Greatest Hits, Vol. 5: Lonesome Cities

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Greg Adams
If you are a fan of Rod McKuen's poetry rather than or in addition to his music, you can ratchet the rating of this disc up a few notches. Consisting almost entirely of poetry recitations with background music, Lonesome Cities was originally a late '60s album release on Warner Brothers. The Laserlight CD is a straight reissue, and the disc is included in the Greatest Hits Collection box set along with McKuen's Greatest Hits, Vol.1-4. Although there are a couple of actual songs, most notably the popular title track, those who aren't enamoured with McKuen's chatty and sometimes artless poetry will find the album insufferable.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Greg Adams
If you are a fan of Rod McKuen's poetry rather than or in addition to his music, you can ratchet the rating of this disc up a few notches. Consisting almost entirely of poetry recitations with background music, Lonesome Cities was originally a late '60s album release on Warner Brothers. The Laserlight CD is a straight reissue, and the disc is included in the Greatest Hits Collection box set along with McKuen's Greatest Hits, Vol.1-4. Although there are a couple of actual songs, most notably the popular title track, those who aren't enamoured with McKuen's chatty and sometimes artless poetry will find the album insufferable.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/21/1996
  • Label: Delta
  • UPC: 018111279727
  • Catalog Number: 12797

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Art of Catching Trains
  2. 2 Cowboys
  3. 3 Boat Ride
  4. 4 Morning
  5. 5 Church Windows
  6. 6 Manhattan Beach
  7. 7 To Watch Trains
  8. 8 Atlantic Crossing
  9. 9 Celebrations
  10. 10 Concerto for Four Hands
  11. 11 Waiting for What
  12. 12 The Sun Is a Moveable Target
  13. 13 Along the Coast to France/The Language of Hello
  14. 14 Lonesome Cities
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Rod McKuen Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Arthur Greenslade Conductor
Technical Credits
Bob Hall Engineer
Rod McKuen Producer, Liner Notes
Arthur Greenslade Arranger
Eddie Habib Cover Design
Vic Smith Engineer
Lawrence Brown Mastering
Wade Alexander Contributor, Re-Recording Supervisor
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