I Can Hear It Now/The Sixties

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
A double CD of soundbites from speeches, press conferences, broadcasts and the like from the '60s, narrated by famed newscaster Walter Cronkite who wrote and edited the album with Fred Friendly. Note that the history documented on I Can Hear It Now/The Sixties is very much that of the '60s in the United States. There's some coverage of world events such as the 1967 Israel-Egypt Six-Day War and the 1968 Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia, but the overwhelming bulk of it has excerpts from statements and speeches by U.S. politicians. Cronkite and Friendly also made a conscious decision to almost totally exclude coverage of the arts and some other forms of non-political ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
A double CD of soundbites from speeches, press conferences, broadcasts and the like from the '60s, narrated by famed newscaster Walter Cronkite who wrote and edited the album with Fred Friendly. Note that the history documented on I Can Hear It Now/The Sixties is very much that of the '60s in the United States. There's some coverage of world events such as the 1967 Israel-Egypt Six-Day War and the 1968 Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia, but the overwhelming bulk of it has excerpts from statements and speeches by U.S. politicians. Cronkite and Friendly also made a conscious decision to almost totally exclude coverage of the arts and some other forms of non-political culture, as they make clear in their liner notes. The model for I Can Hear It Now/The Sixties was actually a previous album by celebrated journalist Edward R. Murrow, who compiled an album called I Can Hear It Now devoted to events of 1933-1945; Cronkite and Friendly had the advantage of many more source tapes, in much better fidelity, from which to choose. It sounds a bit staid and staged decades later, but this does include plenty of famous soundbites of the '60s: the Kennedy assassination, the Bay of Pigs, Martin Luther King and the civil rights movement, escalation of the war in Vietnam, the 1968 presidential election, the 1969 moon landing, Nixon's "you won't have Nixon to kick around anymore" speech, Woodstock, student demonstrations, and more. If you want this sort of thing, for the archives or actual listening, it's a good deal, containing about 75 minutes per disc. The fidelity is not always state-of-the-art, particularly in the early part of the '60s, but it's never difficult to comprehend.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/2/1999
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 074646590720
  • Catalog Number: 65907

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Prologue: "I think continually of those who were truly great..." - Stephen Spender (2:12)
  2. 2 Warnings For The Decade - Walter Lippman (4:13)
  3. 3 Jan. 20, 1961: "Ask not what your country can do for you..." (1:32)
  4. 4 Nov. 14, 1961: Pablo Casals White House Concert (0:27)
  5. 5 "The problems are more difficult than I imagined them to be..." (0:20)
  6. 6 Jan. 30, 1961: "Each day the crises multiply..." (0:42)
  7. 7 Excerpts from 1960 debate on Cuba - John F. Kennedy (2:13)
  8. 8 April 17, 1961: UN Security Council, Ambassador Adlai Stevenson denies - Adlai Stevenson (1:41)
  9. 9 April 21, 1961: News Conference: JFK Takes Responsibility for Bay ... (1:07)
  10. 10 July 25, 1961: Berlin crisis; need for air shelters (1:33)
  11. 11 March 21, 1962: "Inequity of life..." (0:27)
  12. 12 June 26, 1963: "Ich bin ein Berliner..." (1:09)
  13. 13 Dec. 6, 1961: (Humor) N.A.M. Speech/June 11, 1962: Yale Honorary ... (2:23)
  14. 14 Sept. 29, 1960: Chairman Nikita Kruschev Pounds Shoe at U.N. While ... (0:40)
  15. 15 Oct. 3, 1960: Sec. General Dag Hammarskj LD's Fight Against Soviet ... (0:51)
  16. 16 Sept. 25, 1961: Hamarskj LD's Eulogy (0:53)
  17. 17 Oct. 25, 1962: Ambassador Adlai Stevenson - Soviet Delegate ... (1:25)
