Album 1700

Album 1700 is the seventh studio album by American folk music trio Peter, Paul and Mary, released in 1967.[2] It produced the band's most successful and final hit, a cover of the John Denver composition "Leaving on a Jet Plane". The album peaked at number 15 on Billboard magazine's Top LP chart and was nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Folk Performance category. Album 1700 was so named because its original LP issue was Warner Bros. Records catalog number W-1700 for the mono version and WS-1700 for the stereo version. It stayed on the charts and rose again in 1969, thanks to the single release of "Leaving on a Jet Plane".

Album 1700
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Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 4, 1967
Recorded1966-1967
StudioA&R Studios, New York City
GenreFolk, pop
Length39:44
LabelWarner Bros.
ProducerAlbert Grossman
Milt Okun
Peter, Paul & Mary chronology
The Peter, Paul and Mary Album
(1966)
Album 1700
(1967)
Late Again
(1968)
Singles from Album 1700
  1. "I Dig Rock and Roll Music"
    Released: August 1967
  2. "Leaving on a Jet Plane"
    Released: October 1969
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2.5/5 stars[1]

The song "I'm in Love with a Big Blue Frog" was written by Leslie Braunstein, who was the original lead singer of Soft White Underbelly, the band that became Blue Öyster Cult. The song was made into a children's book and covered by Willio and Phillio on a Disney children's album.[3][4][5]

Cover artEdit

The cover is styled after one of the promotional photographs for the movie Bonnie and Clyde that showed the gang holding machine guns. It was taken at 70 Bedford Street, Greenwich Village, New York City.[6]

Track listingEdit

Side 1

  1. "Rolling Home" (Eric Andersen) – 3:31
  2. "Leaving on a Jet Plane" (John Denver) – 3:30
  3. "Weep for Jamie" (Peter Yarrow)– 4:12
  4. "No Other Name" (Paul Stookey) – 2:31
  5. "The House Song" (Paul Stookey, Robert Bannard) – 4:18
  6. "The Great Mandella (The Wheel of Life)" (Peter Yarrow) – 4:45

Side 2

  1. "I Dig Rock and Roll Music" (Paul Stookey, James Mason, Dave Dixon) – 2:33
  2. "If I Had Wings" (Peter Yarrow, Susan Yardley) – 2:22
  3. "I'm in Love with a Big Blue Frog" (Leslie Braunstein) – 2:08
  4. "Whatshername" (Paul Stookey, Dave Dixon, Richard Kniss) – 3:27
  5. "Bob Dylan's Dream" (Bob Dylan) – 4:01
  6. "The Song Is Love" (Dave Dixon, Richard Kniss, Paul Stookey, Peter Yarrow, Mary Travers) – 2:44

PersonnelEdit

Peter, Paul & Mary
  • Peter Yarrow – vocals; solo vocal on "If I Had Wings"; guitar; 12-string guitar on "Leaving on a Jet Plane" and "Weep for Jamie"
  • Noel "Paul" Stookey – vocals; solo vocal on "Whatshername"; guitar; 12-string guitar on "Rolling Home", "The House Song" and "The Song Is Love"
  • Mary Travers  – vocals; solo vocal on "No Other Name"

with:

  • Howard Collins - guitar
  • Paul Griffin - organ on "Weep for Jamie"
  • Morris Wechslier - piano
  • Harvey Brooks - bass
  • Richard Kniss - wood bass solo on "Whatshername"
  • Russ Savakus - bass
  • Paul Butterfield - harmonica on "Rolling Home"
  • Chuck Beale (The Paupers) - guitar
  • Adam Mitchell (The Paupers) - guitar
  • Denny Gerrard (The Paupers) - bass
  • Skip Prokop (The Paupers) - drums
  • Gene Bertoncini (Paul Winter Consort) - guitar on "The House Song"
  • Karl Herreshoff (Paul Winter Consort) - guitar on "The House Song"
  • John Beal (Paul Winter Consort) - bass on "The House Song"
  • Gene Murrow (Paul Winter Consort) - English horn on "The House Song"
  • Paul Winter (Paul Winter Consort) - saxophone on "The House Song"
  • Virgil Scott (Paul Winter Consort) - alto flute on "The House Song"
  • Richard Bock (Paul Winter Consort) - cello on "The House Song"

Production notesEdit

Chart positionsEdit

Year Chart Position
1967 Billboard Pop Albums 15

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Allmusic entry for Album 1700. Accessed May 26, 2009
  3. ^ "Soft White Underbelly 1967-1968".
  4. ^ "Leslie Braunstein".
  5. ^ "I'm in Love with a Big Blue Frog (Album Version)".
  6. ^ http://www.musicalmaps.com.au/search/label/album1700