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Barry McGuire featuring The Mamas and The Papas - This Precious Time - The World's Last Private Citizen (2009)

Posted By : Designol | Date : 06 Mar 2013 17:51:22 | Comments : 5 |
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Barry McGuire featuring The Mamas and The Papas - This Precious Time - The World's Last Private Citizen (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 470 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320/Stereo) ~ 174 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Singer/Songwriter, Folk Rock, Pop-Rock | Label: Collector's Choice | # CCM-2053 | Time: 01:05:40

Having released Mama Cass solo albums, the Mugwumps and Denny Doherty s folk group the Halifax Three, our Collectors Choice Music label is something of a home for Mamas and Papas-related projects, and the first album on this twofer, This Precious Time , certainly qualifies! The story goes that superstar folkie Barry McGuire invited his old friends to audition for Lou Adler while doing sessions for the record, and the rest, as they say, is history. The group actually appears on seven tracks on This Precious Time , which we ve paired with Barry s next solo album, The World s Last Private Citizen , which came out in 1967 (we ve eliminated two duplicate tracks). Two superb folk/folk-rock records from one of the genre s leading lights!

Although former New Christy Minstrels singer Barry McGuire scored a fluke novelty hit with the Bob Dylan-styled folk-rock protest anthem "Eve of Destruction" in the summer of 1965, neither he nor producer Lou Adler's startup label Dunhill Records seems to have had a long-term plan for his solo career beyond trying to score another hit single. Naturally, Dunhill quickly issued an Eve of Destruction LP, filling the tracks with McGuire covers of recent folk hits and more originals by P.F. Sloan, who'd penned the hit. Sloan also wrote the follow-up singles "Child of Our Times" and "This Precious Time," neither of which made the Top 40. By the end of the year, Dunhill had another McGuire LP, This Precious Time, again mixing Sloan songs with other people's hits like "Do You Believe in Magic" and "Yesterday." That is the first of two McGuire albums combined on this two-fer CD reissue. The other is McGuire's third and final Dunhill album, 1968's The World's Last Private Citizen, which really was just a contractual obligation release cobbled together from more failed singles and even tracks borrowed from This Precious Time and Eve of Destruction. Thus, most of McGuire's Dunhill output is included on this CD, albeit in jumbled-up sequence. The gruff-voiced singer handles the personal and political angst of Sloan's songs well, and he even turns to a croon for some of the ballads. Oddly enough, he introduced his friends, the members of the Mamas & the Papas, to Dunhill, and they went on to be much more successful than he did. Their first hit, "California Dreamin'," was even recorded as a McGuire track initially, and that's how it's presented here, just with his craggy vocal in place of Denny Doherty's soulful one, and a harmonica solo instead of the flute. The paring of McGuire and the group is odd because his voice, frequently flat, with idiosyncratic phrasing and timing, makes for a strange combination with their ethereal harmonies and precision. On the second half of the disc, things get even stranger, as McGuire keeps looking for another hit by turning psychedelic ("Inner-Manipulations") or trying to repeat the "Eve of Destruction" formula (a cover of Dylan's "Masters of War"). Not surprisingly, Dunhill opted to end his tenure where it had begun, placing "Eve of Destruction" as the last track on his last album for the label. So, at least the one hit by this one-hit wonder is included here.

Review by William Ruhlmann, Allmusic.com




Tracklist:

01. This Precious Time (02:49)
02. California Dreamin (02:37)
03. Let Me Be (02:33)
04. Do You Believe In Magic (02:15)
05. Yesterday (02:52)
06. Hang On Sloopy (04:03)
07. Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues (04:00)
08. Upon A Painted Ocean (02:55)
09. Hide Your Love Away (02:46)
10. I'd Have To Be Outta My Mind (03:44)
11. Child Of Our Times (03:21)
12. Don't You Wonder Where It's At (02:51)
13. Top O'the Hill (02:22)
14. Cloudy Summer Afternoon (02:55)
15. Secret Saucer Man (02:43)
16. There's Nothin' Else On My Mind (02:52)
17. Walkin' My Cat Named Dog (02:07)
18. Masters Of War (02:33)
19. Inner Manipulations (03:41)
20. The Grasshopper Song (03:19)
21. Why Not Stop And Dig It While You Can (02:16)
22. Eve Of Destruction (03:35)


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Barry McGuire / This Precious Time And The World's Last Private Citizen

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Posted By: musicfriend Date: 06 Mar 2013 22:02:26
Thank you very much for this 2 wonderful albums!
Posted By: dipstick Date: 06 Mar 2013 22:07:42
Thank you Anatol38 and Designol! This a very interesting cd for sure. Love the lossless. :)
Posted By: alsoel Date: 06 Mar 2013 22:08:21
Muchísimas Gracias!!! ... me produce una gran ilusión poder recuperar en Flac, a Barry McGuire. ¿Sería posible colgar más discos de él? ... Gracias.
Posted By: nrwsps Date: 10 Mar 2013 11:38:46
Very Nice, Thanks.
Posted By: hellare Date: 08 Jan 2014 14:18:41
thank you, designol. great memories