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The '60s recordings by Woody's son introduced his wry humor to the world, and his '70s songs saw him grow into a redoubtable writer in his own right. This 1977 collection boasts the best of both: his 18-minute Alice's Restaurant Massacree ; his 1972 hit City of New Orleans; Last Train; Cooper's Lament; Last to Leave; Darkest Hour, and more!
Though several of Guthrie's records contain hidden gems well worth seeking out, his best-known songs are fairly obvious and easy to assemble on a single greatest-hits package. A hefty chunk of this record is taken up by the epic "Alice's Restaurant," which clocks in at 18-and-a-half minutes. Yet--while it's a definitive element of late 1960s counterculture--it's not his best song, either as writer or as performer. For the latter, his version of Steve Goodman's classic "City of New Orleans" remains the pinnacle of his career; among his own songs, it's hard to surpass the somewhat lesser-known but equally beautiful "Darkest Hour." Other highlights here include the rockin' "Comin' into Los Angeles" and the comedic "Motorcycle Song." --Peter Blackstock
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