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Treasures from the Folk Den


Download links and information about Treasures from the Folk Den by Roger McGuinn. This album was released in 2001 and it belongs to Rock, Folk Rock, World Music, Songwriter/Lyricist, Psychedelic, Contemporary Folk genres. It contains 18 tracks with total duration of 01:02:36 minutes.

Artist: Roger McGuinn
Release date: 2001
Genre: Rock, Folk Rock, World Music, Songwriter/Lyricist, Psychedelic, Contemporary Folk
Tracks: 18
Duration: 01:02:36
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No. Title Length
1. Wagoner's Lad (featuring Joan Baez) 2:38
2. Dink's Song (featuring Pete Seeger, Josh White Jr) 4:17
3. Bonnie Ship the Diamond (featuring Judy Collins) 2:16
4. Cane Blues 3:42
5. Reel (featuring Eliza Carthy) 2:33
6. Fair Nottamun Town (featuring Jean Ritchie) 3:34
7. John the Revelator (featuring Odetta, Jean Ritchie) 2:28
8. Alabama Bound (featuring Pete Seeger) 3:24
9. Finnegan's Wake (featuring Tommy Makem) 2:25
10. In the Evenin' (featuring Pete Seeger) 4:13
11. Willie Moore (featuring Joan Baez) 3:30
12. The Brazos River 2:42
13. Sail Away Lady (featuring Odetta) 3:01
14. John Riley (featuring Judy Collins) 3:37
15. Trouble In Mind (featuring Josh White Jr) 2:42
16. Whiskey In the Jar (featuring Tommy Makem) 3:57
17. The Virgin Mary (featuring Odetta) 1:59
18. Pete's Song (featuring Pete Seeger) 9:38



In late 1995, as part of his official website, Roger McGuinn launched a feature called The Folk Den, in which each month he recorded a traditional folk song in his home studio and posted the results on his web page along with brief essays on the histories of the songs and how he came to learn them. McGuinn used this ongoing experiment as the inspiration for his album, Treasures from the Folk Den, which was recorded in a series of informal sessions (mostly in people's homes, none in a traditional recording studio) using McGuinn's Apple G4 computer as a mobile recording setup. Unlike the online "Folk Den" recordings, which feature McGuinn solo (occasionally overdubbing himself for accompaniment), for these performances he enlisted a number of friends as accompanists and duet partners, including Joan Baez, Judy Collins, Pete Seeger, Odetta, Eliza Carthy, and Tommy Makem. The results are a shade more polished than McGuinn's Folk Den sessions (several of which have been released on disc by and McGuinn is in fine voice, as are his guests (though neither McGuinn nor Odetta and Jean Ritchie have quite enough grit to do justice to "John the Revelator"). Treasures from the Folk Den, however, is flawed somewhat by the material; while nearly all of these songs are foundation blocks of the folk repertoire, as a consequence they've been recorded dozens of times by a number of major artists (including several who appear on this disc), and while these recordings are strong, they aren't that much different than the others that are already available. Treasures from the Folk Den would make a good introduction for someone just dipping their toes into the basic folk repertoire, and it's always a pleasure to hear these artists in strong and committed form, but there isn't much here that longtime folk enthusiasts haven't heard before; it's enjoyable, but hardly essential.