The Kingston Trio: The Stewart Years

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The Kingston Trio: The Stewart Years
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Compilation album by
ReleasedApril 25, 2000
RecordedAugust 15, 1961 - July 1966
GenreFolk
LabelBear Family
ProducerVoyle Gilmore, Frank Werber
Paul Surratt (reissue producer)
The Kingston Trio chronology
The Best of the Decca Years
(1998)
The Kingston Trio: The Stewart Years
(2000)
The Decca Years
(2002)

The Kingston Trio: The Stewart Years is a compilation of The Kingston Trio's recordings when John Stewart was a member of the Trio along with Bob Shane and Nick Reynolds.

The Stewart Years is a 10-CD box set and was released in 2000. It contains 286 songs, many of them are previously unissued and live tracks. The set includes a hardcover book containing photos and stories of the group, recording sessions, and notes on the songs.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2.5/5 stars [1]

Allmusic critic Greg Adams was equivocal about the extent of the package, writing: "The Stewart Years is a gorgeous ten-disc box set with hardbound book that collects everything the Trio recorded during Stewart's tenure... The Stewart version of the trio was more pop-oriented, political, and experimental (some unsuccessful attempts at folk-rock are preserved for posterity here). While they had their successes... their clean-cut collegiate image could never quite adapt to the counterculture and protest folk movement... The Stewart Years is a beautiful, comprehensive, and expensive artifact suitable for libraries and affluent fans."[1]

Personnel[edit]

  • Bob Shane – vocals, guitar, banjo
  • Nick Reynolds – vocals, tenor guitar, bongos, conga
  • John Stewart – vocals, banjo, guitar, harmonica
  • Dean Reilly – bass
  • Andy Belling – organ
  • George Callender – bass
  • Randy Cierley – guitar, percussion
  • Irving Cottler – drums
  • John Chambers – drums
  • Jerry Granelli – drums
  • Modesto Duran – percussion
  • Harold Hensley – fiddle
  • Jack Marshall – guitar
  • Allan Reuss – guitar
  • Manuel Stevens – trumpet
  • Anthony Terran – trumpet
  • John Rotella – reeds
  • Art Smith – reeds
  • Ben Kanter – reeds
  • William Hinshaw – French horn
  • Darrel Terwilliger – violin
  • Tibor Zelig – violin
  • Leonard Malarsky – violin
  • Sidney Sharp – violin
  • Myron Sandler – viola
  • Harry Hyams – viola
  • Alexander Neiman – viola
  • Joseph DiFiore – viola
  • Emmet Sargeant – cello
  • Jimmie Haskell – arranger, leader

Production notes[edit]

  • Voyle Gilmore – producer
  • Frank Werber – producer
  • Paul Surratt – reissue producer, photography, illustrations
  • Adam Skeaping – mastering
  • Jay Ranellucci – mixing
  • Richard Weize – tape research, discography
  • R. A. Andreas – photography, illustrations
  • Henry Diltz – photography, illustrations
  • George Karras – photography, illustrations
  • Wolfgang Taubenauer – artwork
  • Holger Von Bargen – art direction
  • Ben Blake – discography, song notes
  • Bill Bush – biographical information
  • Russ Wapensky – discography

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Adams, Greg. "The Kingston Trio: The Stewart Years > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved January 31, 2011.