Alice's Restaurant (album)

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Alice's Restaurant
Guthrie seated at a table in front of an empty plate and candles
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 1967
GenreFolk
Length34:36
LabelReprise
ProducerFred Hellerman
Arlo Guthrie chronology
Alice's Restaurant
(1967)
Arlo
(1968)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
Rolling StonePositive[2]
The Village VoiceB+[3]

Alice's Restaurant is the debut album by Arlo Guthrie released in September 1967 by Reprise Records. It features one of his most famous songs, "Alice's Restaurant Massacree". A steady seller, the album peaked at #29 on the Billboard 200 album chart on the week of March 2, 1968.[4] It then reappeared on the charts in 1969, and it peaked at #17 in November of that year.[5] Alice's Restaurant went gold (500,000 units sold) in September 1969 and Platinum (1,000,000 sold) in October 1986.

In 1996, Guthrie recorded the same material live for the album Alice's Restaurant: The Massacree Revisited.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Guthrie.

Side one

  1. "Alice's Restaurant Massacree" – 18:20

Side two

  1. "Chilling of the Evening" – 3:01
  2. "Ring-Around-a-Rosy Rag" – 2:10
  3. "Now and Then" – 2:15
  4. "I'm Going Home" – 3:12
  5. "The Motorcycle Song" – 2:58
  6. "Highway in the Wind" – 2:40

Personnel[edit]

  • Arlo Guthrie – vocals, guitar
  • The unknown musicians who play the electric guitar, standup bass, and drums
  • Al Brown – assistant production
  • Richard Chalfin – cover concept
  • Diana J. Davies – photography
  • Fred Hellerman – production
  • Harold Leventhal – liner notes
  • Ed Thrasher – art direction
  • Sherman Weisburd – cover photography
  • John S. Wilson – liner notes

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lindsay Planer. "Alice's Restaurant - Arlo Guthrie | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-11-29.
  2. ^ Jann Wenner (April 20, 2000). "Alice's Restaurant: 30th Anniversary Edition". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on May 14, 2008.
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert (December 20, 1976). "Christgau's Consumer Guide to 1967". The Village Voice. New York. p. 69. Retrieved June 22, 2013.
  4. ^ "Billboard 200 Chart". Billboard.
  5. ^ "Billboard 200 Chart". Billboard.

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