RELEASE
April 16, 1996
LABEL
Living Music
GENRES
Folk, Political Folk, Traditional Folk, Folk Revival, Folksongs, Children's Folk

Album Review

Having long since decided to give up recording, Pete Seeger was coaxed into making a new album (his first in 17 years) by Paul Winter, who co-produced this 18-track, nearly 64-minute collection and recorded it at his studio. Winter's approach was to have Seeger sing his usual repertoire, accompanied on most of the tracks by one of three choruses: the 30-member Gaudeamus, the Union Baptist Church Singers, or the Cathedral Singers. The result is like a Pete Seeger concert in which the audience sings along with much better harmony, but in a much more formal manner than usual. There are three songs previously unrecorded by the artist, including a tribute to Lead Belly, but the other 15 are familiar songs such as "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine" and "The Water Is Wide." "Singing an old song is an act of reaffirmation," he writes in the CD booklet. But recording a bunch of them makes this album more a coda to Seeger's recording career than another milestone.
William Ruhlmann, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Well May the World Gohttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=266338561&id=266338521
  2. My Rainbow Racehttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=266338725&id=266338521
  3. Huddie Ledbetter Was a Helluva Manhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/pete/id266338521?uo=5
  4. The Water Is Widehttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=266339143&id=266338521
  5. All Mixed Uphttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=266339324&id=266338521
  6. Sailing Down My Golden Riverhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=266340095&id=266338521
  7. Kisses Sweeter Than Winehttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=266340127&id=266338521
  8. Living in the Countryhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=266340380&id=266338521
  9. How Can I Keep from Singing?http://itunes.apple.com/album/pete/id266338521?uo=5
  10. Garbagehttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=266340830&id=266338521
  11. The Spider's Web (Natural History)http://itunes.apple.com/album/pete/id266338521?uo=5
  12. Old Devil Timehttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=266341003&id=266338521
  13. Of Time and Rivers Flowinghttp://itunes.apple.com/album/pete/id266338521?uo=5
  14. In the Eveninghttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=266341317&id=266338521
  15. For Everyone in All the Worldhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=266341341&id=266338521
  16. River of My Peoplehttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=266341412&id=266338521
  17. Russian Song/Ode to Joyhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/pete/id266338521?uo=5
  18. To My Old Brown Earthhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=266341743&id=266338521
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