Search - Shel Silverstein :: Inside Folk Songs

Inside Folk Songs
Shel Silverstein
Inside Folk Songs
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop
  •  Track Listings (17) - Disc #1


Larger Image

CD Details

All Artists: Shel Silverstein
Title: Inside Folk Songs
Members Wishing: 7
Total Copies: 0
Label: Water
Original Release Date: 1/1/2008
Re-Release Date: 4/8/2008
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop
Styles: Bluegrass, Traditional Folk, Singer-Songwriters
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 646315721522

CD Reviews

Still as good as it ever was
James C. Fraser-Paige | San Leandro, CA | 05/31/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I've been hoping that this would show up on CD for years. My vinyl copy didn't make the cross-country trip and it's lack has been a cause for sadness. No more. Uncle Shelby's gentle madness and his spot-on skewering of the folk idiom -- of which I am still a fan -- is available. As soon as I learned of it, I placed my order. All of the material holds up but I was especially glad to have "Blue Eyes" available. I often misquote one of the lines in the song as, "And besides, there's a moat" when referring to objections that just go on. Now I can play the song that inspired it. Also wonderful are the snide shots at hipsters, among whom Shel certainly could be numbered, despite his comments to the contrary. This is a time capsule CD, a journey back to a simpler and happier time and it's a transport of delight."
Waited a long time
John Fiedler | Miami, FL USA | 04/23/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I bought this LP back in '62, back when Shel was transitioning from his "Far Side"ish cartoonist gig at Esquire (I think) and before he jumped into books. It became an instant classic within my family, with twisted/silly songs our kids loved (Slithery Dee, Boa Constrictor, Always Welcome At Our House), songs that Johnny Cash loved enough to record (25 Minutes To Go), and a sweet song that everyone loved (The Unicorn, a big hit for the Irish Rovers). This collection, in my opinion, is the best he has done, and sadly, we wore it out. Delighted to see the reissue -- it's finding a new fan club with my kids and their kids!"
Twisted and wonderful
skyguy | Japan | 01/08/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a fantastic album....still a hilarious and stinging parody of folksongs and folksingers.

Just get it!"