Loudon Wainwright III (album)

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Loudon Wainwright III
Studio album by Loudon Wainwright III
Released 1970 (1970)
Genre Folk
Length 39:01
Label Atlantic
Producer Loudon Wainwright III,
Milt Kramer
Loudon Wainwright III chronology
Loudon Wainwright III
Album II
(1971)Album II1971
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau(B-)[2]
Rolling Stone(favorable)[3]

Loudon Wainwright III (also known as Album I) is the debut album of Loudon Wainwright III. It was released on vinyl in 1970 on Atlantic Records. Like his second effort Album II, the album is a solo acoustic effort. Though his ironic sense of humour is evident, this is an altogether bleaker and more acerbic album ("Black Uncle Remus", "Four is a Magic Number", "Glad To See You've Got Religion") than most of his 1970s work.

Reflecting another career-long obsession, the first line of the first song on his debut album concerns growing older, a theme which persists to his newest recordings.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "School Days" – 3:06
  2. "Hospital Lady" – 4:05
  3. "Ode to a Pittsburgh" – 3:15
  4. "Glad To See You’ve Got Religion" – 3:56
  5. "Uptown" – 2:45
  6. "Black Uncle Remus" – 2:39
  7. "Four is a Magic Number" – 3:28
  8. "I Don’t Care" – 4:09
  9. "Central Square Song" – 5:28
  10. "Movies Are a Mother to Me" – 2:39
  11. "Bruno’s Place" – 3:31

Release history[edit]

  • LP: Atlantic SD 8260 (U.S.)
  • LP: Atlantic K40101 (UK)
  • LP: Edsel ED308 (1989 re-release)
  • CD: Collector's Choice 632 (April 4, 2006 re-release)