Album 1700

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Album 1700
Album 1700.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 4, 1967
Recorded1966-1967
StudioA&R Studios, New York City
GenreFolk, pop
Length39:44
LabelWarner Bros.
ProducerAlbert Grossman
Milt Okun
Peter, Paul & Mary chronology
The Peter, Paul and Mary Album
(1966)
Album 1700
(1967)
Late Again
(1968)
Singles from Album 1700
  1. "I Dig Rock and Roll Music"
    Released: August 1967
  2. "Leaving on a Jet Plane"
    Released: October 1969
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2.5/5 stars[1]

Album 1700 is the seventh studio album by American folk music trio Peter, Paul and Mary, released in 1967.[2] It produced the band's most successful and final hit "Leaving on a Jet Plane", a John Denver composition. The album peaked at number 15 on Billboard Magazine's Top LP chart and was nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Folk Performance category. Album 1700 was so named because its original LP issue was Warner Bros. Records catalog number W-1700 for the mono version and WS-1700 for the stereo version. It stayed on the charts and rose again in 1969, thanks to the single release of "Leaving on a Jet Plane".

The song "I'm in Love with a Big Blue Frog" was written by Leslie Braunstein, who was the original lead singer of Soft White Underbelly, the band that became Blue Öyster Cult. The song was made into a children's book and covered by Willio and Phillio on a Disney children's album.[3][4][5]

Cover art[edit]

The cover is styled after one of the promotional photographs for the movie Bonnie and Clyde that showed the gang holding machine guns.

Track listing[edit]

Side 1

  1. "Rolling Home" (Eric Andersen) – 3:31
  2. "Leaving on a Jet Plane" (John Denver) – 3:30
  3. "Weep for Jamie" (Peter Yarrow)– 4:12
  4. "No Other Name" (Paul Stookey) – 2:31
  5. "The House Song" (Paul Stookey, Robert Bannard) – 4:18
  6. "The Great Mandella (The Wheel of Life)" (Peter Yarrow) – 4:45

Side 2

  1. "I Dig Rock And Roll Music" (Paul Stookey, James Mason, Dave Dixon) – 2:33
  2. "If I Had Wings" (Peter Yarrow, Susan Yardley) – 2:22
  3. "I'm in Love with a Big Blue Frog" (Leslie Braunstein) – 2:08
  4. "Whatshername" (Paul Stookey, Dave Dixon, Richard Kniss) – 3:27
  5. "Bob Dylan's Dream" (Bob Dylan) – 4:01
  6. "The Song Is Love" (Dave Dixon, Richard Kniss, Paul Stookey, Peter Yarrow, Mary Travers) – 2:44

Personnel[edit]

  • Peter Yarrow – vocals, solo vocal on "If I Had Wings", guitar, 12-string guitar on "Leaving on a Jet Plane" and "Weep for Jamie"
  • Noel "Paul" Stookey – vocals, solo vocal on "Whatshername", guitar, 12-string guitar on "Rolling Home", "The House Song", and "The Song Is Love"
  • Mary Travers  – vocals, solo vocal on "No Other Name"

with:

  • Howard Collins - guitar
  • Paul Griffin - organ on "Weep for Jamie"
  • Morris Wechslier - piano
  • Harvey Brooks - bass
  • Richard Kniss - wood bass solo on "Whatshername"
  • Russ Savakus - bass
  • Paul Butterfield - harmonica on "Rolling Home"
  • Chuck Beale (The Paupers) - guitar
  • Adam Mitchell (The Paupers) - guitar
  • Denny Gerrard (The Paupers) - bass
  • Skip Prokop (The Paupers) - drums
  • Gene Bertoncini (Paul Winter Consort) - guitar on "The House Song"
  • Karl Herreshoff (Paul Winter Consort) - guitar on "The House Song"
  • John Beal (Paul Winter Consort) - bass on "The House Song"
  • Gene Murrow (Paul Winter Consort) - English horn on "The House Song"
  • Paul Winter (Paul Winter Consort) - sax on "The House Song"
  • Virgil Scott (Paul Winter Consort) - alto flute on "The House Song"
  • Richard Bock (Paul Winter Consort) - cello on "The House Song"

Production notes[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Position
1967 Billboard Pop Albums 15

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Allmusic entry for Album 1700. Accessed May 26, 2009
  3. ^ "Soft White Underbelly 1967-1968".
  4. ^ "Leslie Braunstein".
  5. ^ "I'm in Love with a Big Blue Frog (Album Version)".