The Essential Kingston Trio [Remaster] by The Kingston Trio (CD, Jul-2006, 2 Discs, Shout! Factory)
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About this product
- Artist:The Kingston Trio
- Release Year:2006
- Record Label:Shout! Factory
- Number Of Discs:2
- Playing Time:109 min.
- Producer:Jeff Palo,Derek Dressler (Compilation)
- Distributor:Sony Music Distribution (
- Recording Type:Studio
- Recording Mode:Stereo
- SPAR Code:n/a
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- blitzmcdOct 08, 2008by
The Essential Kingston Trio - The Kingston Trio
Blitz Magazine named the Kingston Trio as one of the five best bands of the twentieth century, and with good reason. Although they were preceded by the aesthetically like minded Almanac Singers, Leadbelly, the Weavers and the Tarriers, indeed it was the Kingston Trio who pretty much ignited the folk music revolution and in turn pioneered the folk rock that brought such Kingston Trio-inspired bands as the Monkees, Byrds, Lovin' Spoonful and Turtles to prominence, as well as such countless bands of similar intent as the Highwaymen, Limeliters and the Brothers Four.
The "Essential" series of CD reissues has taken on a wide spectrum of artists, from Jim Reeves to Barry Manilow to Miles Davis to Sly And The Family Stone to Leonard Cohen. Some regard them as a valiant attempt by the labels to keep essential music in print. But to the diehard enthusiast, collections like these are seen as only the tip of the iceberg in terms of the artist in question's true worth.
But the fact remains that there is an entire generation out there whose knowledge of the works of such musical pioneers is marginal, at best. And "The Essential" series is as good a starting point as any to introduce them to the better music that to date may have eluded them.
In the case of the Kingston Trio, limiting a selection of essential works to two CDs is like having one baseball card represent the entire history of major league baseball. Starting with their self-titled 1958 debut album for Capitol, the Kingston Trio went on to record several dozen indispensible albums for Capitol, Decca, Tetragrammaton and other labels and in the process brought the world of music a number of standards, including, "A Worried Man", "Coplas", "Where Have All The Flowers Gone?", "Oleanna", "Three Jolly Coachmen", "Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream", "Hard Travelin'", "Parchman Farm", "Ballad Of The Thresher" and "Leave My Woman Alone".
However, "The Essential Kingston Trio", by definition, focuses more upon their hit singles and best known tracks. As such, it becomes one of many CD collections that includes "Tom Dooley", "MTA", "Tijuana Jail", "Greenback Dollar" and "Everglades". Completists will of course want it for the packaging, as well as the better than average sound quality. The novice will inevitably be enticed by the timeless and compelling music.
And in light of the unexpected and tragic passing of the band's John Stewart and Nick Reynolds in 2008, it should become more and more apparent exactly how indispensible the Kingston Trio has been to the development of America's musical heritage.Read full review
- bilhaw_obnj2mzk...Apr 27, 2016by
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- stevesoddsnendsDec 25, 2010by
Kingston Trio (Remaster)
Great CD, brings back memories of great music! My wife and I love this type of music. This is really from an era when music was really music!