Unrequited (album)

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Unrequited
Unrequitedalbumcover.jpg
Studio album by Loudon Wainwright III
Released February 1975
Genre Folk
Length 48:38
Label Columbia
Producer Loudon Wainwright III,
Mark Harmon,
Milton Kramer,
Bruce Dickinson (1998 CD reissue)
Loudon Wainwright III chronology
Attempted Mustache
(1973)
Unrequited
(1975)
T Shirt
(1976)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Robert Christgau A–[1]
Rolling Stone mixed link

Unrequited is the fifth album from Loudon Wainwright III. It was his last album on the Columbia Records label, released in 1975. Tracks 1–7 were recorded in a studio, while tracks 8–14 were recorded live at The Bottom Line in New York City. Tracks 15–17 are bonus tracks included on the Sony-Legacy CD reissue.

Although stylistically typical of Wainwright's mid-1970s output, the album is somewhat groundbreaking in that though all songs are originals, one side is studio, the other live.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Sweet Nothings" – 2:47
  2. "The Lowly Tourist" – 3:28
  3. "Kings And Queens" – 2:21
  4. "Kick In The Head" – 2:49
  5. "Whatever Happened To Us" – 2:02
  6. "Crime Of Passion" – 3:01
  7. "Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder" – 2:28
  8. "On The Rocks" – 3:15
  9. "Guru" – 2:16
  10. "Mr. Guilty" – 3:25
  11. "The Untitled" – 2:58
  12. "Unrequited To The Nth Degree" – 3:59
  13. "Old Friend" – 2:53
  14. "Rufus Is A Tit Man" – 2:28
  15. "Rufus Is A Tit Man (Alternate Version)" – 2:59
  16. "Over The Hill" – 2:50
  17. "Hollywood Hopeful" – 2:39

Song information[edit]

Studio[edit]

Sweet Nothings

Paramount – August 21, 1974
Loudon Wainwright III, Calvin Hardy, Greg Thomas, Frank Kleiger, Ron Colbertson, Randy Wallace, Jon Hall, Mary Grebb, David Sanborn, Chris Guest
Written by Loudon Wainwright III
Produced and arranged by Mark Harmon

The Lowly Tourist

Bearsville – April 5, 1974
Loudon Wainwright III, Harvey Brooks, Marty Grebb, Richard Crooks, Jon Hall, George Gerdes
Written by Loudon Wainwright III
Produced by Loudon Wainwright III and Milton Kramer

Kings and Queens

Paramount – August 22, 1974
Loudon Wainwright III, Klaus Voorman, Jim Keltner, Lyle Ritz, Jay Migliori, Richard Green, Austin DeLone
Written by Loudon Wainwright III and George Gerdes
Produced by Loudon Wainwright III

Kick in the Head

Record Plant, Sausalito, CA – October 9, 1974
Loudon Wainwright III
Written by Loudon Wainwright III
Produced by Loudon Wainwright III

Whatever Happened To Us

Bearsville – June 28, 1974
Loudon Wainwright III, Jon Hall, Marty Grebb, Harvey Brooks, Richard Crooks, Freebo
Written by Loudon Wainwright III
Produced by Loudon Wainwright III and Milton Kramer

Crime Of Passion

Paramount – August 22, 1974
Loudon Wainwright III, Jim Keltner, Klaus Voorman, Randy Wallace, Richard Greene, Martin Fierro
Written by Loudon Wainwright III
Produced by Loudon Wainwright III

Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder

Columbia, NYC – November 20, 1974
Loudon Wainwright III, Kate and Anna McGarrigle
Written by Loudon Wainwright III
Produced by Loudon Wainwright III

Live At The Bottom Line[edit]

Live tracks recorded live at the Bottom Line, remote by Record Plant NYC, August 30, August 31, September 1, 1974. All songs written, performed and produced by Loudon Wainwright III.

Bonus tracks[edit]

All songs written by Loudon Wainwright III except for "Over the Hill" written by Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle. All songs produced by Loudon Wainwright III

Release history[edit]

  • LP: Columbia PC 33369 (U.S.)
  • LP: CBS 80696 (UK)
  • CD: Edsel EDCD273 (1988)
  • CD: Sony-Legacy 65258 (1998)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Christgau, Robert (March 17, 1975). "Christgau's Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. New York. Retrieved April 28, 2013.