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Barry Mcguire ~ Anthology

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Masters Of War
  2. The Grasshopper Song
  3. Inner-Manipulations
  4. Cloudy Summer Afternoon
  5. The Sins Of A Family
  6. What's Exactly The Matter With Me
  7. Why Not Stop And Dig It While You Can
  8. I'd Have To Be Out Of My Mind
  9. Mr. Man On THe Street-Act One
  10. This Precious Time
  11. Baby Blue
  12. She Belongs To Me
  13. Just Like Thom Thumb's Blues
  14. You Were On My Mind
  15. You've Gotta Hide Your Love Awy
  16. Child Of Our Times
  17. Upon A Painted Ocean
  18. Eve Of Destruction


Product Details

  • Audio CD (July 18, 1993)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: One Way Records Inc
  • ASIN: B000002R3G
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #377,355 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Barry McGuire has never deserved his "one hit wonder" status. The problem obviously is that his most memorable hit EVE OF DESTRUCTION so totally overwhelmed an unexpecting audience that it left listeners stunned. Although he had previously recorded several albums with The New Christy Minstrels, scoring a hit with GREEN, GREEN (featuring Barry McGuire), the world of 1965 was completely unprepared for the depth of emotion, both raw and plaintive, in EVE.
Mr. McGuire appears to have lived the life of a rebel, while most record reviewers would be happy if he had only sung about it. The "smart" thing for him to do would have been to sit back and craft a string of songs that sounded exactly like Eve, but he moved on with his life, leaving the public still struggling with the power of his first solo hit. Barry McGuire's contribution to music has continued through the decades, with little of it currently available to the buying public. I am glad to see that Amazon is offering his early works, at last.
A few interesting sidenotes, The Beatles offered an imitation of Barry's EVE OF DESTRUCTION in one of their famous and rare Christmas records. Also, the popular recording artist Eve shortened her performing name, which was originally Eve of Destruction. I should also mention that amongst Barry's famous collaborators are The Mamas & the Papas and The 2nd Chapter of Acts, both of whom sang back up for Mr. McGuire. In fact, the Mamas & the Papas can be heard on this CD.
I reccomend this CD to all who love music, and are willing to try something different. Barry McGuire is one of the great personalities of the recording business.
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I've always liked Barry Mcguire. I am not sure about his 1970s christian music (I am not a fan of christian music) but I know about his music from the 1960s. I believe he had only 2 albums in the 60s, "Eve of destruction" and "This precious time." I own the "EVE.." L.P. and have listened to it over and over, I am a fan of folk music and his sand-papery voice is something quite unique. This C.D. is great with one exception.. His cover of
"Sloop John B." was unfortunatly not included on this C.d. Although I love the Beach Boys version of the song, Barry
Mcguire really whales on it, he also sings the original lyrics (in the Beach Boys cover the lyrics are modified a bit from the original early versions when the song was titled "Wreck of the John B.")
Barry also appears in the 1967 movie "The Presidents Analyst" with James Coburn. Barry appears with another forgotten 1960s band known as Clear Light.
Another bit of trivia. There was a "answer song" released by a right-wing one hit wonder group (formed only to record the answer song) known as The Spokesmen the song was titled "The Dawn of Correction)
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With his blond haired neo-Cro-Magnon good looks and a powerful, growling voice to match, folksinger Barry McGuire hit the charts like an exploding H-bomb in the summer of 1965 with the P. F. Sloan tune "Eve of Destruction". This wasn't his first foray into top-40 territory, as a couple of years back he had been lead singer on the New Christy Minstrel's hit "Green Green". A little later he was mentioned in the Mamas and Papas song "Creeque Alley", which told the story of their earlier musical journeys and incarnations, etc., in which Jim/Roger McGuinn of the Byrds as well as John Sebastian of the Lovin' Spoonful also played prominent roles. [McGuire's good friends from the New Christy Minstrels and the Mamas & Papas sang backup for him on various songs on several of his albums.]
Though Barry has written a few of his own songs, mostly he recorded covers of other artists' works; but his singing style is so strong and unique [and tuneful as well] that it makes his interpretations well worth listening to. There are four Dylan covers [tracks 1, 11-13], and seven more of P. F. Sloan's [in addition to "Eve": 5, 6, 8-10, 16-17], plus "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away" (Lennon/McCartney) and a few others.
It may seem rather baffling that Barry hasn't been featured more prominently in the American musical scene; but maybe America's love of originality tends to work against a "singer/songwriter" who rarely records anything besides other songwriters' tunes. He was sort of Dunhill Records' hired gun, recording many of the excellent songs coming from the pen of 'staff songwriter' Sloan [many of whose songs also went to the Turtles, the Grass Roots, and others.
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I first heard Barry McGuire as the gravel-voiced lead in the New Christy Minstrel's huge hit, "Green Green", and it came as no surprise to me when he later successfully laid down the monster hit "Eve of Destruction" - still the best protest song of all time. Although he never seemed to capitilise musically on the phenomenal success of "EoD" with other big hits, his incredible, powerful voice on this selection of songs seizes you with its raw passion, not only in the "protest" genre of songs, but in the simple and touching love songs, such as "I'd Have to be Out of my Mind" (great piano accompaniment!) His "Cloudy Summer Afternoon" is a real blast, and overall this is a superb album from a guy who, sadly, never seemed to realise his full potential.
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