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Best Of Peter, Paul & Mary: Ten Years Together
Peter Paul & Mary
Best Of Peter, Paul & Mary: Ten Years Together
Genres: Folk, Pop, Children's Music
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One of American musics most legendary acts. 13 song compilation, originally released in 1970 and now double-platinum, is a definitive introduction to the group's seminal songs.


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All Artists: Peter Paul & Mary
Title: Best Of Peter, Paul & Mary: Ten Years Together
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Warner Bros / Wea
Release Date: 7/28/1992
Genres: Folk, Pop, Children's Music
Styles: Traditional Folk, Contemporary Folk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
Other Editions: Ten Years Together: The Best of Peter, Paul & Mary
UPC: 075992732826


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One of American musics most legendary acts. 13 song compilation, originally released in 1970 and now double-platinum, is a definitive introduction to the group's seminal songs.

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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."
The ORIGINAL "Puff! The Magic Dragon"... Need I Say More?
G. Parks | Washington NJ USA | 06/08/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Well, let's see: "Don't Think Twice, It's Alright" is excellent; "Too Much Of Nothing" you'd *never* recognize as being sung by P.P.&M. but is excellent too (and anti-drug!); "Lemon Tree" is a highly sexist classic; "500 Miles" is absolutely haunting. All of the others tunes here are only marginal -- with, of course, ONE big exception: "Puff! The Magic Dragon". This is the FIRST, the ORIGINAL version, sung slowly, seriously, and with a quiet dignity which no "kiddie record" can ever duplicate. This version of "Puff" is easily worth the price of the entire CD, so if you get no other title in Peter, Paul & Mary, this is the title to get. Enjoy!

LATE ADDENDUM: I must confess that I based the above review, NOT on the CD, but on the original vinyl LP on which this CD is based. Now that I've actually heard the CD itself, I can ratify all that I have said above -- with ONE caveat: "Puff! The Magic Dragon" has been "remastered", which is to say that the bass has been greatly boosted. This is not entirely welcome -- for God's sake, why mess with perfection!? -- but it does not, on the whole, detract from one's enjoyment of the song. Nevertheless, I thought I would mention it because there are some people who (quite understandably) take exception to that kind of tampering."