Peter Yarrow SingAlong Special [Barnes & Noble Exclusive]

Peter Yarrow SingAlong Special [Barnes & Noble Exclusive]

by Peter Yarrow


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Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul & Mary, made several solo albums during the group's interregnum, which lasted for most of the 1970s. But after they reunited for good in 1978, he restricted himself to trio recordings. Mary Travers' death in 2009 put a permanent end to PP&M, though, and with this live set (the audio complement to a DVD), he once again puts his name upfront on an album cover. He is not alone, however. The cover itself notes his "special guests": Noel Paul Stookey (the "Paul" of PP&M), Mary Chapin Carpenter, Keb' Mo', Bethany & Rufus (that's Bethany Yarrow, his daughter), and Billy Jones. Joined by the Mustard Seed School Choir and the Walkabout Clearwater Chorus, they gathered at the New York Society for Ethical Culture Concert Hall for this show, which looks back over Yarrow's career in a set of PP&M favorites. Yarrow was wise to enlist so many friends. As becomes apparent at the outset with his "Weave Me the Sunshine," the singer, now in his early seventies, is not as powerful a vocalist as he once was. But all the help tends to mask that, and at times, such as on the children's song "Some Houses," which is sung by Jones, and "All Hid," sung by Bethany, Yarrow takes a backseat to his compatriots. Both Bethany and Carpenter take over parts once handled by Travers at times, although there are PP&M songs, notably "Don't Laugh at Me" and the closer, "A' Soalin'," that are sung by the surviving duo of Yarrow and Stookey. Then, Travers' absence is especially felt.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/22/2010
Label: Barnes Noble Consign
UPC: 0400000027067
catalogNumber: 2706

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Peter Yarrow   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Mary Chapin Carpenter   Guitar,Vocals
Paul Prestopino   Guitar,Harmonica,Mandolin,Cello
Noel Paul Stookey   Guitar,Vocals
Keb' Mo'   Guitar,Vocals,national steel guitar
Rufus Cappadocia   Cello
John Conte   Bass
Billy Jonas   Percussion,Vocals
Moumouni Yacouba   Flute,Vocals,Ngoni
Bethany Yarrow   Vocals
Mustard Seed School   Choir, Chorus
Bonga Jean-Baptiste   Percussion
Walkabout Clearwater Chorus   Choir, Chorus

Technical Credits

Bob Dylan   Composer
Peter Yarrow   Arranger,Composer,Lyricist,Producer,Liner Notes,Adaptation
Kevin Salem   Engineer
Kevin Moore   Composer
Allen Shamblin   Composer
Noel Paul Stookey   Arranger,Adaptation
Hedy West   Composer
Travers   Arranger
Jim Brown   Producer
Traditional   Composer
Steve Seskin   Composer
Bethany Yarrow   Composer,Lyricist
Elena Mezzetti   Arranger,Adaptation
Georgina Graper   Composer
Rachel Jackson   Staff
Aiko Mauldin   Director
Beth Bradford   Staff
Tracy Batteastle   Arranger,Adaptation
Tony Arancio   Staff
Marcus Leaver   Executive Producer
Lenny Lipton   Composer
William Lee Jonas   Composer

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