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(Ace Records UK) 25 Tracks - Gatefold cover -  By 1968 there was a growing consensus... more

Various: State Of The Union - The American Dream In Crisis 1967-1973 (2-LP, Light Blue Vinyl)

(Ace Records UK) 25 Tracks - Gatefold cover - 

By 1968 there was a growing consensus that something had gone horribly wrong with the American dream. With urban riots, Vietnam, the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy, and ever-climbing divorce rates, the American way of life was under scrutiny from all sides. The nation’s youth had loudly made their feelings clear, but now the older, pre-Beatles generations began to look at the country and wonder what the hell was happening.

This album includes rare classics (the Beach Boys’ ‘4th Of July’), lost masterpieces (Roy Orbison’s seven-minute ‘Southbound Jericho Parkway’) and forgotten gems by some of the biggest names in the business (Elvis Presley’s ‘Clean Up Your Own Back Yard’). Reactions to America’s existential crisis ranged in subject matter from divorce (Frank Sinatra’s ‘The Train’) and the break-up of the nuclear family (the Four Seasons’ ‘Saturday’s Father’, Mel Tormé’s ‘Take A Letter Maria’), to eulogies for fallen heroes (Dion’s ‘Abraham Martin And John’), sympathy for Vietnam vets (Johnny Tillotson’s ‘Welfare Hero’), the church’s institutional racism (Eartha Kitt’s intense ‘Paint Me Black Angels’), the hypocrisy of establishment figures (Dean Martin’s ‘Do You Believe This Town’) and even questioning the ethics of the space programme (Bing Crosby’s terrific ‘What Do We Do With The World?’).

It is now shocking to read that, as recently as 1968, the Bureau of Land Management proposed to build dams in the Grand Canyon; Richard Nixon would sign an executive order setting up the Environmental Protection Agency in December 1970. His administration then commissioned the Documerica photography project, which launched in 1971 – the year Marvin Gaye sang about “fish full of mercury” in a Top 10 hit – and it showed, shockingly, how the American way of life was trashing the landscape and poisoning the population. It provides the artwork for this album, a condensation of what America’s older generation were thinking when they turned on the TV, or the radio, or simply walked down Main Street in 1968.

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  • Album titlle: State Of The Union - The American Dream In Crisis 1967-1973 (2-LP, Light Blue Vinyl)

  • Genre Pop

  • Label Ace Records

  • Geschwindigkeit 33 U/min
  • Vinyl record size LP (12 Inch)
  • Record Grading Mint (M)
  • Sleeve Grading Mint (M)
  • Vinyl weight 180g Vinyl
  • Artikelart LP

  • EAN: 0029667008716

  • weight in Kg 0.54
Various - State Of The Union - The American Dream In Crisis 1967-1973 (2-LP, Light Blue Vinyl) LP 1
01 Clean Up Your Own Back Yard Elvis Presley
02 Brand New Day Della Reese
03 Abraham, Martin And John Dion
04 The Train Frank Sinatra
05 Saturday's Father The 4 Seasons
06 4th Of July The Beach Boys
07 Wine In The Wind Anita Kerr
08 What Do We Do With The World? Bing Crosby
09 Lord Of The Manor Everly Brothers
10 Hitchhiker The Four Preps
11 Paint America Love Lou Christie
12 Mr. Businessman Ray Stevens
Various - State Of The Union - The American Dream In Crisis 1967-1973 (2-LP, Light Blue Vinyl) LP 2
01 Paint Me Black Angels Eartha Kitt
02 Southbound Jericho Parkway Roy Orbison
03 Questions Bobby Darin
04 This Crazy World Paul Anka
05 Take A Letter Maria Mel Tormé
06 Give Peace A Chance Louis Armstrong And His Friends
07 Cherrystones Eugene McDaniels
08 Some People Sleep The Tokens
09 Cardboard California Buddy Greco
10 Do You Believe This Town? Dean Martin
11 Welfare Hero Johnny Tillotson
12 Save The Children Teresa Brewer
13 Revolution The Brothers Four
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