"Singin' In The Kitchen" Original Album Remastered 2008 with Extra Tracks
Sublime children's tunes from the pen of Shel Silverstein!!
The teaming of Bobby Bare and Shel Silverstein was one of the most interesting
partnerships in Nashville music history.
Bare, the country singing star, had a smooth baritone and an ear for strong, unconventional material. Silverstein was an outright maverick, beginning his career as a cartoonist for Playboy magazine he later recorded a number of off-beat and slyly humourous albums of his own but today is best remembered as the author of mesmeric classics of children's literature like Where The Sidewalk Ends and The Giving Tree (as well as composing left-field hits like Johnny Cash's A Boy Named Sue and Marianne Faithfull's Ballad Of Lucy Jordan amongst many others). Together they were responsible for the sublime yet almost forgotten 1974 children's album Singin' In The Kitchen. From the clamorous joy of the title track to Bare's beautiful and poignant rendition of The Giving Tree, Singin' In The Kitchen is a unique, disarmingly well crafted LP.
Also included are ten cuts from Bare's superb 1967 gospel LP This I Believe and a number of other rare 45 and album tracks.
Remastered with love and care and featuring exclusive detailed liner notes all cuts make their first appearance on CD here.
*Remastered 2008 from the original master tapes!
*Deluxe packaging, 20 page full colour booklet with exclusive notes, rare photos etc.
*First release on CD for ALL tracks!
*28 track CD! All original recordings! Many rare 45 and LP tracks.
1. Singin' In The Kitchen
2. The Monkey And The Elephant
3. Lovin' You Anyway
4. Where'd I Come From
5. The Ricky Ticky Song
6. The Giving Tree
7. You Are
8. The Unicorn
9. A Cloudy Sky
10. She Thinks I Can
11. Scarlet Ribbons
12. See That Bluebird
13. Singin' In The Kitchen (Reprise)
14. Less Of Me
15. Tall Oak Tree
16. When I've Learned
17. Family Bible
18. Lonesome Valley
19. When God Dips His Love In My Heart
20. Saw The Light
21. He's Got The Whole World In His Hands
22. Just A Closer Walk With Thee
23. I'll Fly Away
24. Chicago Story
25. Barbara Joy
26. Maggie (I Wish We'd Never Met)
27. Poison Red Berries
28. Which One Will It Be
All titles licensed courtesy of SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT (AUSTRALIA) PTY LIMITED.
All titles (P) 1966-1974 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT.
Remastered from the original RCA Victor master tapes by Simon Polinski at Laundry Goat Studios 2008.
All tracks appear on CD here for the first time.
Executive in charge of CD reissue: David Thrussell
Layout and design: Richard Grant / I+T=R