Peter, Paul & Mary Album 1700 Album
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Release information about the album
Release Date: 04/01/1967
Tracks in Album 1700: ROLLING HOME, LEAVING ON A JET PLANE, WEEP FOR JAMIE, NO OTHER NAME, THE HOUSE SONG, THE GREAT MANDALA (The Wheel of Life), I DIG ROCK AND ROLL MUSIC, IF I HAD WINGS, I'M IN LOVE WITH A BIG BLUE FROG, WHATSHERNAME, BOB DYLAN'S DREAM, THE SONG IS LOVE
Album 1700 Album Tracklist
- ROLLING HOME Lyrics
- LEAVING ON A JET PLANE Lyrics
- WEEP FOR JAMIE Lyrics
- NO OTHER NAME Lyrics
- THE HOUSE SONG Lyrics
- THE GREAT MANDALA (The Wheel of Life) Lyrics
- I DIG ROCK AND ROLL MUSIC Lyrics
- IF I HAD WINGS Lyrics
- I'M IN LOVE WITH A BIG BLUE FROG Lyrics
- WHATSHERNAME Lyrics
- BOB DYLAN'S DREAM Lyrics
- THE SONG IS LOVE Lyrics
Highly recommended: 1700 contains some of the best songs sung byby PP&M | Reviewer: Tom Tall | 7/14/14
Album 1700 by Peter, Paul and Mary was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Folk Performance category in 1967
1700 is a lost jewel of an album. It contains the some of best songs they ever sang. Full of songs that made you think, weep, and learn while listening to unique music and one of a kind lyrics: it also has some silly and fun songs too. Worthy of 1967, the times were unique in American history and American Music.
Deadly serious and fun by turns, the 1960s were a turning point in American sense and sensibilities. Death began to stalk the young men as they were sent to Viet Nam in increasing numbers. Civil Rights took hold at last, after 100 years black finally broke through to full recognition as people in the South. All through the nation many people of the generation who fought in WWII had to face what they should have faced directly after seeing what race hatred had done in Europe and Asia. Their children fought and died in the USA to make their parents aware at last of what America had to become, no more lip service but actual laws and living cultural changes to make America a land of the Free and Home of the Brave.
The great songs from this album include: the slow tick tock backing the words of the Great Mandala, which is the background to the story of a man who tried to teach peace and died for it; the soaring haunting voices describing the rooms of the House Song; and the slow elegy for Weep For Jamie; all these make for great listening.
It also includes songs which are fun and silly such as "I Dig Rock and Roll Music", and 'I'm in Love with a Big Blue Frog". Even these songs have a subtle iconoclastic point of view.
It also contains the most popular of Peter, Paul and Mary's songs, "Leaving on a Jet Plane" written by John Denver.
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