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America the Beautiful - an Account of It's Disappearance

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Download links and information about America the Beautiful - an Account of It's Disappearance by Gary McFarland. This album was released in 1969 and it belongs to Jazz genres. It contains 6 tracks with total duration of 38:01 minutes.

Artist: Gary McFarland
Release date: 1969
Genre: Jazz
Tracks: 6
Duration: 38:01
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. First Movement - On This Site Shall Be Erected 4:35
2. Second Movement - 80 Miles an Hour Through Beer-Can Country 9:08
3. Third Movement - Suburbia: Two Poodles & a Plastic Jesus 4:42
4. Fourth Movement - If I'm Elected 6:20
5. Fifth Movement - Last Rites for the Promised Land 4:41
6. Sixth Movement - Due to Lack of Interest, Tomorrow Has Been Cancelled 8:35

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One of Gary McFarland's major works, this orchestral jazz suite (originally on Skye and reissued on CD by the audiophile DCC Jazz label) utilizes a big band and some strings along with the influence of rock, classical, and jazz. The six-movement piece is ultimately a bit downbeat about the future of the United States as seen from 1968. The emphasis is on the ensembles rather than any individual voices, and the overall results are certainly listenable but less memorable than one might hope considering the potential scope of the work.