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Very Best of Peter Paul & Mary

Peter, Paul & Mary, Mary Ford, Les Paul & Mary Ford, Les Paul, Les Paul & Mary FordAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (319 customer reviews)

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listen  2. 500 MilesPeter, Paul and Mary 2:47$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Lemon TreePeter, Paul and Mary 2:57$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. If I Had A HammerPeter, Paul and Mary 2:01$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Where Have All The Flowers GonePeter, Paul and Mary 3:56$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Puff, The Magic DragonPeter, Paul and Mary 3:28$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Cruel War (Original Single Version)Peter, Paul and Mary 3:28$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. This Land Is Your LandPeter, Paul and Mary 2:28$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Blowin' In The WindPeter, Paul and Mary 2:56$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. StewballPeter, Paul and Mary 3:11$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Don't Think Twice, It's AlrightPeter, Paul and Mary 3:14$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. For Lovin' MePeter, Paul and Mary 2:10$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. For Baby (For Bobbie)Peter, Paul and Mary 2:44$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. The Times They Are A'Changin' (Live)Peter, Paul and Mary 3:12$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Early Mornin' RainPeter, Paul and Mary 3:05$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. Leaving On A Jet PlanePeter, Paul and Mary 3:27$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen17. I Dig Rock And Roll MusicPeter, Paul and Mary 2:31$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. Too Much Of NothingPeter, Paul and Mary 2:29$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen19. The Great Mandella (The Wheel Of Life)Peter, Paul and Mary 4:45$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen20. Day Is DonePeter, Paul and Mary 3:23$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen21. El SalvadorPeter, Paul and Mary 4:00$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen22. Wedding Song (There Is Love)Noel Paul Stookey 3:47$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen23. Follow MeMary Travers 2:39$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen24. Weave Me The SunshinePeter Yarrow 4:26$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen25. Don't Laugh At MePeter, Paul and Mary 4:41$0.99  Buy MP3 


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (August 23, 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Rhino
  • ASIN: B0009YA39U
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (319 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #388 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

One of the most enduring acts in American music, Peter Paul And Mary both defined and transcended the 1960s folk revival. The trio's passionate commitment to peace and social justice made them the conscience of an era as they soulfully communicated political concerns through music in an unprecedented way. At the same time that they reached millions with their social message, they acheived phenomenal mass popularity.

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256 of 261 people found the following review helpful
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It is hard to believe that they released their very first Warner Brothers single more than 47 years ago. And although Peter Yarrow, Noel Paul Stookey and Mary Travers get credit for producing Rhino's brand new 2005 release "The Very Best of Peter Paul and Mary", I find it hard to believe that these folks ever really thought of themselves as a singles act or worried too much about how successful their records were on Billboard's Hot 100. Peter Paul and Mary were much more concerned with the issues they sang about and with the "live" performances they gave. Yet the fact of the matter is that Peter Paul and Mary made a half dozen Top Ten hits and amassed an impressive total of 19 charted hits. During their heydey in the 1960's they sold a ton of albums as well. The group still performs on a fairly regular basis, continues to record new material and boasts an extremely loyal following.

For collectors like myself, Rhino has finally given us a pretty comprehensive single disc collection cleverly entitled "The Very Best of Peter Paul and Mary". Fans of the group would quickly point out that the 25 tunes on this CD do not necessarily represent the best songs the group ever made. I would be the first to agree with that assessment. Rather, "Very Best" presents the groups biggest and best singles as well as a number of memorable tunes from the groups most popular albums. Of course you will find the familiar hits you heard on the radio like "For Lovin' Me", "Puff The Magic Dragon", "Blowin' In the Wind" and their biggest hit ever from 1970 "Leaving On A Jet Plane". You will also hear Peter Paul and Mary belt out some of folk music's most important and memorable songs.
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94 of 99 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Very Best.............. November 14, 2005
Format:Audio CD
This collection is superior to any of the other "best-of" releases. Peter, Paul & Mary have been, throughout their successful career, consistently talented capturing their audiences attention and delight for 40 some years.

This collection includes their major hits as well as the best of their other works. Solo efforts -- The Wedding Song, Follow Me, and Weave me the Sunshine -- round out the collection.

Unlike other "best-of" collections which are essentially vinyl re-packages, this one contains proper re-masterings and provides great value for anyone who enjoys the folk-rock experience.
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58 of 61 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I still dig Peter, Paul & Mary February 4, 2006
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When reviewing PP&M's other 'Best of' CD (10 Years Together), I advised that this 'Very Best of' CD is better value, and I stand by that. It has solo efforts by each of the trio, including Noel (Paul) Stookey's very fine The Wedding Song (There is Love). It has all the tracks that the other CD has, plus 12 more. That's almost twice as many. So this is very definitely the one to go for.

