Arlo Guthrie Download
Jul 26, 1968Newport Folk Festival (Newport, RI)
Arlo Guthrie Download
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Total Length:
35:39
Copyright:
© Wolfgang's Vault

Arlo Guthrie Download

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Our downloads are all from master recordings owned by Wolfgang's Vault, an archive built from more than a dozen historic collections spanning a wide spectrum of musical genres and legendary performers.

We have painstakingly restored every tape using the highest quality analog-to-digital converters available and the light engineering touch we’ve come to be known for that makes you feel like you were at the show.

All song files are high-quality 320k mp3s, delivered to you in a single zip file. If you haven't used a zip file before, it’s quite simple. On most computers you can just double-click on the zip file to extract it to a folder containing the mp3 song files, which you can then drag into iTunes or whatever library you use.

Sample this concert
  1. 1Introduction by Jean Ritchie01:28
  2. 2Swimmy Swim18:17
  3. 3The Pause Of Mr. Claus08:05
  4. 4Encore applause/tuning00:41
  5. 5Meditation (Wave Upon Wave)07:08
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Item Number:
  • 20020409-383-AD
Date:
  • Jul 26, 1968
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Sample this concert
  1. 1Introduction by Jean Ritchie01:28
  2. 2Swimmy Swim18:17
  3. 3The Pause Of Mr. Claus08:05
  4. 4Encore applause/tuning00:41
  5. 5Meditation (Wave Upon Wave)07:08
Total Length:
35:39
Copyright:
© Wolfgang's Vault

Liner Notes

Arlo Guthrie - acoustic guitar, vocals; Bob Arkin - upright bass

This high-quality 1968 Newport Folk recording captures Arlo Guthrie right between his first and second albums. "Alice's Restaurant" (which he debuted at Newport the previous year) is a classic, but not the only example of his witty and imaginative social commentary. There is no better example of Arlo's counter-culture commentary, and this was recorded right at the peak of that era.

The FBI monologue which fuels "The Pause Of Mr. Claus" here is absolutely hilarious. The long opening piece, "Swimmy Swim," is based on a track found on Woody Guthrie's album of children's songs, and this may have been a one-off improvisation exclusive to this Newport performance. The audience loves him and literally roars for an encore. (Bershaw)

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