  18. 18 Oct. 22, 1962: Report to nation on Cuban Confrontation (2:25)
  19. 19 Dec. 17, 1962: JFK Describes Andrei Gromyko at White Houe During ... (1:15)
  20. 20 Oct. 28, 1962: Radio Moscow - Cuban missile crisis (1:05)
  21. 21 Sums up Cuban missile crisis and American position by Crhistmas, 1962 (0:56)
  22. 22 Nov. 7, 1962: Conceding defeat in California gubernatorial election (2:41)
  23. 23 Feb. 20, 1962: Progress in Space, Early '60s: Sputnik I, Wernher ... (3:52)
  24. 24 May 8, 1963: Need for a test ban treaty (0:33)
  25. 25 June 10, 1963: "We All Breathe the Same Air..." (American ...) (0:47)
  26. 26 July 26, 1963: JFK Announces "Important First Step" - Treaty ... (1:02)
  27. 27 June 11, 1963: Deputy Attorney Gen. Nicholas Katzenbach & Gov. ... - Nicholas Katzenbach (2:36)
  28. 28 Aug. 28, 1963: Civil Rights March on Washington/Mahalia Jackson; ... (5:00)
  29. 29 Nov. 22, 1963: Interruption of "As the World Turns" & First ... - Lyndon B. Johnson (4:41)
  30. 30 Nov. 24, 1963: Oswald Interviewed by Reporters at Dallas City Jail (3:05)
  31. 31 Nov. 25, 1963: Funeral of John F. Kennedy/CBS news Correspondent Roger (3:58)
  32. 32 Nov. 27, 1963: First Speech to Joint Session of Congress (as President) - Lyndon B. Johnson (0:47)
  33. 33 May, 1964: Explanation of How Civil Rights Bill Will Get Through ... - Everett McKinley Dirksen (0:58)
  34. 34 July 16, 1964: (Republican Nat'l. Convention in San Francisco) ... - Barry Goldwater (1:15)
  35. 35 July 14, 1964: (Republican Nat'l. Convention in San Francisco) Warning (1:02)
  36. 36 Aug. 27, 1964: (Democratic Nat'l. Convention in Atlantic City) ... - Lyndon B. Johnson (1:00)
  37. 37 Aug. 1964: Harlem riots (1:31)
  38. 38 Aug. 4, 1964: Tonkin Gulf, Vietnam Incident & Resolution (LBJ) ... - Lyndon B. Johnson (2:47)
  39. 39 May 24, 1964: Goldwater Suggests Defoliation of Vietnam ... - Lyndon B. Johnson (0:58)
  40. 40 1970: Reprise on Tunkin Gulf resolution/Former Pres. Lyndon Johnson in (2:36)
  41. 41 Feb., 1965: Malcolm X Defines Black Power/ Mrs. Malcolm X ... (2:00)
  42. 42 May 2, 1965: Santo Domingo Intervention/Lyndon B. Johnson Orders ... (2:24)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Jan. 28, 1966: Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearings on ... - Sec. of State Dean Rusk (4:09)
  2. 2 Government officials voice optimism about Vietnam - General Wm. Westmoreland (1:28)
  3. 3 Aug. 5, 1965: Burning of village of Cam Ne - Morley Safer (2:21)
  4. 4 Nov., 1965: Great Power Blackout/Nov. 9, 1964? Rickover Accepts ... - Admiral Hyman Rickover (1:20)
  5. 5 Contrasts in music of decade: Tony Bennett/The Beatles/Bob Dylan (2:38)
  6. 6 Oct. 4, 1965: At United Nations - Pope Paul VI (0:51)
  7. 7 Riots & Civil Disorders: Watts, L.A. (8/65) /Detroit (67) /Newark (67) - John Hart (2:24)
  8. 8 Feb. 29, 1968: Report of President's Commission on Violence - Governor Otto Kerner (0:30)
  9. 9 The Times They Are A-Changin' (0:35)
  10. 10 Six-Day War: Israel & Egypt (0:25)
  11. 11 June 5, 1967: Call for holy war of vengeance against Israel - Gamal Abdel Nasser (0:59)
  12. 12 June 5, 1967: War comes to Cairo - Winston Burdett (0:54)
  13. 13 June 5, 1967: First reports of Israel's "instant victory" - Michael Elkins (0:27)
  14. 14 June 7, 1967: Israeli troops at Wailing Wall of ancient temple (0:43)
  15. 15 June 9, 1967: President Nasser Resigns. Cairo Crowds Reject ... (0:51)
  16. 16 Jan., 1968: New Hampshire Primary - Sen. Eugene McCarthy ... - Eugene McCarthy (2:20)
  17. 17 Mar. 16, 1968: Sen. Robt. Kennedy decides to run - Robert F. Kennedy (0:41)
  18. 18 Mar. 31, 1968: Johnson Announces He Will Not Seek Another Term as ... - Lyndon B. Johnson (0:52)
  19. 19 Apr. 4, 1968: Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. (Memphis, TN) (0:48)
  20. 20 "We Shall Overcome": Joe Louw Describes Events at Lorraine ... (1:46)
  21. 21 Apr. 5, 1968: Kennedy Interrupts Campaigning to Speak of Dr. King ... (1:52)
