Listen to the Warm [Deluxe Edition]

Listen to the Warm [Deluxe Edition]

by Rod McKuen
     
 

Listen to the Warm is an album of Rod McKuen's poems and songs released in tandem with a book of the same name. McKuen recites the poem "A Cat Named Sloopy" over an orchestral bed that quotes bits of the melody from "A Man Alone," and "Round, Round, Round" is a hushed mixture of spoken word and song set to a soft waltz that summons childhood memories ofSee more details below

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Listen to the Warm is an album of Rod McKuen's poems and songs released in tandem with a book of the same name. McKuen recites the poem "A Cat Named Sloopy" over an orchestral bed that quotes bits of the melody from "A Man Alone," and "Round, Round, Round" is a hushed mixture of spoken word and song set to a soft waltz that summons childhood memories of merry-go-rounds and calliopes. "Listen to the Warm" is the most famous song in the bunch, having been recorded by Glenn Yarbrough. McKuen later incorporated the title of the poem "The Ducks on the Millpond" into the song "Kaleidoscope," and that isn't the only example of lines and ideas from poems on Listen to the Warm that later cropped up in his songs. The spoken word content shares much in common with the reflective, melancholy recitations from pop music (Jimmy Dean's "To a Sleeping Beauty," for example), and McKuen's conversational style is easily accessible (as his tremendous success as a poet proves). Listen to the Warm addresses his familiar topics -- cats, loss, loneliness, the seasons, and small pleasures -- creating a quiet and contemplative mood album for listeners predisposed to his unique style.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/26/2013
Label:
Real Gone Music
UPC:
0848064001256
catalogNumber:
400125
Rank:
8067

Tracks

  1. Prologue: A Cat Named Sloopy  - Rod McKuen
  2. To Share The Summer Sun  - Rod McKuen
  3. Round, Round, Round  - Rod McKuen
  4. I'll Never Be Alone  - Rod McKuen
  5. The Ducks on the Millpond  - Rod McKuen
  6. Midnight Walk  - Rod McKuen
  7. Listen To The Warm  - Rod McKuen
  8. It's Raining  - Rod McKuen
  9. Weekend  - Rod McKuen
  10. Brown October  - Rod McKuen
  11. Where Are We Now?  - Rod McKuen
  12. The Singing Of The Wind  - Rod McKuen
  13. Dandelion Days  - Rod McKuen
  14. I Live Alone  - Rod McKuen
  15. Epilogue: One Day I'll Follow the Birds  - Rod McKuen
  16. Listen to the Warm Entre Act  - Rod McKuen
  17. Listen To The Warm  - Rod McKuen
  18. I Have Loved You In So Many Ways  - Rod McKuen
  19. We Touch Shoulder To Shoulder  - Rod McKuen
  20. Sunday In November  - Rod McKuen
  21. Beyond The Wall (The Phoenix)  - Rod McKuen
  22. The Warm And Gentle Girls  - Rod McKuen
  23. Be Gentle, Please  - Rod McKuen
  24. Hurry  - Rod McKuen
  25. Round, Round, Round (Reprise)  - Rod McKuen
  26. Conversation After1:00 AM  - Rod McKuen
  27. I Have Loved You in So Many Ways  - Rod McKuen
  28. Me And The Cat  - Rod McKuen
  29. After The Toll Beach  - Rod McKuen
  30. Listen To The Warm  - Rod McKuen
  31. Twenty-Nine  - Rod McKuen
  32. Midsummer  - Rod McKuen

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