(CD) Loudon Wainwright III - Years In the Making (241)

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Loudon Wainwright III's  Years in the Making, is a two-disc compendium of 45 years of Loudon’s offbeat, rare and unissued tracks.  A true “audio-biography” that boasts orphaned album cuts, live recordings, radio appearances, home demos, and more, that come together to offer a never-before-seen perspective on Loudon’s public and private selves. Notable figures from Loudon’s life pop up throughout as well: Kate McGarrigle, Suzzy Roche, Bill Frisell, Van Dyke Parks, Chaim Tannenbaum, David Mansfield, Steve Goodman, George Gerdes and the Wainwright children Rufus, Martha, Lucy and Lexie.

The two-disc, 42-track set is divided into seven chapters and will be released in a 60-page hardbound book. The artwork was done by New Yorker cartoonist Ed Steed (who drew on Father John Misty’s Grammy-winning packaging for Pure Comedy). The package includes dozens of scans of documents, introspective musings and other artifacts from what Loudon calls his “swinging life,” in addition to paintings and drawings done by friends and fans.


  1.     Rosin the Bow
  2.     You Ain’t Going Nowhere
  3.     Easy St. Louis Tweedle-Dee
  4.     Everybody I know
  5.     Philadelphia Lawyer
  6.     Roll in My Sweet Baby’s Arms
  7.     Love Gifts
  8.     Stewball
  9.     Floods of Tears
  10.     Station Break
  11.     Have You Ever Been To Pittsburgh
  12.     2 Song Set
  13.     Cardboard Boxes
  14.     Smokey Joe’s Café
  15.     You Hurt Me Mantra
  16.     Rambunctious
  17.     I Wanna Be On MTV
  18.     Birthday Poem / Happy Birthday / Animal Song
  19.     Your Mother & I
  20.     Button Nose
  21.     The Ballad of Famous & Harper
  22.     Teenager’s Lament
  23.     Things


  1.     Unrequited to the Nth Degree
  2.     Ulcer
  3.     You Can’t Fail Me Now
  4.     No
  5.     Rowena
  6.     Cheatin’
  7.     IDTTYWLM
  8.     Down Where the Drunkards Roll
  9.     POW
  10.     Meet the Wainwrights
  11.     Liza Minnelli Interview
  12.     Hollywood Hopeful
  13.     Valley Morning
  14.     Trailer
  15.     God’s Got a Shit List
  16.     Thank You, Mr. Hubble
  17.     It Ain’t Gaza
  18.     Out of This World
  19.     Birthday Boy
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