  22. 22 June 4, 1968: California Primary & Robert F. Kennedy Victory ... (2:48)
  23. 23 June 8, 1968: Robert F. Kenedy eulogy, St. Patrick's Cathedral, NY - Edward Kennedy (1:25)
  24. 24 Aug. 8, 1968: Republican Nat'l. Convention - Nixon Accepts Nomination - Spiro Agnew (2:24)
  25. 25 Aug. 28-29, 1968: Humphrey Nominated by Mayor ... - Sen. Abraham Ribicoff (5:38)
  26. 26 Aug. 20, 1968: Invasion of Czechoslovakia: Rep. Boggs Interrupts ... - Rep. Hale Boggs (2:56)
  27. 27 May, 1968: Demonstrations at Columbia University, NY (1:10)
  28. 28 Apr. 28, 1969: President Chas. de Gaulle of France resigns - Peter Kalischer (0:46)
  29. 29 Sept. 11, 1968: Wallace Campaigns for President as Candidate of ... - George Wallace (1:50)
  30. 30 Sept. 30, 1968: Hubert H. Humphrey (Salt Lake City) (0:30)
  31. 31 Nov. 6, 1968: Victory Statement (Waldorf-Astoria, NY) (1:07)
  32. 32 Dec. 24, 1968: Apollo 8 orbits moon/Astronauts read from Genesis - Bill Anders (2:53)
  33. 33 Apollo 11: First Moon Landing/July 16-21, 1969: Blast-Off from ... - Michael Colins (3:44)
  34. 34 July 24, 1969: Nixon greets astronauts aboard Aircraft Carrier "Wasp" - Richard Nixon (0:24)
  35. 35 Aug. 1969: Woodstock Festival - Sly & The Family ... (3:15)
  36. 36 July 25, 1969: Incent at Chappaquiddick - Edward Kennedy (2:00)
  37. 37 Jan. 20, 1969: Inaugural speech "We are caught in war, wanting peace... (1:21)
  38. 38 Nov. 3, 1969: Vietnam Policy speech (1:30)
  39. 39 Oct. 15, 1969-Nov. 15, 1969: Peace demonstration & Moratorium (0:54)
  40. 40 Nov. 13, 1969: Agnew Castigates News Media for Coverage of ... (2:03)
  41. 41 Apr. 29, 1970: Eric Sevareid Answers Vice President/Elmer David Memori (1:58)
  42. 42 Chief Justice Earl Warren: In one of his rare replies to Congressional - Chief Justice Earl Warren (1:35)
  43. 43 Jan. 20, 1969: "We Find Ourselves...Reaching for the Moon, But ..." (0:32)
  44. 44 Epilogue: July 9, 1965 "Passengers on a little spaceship..." (0:55)
  45. 45 Dec. 25, 1968: "To see the Earth as it truly is..." (3:39)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Walter Cronkite Primary Artist, Narrator
George Wallace Track Performer
Bob Dylan Track Performer
Robert Frost Track Performer
Archibald MacLeish Track Performer
Dwight D. Eisenhower Track Performer
Richard Nixon Track Performer
Barry Goldwater Track Performer
John F. Kennedy Track Performer
Spiro Agnew Track Performer
Ike Pappas Track Performer
Frank Borman Track Performer
Robert F. Kennedy Track Performer
Adlai Stevenson Track Performer
Neil Armstrong Track Performer
Rev. Ralph David Abernathy Track Performer
Mayor Joseph Alioto Track Performer
Bill Anders Track Performer
Rep. Hale Boggs Track Performer
Winston Burdett Track Performer
Sen. Joseph Clark Track Performer
Michael Colins Track Performer
Michael Elkins Track Performer
Sen. William Fulbright Track Performer
John Hart Track Performer
Peter Kalischer Track Performer
Nicholas Katzenbach Track Performer
George Kennen Track Performer
Governor Otto Kerner Track Performer
John Laurence Track Performer
Walter Lippman Track Performer
Henry Cabot Lodge Track Performer
Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara Track Performer
Senator Wayne Morse Track Performer
Roger Mudd Track Performer
Gamal Abdel Nasser Track Performer
Pope Paul VI Track Performer
President Nguyen Van Thieu Track Performer
Bert Quint Track Performer
Harry Reasoner Track Performer
Sen. Abraham Ribicoff Track Performer
Admiral Hyman Rickover Track Performer
Sec. of State Dean Rusk Track Performer
Morley Safer Track Performer
General Wm. Westmoreland Track Performer
Lyndon B. Johnson Track Performer
Stephen Spender Track Performer
Technical Credits
Steven Berkowitz Reissue Producer
Frank Abbey Engineer
Didier C. Deutsch Reissue Producer
Ellen Fitton Mastering
Steve Byram Art Direction
Howard Fritzson Art Direction
Vic Anesini Mastering
Karen Lee Grant Cover Art
Ron Coro Artwork
Walter Cronkite Producer, Liner Notes
Traditional Composer
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