The Extreme Kingston Trio

The Extreme Kingston Trio

by The Kingston TrioThe Kingston Trio

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Overview

Intended to mark the Kingston Trio's 44th year as a going concern, this 16-song collection features several latter-day versions of the group, working in both a live and a studio context. It's especially weird, though not unpleasant, to hear "Reverend Mr. Black" done with electric bass, and a similar approach to "M.T.A."; the latter, along with several other classic songs, appears more than once for comparison's sake. The notes are a little confusing in terms of who is playing on what, but of the latter-day versions of the group, the lineups with both Nick Reynolds and Bob Haworth are represented, with George Grove -- the longest serving active member following the retirement of co-founder Bob Shane -- serving as producer. It's all enjoyable, and although the details of the differences in playing between the different lineups represented will mostly interest only the most hardcore fans, there's no denying that the music itself is still a lot of fun, and often also quite beautiful. And the sound throughout is excellent, even if the purpose of the CD is a little obscure for all but the most devoted listeners.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/09/2001
Label: Silverwolf
UPC: 0787991102929
catalogNumber: 1029
Rank: 144422

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kingston Trio   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Woody Guthrie   Composer
Fred Neil   Composer
Tom Paxton   Composer
Pete Seeger   Composer
Jerry Leiber   Composer
Billy Edd Wheeler   Composer
Tom Glazer   Composer
Alan Lomax   Composer
Harold Payne   Composer
George Grove   Producer
Dave Guard   Composer
Murray Krugman   Executive Producer
Alan Jay Lerner   Composer
Mike Stoller   Composer
Frederick Loewe   Composer
Eric Pease   Composer
Bess Lomax Hawes   Composer
Jacqueline Steiner   Composer
Frank Warner   Composer
Mike Scarpiello   Composer

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