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Genres: Folk, Pop
At 4 discs and over 100 digitally remastered songs--many previously unreleased--this is the definitive Kingston Trio collection, probably more music than a casual listener needs, but precious for any fan. Although almost ... more »
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At 4 discs and over 100 digitally remastered songs--many previously unreleased--this is the definitive Kingston Trio collection, probably more music than a casual listener needs, but precious for any fan. Although almost exclusively traditional--exceptions like "Seasons in the Sun" are predictably of minor interest--this box evidences the full range of their repertoire. "Shady Grove," "Remember the Alamo," "M.T.A.," and the energetic "Coal Tatoo" are all listenable: crew-cuts, striped shirts and all. --Roy Francis Kasten
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Hearing this music again was an incredible experience!
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've been a rabid Trio fan since 1962 (when I was 10 years old). As my turntable went the way of the dinosaur, I had to be content with listening to the Guard-era "double album" CD's, and the occasional compilation CD that was worth a damn (yeah, I know they had to overdub that word in "Greenback Dollar", but times have changed). When I first played "The Capitol Years", it gave me a rush that I hadn't had in a long time. There were favorite songs that had been forgotten, and unreleased versions that added to the personality of the Trio.Some may quibble over song selection (I missed "To Be Redeemed", for example), but hey..... when over 100 songs are selected, it will be noone's "perfect" list. I found the selection outstanding.This is probably the best money I have ever spent on CD's.... I recommend it without reservation."
Great Box Set
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In fall 1963 I was 10 years old living in Washington State. My mom bought three albums for me~ "Andy Griffith" "Rick Nelson" and...."21" by the Kingston Trio. (I still listen to Nelson, John Stewart, and, of course, the Trio) How glad I am to have many of the best cuts from that worn-out lp on this CD. "Try To Remember" "Run The Ridges" "Run River Down" take me back to when JFK was president, and the world was quite different, indeed. Thanks to the producers, and thanks to the Kingson Trio."
Listen and remember why they were and are so influential!
Reed Maidenberg | Santa Rosa, CA USA | 03/16/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Kingston Trio's music has been universally recognized to be a major influence in the popular folk music renaissance of the 50's and 60's. The superb blended harmonies, impeccable instrumentation, and pure, unadorned sound (save the overdubbed choruses which they employed to great effect later on) still please and satisfy critical listening.
There are many, many high points on this collection (Hobo's Lullaby, Run The Ridges, Buddy Better Get On Down The Line, Señora, The Mountains O'Mourne, to name just a few).
When this collection first came out it was very valuable, due to Capitol's lack of CD reissues of the Stewart Trio material and the scarcity of the Guard Trio CD reissues at the time. Due to a plethora of new reissues, though there are now many options to hear the entire oeuvre of the Trio.
If you can only afford a few discs, and want to get a great overview of these artists' work, this is a good one to buy.
I found hours of rich enjoyment on these discs. Sure I wanted to skip some tracks, but the wheat far outweighs the chaff. Highly recommended. You'll appreciate the song selection and understand that the Kingston Trio were among the first popular artists to record many songs that were later made famous by other artists.
[Also: check out the Decca reissues for more wonderful material, especially Nick-Bob-John.]"