Greenhouse (Leo Kottke album)

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Greenhouse
Studio album by Leo Kottke
Released January 1972
Recorded Sound 80, Minneapolis, MN
Genre Folk
Length 35 minutes
Label Capitol (ST-11000)
Producer Denny Bruce
Leo Kottke chronology
Mudlark
(1971)
Greenhouse
(1972)
My Feet Are Smiling
(1973)

Greenhouse is American guitarist Leo Kottke's fifth album, his second on the Capitol label, released in 1972. It was recorded in three days. From the liner notes: "In the sense that my guitars were once plants, this record's a greenhouse. There are seven instrumentals and four vocals." It reached #127 on the Billboard 200 chart.[1]

It was re-issued on CD by One Way Records in 1995.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [2]

Writing for Allmusic, music critic Bruce Eder noted that the album was less ambitious that Kottke's previous release and wrote of the album "... Greenhouse is a true solo record that offers several surprises. Over a third of it is made up of vocal numbers, including two that are absolutely superb... Some of the mastering isn't quite as clean here as it is on other titles in Kottke's catalog, but otherwise this is an acceptable reissue of an album that is, perhaps, under appreciated because of its relatively high concentration of vocal numbers by the guitarist."[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Leo Kottke except as noted

Side one[edit]

  1. "Bean Time" – 2:32
  2. "Tiny Island" (Al Gaylor) – 3:46
  3. "The Song of the Swamp" – 3:00
  4. "In Christ There is No East or West" (Traditional) – 2:12
  5. "Last Steam Engine Train" (Sam McGee, John Fahey) – 3:00
  6. "From the Cradle to the Grave" (Leo Kottke, Ron Nagle) – 3:23

Side two[edit]

  1. "Louise" (Paul Siebel) – 4:02
  2. "The Spanish Entomologist" (Traditional) – 2:24
  3. "Owls" – 5:00
  4. "You Don't Have to Need Me" – 4:37
  5. "Lost John" (Traditional) – 2:15

Personnel[edit]

  • Leo Kottke - 6 & 12-string guitar, vocals
  • Steve Gammell - second guitar on "Lost John"

Production notes[edit]

  • Produced by Denny Bruce
  • Engineered by Paul Martinson
  • Photography & artwork by Bill Matthews

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Greenhouse - Leo Kottke | Awards | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 29 May 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Eder, Bruce. "Greenhouse > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved June 28, 2011. 

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