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Cross-Country Concert


Download links and information about Cross-Country Concert by The Brothers Four. This album was released in 1963 and it belongs to World Music, Pop, Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk genres. It contains 13 tracks with total duration of 38:02 minutes.

Artist: The Brothers Four
Release date: 1963
Genre: World Music, Pop, Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk
Tracks: 13
Duration: 38:02
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No. Title Length
1. The Song of the Ox Driver 2:50
2. Brandy Wine Blues (Live) 3:08
3. Since My Canary Died 2:18
4. Just a Little Rain (Low Down You Big Thunderhead) 2:31
5. Winken, Blinken and Nod 3:48
6. A Symphonic Variation (The Violins Play Along) 3:31
7. Wish I Was in Bowling Green 2:07
8. Brady, Brady, Brady 2:11
9. Island in the Sun (Live) 4:05
10. Boa Constrictor 2:24
11. The Beast (Song of the Punch Press Operator) 2:35
12. The New 'Frankie and Johnnie' Song 2:33
13. 25 Minutes to Go 4:01



The group's second live album in less than a year is different from In Person, being less formal in nature (including a topical reference or two to Rocky & Bullwinkle). Recorded at concerts on several difference campuses throughout the United States, Cross-Country Concert captures the group in a generally lighter mood than In Person, doing less substantial but equally attractive fare. "Wish I Was in Bowling Green," "Brady, Brady, Brady," and "The New 'Frankie and Johnny' Song" could hardly be mistaken for serious songs, but they are done in rousing fashion. They work in one Shel Silverstein song, "Boa Constrictor," which is as far out as this group ever got — most of the rest of the record, however, is more along the lines of "Winken, Blinken and Nod," which is sung in an achingly delicate manner. Their introduction to Lord Burgess' "Island in the Sun" seems a little incongruous, but it's difficult to argue that their harmonizing on the song isn't gorgeous. Moreover, the group has a certain degree of fun at the expense of the folk revival on "A Symphonic Variation," and also works in a nasty topical joke aimed at the John Birch Society and a topical comment about racial strife in the South (which amazingly made it onto the finished record), explaining that their concert is being recorded as well as broadcast "to our armed forces — in Mississippi." In all, this is the perfect, more immediate companion to In Person, and in 1999 they were finally combined onto the same CD.