Peter, Paul and Mary Album

The Peter, Paul and Mary Album

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by Peter, Paul and Mary
     
 
With this record the trio were, in their halting fashion, making some concessions to or trying to keep up with the times. This was the first Peter, Paul & Mary album to include significant additional instrumentation other than the usual acoustic guitars. It wasn't exactly folk-rock, as there were drums on just three tracks. It was

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With this record the trio were, in their halting fashion, making some concessions to or trying to keep up with the times. This was the first Peter, Paul & Mary album to include significant additional instrumentation other than the usual acoustic guitars. It wasn't exactly folk-rock, as there were drums on just three tracks. It was more folk-rockish folk, particularly as the rotating cast of backup players included musicians who had played with Bob Dylan (Mike Bloomfield, Kenneth Buttrey, Charlie McCoy, Bobby Gregg, Al Kooper) and Ian & Sylvia (bassists Bill Lee and Ross Savakus). The group was also leaning more toward contemporary songwriters, and made some astute choices in that regard by covering Laura Nyro's "And When I Die" (when that singer was barely known), Fred Neil's "The Other Side of This Life," and Richard Farina's "Pack Up Your Sorrows." For those who wanted the "classic" PPM sound, there were a few cuts in that mold, such as "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine." On the couple of occasions on which they actually tried to play rock music, they sounded, well, uncomfortable, as on the overlong "The King of Names" (with several members of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band) and Paul Stookey's odd "Norman Normal," an apparent psychedelic parody of "Secret Agent Man" on which he played all of the instruments and multi-tracked all of the vocals. They would have been better off just being themselves (and Mary Travers' absence from both of those cuts seemed to indicate that she wasn't totally into that direction herself). What the group couldn't control, however, was the unavoidable fact that the times were starting to pass them by.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/06/1991
Label:
Warner Bros / Wea
UPC:
0075992665322
catalogNumber:
26653

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Performance Credits

Peter, Paul and Mary   Primary Artist
Michael Bloomfield   Guitar
Paul Butterfield   Harmonica
Kooper   Organ
Bobby Gregg   Drums
Kenny Buttrey   Drums
Pete Childs   Dobro
Charles DeAngelis   Guitar,Bass Clarinet,Alto Flute
Ernie Hayes   Piano
Richard Kniss   Bass
Bill Lee   Bass
Wayne Moss   Guitar
Mark Naftalin   Organ
Walter Raim   Guitar
Hargus "Pig" Robbins   Piano
Buddy Saltzman   Drums
Russ Savakus   Bass
Noel Paul Stookey   Voices
Melvin Tax   Bass Flute
Irving Horowitz   English Horn
Paul Esophagus   Electric Bass
Paul Larynx   Guitar
Charlie McCoy   Harmonica
Paul Mouth   Percussion
Paul Throat   Guitar

Technical Credits

Brooks Arthur   Engineer
Albert B. Grossman   Producer
Milton Okun   Director

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