Utah Phillips - Starlight on the Rails: A Songbook (4 CD Set)

Utah Phillips - Starlight on the Rails: A Songbook (4 CD Set)

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SPANNING 30 YEARS of studio, live, and rare recordings, Starlight on the Rails is the most complete collection of work ever released from folk music icon and “Golden Voice of the Great Southwest” Utah Phillips. This definitive set includes Utah’s personal reflections about each song. It also includes renditions of Utah’s songs by Kate Wolf, Rosalie Sorrels, and many others. Almost 5 hours on 4 CDs with a booklet included. It’s a must-have for any music collection, and available once again after being out-of-print for several years.

“For anyone who’s a fan of his work, this is a must- have purchase.” Chris Nickson, Allmusic.com

“Arguably the most important folk star to emerge after the ’60s revival, Phillips creates a 4 CD epic of music and story, recounting his life through his best songs. Intimate, droll, and fiercely felt, it is equal parts cultural history and musical memoir.” — The Boston Globe

“Utah Phillips is surely one of the nation’s most un forgettable characters, as will be attested to by people all over the U.S. who have heard him, guitar in hand, hold forth on the ways of the world. What a joy now to have his Songbook available. You will be going through it again and again.” —Pete Seeger

“Utah brings a message of defiance, disobedience, and solidarity . . . [and] reminds us of a history that we were not taught in schools and colleges. [His songs] tell us of people who, like us, seemed to be powerless before the might of corporations, but who struggled and fought back, and changed their lives.” —Howard Zinn, (Author of A People’s History of the United States)

 Track Listing:

Disc 1

  1. Songbook Introduction
  2. Utah on "The Telling Take Me Home"
  3. The Telling Take Me Home
  4. Utah on "Yuba City"
  5. Yuba City
  6. Utah on "All Used Up"
  7. All Used Up
  8. Utah on "Frisco Road"
  9. Frisco Road
  10. Utah on "Queen of the Rails"
  11. Queen of the Rails
  12. Utah on "Wabash Cannonball /Tolono"
  13. Wabash Cannonball /Tolono
  14. Utah on "Weepy Doesn't Know"
  15. Weepy Doesn't Know
  16. Utah on "Funeral Train"
  17. Funeral Train
  18. Utah on "Green Rolling Hills of West Virginia"
  19. Green Rolling Hills of West Virginia
  20. Utah on "Phoebe Snow"
  21. Phoebe Snow
  22. Utah on "He Come Like Rain"
  23. He Come Like Rain
  24. Utah on "The Soldier's Return"
  25. The Soldier's Return
  26. Utah on "Touch Me"
  27. Touch Me
  28. Utah on "If I Could Be The Rain"
  29. If I Could Be The Rain

Disc 2

  1. Utah on "Starlight On The Rails” 
  2. Starlight On The Rails
  3. Utah on "Talking N.P.R. Blues"
  4. Talking N.P.R. Blues
  5. Utah on "John D. Lee"
  6. John D. Lee
  7. Utah on "Dog Canyon"
  8. Dog Canyon
  9. Utah on "Dancers"
  10. Dancers
  11. Utah on "Look For Me In Butte"
  12. Look For Me In Butte
  13. Utah on "Goodnight Loving Trail"
  14. Goodnight Loving Trail
  15. Utah on "Daddy, What's A Train?"
  16. Daddy, What's A Train?
  17. Utah on "Fly Away"
  18. Fly Away
  19. Utah on "Kid's Liberation"
  20. Kid's Liberation
  21. Utah on "Sing In The Spring"
  22. Sing In The Spring
  23. Utah on "Eddie's Song"
  24. Eddie's Song
  25. Utah on "Shadow Maker"
  26. Shadow Maker
  27. Utah on "She'll Never Be Mine"
  28. She'll Never Be Mine
  29. Utah on "Hood River, Roll On"
  30. Hood River, Roll On
  31. Utah on "Stupid's Song"
  32. Stupid's Song
  33. Utah on "Nevada Jane"
  34. Nevada Jane

Disc 3

  1. Disc 3 Introduction
  2. Utah on "Collie Wilkins"
  3. Collie Wilkins
  4. Utah on "Golden Mansions"
  5. Golden Mansions
  6. Utah on "A Ragged Old Man"
  7. A Ragged Old Man
  8. Utah on "Orphan Train"
  9. Orphan Train
  10. Utah on "The Miner's Lullaby"
  11. The Miner's Lullaby
  12. Utah on "Wolverine 14 Talking Blues"
  13. Wolverine 14 Talking Blues
  14. Utah on "I Think Of You"
  15. I Think Of You
  16. Utah on "A Clearing In The Forrest"
  17. A Clearing In The Forrest
  18. Utah on "Rock Salt & Nails"
  19. Rock Salt & Nails
  20. Utah on "Twist And A Pound"
  21. Twist And A Pound
  22. Utah on "Scott's Creek Bluff"
  23. Scott's Creek Bluff
  24. Utah on "Ashes On The Sea"
  25. Ashes On The Sea
  26. Utah on "The Faded Roses Of December"
  27. The Faded Roses Of December
  28. Utah on "Aces, Straights, & Flushes"
  29. Aces, Straights, & Flushes

Disc 4

  1. Utah on "Going Away"
  2. Going Away
  3. Utah on "Old Buddy, Goodnight"
  4. Old Buddy, Goodnight
  5. Utah on "Jesse's Corrido"
  6. Jesse's Corrido
  7. Utah on "Pig Hollow"
  8. Pig Hollow
  9. Utah on "Enola Gay"
  10. Enola Gay
  11. Utah on "Larimer Street"
  12. Larimer Street
  13. Utah on "Walking Through Your Town In The Snow"
  14. Walking Through Your Town In The Snow
  15. Utah on "Room For The Poor"
  16. Room For The Poor
  17. Utah on "Trooper's Lament"
  18. Trooper's Lament
  19. Utah on "I Will Note Obey"
  20. I Will Note Obey
  21. Utah on "Ain't It Fine"
  22. Ain't It Fine
  23. Utah on "Killing Ground"
  24. Killing Ground
  25. Utah on "Judas Ram"
  26. Judas Ram
  27. Utah on "Yellow Ribbon"
  28. Yellow Ribbon
  29. Utah on "Rice & Beans"
  30. Rice & Beans
  31. Utah on "Hymn Song"
  32. Hymn Song

Catalog Number: DIRT-CD-0070

UPC: 877746007026

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