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After the War (II) my father Loudon (II) came home with his bride Martha (I).1 My parents had sex and nine months later I was born albeit almost backwards.2

My youth was spent in Westchester County, New York and Beverly Hills, California.3 I remember being particularly happy when we lived in Southern California.4 However there was romantic agony - I had a tremendous ... Read more in Amazon's Loudon Wainwright III Store

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Product details

  • Audio CD (5 July 1993)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Live
  • Label: Virgin/EMI
  • ASIN: B000002US7
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 110,385 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Road Ode (Live) 5:09£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. I'm Alright (Live) 2:59£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Five Years Old (Live) 3:08£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Your Mother And I (Live) 2:29£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Westchester County (Live) 3:20£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. He Said, She Said (Live) 3:30£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Christmas Rap (Live)0:26£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Suddenly It's Christmas (Live) 2:23£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Thanksgiving (Live) 4:50£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. A Fine Celtic Name (Live) 2:56£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. T S M N W A (Live) 3:28£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Some Balding Guys (Live) 1:27£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. The Swimming Song (Live) 2:25£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder (Live) 3:00£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Happy Birthday Elvis (Live) 2:46£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Fabulous Songs (Live)0:27£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Unhappy Anniversary (Live) 2:54£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. I'd Rather Be Lonely (Live) 2:58£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Just Say No (Live)0:33£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen20. April Fool's Day Morn (Live) 4:13£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen21. The Man Who Couldn't Cry (Live) 5:04£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen22. The Acid Song (Live) 5:54£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen23. Tip That Waitress (Live) 4:14£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen24. Career Moves (Live) 3:09£0.99  Buy MP3 

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Folk music is supposed to be the sound of people describing their own lives and communities, but how many of the countless folk singers from the suburbs sing about private schools and country club dances? Loudon Wainwright III does. Country clubs are too easy a target for anger, so on this live album, Wainwright pokes fun at the absurd customs of "Westchester County" where he grew up. He's a very funny guy, and the album's 19 songs (not to mention the between-song patter) wring new laughs out of such well worn subjects as Christmas, swimming pools, Elvis Presley, and sex. Wainwright isn't much of a singer, and he's less of a guitarist, but he's a clever wordsmith with a real knack for pushing the inherent absurdity of common situations out into the open. Career Moves is divided between unaccompanied songs and those performed with fiddler/mandolinist David Mansfield and banjoist Chaim Tannenbaum. Six of the songs have never been released on an album; the other 13 are drawn from all phases of a 25-year career. All in all, the album makes a good introduction to Wainwright for newcomers and a fine summary for old fans. --Geoffrey Himes

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By "phyllisasious" on 23 Mar. 2004
Format: Audio CD
This album marked my introduction to Loudon Wainwright and what an introduction. I first came across the album by accident in a
bargain bucket in Our Price and was just bowled over by the album; time has not diminished that opinion. It is akin to having front row seats at a dream Loudon concert with a heady mix of beautiful and poignant songs and self-deprecating humorous numbers, all held together with some wonderful audience interaction.
Just fantastic.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By unaccompanied_lady on 14 April 2006
Format: Audio CD
First saw Loudon Wainwright III on the Whistle Terst in 1986 when he sang 'Hard Day on the Planet'. I was 17 at the time and a thrash metal fan but I was so hooked by this performer and his lyrics that I bought the tape of @More Love Songs'. From that moment I have tracked down everythin he has done and have an appreciation of his performing life although in Father Daughter Dialogue he suggests that this persona is just for his audience. This CD is a great introduction to Loudon and some standout tracks are: 'Thanksgiving', They've spelled my name wrong again and 'April Fool's Day Morn. Touchingly beautiful one moment then car crash honesty the next...a must have for anybody's collection.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 13 Oct. 2003
Format: Audio CD
Loudon Wainwright has the ability to make you laugh out loud one minute and want to cry the next. He writes songs with a unique blend of humour and pathos, and this live album is totally engaging from start to finish. Almost as good as actually being at one of his gigs, and a great starting point for listeners who are hearing him for the first time. 'The Acid Song' is a highlight as he doesn't perform it live often. Buy it now!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By I. Waters on 9 Mar. 2009
Format: Audio CD
This is not a review of the Disc - which speaks for itself in it's beauty and brilliance - more of a mini-rant against the Amazon reviewer. I've wondered about the reviewers before with other Artists, but when I read "Wainwright isn't much of a singer and he's less of a guitarist", I was absolutely stunned. Has the reviewer ever listened to "Primrose Hill" or "Your Mother And I"? (to name just two). If they have, how can they make such a preposterous statement?

As for his guitar skills, less of a guitarists than who? Who are they comparing him to? Jimmy Page, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Joe Bonamassa, Doc Watson, Verlon Thompson? You might as well say that Dave Van Ronk had a rough voice and was a journeyman instrumentalist. Give me a break, here. Don't anyone let the reviewer's comments put them off Loudon Wainwright. Ever.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr M J Tostevin on 14 Jun. 2004
Format: Audio CD
What to say about such a complete album, ooooops Compact Disc.... Having recently come back to Loudon Wainwright after a time without his warm, cutting, telling lyrics, Career Moves provides all of those in spades.
The absolute maestro of the live performance London weaves the evening at the Bottom Line with his own style of humour and pathos that has one laughing then crying then doing both simultaneously. I loved every single chord as, I'm happy to say, did my 17 years old daughter, her singing Westchester County in the car brought a smile to my face.
Career Moves is one that Loudon Wainwright III fans will love, and others who hear it will soon become Loudon Wainwright III Fans.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 7 Dec. 2005
Format: Audio CD
A simply wonderful album. Moments of wry humour mixed with songs of real pathos, in the true sense of the word. Even the ode to downtrodden waitresses has an element of earthy truth inserted into it, with perfect timing. He once again proves himself to be a consumate songwriter, far superior to those who are more successful. Perhaps his tendency to focus on the genuine situations and emotions experienced by real pople has held him back, but it certainly made him someone whom one can listen to agian and again without ever feeling bored or cheated. Start with this one, work your way through A live One and So Damn Happy, then go back to the beginning and listen to each album in turn.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Trevor Stafford on 28 July 2004
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
The live format of this recording works really well; the listener is brought right into the bar in the Catskills (or thereabouts) to enjoy the humour and melody of this long standing folk performer.
Wainwright is traditional in his music, which is gentle, rhythmic accoustic folk; where he really scores is his humorous observation of everyday life. 'I'm alright' is a glorious parody of the traditional blues number, and numbers like 'Your mother and I' and 'Five years old' reveal a sympathetic observation of family life. Certain of his songs are distinctly American in that their subject matter is peculiarly transatlantic, but that did not mar the album for this British listener.
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