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:
3709

Tracks

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

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