That Was the Year That Was

That Was the Year That Was

by Tom Lehrer


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Release Date: 04/12/1990
Label: Reprise / Wea
UPC: 0075992743426
catalogNumber: 6179
Rank: 6509

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That Was the Year That Was 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I can't believe it has been 40 years since Tom Lehrer first presented this outrageously funny, satirical look at the world. Seems like only yesterday. Maybe that's because I can still remember the lyrics to every song on the album. Now THAT, my friend, is staying power! If you find even one song on this album that doesn't bring a smile to your face, seek professional help.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Back when I was terrified of going to college, Tom Lehrer taught me that academics can be fun. A Harvard math professor (who later moved to Stanford), he started performing his satiric songs for friends and grandually moved into larger venues and wider audiences: comedy clubs, cabarets, theatres, TV shows, and recordings. When performing cesased to be fun and became work -- whether because his talent was exhausted or real life became less comic -- he had the good sense to return to adademe, without apology. Though he grants interviews every time an album is re-issued or his songs appear in a theatrical anthology, he has resisted the temptation to return to the stage. Yes, yes, I know this was recorded a generation ago and some topical references are clearly outdated. But an amazing number of the songs retain their relevance (
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
They don't make them like Tom Lehrer anymore, unfortunately. Nice, clean parody unlike anything modern.