domingo, 23 de outubro de 2016

THE FIRST 3 SOLO ALBUMS OF MARY TRAVERS

Original Released on LP Warner Bros WS 1907 
(US, 1971)


When Peter, Paul and Mary split to pursue solo careers in the early '70s, Mary Travers was the first out of the gate with "Mary", issued in early 1971. As the most popular and photogenic member of the trio, commercial expectations might have run highest for Travers, but she was at a disadvantage in being a far less prolific songwriter than Peter Yarrow or Noel Stookey. Indeed, she wrote just a little material (co-writing two songs) on this LP, which in broad terms saw her cast as an interpreter of songs by contemporary songwriters with a touch of arty orchestration, somewhat in the mold of records of the period by fellow veteran folk boom vets Judy Collins and (to a lesser degree) Joan Baez. Generally speaking, however, she didn't address material by composers as strong as Collins and Baez had, "Mary" featuring songs by Rod McKuen, Elton John, Paul Simon, and others, including some by John Denver (whose "Follow Me" gave her a minor hit single, and who also plays guitar on the album). More than Yarrow or Stookey, Travers suffered when taking the solo vocal spotlight for an entire album, not being as strong or varied a singer as, say, Collins or Baez. All those shortcomings noted, this is still an acceptable recording of its style (and the only Travers solo album to join the Top 100), if perhaps one of more interest these days to Peter, Paul and Mary fans than anyone else. It's certainly on the earnest side - even more so than Peter, Paul and Mary's 1960s output - including new versions of a couple of songs she recorded as a member of that group, "The Song Is Love" and "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face."


Original Released on LP Warner Bros BS 2609 
(US, 1972)







Original Released on LP Warner Bros BS 2677 
(US, 1973)


10 comentários:

yahwehfrk disse...

Thanks, I was missing this one.

classic disse...

Grand merci!!

Copacetic47 disse...

many many thanks!

svarta disse...

Thank you very much Rato!!

Anonymous disse...

Great work on back covers

Anonymous disse...

Muchas gracias amigo Rato por estos bonitos discos, para disfrutar con la gran voz de Mary.
Podrías postear sus primeros discos de los años 60's?
Un saludo,
Juan

Jonathan "Johnny" Ruskin disse...

Thank you for these, but where is the download link? I can't find it. Thanks!

Fur disse...

Hartelijk bedankt Rato

furyanimal disse...

many thank what a beauriful voice Mary

Any middle-aged German Witch in Amerika disse...

Thank you so much for re-uploading these 3 great albums! I had missed them the first time around, and now I am so glad I can catch them. How beautiful they are! Obrigado!!

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