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Songs by Tom Lehrer Import

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UK reissue of the 1953 debut album from the song satirist (and longtime comedy favorite). Something of a reluctant performer, retiring from touring less than 10 years after commencing his career, Tom Lehrer achieved a degree of popularity even he could not have envisaged. It was whilst studying mathematics at Harvard University that he began writing comic songs, usually for the entertainment of his fellow students, but such was the reaction he decided it was worth spending a little money to record Songs By Tom Lehrer professionally. He also pressed up four hundred copies which were sold to friends around the university. Then word of mouth began to take over, and mail orders began arriving from all across the United States.... Hallmark. 2009.
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (February 17, 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Hallmark UK
  • ASIN: B001PMRJXI
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #208,262 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Format: Audio CD
This is an unnecessary (but legal) pirate issue of the original 1953 Transradio/Lehrer Records studio recordings of the first set of songs. If you must have these original studio recordings (instead of what I feel are the superior concert recordings with intros and audience reactions) you would be much better off with getting a copy of the authorized reissue on Rhino/WEA "Songs and More Songs by Tom Lehrer". Only slightly more expensive, it contains BOTH sets of songs (although Rhino didn't use the stereo master tape that exists of the studio recordings of the second set of songs.) The Rhino CD also contains the four recordings Lehrer made with an orchestral accompaniment and his recently recorded "missing" song "I Got It From Agnes".
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As children my brother and I lived in Paris in the 1950's and we did not have television. My Dad had a reel to reel tape recorder and one of the tapes was this compilation by Tom Lehrer. We used to listen to this all the time. For the last 50 years these parodies rang over and over in my head. One day I decided to see if Amazon had a copy and they did! I ordered it and sang along with it with joy and memories of my childhood. I surprised my brother with it and we laughed at how we still remembered the words.
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I love Tom Lehrer. His songs are so funny! He accompanies himself on the piano, and his comments when introducing each song are hilarious. He was a math professor at Harvard, but he doesn't fit that stereotype at all. Very quirky. He wrote in the 50s and 60s, so many of his lyrics are comments on the Cold War, but many of them are still apt today, especially with Putin's aspirations of dragging us back to that time.
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This CD is a copy of his earliest record from about 1952. He made another one around 1960, which made it easier to to understand the lyrics. This version has the piano so loud the lyrics are almost drowned out.
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Some totally weird humor set to music by an obviously brilliant singer/songwriter. Actually, I understand that he's a mathematician who does (or did) this music thing for a hobby. He's obviously having fun with it.
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Format: Vinyl
Smart and funny and still relevant. If you're not familiar with Tom Lehrer yet, give it a try, You won't be disappointed!
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