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Desiderata
Les Crane
Desiderata
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Rock
 
  •  Track Listings (12) - Disc #1

Unavailable on CD in the U.S., this is a reissue of Crane's Grammy-winning 1971 album. Similar to & thanks to the popularity of Baz Luhrman's 'Everybody's Free', the spoken word recording is based on a 1927 poem by Max Eh...  more »

      
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All Artists: Les Crane
Title: Desiderata
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Wea International
Release Date: 12/28/1999
Album Type: Import
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Rock
Styles: Self-Help, Poetry, Spoken Word & Interviews
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 075992611923, 081227801762, 766485462527

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Unavailable on CD in the U.S., this is a reissue of Crane's Grammy-winning 1971 album. Similar to & thanks to the popularity of Baz Luhrman's 'Everybody's Free', the spoken word recording is based on a 1927 poem by Max Ehrmann that hippies clung to in the '60s. The rest of the tracks on the long player continue along the same touchy-feely self-help theme, with musical accompaniments varying from Native American vibes to gospel to rock to opera. 12 tracks (though only 10 are actually printed on the CD).
 

CD Reviews

Desiderata by Les Crane is my most remembered song.
jt3450@netscope.net | 06/04/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"In 1966 I entered the Army and between 1966 and 1969 I was in Vietnam two years and when I returned home it was a nightmare, the people was divided, America was in turmoil and the returning Vietnam Veterans was called everything from baby killers to animals. In november of 1971 Desiderata came out and made it to the number 7 position on the R&B Charts. The song was a breath of fresh air for me and it was a release of pressure in the years after I came home from Vietnam. I have been hunting for the song for around 25 years, I have contacted every body but no one even know the song but finially I got on the internet and foung it in Amazon.com. Anyone who hears the song will have their life changed. Be gentle with yourself, let life surround you and enjoy life because it can be gone in a wink of an eye."
Original Recording
jt3450@netscope.net | 10/02/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Contrary to what some have posted, this is the original recording of Desiderata by the original artist, Les Crane. If you'll do a little digging on the web, you'll find that Les won a grammy for this song in 1971 for Best Spoken Word Recording. Excellent rendition. Worth every penny."
Desiderata/Les Crane
Brian George | Vicksburg MI, USA | 09/04/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"In my opinion if everyone would listen to not only the title cut but the other cuts and learn to practice them in ereryday life there would be far less problems in the world!"