The Best of the Decca Years

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The Best of the Decca Years
Greatest hits album by
ReleasedJune 2, 1998
ProducerFrank Werber
Todd Everett (reissue producer)
The Kingston Trio chronology
The Kingston Trio: The Guard Years
The Best of the Decca Years
The Kingston Trio: The Stewart Years

The Best of the Decca Years is a compilation of The Kingston Trio's recordings when the group was on the Decca Records label.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars [1]

Writing for Allmusic, music critic Cub Koda wrote of the album; "Although painted as a quaint coffeehouse group from the hootenanny days of folk music's history, the Kingston Trio actually had pretty big ears for a wide variety of material, ranging from pop to obscure Broadway material, to songs from up-and-coming folk artists they had originally influenced... this collection shines a light on a part of the group's history usually ignored, and shows that much good music emerged during their final days."[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Stay Awhile" (Nick Reynolds, Bob Shane, John Stewart) – 2:15
  2. "Long Time Blues" (Mason Williams) – 2:21
  3. "Love's Been Good to Me" (Rod McKuen) – 3:09
  4. "Poverty Hill" (Fred Hellerman, Fran Minkoff) – 3:24
  5. "My Ramblin' Boy" (Tom Paxton) – 3:46
  6. "Three Song" (Williams) – 2:10
  7. "I Can't Help But Wonder Where I'm Bound" (Paxton) – 2:40
  8. "Rusting in the Rain" (McKuen) – 2:46
  9. "They Are Gone" (Williams) – 2:46
  10. "Lei Pakalana" (Samuel F. Omar) – 2:16
  11. "Children of the Morning" (Stewart) – 2:42
  12. "Hit and Run" (Stewart) – 2:16
  13. "Less of Me" (Glen Campbell) – 2:25
  14. "Lock All the Windows" (Stewart) – 3:17
  15. "Gonna Go Down the River" (Dallas Frazier, Buddy Mize) – 2:04
  16. "I'm Going Home" (Fred Geis) – 2:24


Production notes[edit]

  • Frank Werber – producer
  • Todd Everett – reissue producer


  1. ^ a b Koda, Cub. "The Best of the Decca Years > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved January 31, 2011.