Capitol Collectors Series

The Capitol Collectors Series

by The Kingston Trio
     
 

The first serious compilation of the Kingston Trio's work is broader than any of the various "best of" albums that ever showed up on LP, although it also lacks some important tracks that were on those 12" discs ("Take Her Out of Pity" is especially missed). The Dave Guard era is especially well represented and at the time of this disc's…  See more details below

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The first serious compilation of the Kingston Trio's work is broader than any of the various "best of" albums that ever showed up on LP, although it also lacks some important tracks that were on those 12" discs ("Take Her Out of Pity" is especially missed). The Dave Guard era is especially well represented and at the time of this disc's release, the sound was better than anything heard from the group up to that time. However, the emphasis on singles -- albeit all hits -- limits the range of the music represented, and also creates an impression of the group that is somewhat skewed from most fans' memories. After 1960, the Kingston Trio was one of the relatively few pop acts of the period (Frank Sinatra was another, curiously also on Capitol) who sold albums more easily than singles, and this became more true as the John Stewart years progressed. As a result, Kingston Trio fans (and one assumes that those are the people who would buy this collection) often took in the group's songs 12 at a time rather than one or two at a time. It's for that reason that the four-CD set The Capitol Years can be recommended more highly to those who really want to understand the group's appeal and music, or just to remember the stuff they heard back when. This disc is a good introduction to one side of the Kingston Trio's work, but it shouldn't be the last compilation that one buys on the group.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/30/1990
Label:
Capitol
UPC:
0077779271023
catalogNumber:
92710
Rank:
28415

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kingston Trio   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Hoyt Axton   Composer
Jerry Leiber   Composer
Billy Edd Wheeler   Composer
Alan Lomax   Composer
Rick Reynolds   Liner Notes
Ron Furmanek   Remixing,Compilation Research,Annotation
Voyle Gilmore   Producer
Bill Loughbrough   Composer
Bob Norberg   Remixing
Mike Stoller   Composer
David "Buck" Wheat   Composer
Pete Abbot   Engineer
Paul Surratt   Liner Notes,Remixing
Tommy Steele   Art Direction
Robin Callot   Liner Notes
Joel Whitburn   Chart Information
Jack Segal   Composer
Evelyn Danzig   Composer
Frank Warner   Composer
Kennard Ramsey   Composer
Denny Thompson   Composer
Ron Larson   Photo Tinting

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