A Possible Projection of the Future / Childhood's End

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A Possible Projection of the Future / Childhood's End
A Possible Projection of the Future - Childhood's End (Al Kooper album - cover art).jpg
Studio album by Al Kooper
Released April 1972
Recorded 1972
Studio AIR Studios, London UK
Trident Studios, London
Genre Rock
Length 40:19
Label Columbia
Producer Al Kooper
Al Kooper chronology
New York City (You're a Woman)
(1971)
A Possible Projection of the Future / Childhood's End
(1972)
Naked Songs
(1973)
Singles from A Possible Projection of the Future / Childhood's End
  1. "The Monkey Time"
    Released: February 25, 1972
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

A Possible Projection of the Future / Childhood's End is Al Kooper's fifth album, recorded for and released by Columbia Records in 1972.

Begun with a vague storyline that failed to survive beyond the two title tracks, the album was recorded in London, England at George Martin's AIR Studios with one outtake from New York City (You're A Woman). Six original tracks were surrounded by covers of Bob Dylan ("The Man in Me", which Kooper had originally produced), Smokey Robinson ("Swept For You Baby") and even Jimmy Cliff ("Please Tell Me Why").

The album cover showed Kooper as an eighty-year-old man, decrepit and clutching a Fender Jaguar guitar.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Al Kooper; except where indicated

  1. "A Possible Projection of the Future" – 6:29
  2. "The Man in Me" (Bob Dylan) – 3:42
  3. "Fly On" – 3:15
  4. "Please Tell Me Why" (Guilly Bright, Jimmy Cliff) – 4:40
  5. "The Monkey Time" (Curtis Mayfield) – 3:20
  6. "Let Your Love Shine" – 4:04
  7. "Swept for You Baby" (Smokey Robinson) – 3:32
  8. "Bended Knees (Please Don't Leave Me Now)" – 3:40
  9. "Love Trap" – 4:04
  10. "Childhood's End" – 3:33

Personnel[edit]

Musicians[edit]

Technical[edit]

  • Al Kooper – producer
  • John Punter – engineer
  • Mark Levine – engineer
  • Ron Coro – design

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A Possible Projection of the Future - Al Kooper | AllMusic". allmusic.com. 2011. Retrieved 26 July 2011.