The Best of Peter, Paul and Mary: Ten Years Together

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The Best of Peter, Paul, and Mary: Ten Years Together
Greatest hits album by Peter, Paul, and Mary
Released 1970
Genre Folk
Length 37:48
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Albert P. Grossman, Milton Okun
Peter, Paul, and Mary chronology
Peter, Paul and Mommy
(1969)
The Best of Peter, Paul and Mary: (Ten) Years Together
(1970)
Reunion (1978)

The Best of Peter, Paul, and Mary: Ten Years Together is a 1970 greatest hits release by American folk trio Peter, Paul, and Mary. It is the last album released before the group split up in 1970.

The album includes all of their greatest hits, including their only #1 hit "Leaving On A Jet Plane", "If I Had a Hammer", and their versions of the Bob Dylan songs "Blowin' in the Wind", "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right," and "Too Much of Nothing," along with others. The thirteen cuts were taken from the trio's 1962 debut album, Peter, Paul and Mary (3 tracks), and their follow-up albums: In the Wind (1963) (3 tracks), Album 1700 (1967) (2 tracks), with single tracks from (Moving) (1963), A Song Will Rise (1965), See What Tomorrow Brings (1965), Late Again (1968), and Peter, Paul and Mommy (1969).

Ten Years Together was released on Warner Brothers Label 2552 in 1970. Due to the trio's 1970 breakup, this would be their last album together until 1978's Reunion album. AllMusic's Bruce Eder praises this compilation as a close cross-section of PP&M's eclectic sound, nicely highlighting the group's evolution during the prior decade [1] from the acoustic folk sound that helped popularize several early Dylan compositions, to their later use of electric guitar and drums on hits like Too Much of Nothin' - another Dylan contribution, but from his later sound, composed in 1967, but not released by Dylan himself until 1975.

Track listing[edit]

Side 1
  1. "Blowin' in the Wind", (Bob Dylan) – 2:58
  2. "Too Much of Nothing" (Bob Dylan) – 2:32
  3. "Lemon Tree (Will Holt)" – 2:52
  4. "Stewball" (Elena Mezzetti-Stookey-Okun-Travers) – 3:09
  5. "Five Hundred Miles" (Hedy West) – 2:55
  6. "I Dig Rock and Roll Music" (Stookey-James Mason-Dave Dixon) – 2:31
  7. "If I Had a Hammer (The Hammer Song)" (Pete Seeger-Lee Hayes) - 2:05
Side 2
  1. "Early Morning Rain" (Gordon Lightfoot) - 3:13
  2. "Leaving on a Jet Plane" (John Denver) – 3:27
  3. "Puff (The Magic Dragon)" (Peter Yarrow-Leonard Lipton) – 3:25
  4. "For Lovin' Me" (Gordon Lightfoot) – 2:08
  5. "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right" (Bob Dylan) – 3:12
  6. "Day Is Done" (Peter Yarrow) – 3:22

Track Listing from LP:

Side 1
  1. "Blowin' in the Wind" – 2:56
  2. "Too Much of Nothing" – 2:32
  3. "Lemon Tree" – 2:52
  4. "Stewball" – 3:09
  5. "Early Mornin' Rain" – 3:13
  6. "500 Miles" – 2:55
  7. "I Dig Rock and Roll Music" – 2:31
Side 2
  1. "Leaving on a Jet Plane" – 3:27
  2. "Puff (The Magic Dragon)" – 3:25
  3. "For Lovin' Me" – 2:08
  4. "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right" – 3:12
  5. "If I Had a Hammer (The Hammer Song)" - 2:06
  6. "Day Is Done" – 3:22

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eder, Bruce. "Ten Years Together". www.allMusic.com. Retrieved 11 July 2012.