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The Tom Lehrer Collection

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Tom Lehrer, a Harvard math professor with an uncanny knack for writing satirical songs that were as memorable as they were oddly melodic, dabbled in a musical and performing career more than he depended on it for rent, which no doubt freed him to write and sing about whatever he wished. Some of his material, tied as it often was to whatever was politically current, doesn't date well, but a surprising amount of it remains relevant in a 21st century world. This two-disc one CD, one DVD set collects highlights from Lehrer's 40-year performing career, including material from his live albums for Reprise Records An Evening Wasted with Tom Lehrer and Revisited, early-'70s ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Tom Lehrer, a Harvard math professor with an uncanny knack for writing satirical songs that were as memorable as they were oddly melodic, dabbled in a musical and performing career more than he depended on it for rent, which no doubt freed him to write and sing about whatever he wished. Some of his material, tied as it often was to whatever was politically current, doesn't date well, but a surprising amount of it remains relevant in a 21st century world. This two-disc one CD, one DVD set collects highlights from Lehrer's 40-year performing career, including material from his live albums for Reprise Records An Evening Wasted with Tom Lehrer and Revisited, early-'70s material recorded for the public-television kids' show The Electric Company, radio performances, a rare 1960 single, as well as video spots, including a 1967 concert in Oslo, animated clips from The Electric Company, and assorted other television performances. It all adds up to an expansive portrait of a singular artist, and makes for the perfect introduction to the sharp, skewed world of Tom Lehrer.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/13/2010
  • Label: Shout Factory
  • UPC: 826663118230
  • Catalog Number: 11823
  • Sales rank: 1,190

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Fight Fiercely, Harvard (2:25)
  2. 2 Lobachevsky (4:20)
  3. 3 The Irish Ballad (5:10)
  4. 4 When You Are Old and Gray (2:25)
  5. 5 Be Prepared (2:27)
  6. 6 The Elements (2:10)
  7. 7 We Will All Go Together When We Go (5:32)
  8. 8 National Brotherhood Week (2:36)
  9. 9 Pollution (2:13)
  10. 10 So Long, Mom (A Song For World War Iii) (2:23)
  11. 11 New Math (4:29)
  12. 12 Who’s Next? (3:02)
  13. 13 Smut (3:14)
  14. 14 Wernher von Braun (1:46)
  15. 15 The Vatican Rag (2:21)
  16. 16 I Got It From Agnes (1:46)
  17. 17 That’s Mathematics (1:33)
  18. 18 L-Y (2:10)
  19. 19 Silent E (1:32)
  20. 20 O-U (The Hound Song) (1:12)
  21. 21 S-N (Snore, Sniff, and Sneeze) (2:32)
  22. 22 N Apostrophe T (2:12)
  23. 23 Selling Out (2:25)
  24. 24 (I’m Spending) Hanukkah In Santa Monica (1:50)
  25. 25 Poisoning Pigeons In the Park (2:06)
  26. 26 The Masochism Tango (2:50)
Disc 2
  1. 1 National Brotherhood Week
  2. 2 When You Are Old and Gray
  3. 3 MLF Lullaby
  4. 4 Poisoning Pigeons In the Park
  5. 5 So Long Mom (A Song for World War III)
  6. 6 Pollution
  7. 7 The Masochism Tango
  8. 8 Send the Marines
  9. 9 Who’s Next?
  10. 10 Wernher Von Braun
  11. 11 The Vatican Rag
  12. 12 We Will All Go Together When We Go
  13. 13 I Got it From Agnes
  14. 14 Poisoning Pigeons in the Park
  15. 15 L-Y
  16. 16 Silent E
  17. 17 O-U (The Hound Song)
  18. 18 S-N (Snore, Sniff, and Sneeze)
  19. 19 The Derivative Song
  20. 20 That’s Mathematics
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Tom Lehrer Primary Artist
Richard Hayman Conductor
Joe Raposo Conductor
Technical Credits
Tom Lehrer Composer, Producer
Richard Hayman Arranger
Don Geis Engineer
Ray Hall Engineer
Jimmy Hilliard Producer
Joe Raposo Arranger, Producer
Russell Warner Arranger
Fred Christie Engineer
Cynthia Daniels Engineer
Stephen Fassett Engineer
James Stagliano Producer
Lisa Glines Art Direction
Jeff Palo Producer
Randy Perry Remastering
Karrie Stouffer Artwork
Brian Blum Producer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    An amazing concert!

    I've been a fan of Tom Lehrer my entire life. I have all of his music on CDs, but this collection with the added video was a must-have. And I wasn't disappointed. Bits of the concert are on YouTube (which is what inspired this production in the first place) but the quality is far from great, and only a few songs are there. It adds another level to the humor to be able to see him smirk and waggle his eyebrows suggestively. He is a truly great performer, and for anyone, fan or not, I recommend this collection. The music is witty and his delivery is fantastic.

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