You are here

Peter, Paul and Mary

Out Of Stock
Peter, Paul and Mary
Peter, Paul and Mary
SKU: AFZ 161
Genre: 
Price: $24.99

TRACKS:
 1. Early In The Morning
 2. 500 Miles
 3. Sorrow
 4. This Train
 5. Bamboo
 6. It's Raining
 7. If I Had My Way
 8. Cruel War
 9. Lemon Tree
10. If I Had a Hammer
11. Autumn To May
12. Where Have All the Flowers Gone?

Mastered by Steve Hoffman
at Stephen Marsh Mastering

"...the group that transformed American folk music into '60s pop"
Peter, Paul and Mary

Featuring two of the biggest folk hits of all time,"Lemon Tree" and "If I Had A Hammer" along with such classics as "500 Miles" and "Where Have All The Flowers Gone," Peter, Paul and Mary's self-titled 1962 debut album introduced one of the most popular, innovative and enduring folk music groups or all time.

Peter, Paul and Mary is a collection of the best songs that the group knew, stirring in its sensibilities and its haunting melodies, crossing between folk, children's songs, and even gospel; light-hearted just where it needed to be and earnest where it had to be. For a young group on their first album, this was meticulously produced and already showed their incredible sense of professionalism. The angelic voice of Mary Travers blends with
Peter Yarrow's tenor and Paul Stookey's bass on some gorgeous harmonies.

It's one of the rare folk albums to reach US #1, staying in the Billboard Magazine Top Ten for 10 months, including seven weeks in the #1 position. At the Grammy Awards of 1963, their recording of "If I Had a Hammer" won the Best Folk Recording and Best Pop Performance by a Vocal Group awards. This classic recording helped to bring modern folk stylings to a mass audience for the first time. The album's innocent good spirit and optimism remains infectious even 50 years later.