Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Peter Paul & Mary|
Flowers & Stones
Genres: Folk, Pop
By 1990 Peter, Paul & Mary had settled into their role as a live attraction, still releasing an album each year--many of them live--to their larger-than-cult audience, but hardly expecting hits anymore. Not that they still... more »
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By 1990 Peter, Paul & Mary had settled into their role as a live attraction, still releasing an album each year--many of them live--to their larger-than-cult audience, but hardly expecting hits anymore. Not that they still couldn't sing a great song in the studio when they wanted, as this nonlive recording proves. They still rely heavily on their Bob Dylan connection 30 years on via fine covers of Zimmy's "I Shall Be Released," "It Ain't Me, Babe," and "The Last Thing on My Mind." "Danny's Downs" is truly gorgeous. And "Yuppies in the Sky"--done to the theme of "Ghost Riders in the Sky"--was a humorous live staple throughout the late '80s and early '90s. Even after years of pretenders to the throne, Peter, Paul & Mary were still the essence of folk pop. --Bill Holdship
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Still fresh after all these years.
(4 out of 5 stars)
"There are a number of wonderful works on this offering, but I always turn to Danny's Downs first. It's a wonderfully crafted piece that will find your heart no matter where you are, what you're doing, how much stress you're under, or whom you're angry with. It simply must be heard."
J. McAndrew | USA | 05/29/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Got this CD after seeing a special on PBS. Wow, those liberals can sing! (ha)The songs have deep meaning and some a touch of humor too!!I really want to buy their latest CD, IN THESE TIMES...
it looks like it could be there best ever. PPM getting better with age like a fine wine. This is a very spiritually happy and healthy trio...and OH what a life they have had. Even Republicans may like some of their songs."
Proud... poignant and fun!
Michael Meredith | St. Louis, MO United States | 10/24/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'd be tempted to recommend this for no other reason than the performances of "It Ain't Me Babe" and "I Shall Be Released" but there is much, much more. Peter, Paul and Mary's voices blend in ways that perfectly underscore the term "synergy." They remain true to their folk roots with lesser-known pieces like "Golden Vanity" and "Listen Mr. Bilbo", never disguising their passion for a better world.As in their live concerts, this also provides each performer an opportunity to shine in a solo effort that's particularly reflective of their individual personalities. The passion and poignancy of Mary Traver's voice has never been better than in her rendering of "No Man's Land". Noel Paul Stookey makes us laugh with "Yuppies in the Sky" and beam with "Danny's Downs". Okay, maybe Peter Yarrow gets just a little too preachy on "With Your Face to the Wind" but his "Fair Ireland" should be required listening for anyone who has wondered about "the troubles" in that wonderful land.I wore out my audio cassette of this album, and jumped at the opportunity to own it on CD. Don't miss out."