- Audio CD (25 Oct 1990)
- Number of Discs: 2
- Label: Warner
- ASIN: B000002KNA
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Audio Cassette | Vinyl | MP3 Download
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I had the opportunity to see these two together in 1983 and it's the only time I saw an act get a two-minute standing ovation -- BEFORE they had even played a note. This album includes a lot of the songs that Pete and Arlo did at the concert I saw.
Arlo's band, Shenandoah, comes along for the ride but they're screamingly unnecessary. The highlights are many: "I'm changing my name to Chrysler," "The Garden Song," and "In Dead Earnest," Pete's little tribute to the late former Weaver Lee Hays, to name a few.
I wish Warners or somebody would have the presence of mind to re-release the live set from Boston that Pete and Arlo put out around 1974. As good as this CD is, the first live album leaves this one in the dust.
So while Seeger may never again have the vocal chops that he once had, it's nice to have albums like this around to remind us of the old days. Oh, and I don't mean to slight Arlo; he's especially good here, too, and still in peak form here in the new century!
The album is a live show that Pete and Arlo did in the eighties, complete with light hearted folk music and the occasional story thrown in for good measure. You can tell Arlo and Pete are having a blast and that being at that show would have been one heck of a good time. Very few live albums make you wish you really had been there; this one does.
Songs like "I'm Changing My Name to Chrysler" and "Old Time Religion" are silly and great to sing along to, but the show takes serious tones as well with Arlo performing some of his father's songs, and Pete doing stuff such as "If I Had a Hammer."
The album concludes with Arlo's rendition of "Amazing Grace" which truly gives me goose bumps everytime I hear it.
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