Vocals
Fred Hellerman   Vocals
Paul Prestopino   Banjo,Guitar,Harmonica
Susan Werner   Vocals
Dick Kniss   Bass

Technical Credits

Lead Belly   Composer
Pete Seeger   Composer
Ian Anderson   Composer
John Prine   Composer
Mary Travers   Contributor
Peter Yarrow   Arranger,Producer
Frank Hamilton   Composer
Robert DeCormier   Arranger,Director
Mark Eitzel   Composer
Ronnie Gilbert   Composer
Lee Hays   Composer
Fred Hellerman   Composer
John Herald   Composer
Ted Jensen   Mastering
Huddie Ledbetter   Composer
John A. Lomax   Composer
John McClure   Engineer
Dennis Morgan   Composer
Gary Nicholson   Composer
Mike Reid   Composer
Ralph Rinzler   Composer
Noel Paul Stookey   Contributor
Marie Tomlinson   Composer
Bob Yellin   Composer
Jon Patterson   Remixing
Matthew Winegar   Composer
Kye Fleming   Composer
Naomi Neville   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Otto Zucker   Composer

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