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Amigo
Arlo Guthrie
Amigo
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock
 
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"Amigo" was recorded in North Hollywood in July of 1976. Amigo was the name of the recording studio and the record was named to honor the great musicians and talented crew who worked on the project. Arlo and family along w...  more »

      
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All Artists: Arlo Guthrie
Title: Amigo
Members Wishing: 15
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rising Son
Original Release Date: 1/1/1976
Re-Release Date: 2/28/1994
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock
Styles: Traditional Folk, Contemporary Folk, Singer-Songwriters, Folk Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 722017223929

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"Amigo" was recorded in North Hollywood in July of 1976. Amigo was the name of the recording studio and the record was named to honor the great musicians and talented crew who worked on the project. Arlo and family along with producer John Pilla moved into a house nearby and spent about 2 months recording and mixing the tracks. It was a very happy time, as Annie, Arlo & Jackie's third child was born during the recording. Arlo, John and co-producer, Lenny Waronker had worked together on all the recordings starting with "Running Down The Road" each record improving and evolving - With "Amigo" they really hit their stride. Great musicians, great engineering, great songs, all converging at a good and happy time make this recording what it is.

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CD Reviews

Bob
Laurel Ann Bogen | 07/07/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"While having to live up to being the son of the greatest folk singer in American history cannot be easy, Arlo comes real close on "Amigo". Tracks 2-5 are stunningly beautiful. "Massachusetts" should be the state's official song, it is that lovely. "Victor Jara" is one of the greatest and moving protest songs you will ever hear (Woody would be proud). The rest of the album is nice to listen to, including the silly but extremely listenable Guabi, Guabi", and "Grocery Blues" and "Walking Song" are fun cuts. Arlo at his best."
Wonderful CD.
Laurel Ann Bogen | Los Angeles, California | 08/25/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Many 60s-refugee types (such as myself) may not be aware of the heartfelt, progressive folk music recorded by Guthrie after Alice's Restaurant. More's the pity. The songs on Amigo demonstrate a humanity sorely needed in 2005."
The indications of growth are there...
James E. Duckworth | Clinton, MD United States | 10/11/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"...in his earlier '70s albums, but with Amigo, Arlo Guthrie entered the songwriting pantheon with the big boys. His songs here are as good as anything his big influence, Bob Dylan, had written up to that point (listen to "Victor Jara" and tell me that it's not better than Dylan's "Hurricane" from the same time period), his political sensibilities would have made his father proud, his sense of humor is still delightfully intact and his choice of cover tunes shows some real imagination.

Hard to say which songs I like best here--"Guabi Guabi" is unbelievably stupid but I love it! "Darkest Hour," "Massachusetts," "Ocean Crossing" and "Grocery Blues" are all wonderful. So too, is his cover of the Rolling Stones' "Connection," with Linda Ronstadt singing background on it.
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