I Stand Alone (Al Kooper album)

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I Stand Alone
Studio album by Al Kooper
Released 1968
Recorded 1968
Genre Rock
Length 41:24
Label Columbia
Producer Al Kooper
Al Kooper chronology
Super Session
(1968)
I Stand Alone
(1968)
You Never Know Who Your Friends Are
(1969)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

I Stand Alone is the title of New York City based singer-songwriter Al Kooper's 1968 début album, issued on Columbia Records, recorded after his collaboration with Michael Bloomfield and Stephen Stills, Super Session.

An eclectic mix of country, soul, blues and rock with a dose of psychedelics mixed throughout, it is a continuation of Super Session in its mix of disparate covers from the likes of Bill Monroe, Harry Nilsson and Traffic and originals running the gamut of feelings.

Unlike that album, however, with the spotlight on Kooper alone and Kooper's alternate utilization of orchestras and professional Nashville studio musicians, the tracks are more focused, all within two and five minutes. "Camille" is lifted from "Overture to Le Domino Noire" by French composer Daniel Auber

Most tracks are bridged with sound effects taken from albums issued by Elektra Records. The Overture begins with a collage of sound effects also taken from those albums.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Al Kooper; except where indicated

  1. "Overture" – 4:39
  2. "I Stand Alone" – 3:37
  3. "Camille" (Kooper, Tony Powers) – 2:54
  4. "One" (Harry Nilsson) – 2:53
  5. "Coloured Rain" (Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi, Chris Wood) – 3:01
  6. "Soft Landing on the Moon" – 3:58
  7. "I Can Love a Woman" – 3:28
  8. "Blue Moon of Kentucky" (Bill Monroe) – 2:14
  9. "Toe Hold" (Isaac Hayes, David Porter) – 3:53
  10. "Right Now For You" – 2:33
  11. "Hey, Western Union Man" (Jerry Butler, Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff) – 3:43
  12. "Song and Dance for the Unborn, Frightened Child" – 4:31

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eder, B. (2011). "I Stand Alone - Al Kooper | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 26 July 2011.