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|Paul & Mary Peter|
Ten Years Together: The Best of Peter, Paul & Mary
Genres: Folk, Pop, Children's Music
One of American music s most legendary acts, Peter, Paul and Mary both — defined and transcended the 1960s folk revival. The trio s stellar harmonies — delivered classic recordings that topped the charts and communicated the... more »
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One of American music s most legendary acts, Peter, Paul and Mary both
defined and transcended the 1960s folk revival. The trio s stellar harmonies
delivered classic recordings that topped the charts and communicated their
passionate commitment to peace and social justice. This thirteen song
compilation, originally released in 1970 and
now over double-platinum, is a definitive
introduction to the group s seminal songs.
Among the highlights are the GRAMMY®-
winning Billboard® Top 10 singles Blowin In
The Wind and If I Had A Hammer, the #1
smash Leaving On A Jet Plane, the timeless
Puff (The Magic Dragon) and other
signature classics including 500 Miles and
I Dig Rock & Roll Music.
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Maribeth D. from WOODSTOCK, MD
Reviewed on 8/10/2009...
The songs are old favorites which I like to come back to. I'm not sure if you were a new listener with very current tastes in music how you would like it. However, if you like folk music and great harmonizing than this CD is for you.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Reviewed on 5/6/2007...
Excellent reminiscence of the folk/protest singers - ten years together.
It doesn't have everything that the two record set had, but it is still excellent!
2 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
All the essentials from a great sixties folk-pop trio
Peter Durward Harris | Leicester England | 02/07/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This trio sometimes wrote their own songs, but most of the songs they are famous for are covers. Not just any covers - often they selected songs by people who were unknown at the time, but who became famous partly as a result of Peter Paul and Mary's hits.So it was that they were among the first to record Bob Dylan's songs. Of those, Blowing in the wind, Too much of nothing and Don't think twice its all right are included here.Gordon Lightfoot is represented by two songs - Early morning rain and For loving me, while John Denver was extremely grateful to Peter Paul and Mary for their recording of Leaving on a jet plane. It became their biggest hit and helped to get John's solo career going. Pete Seeger was already a legend by the time Peter Paul and Mary had a hit with his song If I had a hammer.Stewball is a lovely song about a racehorse. British skiffle singer Lonnie Donegan also recorded a song with the same title and clearly about the same horse, but the lyrics are different. If there ever was a racehorse called Stewball, I'd like to learn more about her, although the story may be pure fiction.Of the songs they wrote themselves, Puff the magic dragon is one of the finest children's songs ever written, while Day is done is a great, upbeat way to round off this collection."
This is the type of music that made the 60's the 60's
Thomas Lapins | Orlando, Florida USA | 10/01/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The harmonies of "Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young", "The Mammas and the Pappas" and "Peter, Paul and Mary" were the cornerstone vocals of the "love and peace" movement. Many of PP&M's songs don't come to mind until I hear them on some oldies station. Then I once again hear that simplistic innocence of yesteryear flood the air waves with the heartfelt idealism that created these masterpieces. When I hear "500 Miles" and "Day Is Done" thirtysome years later, the time warp of today's digital world vanishes. These two are folk music at its very best. Then we have the pop hits "I Dig Rock And Roll Music" and "Leaving On A Jet Plane" and it's the late 60's and early 70's. Both are as fresh today as they were thirty years ago. "Blowin' In The Wind" is Dylan's song. PP&M give a harmonic interpretation but this one needs the cutting edge of Dylan's sarcastic vocals. "Lemon Tree" and "Puff (The Magic Dragon)" have their place but have never held my attention. "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right" works well with their style. "If I Had A Hammer" still rings true and right! "Early Mornin' Rain" and "For Lovin' Me" are two of those campfire folk songs that sound good even without the harmonies and snap, crackle, pop of a campfire."