Original Recordings Group (ORG)
Gatefold 180-gram double LP cut at 45 RPM
Numbered, limited edition pressed at RTI
Mastered from the original analog tapes by Bernie Grundman
Features "If I Had A Hammer," "Lemon Tree" and "Where Have All The Flowers Gone"
The legendary trio's eponymous 1962 debut album produced two classics — "Lemon Tree" and Pete Seeger's "If I Had a Hammer." Because they were always hipper and more political than the Kingston Trio, Peter, Paul & Mary were soon frequently credited as the group that transformed American folk music into 1960s pop. It would be another six months before they really exploded with "Puff the Magic Dragon," and then another six before they brought Bob Dylan into the mainstream via their hit covers of "Blowin' in the Wind" and "Don't Think Twice." Which is why 1970's 10 Years Together: The Best of Peter, Paul and Mary remains the essential buy; nevertheless, the debut features their gorgeous covers of "Cruel War" and "Where Have All the Flowers Gone," making this disc mandatory for folk fans