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Life, Love & Music: 5 Essential Albums 1966-1969
     

Life, Love & Music: 5 Essential Albums 1966-1969

by John Hartford
 
Raven's generous 2014 double-disc set, Life, Love & Music, contains no less than five albums from folk iconoclast John Hartford: John Hartford Looks at Life, Earthwords & Music, The Love Album, Housing Project, and John Hartford, all released between 1966 and 1969. During this era,

Overview

Raven's generous 2014 double-disc set, Life, Love & Music, contains no less than five albums from folk iconoclast John Hartford: John Hartford Looks at Life, Earthwords & Music, The Love Album, Housing Project, and John Hartford, all released between 1966 and 1969. During this era, Hartford's "Gentle on My Mind" turned into a standard due to Glen Campbell's cover, and Hartford's original is here on Earthwords & Music. Its success allowed an already eccentric singer/songwriter to get even stranger; by the time this stint wrapped up, he was writing mock fugues and cramming his song titles with five-dollar words. The records after Earthwords also displayed a slight influence from Campbell's Hollywood Cowboy, finding plenty of room for strings and other wide-screen flair. Unlike, say, Mickey Newbury, Hartford did have a bit of show biz flair to him, something that arose on these later records, and that's what makes this all interesting: it's a testament to how progressive an era it was, with the definition of folk and country expanding along with the sound.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/08/2014
Label:
Raven [australia]
UPC:
9398800037724
catalogNumber:
377
Rank:
62309

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. I Reckon
  2. Today
  3. A Man Smoking a Cigar
  4. Untangle Your Mind
  5. Like Unto a Mockingbird
  6. I Shoulda Wore My Birthday Suit
  7. The Tall Tall Grass
  8. Front Porch
  9. Eve of My Multiplication
  10. When the Sky Began to Fall
  11. Corn Cob Blues
  12. Minus the Woman
  13. Jack's in the Sack
  14. (Good Old Electric) Washing Machine (Circa 1943)
  15. Love Song in 2/4 Time
  16. Daytime of Life
  17. Who's That
  18. There Are No Fools in Heaven (Anyman's Inferno)
  19. Earthwords
  20. Gentle on My Mind
  21. Naked in Spite of Myself
  22. How Come You're Being So Good to Me
  23. No End of Love
  24. Left-Handed Woman
  25. Baking Soda
  26. Why Do You Do Me Like You Do?
  27. The Six O'clock Train and a Girl With Green Eyes
  28. Springtime All Over Again
  29. Landscape Grown Cold
  30. The Eve of Parting
  31. I Would Not Be Here

Disc 2

  1. Natural to Be Gone
  2. Empty Afternoon of Summer Longing
  3. A Simple Thing As Love
  4. Windows
  5. Prayer
  6. Love is Sweeter
  7. Housing Project
  8. I'm Still Here
  9. Crystallia Daydream
  10. The Girl With the Long Brown Hair
  11. I Didn't Know the World Would Last This Long
  12. The Sailboat Song
  13. The Category Stomp
  14. Go Fall Asleep Now
  15. My Face
  16. Big Blue Balloon
  17. In Like Of
  18. Shiny Rails of Steel
  19. Dusty Miller Hornpipe and Fugue in a Major for Strings, Brass and 5-Str
  20. I've Heard That Tearstained Monologue You Do There By the Door Before Y
  21. The Collector
  22. A Short Sentimental Interlude
  23. Mr. Jackson's Got Nothing to Do
  24. Open Road Ode
  25. Little Piece in D
  26. The Poor Old Prurient Interest Blues
  27. The Wart
  28. Railroad Street
  29. Another Short (But Not So Sentimental) Interlude
  30. Orphan Of World War Two
  31. The Little Old Lonesome Little Circle Song
  32. I Didn't Know The World Would Last This Long

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