Complete Vanguard Recordings (Bonus Tracks) CD (2001)

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Label Vanguard
SKU 60507179
UPC 015707000222
UPC 14 00015707000222
Format CD
Release Date 11/13/2001
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Author Mimi & Richard Farina
Technical Info
CatalogID 200
Lable Name Vanguard
Released 11/13/2001
Original Release 2001
Number of Discs 3
SPARE Code n/a
Length 163m : 52s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00015707000222
Musical Guests
Peter Yarrow
Joan Baez
Jean Ritchie
Album Notes and Credits
THE COMPLETE VANGUARD RECORDINGS contains CELEBRATIONS FOR A GREY DAY (1965)/
REFLECTIONS IN A CRYSTAL WIND (1965)/MEMORIES (1968) plus previously unissued
performances from the 1965 Newport Folk Festival.
Personnel includes: Richard Farina (vocals, dulcimer); Mimi Farina (vocals, guitar, autoharp); Peter Schickele (arranger); Joan Baez, Peter Yarrow, Jean Ritchie (vocals, guitar); Bruce Langhorne (electric guitar, dulcimer, tambourine); John Hammond, Gyle Garahan (harmonica); Charlie Smalls (piano, electric piano, celeste); Russ Savakus (acoustic & electric basses); Felix Pappalardi (electric bass); Fritz Richmond (washtub bass); Alvin Rogers (drums).
Producer: Richard Farina.
Reissue producer: Tom Vickers.
Recorded in New York, New York and live at the Newport Folk Festival, Newport, Rhode Island in 1965. Includes original liner notes by Richard Farina and reissue liner notes by Todd Everett.
Digitally remastered by Jeff Zaraya.
Though he's remembered by few other than '60s folk aficionados, Richard Farina was one of the most innovative singer-songwriters of the post-Beatles era. On a par with Dylan (in whose company he was often found in the '60s), Farina was one of the first to meld folk tradition with poetic lyrical imagery, not to mention folk and country forms with pop-rock arrangement/instrumentation. Playing dulcimer and accompanied by the high harmonies and acoustic guitar of his wife Mimi (younger sister of Joan Baez), Richard was one of the most important artists of the '60s folk boom, equally renowned for his literary work (his novel BEEN DOWN SO LONG IT LOOKS LIKE UP TO ME successfuly bridged the gap between the beats and the hippies). Richard's tragic death in 1966 ended the duo's career, but THE COMPLETE VANGUARD RECORDINGS is the definitive testament to the lasting value of their legacy, featuring every note the pair ever recorded.
From the warm-hearted country lilt of "Pack up Your Sorrows" (later recorded by Johnny Cash) to the striking war imagery of "Bold Marauder," the songs on the Farinas' two albums offer some of the most distinctive, forward-looking "folk" music you'll hear. This set's third disc's first half features outtakes previously released as MEMORIES, many just as impressive as the original albums. The second half is a full live set from the 1965 Newport Folk Festival, where the pair's keening harmonies enliven some of the best songs from their albums. Listen and learn.
Disc 1
1 Dandelion River Run - (TRUE instrumental),Reflections In A Crystal Wind,Quiet Joys Of Brotherhood, The
2 Pack Up Your Sorrows,Bold Marauder,Joy 'Round My Brain
3 Tommy Makem Fantasy - (TRUE instrumental),Dopico,Lemonade Lady
4 Michael, Andrew And James,Swallow Song, A,Downtown - (TRUE instrumental)
5 Dog Blue - (TRUE instrumental),Chrysanthemum - (TRUE instrumental),Almond Joy
6 V - (TRUE instrumental),Sell-Out Agitation Waltz,Blood Red Roses
7 One-Way Ticket,Hard-Loving Loser,Morgan The Pirate
8 Hamish - (TRUE instrumental),Mainline Prosperity Blues,Swallow Song, A - (with Joan Baez)
9 Another Country,Allen's Interlude,All The World Has Gone By
10 Tuileries - (TRUE instrumental),House Un-American Blues Activity Dream,Pack Up Your Sorrows
11 Falcon, The,Raven Girl,Leaving California (One-Way Ticket)
12 Reno Nevada,Miles - (TRUE instrumental),Sell Out Agitation Waltz
13 Celebration For A Grey Day - (TRUE instrumental),Children Of Darkness,Pack Up Your Sorrows - (with Peter Yarrow)
14 House Un-American Blues Activity Dream
15 Bold Marauder, The
16 Hard Lovin' Loser
17 Dopico
18 Celebration For A Grey Day
19 Shady Grove - (with Jean Ritchie)
Disc 2
1 Dandelion River Run - (TRUE instrumental),Reflections In A Crystal Wind,Quiet Joys Of Brotherhood, The
2 Pack Up Your Sorrows,Bold Marauder,Joy 'Round My Brain
3 Tommy Makem Fantasy - (TRUE instrumental),Dopico,Lemonade Lady
4 Michael, Andrew And James,Swallow Song, A,Downtown - (TRUE instrumental)
5 Dog Blue - (TRUE instrumental),Chrysanthemum - (TRUE instrumental),Almond Joy
6 V - (TRUE instrumental),Sell-Out Agitation Waltz,Blood Red Roses
7 One-Way Ticket,Hard-Loving Loser,Morgan The Pirate
8 Hamish - (TRUE instrumental),Mainline Prosperity Blues,Swallow Song, A - (with Joan Baez)
9 Another Country,Allen's Interlude,All The World Has Gone By
10 Tuileries - (TRUE instrumental),House Un-American Blues Activity Dream,Pack Up Your Sorrows
11 Falcon, The,Raven Girl,Leaving California (One-Way Ticket)
12 Reno Nevada,Miles - (TRUE instrumental),Sell Out Agitation Waltz
13 Celebration For A Grey Day - (TRUE instrumental),Children Of Darkness,Pack Up Your Sorrows - (with Peter Yarrow)
14 House Un-American Blues Activity Dream
15 Bold Marauder, The
16 Hard Lovin' Loser
17 Dopico
18 Celebration For A Grey Day
19 Shady Grove - (with Jean Ritchie)
Disc 3
1 Dandelion River Run - (TRUE instrumental),Reflections In A Crystal Wind,Quiet Joys Of Brotherhood, The
2 Pack Up Your Sorrows,Bold Marauder,Joy 'Round My Brain
3 Tommy Makem Fantasy - (TRUE instrumental),Dopico,Lemonade Lady
4 Michael, Andrew And James,Swallow Song, A,Downtown - (TRUE instrumental)
5 Dog Blue - (TRUE instrumental),Chrysanthemum - (TRUE instrumental),Almond Joy
6 V - (TRUE instrumental),Sell-Out Agitation Waltz,Blood Red Roses
7 One-Way Ticket,Hard-Loving Loser,Morgan The Pirate
8 Hamish - (TRUE instrumental),Mainline Prosperity Blues,Swallow Song, A - (with Joan Baez)
9 Another Country,Allen's Interlude,All The World Has Gone By
10 Tuileries - (TRUE instrumental),House Un-American Blues Activity Dream,Pack Up Your Sorrows
11 Falcon, The,Raven Girl,Leaving California (One-Way Ticket)
12 Reno Nevada,Miles - (TRUE instrumental),Sell Out Agitation Waltz
13 Celebration For A Grey Day - (TRUE instrumental),Children Of Darkness,Pack Up Your Sorrows - (with Peter Yarrow)
14 House Un-American Blues Activity Dream
15 Bold Marauder, The
16 Hard Lovin' Loser
17 Dopico
18 Celebration For A Grey Day
19 Shady Grove - (with Jean Ritchie)
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