Noel Paul Stookey | Something New And Fresh

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Something New And Fresh

by Noel Paul Stookey

A potpourri of passion and experimentation produced and recorded over a span of three years (1972-1975) and in a half dozen dozen studios from the basement of the surburban New York Stookey family house to an abandoned hen house on the coast of Maine.
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1. The Winner
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2. There Was a Boy
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3. Numero 2
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4. Listen to the Love
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5. Underwater
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6. Tom Quick
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7. Remember/Pokey
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8. You're the Only One
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9. Country Song
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10. Aridd Le
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11. Take Me Out to the Ballgame
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12. Don't Use My Name
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13. Please Porridge Peace
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14. 4-D
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15. Music to Live By
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16. Moremo Ontu Ne
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17. Et Misericordia
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
A large, surprisingly diverse and talented cast of musical guests and engineering wizards put the final polish on this challenging mixture of Stookey songs and concepts. Truly a potpourri of passion and experimentation produced and recorded over a span of three years (1972-1975) and in a half dozen dozen studios - including the basement of the Stookey family house in surburban new york and an abandoned hen house on the coast of maine - it nonetheless demonstrates a remarkable thematic coherence; doubtless derived from its spiritual attentiveness.

CREDITS:

Produced by: Bob Milstein and me.
Assisting musicians: The Paul Winter Consort, Jimmy Sedlar, Michael Epstein, Michael Lewis, Jimmy Nalls, Barry Flast, Jim Mason, Russ Savakus, Scott Wilke, Joe Freedman, Eddie Mottau, Dick Kniss, Paul Prestopino, Todd Denison, Gene Bertoncini, Marc Berner, Denny Bouchard, Joe England.
Assisting vocals: Peter Yarrow, David Lasley and Vaneltine, The Lowenthals, The Mottaus and Elizabeth Stookey.

Studios: Record Plant, New York; A & R Studio, New York; Minot Studio, White Plains, New York; Eight Track Studio, Rye, New York and South Blue Hill Falls, Maine.

Engineers: Shelly Yakus, Phil Ramone, Ron Karran, Bob Milstein and me.

Assists: Chesapeake Bay Music, Dennis Ferrante, Stu Davis and the Mini-Korg.

Cover Photo: Mac Gibbony
Back Photo: Betty Stookey

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Jim Nelson

This Album Was a Revelation for Me
Back in the 1970s, when I was young, earnest, and thought that Christians had to listen to Christian music, about the only thing out there was the Maranatha! Music, a label that, for the most part derivative. Much of it made you suspect that Christian artists were merely musicians that couldn't make it in the "real" music industry. Then I bought "Something New and Fresh" because I liked "Puff the Magic Dragon" as a kid. The album blew me away with its originality: in the style and breadth of music, in words that weren't just saccharine Christian, but simply real. I copied it to cassette multiple times. (I kept wearing out the cassettes.) The production on this album is clearly 40 years old (occasionally painfully clear), but the album as a whole still holds up very well. For those who enslaved to the current Christian music industry which is even more derivative, saccharine, and painful to listen to than it was in the 70s, this album may possibly be the first step to your liberation! In terms of songs, "Pokey," is one of the most profoundly Christian songs from the era. "There Was a Boy" is simple and one of my favorite love songs. The piano work in "You're the Only One," is simple and lovely, and the playfulness of that title "Moremo Ontu Ne" still makes me giggle. I'm not much into Christian music any more. In fact, to quote the Valley Girls of this album's era, Gag me with a spoon!!!! when it comes to the pablum played on CCM stations. But I'm buying this album to add to my collection. NPS's artistry remains profound.
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