Alice's Restaurant: The Massacree Revisited

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Alice's Restaurant:
The Massacree Revisited
Live album by Arlo Guthrie
Released 1996
Recorded 1996
Genre Folk, Folk rock
Length 42:13
Label Rising Son
Producer Arlo Guthrie and Gabe Guthrie
Arlo Guthrie chronology
More Together Again
(1994)
Alice's Restaurant: The Massacree Revisited
(1996)
Mystic Journey
(1996)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Alice's Restaurant: The Massacree Revisited is a 1996 album by American folk singer Arlo Guthrie. The album is a new recording of all material from the entire original Alice's Restaurant album, as performed live 29 years later at The Church in Housatonic, Massachusetts. The album cover of this release also pays homage to its predecessor as it pictures Arlo in the same pose as the original album—sitting at the dinner table holding his fork and knife, waiting for Thanksgiving dinner to begin. This time he is without his hat (displaying a full head of gray hair) and 29 years older.

Each song is essentially faithful to the original—with one notable exception. At the end of re-recording of "Alice's Restaurant Massacree", Arlo launches into a postscript story wherein he relates going to Jimmy Carter's inauguration in 1976, and meeting Carter's son, Chip, who tells Arlo of the discovery of an opened copy of Alice's Restaurant left behind by the Nixons when they left the White House, leading to speculation around the fact that the title song and the gap in the Watergate tapes are both 18½ minutes in length.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Arlo Guthrie.

  1. "Alice's Restaurant Massacree (The Massacree Revisited)" – 22:26
  2. "Chilling of the Evening" – 3:52
  3. "Ring-Around-a-Rosy Rag" – 2:36
  4. "Now and Then" – 2:22
  5. "I'm Going Home" – 3:50
  6. "The Motorcycle Song" – 2:53
  7. "Highway in the Wind" – 4:14

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ruhlmann, W. (2011). "Alice's Restaurant: The Massacre Revisited - Arlo Guthrie | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 22 July 2011.