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Tom Lehrer, That Was the Year That Was

Audio CD

Disk ID: 555865

Disk length: 36m 58s (14 Tracks)

Original Release Date: 1965

Label: Unknown

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“That Was the Year That Was” Tracks & Durations

1. National Brotherhood Week 2:35
2. MLF Lullaby 2:24
3. George Murphy 2:08
4. The Folk Song Army 2:12
5. Smut 3:14
6. Send the Marines 1:46
7. Pollution 2:15
8. So Long Mom (A Song for WWIII) 2:12
9. Whatever Became of Hubert? 2:22
10. New Math 4:32
11. Alma 4:20
12. Who's Next? 2:59
13. Wernher von Braun 1:45
14. The Vatican Rag 2:05

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Harvard-educated mathematician by trade and sociopolitical humorist and satirist by avocation, ivory tickler Tom Lehrer sang irreverent ditties that both outraged and delighted listeners during his on-again, off-again heyday of public performance in the late 1950s through the 1970s. Perhaps best known for his "Poisoning Pigeons in the Park," Lehrer combined razor-sharp wit with dry delivery inspired by everything from vaudeville and ragtime to whimsical show tunes and faux folk. Though a tad dated, Lehrer's wickedly pointed That Was the Year That Was is as good a representation of the mid-'60s American social and political climate as any. Recorded live in 1965 and composed largely of songs from the contemporaneous NBC series That Was the Week That Was, the album takes on boho Americana ("The Folk Song Army"), censorship ("Smut"), and the atomic bomb ("Who's Next"). Devilishly funny as well are the outstanding "Vatican Rag" and the puzzle that is "New Math." --Paige La Grone

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Tom Lehrer - That Was the Year That Was

Tracks: 14, Disk length: 37m 13s (+0m 15s)

Tom Lehrer - That Was the Year That Was

Tracks: 15 (+1 tracks), Disk length: 39m 28s (+2m 30s)