Label: CBS - BPG 62488 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Mono • Country: UK • Genre: Folk, World, & Country • Style: Folk
It's not as musically interesting as the Byrds' famous hit cover, Quisiera Tener - Una Miradita - Various - La Jarana Es Con Equipo for that matter the version that Judy Collins would do a year or so after the appearance of this one by Seeger, but it is nonetheless historically important.
The rest of the album, though, is a better-than-average Seeger outing, with more energy and guts than some of his work. There's also an intimacy that doesn't come through as strongly on some of his other live recordings, which were sometimes for bigger crowds.
He plays more guitar than banjo during the set, putting effective string guitar to use on a cover of Leadbelly's "Mr. Tom Hughes Town," hum-singing movingly on "Juanita," and offering some then-current topicality with the Mister Tom Hughess Town - Pete Seeger - The Bitter And The Sweet Reynolds collaboration "Andorra. So is "Where Have All the Flowers Gone," but this a cappella version is disappointing, as the song simply sounds better with guitar or banjo backing.
Track Listing. We Shall Overcome. Pete Seeger. Living in the Country. Tom Hughes Town. Where Have All the Flowers Gone? Barbara Allen. To Everything There Is a Season. Around and Around Old Joe Clark. Windy Old Weather. Ram of Darby. False Knight Upon the Road. We Shall Overcome Pete Seeger. Living in the Country Pete Seeger. Andora Pete Seeger.
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