Harry Belafonte - Belafonte At Carnegie Hall - 1959 Analog Productions Pop Vocal 200 grm 2LP

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Harry Belafonte - Belafonte At Carnegie Hall - The Complete Concert


Label: Analogue Productions – APF-6006, RCA Victor ‎– LSO 6006
Format: 2 × Vinyl, LP, Remastered, Stereo, Gatefold, 200 gram
Country: US

33 1/3 RPM
Released: 2014
Genre: Pop, Folk, World, & Country
Style: Vocal

Tracklist


A1 Introduction 1:00
A2 Darlin' Cora 2:50
A3 Sylvie 4:45
A4 Cotton Fields 4:20
A5 John Henry 4:52
A6 Take My Mother Home 5:03



B1 The Marching Saints 4:40
B2 Day-O 3:41
B3 Jamaica Farewell 5:11
B4 Man Piaba 6:30
B5 All My Trials 3:52



C1 Mama Look A Boo Boo 5:23
C2 Come Back Liza 3:07
C3 Man Smart (Woman Smarter) 4:34
C4 Have Nageela (Traditional) 3:45
C5 Danny Boy 5:26
C6 Merci Bon Dieu (From The "Hatian Suite") 2:50



D1 Cu Cu Ru Cu Cu Paloma 7:02
D2 Shenandoah 3:58
D3 Matilda 13:00



200g Vinyl Double LP Pressed At Quality Record Pressings!
Mastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound from the Original 3-Track Analog Tapes!


Well, wait no more if you haven't heard this marvelous record. Analogue Productions has gone all out for this deluxe reissue. Starting with premier mastering by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound from the original analog tapes. Then plating and pressing by Gary Salstrom and the crew at Quality Record Pressings, where the finest quality LPs in the world are pressed. But it doesn't stop there: They've enhanced the original studio photography and wrapped up the whole package in a deluxe "old-school" tip-on gatefold jacket from Stoughton Printing!

Belafonte's mastery in front of an audience was never better displayed than here, a mastery that resulted in him becoming one of the most popular concert draws in history. Producer Bob Bollard and orchestra leader Bob Corman deftly integrated the 47-piece orchestra into the performance but knew when to lie back to let Belafonte sing, accompanied by a small combo of two guitars, bass, and percussion. The concert is divided in three sections: "Moods of the American Negro," "In the Caribbean," and "Around the World." All the hits are here: "Day O," "Jamaica Farewell," "Mama Look a Boo Boo," and others, plus calypso, folk songs, chain gang songs, spirituals, and songs from other lands, representing a veritable best-of package of Belafonte's first decade with RCA Victor.

From the opening trumpet fanfare and brief orchestral overture to the epic 12-minute version of "Matilda" (which set a standard for audience participation), the album never lets up. It is exciting, poignant, thrilling, intimate, and at times, spontaneously hilarious. Have a seat, sip a beverage and enjoy!

The granddaddy of all live albums, this double-LP set captures the excitement of a Harry Belafonte concert at the height of his popularity. Sampled from two consecutive performances of identical material, Belafonte at Carnegie Hall was an anomaly at a time when only comedy albums were recorded outside of the studio environment. It wasn't the first live album ever made, but it was certainly the first to be a major financial and artistic success. It stayed on the best-selling album charts for over three years and remained in print until RCA discontinued pressing LPs.

From the opening trumpet fanfare and brief orchestral overture to the epic 12-minute version of "Matilda" (which set a standard for audience participation), the album never lets up. It is exciting, poignant, thrilling, intimate, and at times, spontaneously hilarious.


Belafonte's mastery in front of an audience was never better displayed than here, a mastery that has resulted in him becoming one of the most popular concert draws in history. Producer Bob Bollard and orchestra leader Bob Corman deftly integrated the 47-piece orchestra into the performance but knew when to lie back to let Belafonte sing, accompanied by a small combo of two guitars, bass, and percussion.

The concert is divided in three sections: "Moods of the American Negro," "In the Caribbean," and "Around the World." All the hits are here: "Day O," "Jamaica Farewell," "Mama Look a Boo Boo," and others, plus calypso, folk songs, chain gang songs, spirituals, and songs from other lands, representing a veritable best-of package of his first decade with RCA Victor.


For sheer scope and genius of performance, this is the quintessential Belafonte package. Inexplicably, all of Belafonte's between-song patter and four songs were eliminated, no doubt in an attempt to fit the whole concert on one disc. The editing was done with a machete, and the concert loses all of its spontaneity and pacing. For those who are familiar with the original, magnificent double-LP set, the edits will make you cringe. For the record, the excised songs are "Take My Mother Home," "Man Piaba," "All My Trials," and "Merci Bon Dieu."

Harry Belafonte - John Henry

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Harry Belafonte - Cotton Fields


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Harry Belafonte - Matilda


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Harry Belafonte - All My Trials


Carnegie Hall '59


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Harry Belafonte - Day O'

Belafonte At Carnegie Hall


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More Information
Condition New
Format 2LP, 180 Gram
Label Analogue Productions
Color Black