Today's listeners might prefer to hear some of these songs from the writers themselves - Bob Dylan, Gordon Lightfoot, John Denver - rather than these covers. At the time, we preferred the sweet tones of PP&M. They did a lot to start the careers of Dylan and Denver.

As a cultural phenomenon, the 60s didn't really get going until 1963 or 64, so PP&M anticipated this slightly and their early style has much of 50s skiffle in it. This music is the bridge between skiffle and late 60s folk-rock, and between Pete Seeger/Woodie Guthrie social awareness and mid-60s protest songs. It's the genuine article; there is nothing on this album that would be out of place in a folk club.
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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars incredible songs and hits from Peter, Paul & Mary April 22, 2008
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The Very Best of Peter, Paul & Mary is an impressive CD with twenty-five (yes, twenty-five) wonderful folk rock songs by Peter, Paul & Mary. They sing and play beautifully; and this album proves they were--and still are--extremely talented. The sound quality is excellent and the artwork is very well done.

"Early In The Morning" starts the CD with some great harmonizing and they sing their separate parts well, too. The guitar work is beautiful and Peter, Paul & Mary never sounded better! "Lemon Tree" is a classic folk rock song and this always was one of my very favorite tunes by Peter, Paul & Mary. They sound great and the guitars work well for "Lemon Tree." "If I Had A Hammer" is a song of hope for a better future and a better quality of life than people had in the turbulent 1960s; and these musicians don't ever miss a beat!

"Puff, The Magic Dragon" still manages to tug at my heartstrings even though I first heard it roughly forty years ago; this touching song really is very beautiful. I don't know if the rumors about hidden meanings of the lyrics are true or not; I just like the song for what it is at face value. "This Land Is Your Land" is a stunning ballad that gets the royal treatment from Peter, Paul & Mary who sing this with panache, heart and soul. It's a beautiful and somewhat catchy number that is clearly a major highlight of this album. "Blowin' In The Wind" also stuns me with its beauty; Peter, Paul & Mary sing this to perfection--and beyond! Peter, Paul & Mary cry out for social justice and this all works very well.

"Stewball" was always one of my favorite Peter, Paul & Mary songs even though it wasn't their very biggest hits; this tune about a horse that ran good races is very touching.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Good quality CD, lots of variety, enjoyable
Thanks for the CD, I have played it several times, and the sound quality if very good

Thanks for sending the CD promptly I'm enjoying listening to Peter Paul and Mary... Read more
Published 3 hours ago by Henry E. Riemenschneider
5.0 out of 5 stars Peter Paul & Mary Review
Best folk band ever. I forgot how many great songs they had over the years. Enjoyed each and every one.
Published 2 days ago by Bernadette Lodico
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD
The songs are great and it's easy to listen to this CD over and over at work. Their voices are wonderful together.
Published 3 days ago by Jen
5.0 out of 5 stars Loooooooooooooooooooooved listening!
I am a "died in the wool" folkie We popped it into CD player in the car and sang all the way to the airport dropping off a dear friend who joined right in. Read more
Published 13 days ago by Linda Sawyer
5.0 out of 5 stars Music!
I have always loved folk music. Peter, Paul and Mary are one of my all time favorite group and I love all the songs on that CD..
Published 16 days ago by Mary Veale
5.0 out of 5 stars Another well loved group.
I was fortunate to see them in concert a very long time ago and then again on their last tour before Mary's death. Although they had aged, the music was just the same. Read more
Published 23 days ago by dih02840
5.0 out of 5 stars peter paul & mary
The CD is wonderful and I find myself singing to the CD. I had an automobile accident in 2011 and lost all of my old CDs, this one was one of the ones I lost. Read more
Published 24 days ago by rumar
4.0 out of 5 stars Second Best!
I feel that this is their second best but have to have a copy of this one too! Their very best work is "Peter, Paul and Mary in Concert"! Good music! Terrific performers!
Published 29 days ago by Lonni
5.0 out of 5 stars Best of PPM
Always at their best, Peter, Paul, and Mary changed our concerns from pretty music to solid, deep, meaningful protest and reflection. Excellent!
Published 1 month ago by Mary E. Latela
4.0 out of 5 stars mellow out
brings back many old memories of younger days quickly shipped great shape good price best way to buy c d's
Published 1 month ago by bumpyp
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It is on his album "Paul and "; can be found on his web site, where he goes by full name, Noel Paul Stookey:
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