Peter, Paul and Mary The Very Best of Peter, Paul & Mary
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- Released: August 23, 2005
- Originally Released: 2005
- Label: Rhino
Dirty Linen - p.85"[I]t's fun to see the group really lay its politics on the line in 'El Salvador,' and 'Weave Me the Sunshine' is as vibrant as anything Peter, Paul, and Mary ever recorded."
- 1.Early In the Morning
- 2.500 Miles
- 3.Lemon Tree
- 4.If I Had A Hammer
- 5.Where Have All the Flowers Gone
- 6.Puff, the Magic Dragon
- 7.This Land Is Your Land
- 8.Blowin' In The Wind
- 10.Don't Think Twice, It's All Right For Lovin' Me
- 11.The Times They Are A Changin' (Live)
- 12.Early Mornin' Rain
- 13.Cruel War (2nd Single Version)
- 14.For Baby (For Bobbie)
- 15.Leaving On a Jet Plane
- 16.Great Mandala (Wheel of Life)
- 17.I Dig Rock and Roll Music
- 18.Too Much of Nothing
- 19.Day Is Done (Live / Single Version)
- 20.Weave Me The Sunshine (Peter Yarrow)
- 21.El Salvador
- 22.Wedding Song (There Is Love)(Noel Paul Stookey)
- 23.Follow Me (Mary Travers)
- 24.Don't Laugh Me
Adapters: Peter Yarrow; Noel Paul Stookey.
Peter, Paul and Mary: Noel Paul Stookey, Peter Yarrow (vocals, acoustic guitar); Mary Travers (vocals).
Audio Remasterers: Daniel Hersch; Bill Inglot.
Liner Note Author: Barry Alfonso.
Photographers: Ken Regan; David Gahr.
Arrangers: Peter Yarrow; Noel Paul Stookey.
Peter, Paul and Mary (Peter Yarrow, Paul Stookey, and Mary Travers) did more to bring the 1960s folk revival safely into the homes of the American public than any other artists of the day. Their songs had a decided leftist political edge, but were gentle and easy enough to invade AM radio, where their natural, infectious singalong style gave the trio several dignified hits, including "Lemon Tree," "If I Had a Hammer," "Puff, the Magic Dragon," "Blowin' in the Wind," and two hits from the very end of the decade, "I Dig Rock and Roll Music" and "Leaving on a Jet Plane." All are collected here, along with fine versions of "500 Miles," and Gordon Lightfoot's beautiful "Early Mornin' Rain." Although they will forever be associated with the folk movement, Peter, Paul and Mary's material plays surprisingly well after all these years, and while their earnest sincerity can get annoying in large doses, this collection plays just about right. ~ Steve Leggett
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