I Stand Alone (Al Kooper album)

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I Stand Alone
I Stand Alone (Al Kooper album - cover art).jpg
Studio album by Al Kooper
Released 1969
Recorded 1968
Genre Rock
Length 41:24
Label Columbia
Producer Al Kooper
Al Kooper chronology
Super Session
I Stand Alone
You Never Know Who Your Friends Are
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 1969 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 psychedelia 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




  • Al Kooper – producer
  • Brian Ross-Myring, Charlie Bragg, Don Puluse, Fred Catero, Glen Kolotkin, Neil Wilburn – engineers