Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Even a Gray Day
Genres: Folk, Pop
This album, originally released in 1983, finds Paxton joined by David Bromberg on guitar, Dobro and mandolin, with vocal support from Anne Hills and Peggy Compton. Collected here are new recordings of some of Paxton's favo... more »
This album, originally released in 1983, finds Paxton joined by David Bromberg on guitar, Dobro and mandolin, with vocal support from Anne Hills and Peggy Compton. Collected here are new recordings of some of Paxton's favorite songs from his out-of-print '60s albums (including "I Give You the Morning," "Annie's Going to Sing Her Song," "Outward Bound," "Wish I Had a Troubadour," "The Last Thing on My Mind" and others), and a few new offerings.
One of the best by one of the best!
Larry from Brooklyn | 07/22/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Folk troubadour Tom Paxton in a set of straightforward love ballads. Easily ranks as one of Paxton's best albums ever. For those not familiar with Paxton's work, he is a contemporary of Bob Dylan who recorded for the Elektra label in the early part of his career. He is known for his topical political songs and also has written some great songs for children, as well as the type of material featured on this album. The production is sparse, the songs mostly feature Paxton's finger picking guitar and gentle voice. Outstanding."
A perfect Tom Paxton record...
Larry from Brooklyn | Brooklyn | 11/17/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I first knew Paxton's work from the old coffeehouse scene in the village way back when, and over the years would find old records in the stores around the East Village. The best of them, a double live set, is not available in cd at this time and contains his very best performances of his basic repetoire including definitive recordings of Outward Bound, Rambling Boy and a few of the songs on this album. Even on a Gray Day was released by Flying Fish records in Chicago and came and went through stores quickly - it was one of the last vinyl records I remember buying. I had heard and seen a lot of Paxton around the town of East Hampton where he lived at the time and frequently performed at fund raisers. It features great performances of two Paxton warhorses, When Annie Took Me Home and Annie's Gonna Sing Her Song and a beautiful, haunting and genuinely pathetic ballad which I had never heard him sing, Hold On to Me Babe. It is one of the best things he has ever done, and guaranteed to open up those wells of feelings we hide away for lost loves. Best of all,a minimum of jokey, topical stuff, which goes over well in concert, but can become really annoying after the novelty wears off on a record. Anyway, this is a high point in his discography (and the followup "And Loving You" is not bad either). If you are a fan or are tempted to listen, it is worth putting in your library-you can stack it next to those old Ralph McTell and Jesse Winchester records that mean something to you."