News Oldies 26/06/2007

Four Decades Of Folk Rock Hits Stores September 11, 2007



Fairfax, VA. (Top40 Charts/ Time Life) - Music legend and folk rock icon Bob Dylan coined the zeitgeist of the 1960s when he recorded Like a Rolling Stone. Folk found an unlikely bedfellow in rock 'n' roll when Dylan plugged in, touching off a new genre of music that continues to resonate and reconstruct itself to this very day. To commemorate that historical moment and its lasting legacy, Time Life will release Four Decades of Folk Rock, a monumental four-CD box set, in stores on September 11. With 71 tracks that run the gamut of folk rock, singer-songwriter, country rock, roots rock and Americana and span over 40 years, Folk Rock is so comprehensive that it not only includes the most important songs of these genres, but also spotlights folk tracks performed by rock bands, rock songs recorded by folk acts and experiments by both along the way; Thin Lizzy performs an Irish folk song, punk rock band X takes on Americana, and comparative newcomer David Gray layers electronica on top of acoustic folk. The collection was painstakingly assembled by Grammy nominated producer Ted Myers and acclaimed author and pop culturist Bruce Pollock, and also features tracks by Tim Buckley, The Band, Arlo Guthrie, Richard Thompson and Steve Earle. The set is highlighted by extensive liner notes alongside rare and archival photographs of the artists, taken during the era their songs were first recorded.

Up until Like a Rolling Stone, Dylan was folk music?s golden boy and his new rock song mortified the folk purists. But it wasn't long before groups like The Turtles, The Lovin Spoonful, The Mamas & The Papas and, of course, The Byrds followed with a barrage of folk rock that would dominate the charts until the end of the 60s. By the 1970s, artists like Crosby Stills & Nash, Nick Drake, The Grateful Dead and Fleetwood Mac changed the way folk rock would be regarded by pushing its boundaries in different directions, introducing different sounds into the mix. This musical evolution opened the doors for young ?80s bands like X, R.E.M., The Pogues and 10,000 Maniacs to experiment with their own music and take on a surprisingly important role in folk rock history. They led the way to a new musical and cultural milieu that was reinterpreted in the ?90s by acts ranging from Wilco to the Indigo Girls, Sarah McLachlan and The Corrs. Their eclectic sounds updated folk rock for a new era and a new generation of fans. Four Decades of Folk Rock chronicles the incredible evolution of the genre, devoting each CD in the set to a separate decade.

The release of Four Decades of Folk Rock reflects Time Life's ongoing commitment to bring top quality American music to life. Over the past two years, the company has launched the Legends of American Music series, featuring critically acclaimed box sets on Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Louis Armstrong and The Stanley Brothers. This box set is part of Time Life's retail division campaign to redefine its role in the marketplace.

FOUR DECADES OF FOLK ROCK
Tracklisting

Disc One: The 60s
1. Like a Rolling Stone / Bob Dylan
2. Eve of Destruction / Barry McGuire
3. It Ain't Me Babe / The Turtles
4. You Were on My Mind / We Five
5. Do You Believe in Magic / The Lovin Spoonful
6. Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season) / The Byrds
7. Go Where You Wanna Go / The Mamas & the Papas
8. Dont Make Promises / Tim Hardin
9. Season of the Witch / Donovan
10. Thats the Bag I?m In / Fred Neil
11. Get Together / The Youngbloods
12. Today / Jefferson Airplane
13. For What Its Worth / Buffalo Springfield
14. I Never Asked to Be Your Mountain / Tim Buckley
15. Morning Dew / Tim Rose
16. Different Drum / The Stone Poneys
17. I Shall Be Released / The Band
18. Everybodys Talkin / Nilsson

Disc Two: The 70s
1. Wooden Ships / Crosby, Stills & Nash
2. Fotheringay / Fairport Convention
3. Coming into Los Angeles / Arlo Guthrie
4. Anywhere Like Heaven / James Taylor
5. John Barleycorn / Traffic
6. Box of Rain / Grateful Dead
7. One of These Things First / Nick Drake
8. Reason to Believe / Rod Stewart
9. American Pie / Don McLean
10. People on the Highway / Pentangle
11. Rock Me on the Water / Jackson Browne
12. Birds / Linda Ronstadt
13. Whiskey in the Jar / Thin Lizzy
14. Love Has No Pride / Bonnie Raitt
15. Diamonds and Rust / Joan Baez
16. All around My Hat / Steeleye Span
17. Gold Dust Woman / Fleetwood Mac

Disc Three: The 80s
1. Wall of Death / Richard & Linda Thompson
2. Come On Eileen / Dexys Midnight Runners
3. Talk about the Passion / R.E.M.
4. Whats She Done to Your Mind / The Rain Parade
5. Pass It On / Lone Justice
6. A Pair of Brown Eyes / The Pogues
7. Love Radiates Around / The Roches
8. Someday / Steve Earle
9. Luka / Suzanne Vega
10. Fourth of July / Dave Alvin
11. See How We Are / X
12. Let It Rain / The Dream Syndicate
13. Dont Talk / 10,000 Maniacs
14. Fishermans Blues / The Waterboys
15. Hazy Shade of Winter / Bangles
16. Five Cups of Coffee / The Jayhawks
17. Passionate Kisses / Lucinda Williams
18. Put Down the Gun / Peter Case

Disc Four: The 90s and Beyond
1. Carolyn / Steve Wynn
2. Drawn to the Rhythm / Sarah McLachlan
3. Angels / Peter Holsapple & Chris Stamey
4. Still Be Around / Uncle Tupelo
5. Galileo / Indigo Girls
6. Fade into You / Mazzy Star
7. Box Full of Letters / Wilco
8. Where I Go / Natalie Merchant
9. Loose String / Son Volt
10. Love to Love You / The Corrs
11. Shredding the Document / John Hiatt
12. Sunny Came Home / Shawn Colvin
13. She Came Along to Me / Billy Bragg & Wilco
14. We Have Forgotten / Sixpence None the Richer
15. Babylon / David Gray
16. Chief / Patty Griffin
17. Stupid / Anne McCue
18. Rain Come Down / eastmountainsouth






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