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A Prairie Home Companion 25th Anniversary Collection Audio CD – Audiobook, CD, Unabridged
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Representative samples include monologues by “Guy Noir,” Keillor’s hard-boiled private detective; an advertising jingle from “sponsor” Powdermilk Biscuits; an ode to rhubarb. The lion’s share of these 85 tracks, however, is devoted to music and song: instrumental numbers, polka, gospel, blues, bluegrass, you name it. Some are merely quaint, while others awe the listener. The power and glory of the unadorned human voice washes over the auditor like a sonic tsunami in the rousing a cappella rendition of “When I Wake Up to Sleep No More” (Disk 3, Track 2).
This set is rounded out by a lovely little booklet containing both color and black/white photographs of some of the many musical stars to grace the stage at the Home’s home, the Fitzgerald Theater in downtown St. Paul. A complete list of tracks is given and a look back over the history of some 1,400 live broadcasts by the show’s creator and driving force, entitled, “Forty Years: An Essay from Garrison Keillor.” Simply put, this is $25.59 very well spent.
But, even given that, A Prairie Home Companion: 25th Anniversary Collection is an excellent collection. Keillor's humor has obviously matured over time and this is a "time capsule" with which to revisit those older days. Although I would have liked a few of the funny commercials and some Guy Noir episodes sprinkled in for good measure, I really enjoyed listening to Keillor's soothing baritone tell about the ostensibly fictional but so real-feeling people of "my hometown."
Now you don't have to wait for Saturday evening (or Sunday afternoon) to enjoy A Prairie Home Companion. Just pop this in whenever you yearn for that homespun feeling and want to revisit the town "where the women are strong, the men are good-looking, and the children are above-average."
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I am a long time fan of this show and will
miss Garrison Keillor.
Having lived in Minnesota for nine years, listening to this gives me a lot of happy memmories.Published 17 days ago by Bette Woolsey
Garrison Keillor fans will appreciate this collection. It has some great stories in it.Published 24 days ago by SilverGhost
It is fun to be able to listen to the past Prairie Home Companion programs especially now that Garrison Keillor is retiring from the show.Published 1 month ago by C. Hayes
Gave it a 4 only because I guess I was expecting more skits, less songs. Will do better with next purchase reviewing content of CD's.Published 2 months ago by Cinda Musgrave