The Weavers – Reunion at Carnegie Hall (1963) [Analogue Production ‘2013]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 & DST64 3.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 49:39 minutes | Full Scans included | 3,16 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | 49:15 min | Scans included | 985 MB
The Weavers celebrated their 15th anniversary by performing two concerts – May 2 and 3, 1963 – at Carnegie Hall, the site of their historic 1955 comeback concert, and invited back former members Pete Seeger and Erik Darling, as well as introducing new member Bernie Krause. The shows served to reaffirm the status of a group that had fostered the folk boom of the late ’50s and early ’60s, yet had been bypassed by it as others scored with their songs, notably Peter, Paul and Mary, who had taken the early Weavers song “If I Had a Hammer” into the Top Ten. The group reclaimed that song and others, such as “Wimoweh” (pilfered by the Tokens as “The Lion Sleeps Tonight”); performed their own old hits, such as “Goodnight, Irene,” and covered such new material as Tom Paxton’s “Ramblin’ Boy” (actually a solo performance by Seeger). On record, the numerous lead singers make the show sound more like a folk festival than a performance by one group, but this remains a spirited effort very much in tune with the first Carnegie Hall show.
01. When The Saints Go Marching In
02. Banks of Marble
03. Woke Up This Morning
04. Ramblin’ Boy
05. Poor Liza
06. Train Time
08. San Francisco Bay Blues
10. If I Had A Hammer
11. Come Away Melinda
12. Study War No More
13. Goodnight, Irene
14. ‘Round The World
Mastered by Kevin Gray from the original 3-track tape.
FLAC convertion – on +5 dB louder.