Pete Seeger
Live in '65

Release Date: November 10, 2009
Produced by: George Honchar
Format: CD



Matt Rowe


In a time where America is war-torn and war-weary, it isn't without purpose that we begin to see a building sentiment that desires an end to our current occupations.  During the nasty years of our Vietnam involvement, Pete Seeger involved himself within the high-energies of the 'End the War' movement that permeated that time. 

One such event occurred on February 20, 1965 at Carnegie Music Hall in Pittsburgh, PA.  There, Seeger performed a rousing set of songs designed to entertain and to encourage an action of protest against the increasing aggressions in Vietnam.  There were songs like "Healing River," "The Freedom Come-All-Ye," Dylan's "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall," and Seeger's own, "Where Have All The Flowers Gone," along with Guthrie's wonderful "This Land is Your Land'.  Surrounding those songs of import were unifying traditionals like "Oh Susanna," "This Little Light of Mine," "Old Joe Clark," and others great tunes including Seeger's adaptation of "Turn! Turn! Turn!".

Appleseed Records continue their Pete Seeger releases with this recently discovered and cleaned up 31-tracks over 2 CDs set simply named for what it is, "Live in '65".  The music heard here, while great Seeger in his element stuff, transcends the historical import and contributes to a new unrest.  Essays can - and should - be written about this set.  It was lively, expressive, and deliberate.  It entertained and it unified using music and lyrics as a weapon of peaceful intent.

Fans of Pete Seeger will love this new CD, even rejoice over it's appearance despite the fact that there is plenty of Seeger out there.  I especially appreciate it's appearance because of what it stands for, a hope of peace.









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