The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #3557   Message #18097
Posted By: Joe Offer
22-Dec-97 - 03:13 PM
Thread Name: Origin: Coal Tattoo (Billy Edd Wheeler)
Subject: RE: Coal Tattoo
I don't think "Time To Think" is available. Bear Family has a $200 CD box set of the ten LP's the trio did when Dave Guard was a member, but I think "Think" came out after John Stewart joined the group. However, the song is on the relatively inexpensive "Capitol Years" Kingston Trio collection, a four-CD set.
Capitol had reissued eight Kingston Trio LP's, two LP's per CD. They had promised more of the two-fer reissues, but then they abruptly stopped and pulled all the reissues off the market and came out with the "Capitol Years" set. I guess they figured they could make more money by selling the rights to the complete LP's to Bear Family. As a result, you now pay $200 for ten LP's, when you could easily have gotten eight for $60 four or five years ago, and the Christmas album cost another ten bucks or so back then. Isn't marketing wonderful?
If you've got lots of money, you can buy lots of Kingston Trio reissues from Rediscover Music, (800)232-7328.
-Joe Offer-