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At 89


Download links and information about At 89 by Pete Seeger. This album was released in 2008 and it belongs to World Music, Songwriter/Lyricist genres. It contains 32 tracks with total duration of 01:04:38 minutes.

Artist: Pete Seeger
Release date: 2008
Genre: World Music, Songwriter/Lyricist
Tracks: 32
Duration: 01:04:38
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No. Title Length
1. Nameless Banjo Riff 0:39
2. False from True 2:49
3. Now We Sit Us Down 1:16
4. Pete's Greeting (Spoken) 0:32
5. Visions of Children 2:12
6. Wonderful Friends 3:20
7. The Water Is Wide 2:32
8. Pete Talks About Clearwater (Spoken) 0:30
9. It's a Long Haul 1:12
10. Throw Away That Shad Net (How Are We Gonna Save Tomorrow?) 4:47
11. Song of the World's Last Whale 2:39
12. The First Settlers 5:01
13. The D Minor Flourish / Cindy 0:44
14. Pete's Intro to "If It Can't Be Reduced" (Spoken) 0:47
15. If It Can't Be Reduced 2:13
16. Spring Fever 0:52
17. Pete Speaks About World War II (Spoken) 0:31
18. When I Was Most Beautiful 2:54
19. Bach At Treblinka 1:18
20. We Will Love or We Will Perish 1:32
21. The Story of "Tzena, Tzena, Tzena" (Spoken) 1:02
22. Tzena, Tzena, Tzena 2:23
23. One Percent Phosphorous Banjo Riff 1:35
24. Pete Speaks About Involvement (Spoken) 0:13
25. Or Else! (One-a These Days) 3:22
26. Waist Deep In the Big Muddy 3:36
27. Little Fat Baby 4:48
28. Arrange and Re-arrange 3:18
29. Alleluya 2:00
30. Pete's Extroduction (Spoken) 1:14
31. If This World Survives 1:39
32. How Soon? 1:08



As both artist and activist, Pete Seeger never surrendered to threats, blacklisting, or old age. At 89 captures folk music’s great elder statesman holding forth with his trademark gusto, offering a selection of familiar and newly written songs interspersed with instrumentals and spoken-word pieces. This 2008 studio recording surrounds Seeger with an assortment of musical friends, including The After Hours Quartet and The Hudson River Sloop Singers. Pete brings renewed life to such signature compositions as “False From True” (a meditation on growing older served up Dixieland jazz–style) and “Waist Deep in the Big Muddy” (still relevant to today, unfortunately). The Hebrew-language tune “Tzena, Tzena, Tzena”—a hit from Seeger’s days with The Weavers—is revised to include Arabic lyrics that underscore its universal message of peace. New tunes like “If It Can’t Be Reduced” (a sing-along ode to waste disposal) and “We Will Love or We Will Perish” (a prayerful lyric set to a Bach melody) are by turns playful and poignant. At 89 finds Seeger looking toward the future with guarded hope and unbroken spirit.