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No Easy Walk to Freedom
     

No Easy Walk to Freedom

by Peter, Paul and Mary
 

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This collection of lesser-known songs by '60s folk greats Peter, Paul & Mary will probably best appeal to die-hard fans. It is a fun album that delivers everything one would expect from the trio: simple acoustic guitar melodies, great harmonies, and memorable songs. However, none of these songs -- with the possible exception of the title track -- could be classified

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This collection of lesser-known songs by '60s folk greats Peter, Paul & Mary will probably best appeal to die-hard fans. It is a fun album that delivers everything one would expect from the trio: simple acoustic guitar melodies, great harmonies, and memorable songs. However, none of these songs -- with the possible exception of the title track -- could be classified as one of PP&M's greatest hits. Some of them (e.g., "Right Field," which is about a softball game) are quirky little tunes; others ("State of the Heart") are soft, pretty love songs with Casio-sounding keyboards in the background. There can be no doubt that the band remembers its role as a political mouthpiece -- "El Salvador" and "Greenland Whale Fisheries" make it abundantly clear that they haven't forgotten their responsibilities. "Light One Candle," a rousing song backed by the New York Choral Society, has gone on to become a favorite of Jewish summer camps and synagogues. Overall, their zeal seems somewhat diminished, however. Instead of a call to arms or an ode to changing times, the songs often seem more introspective, more wistful -- possibly, one could say, less idealistic. This is one of the trio's later releases and, if their fire is a bit dimmed, one can't blame them. However, if you want a CD that brings you back to the dawn of the flower-child generation, this probably isn't the one.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/25/1992
Label:
Warner Bros / Wea
UPC:
0093624507123
catalogNumber:
45071

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Performance Credits

Peter, Paul and Mary   Primary Artist
Seamus Egan   Penny Whistle
Warren Bernhardt   Keyboards
Eric Weissberg   Banjo
Anthony Jackson   Electric Bass
Richard Kniss   Bass,Acoustic Bass
Jay Leonhart   Bass,Acoustic Bass
Ed Walsh   Keyboards
Lori Cole   Concertina
Anthony MacDonald   Percussion
Mick Maloney   Mandolin
New York Choral Society   Choir, Chorus
Dave Brown   Acoustic Guitar

Technical Credits

Peter Yarrow   Producer
Robert DeCormier   Musical Director
Milton Glaser   Contributor,Cover Design
John McClure   Producer,Engineer

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