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Folk music springs from the lives of people,
telling of their hard times and triumphs, their heroes and outlaws, their
loves and loves lost. It not only tells the story of how we got
here, but reveals the bond we share with past generations. They,
too, had hopes and dreams similar to our own. They, too, sought to
heal the world in their own time, ridding it of war and injustice--and
they, too, were nurtured by the songs that bound their mutual vision, that
helped to renew them in the wake of loss and disappointment.
Peter, Paul and Mary have drawn perhaps their greatest
inspiration from such songs of conscience and concern. In the spirit
of such acknowledgment, Peter, Paul and Mary have chosen this
retrospective collection of 15 songs: all but the most recently recorded
"Don't Laugh At Me" are drawn from the 20 albums released during
their nearly four-decade association.
This is not a compilation of "hits".
On the contrary, none of these songs can be found on a "Best Of
Peter, Paul and Mary" album. In fact, you may not be familiar
with a number of these recordings.
As to subject matter, surely "If I Had A
Hammer," "Blowin' In The Wind," "Where Have All The
Flowers Gone," and numerous other familiar songs could have been
included. However, the intention of this album is to share some of
the hidden treasures, lesser-known songs that spoke to Peter, Paul and
Mary, that sensitized and inspired them, reinvigorating them when they
needed to reassert their reason to keep on keepin' on.
Let the music tell its story and perhaps you, too, will
be moved to join your voice with others who are committed to the
realization of a better world.
A portion of the profits from this record will
be donated by Peter, Paul and Mary to:
The Center For Constitutional Rights
Children's Defense Fund Oxfam America