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(Capitol T/ST-1809)
LABEL: Capitol Records
  LP 4-Trk 8-Trk R to R Cass. CD
FORMAT(S) RELEASED: Yes ? ? Yes ? Yes
CATALOGUE #: (S)T-1809 -- -- ZT-1809 -- N/A
SESSION DATE(S): Session date information is not available at this time.
DATE OF FIRST RELEASE / THIS RELEASE: (c)(p) 1962 (LP) / 1999 (CD)
The following page is a recreation of the liner notes and album art as was presented in the booklet of the Kingston Trio LP album, THE NEW FRONTIER

 

The following LINER NOTES are much as they appear on the back of the album jacket. The sleeve contains images of albums by the Kingston Trio and other Capitol atrists:
Side one
GREENBACK DOLLAR

SOME FOOL MADE A SOLDIER OF ME

TO BE REDEEMED

HONEY, ARE YOU MAD AT YOUR MAN?

ADIOS FAREWELL

POOR ELLEN SMITH

Side two

MY LORD WHAT A MORNIN'

LONG BLACK VEIL

GENNY GLENN

THE FIRST TIME

DOGIE'S LAMENT

THE NEW FRONTIER

Produced by VOYLE GILMORE

Here are Nick Reynolds, Bob Shane, and John Stewart, singing lustily and providing their own accompaniment in a new batch of ballads that reflect the Kingston Trio approach at it's finest. Once the boys have drawn their songs from a variety of times and places, revitalizing them all with their Famous Name Brand of zest and musicianship. The stirring song "The New Frontier" is as new as its title would imp;y. It was written by John Stewart, whose comments appear below:

Looking back through history, there have been key phrases that have long outlived the men who have said them. They have helped us win battles and have formed thoughts that have influenced countless lives. Horace Greely said, "Go west, young man," there was "Remember the Alamo," and "Give me liberty or give me death."

To me, "The New Frontier" is just such a phrase. You can apply these three words to almost every aspect of our modern-day life. It seems to me to be the watch word of the new generation. Americans have always looked west, and now they have traveled as far as they could go. Everyone saying, "Where to now? What's left to see?"

Very few of us will be able to travel in outer space, which is, needless to say, a vital part of The New Frontier. So Now, as never before, an age of introspection is reaching every one of us. Now we must become ourselves what we want our nation to be.

When I first heard the words "The New Frontier," I said to myself, "A phrase like this needs to be sung"; and like all memorable words of history this to us is a phrase of action, as is now being demonstrated and put into reality by such people as the Peace Corps volunteers. And so, to these unselfish Americans, we dedicate this song and this album

-- John Stewart


Among other Capitol albums by the Kingston Trio: (S) indicates also available in stereo

CLOSE-UP * Comong Fron the Mountains; The Whistling Gypsy; Reuben James; Don't Weep Mary; Oh Sail Away; six more (S)T-1642

COLLEGE CONCERT * Recorded on stage at U.C.L.A. Where Have All the Flowers Gone; Coplas Revisited; The Shape of Things; many more (S)T-1658

THE BEST OF THE KINGSTON TRIO * Twelve of their best hits, including M.T.A.; Tom Dooley; Scotch and Soda; A Worried Man; The Tijuana Jail (S)T-1705

SOMETHING SPECIAL *With coral and orchestral backgrounds. One More Town; Tell It on the Mountain; Jane, Jane, Jane; Away Rio; more (S)T-1658

THIS STEREO RECORD SHOULD BE PLAYED ONLY WITH A STEREO CARTRIDGE AND NEEDLE TO AVOID DAMAGE.
MADE IN USA - FACTORIES: SCRANTON, PA -- LOS ANGELES, CALIF.

 

 

Papa K's input:

I have not yet sat down to list my top ten favorite Kingston Trio albums; but when I do, I am sure that THE NEW FRONTIER will be included on the list! The album offers some of the best banjo work ever turned in on a Trio album.

Thank you

Jerry

 

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