Peter, Paul and Mary (Debut Album)
Peter, Paul And Mary
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INCLUDES 3 BONUS TRACKS
This Waxtime Records reissue features the trio’s sensational self-titled first album, released in March 1962 by Warner Brothers: Peter, Paul and Mary. This masterpiece showed the young group’s incredible sense of professionalism. The angelic voice of Mary Travers blends with Peter Yarrow’s tenor and Paul Stookey’s bass on some gorgeous harmonies. The LP reached number one on the charts and sold two million copies. This classic recording helped to bring modern folk stylings to a mass audience for the first time. Meticulously produced in New York City by Bob Dylan’s manager, Albert Grossman, it includes the hit singles “Lemon Tree” and “If I Had a Hammer”, and won in its time Grammy Awards for Best Performance by a Vocal
Group and Best Folk Recording.
This quintessential LP has been remastered and packaged in this special collector’s edition, which also includes 3 bonus tracks that were recorded live in the early ‘60s. The bonus material consists of splendid covers of Bob Dylan’s “The Times They Are a’ Changin’,” Blind Lemon Jefferson’s ballad “One Kind Favor,” and a bracing re-interpretation for three interwoven voices of Reverend Davis’ “If I Had My Way” (which is even better than their studio recording of the same song).
PETER YARROW, vocals, guitar
NOEL “PAUL” STOOKEY, vocals, guitar
MARY TRAVERS, vocals
Arranged by Milton Okun. Recorded by Bill Schwartau in New York, 1962.
Original recordings produced by Albert Grossman.
* BONUS TRACKS: Same personnel. Recorded live, probably in San Francisco and Long Beach, California, in late 1962.
01. EARLY IN THE MORNING
02. 500 MILES
04. THIS TRAIN
06. IT’S RAINING
07. ONE KIND FAVOR (Live) *
01. I F I HAD MY WAY
02. CRUEL WAR
03. LEMON TREE
04. I F I HAD A HAMMER
05. AUTUMN TO MAY
06. WHERE HAVE ALL THE FLOWERS GONE?
07. THE TIMES THEY ARE A’ CHANGIN’ (Live) *
08. I F I HAD MY WAY (Live) *
* BONUS TRACKS
(From the same sessions but not included on the original LP)