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Old 08-12-2018, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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McKuen put his poems and writings in spoken word, to the sounds of nature on his albums and music.

He mostly talked of nature, peace, people close to him, beginnings and endings, love, all while the roar of the sea was heard in the background...or birds singing, waves striking the coast...

I played these comforting albums before bed in the evenings while growing up. They left me with a sense of peace. He made a large impact those many years ago, way before New Age music etc. and was very popular at the time.

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Old 08-17-2018, 08:48 AM
 
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Rod McKuen had an incredibly prolific career, recording for several major labels such as Warner Brothers, Epic, RCA, and over a dozen smaller labels. He was a poet as well, sold over 50 million books. Albums sales were easily that much, am sure they were a lot more.


I have several McKuen albums, my favorites are:


In A Lonely Place (Kapp 3538)
Pastorale (Stanyan 1894)
A Single Man (RCA LSP-4010)
Listen To The Warm (RCA-LSP-3863)
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Old 08-21-2018, 01:48 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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he sang the title song to one of my fave movies ' the prime of miss jean brodie " staring Maggie smith aka the dowager countess from downton abbey .
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Old 08-21-2018, 01:52 PM
 
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Rod McKuen had an incredibly prolific career, recording for several major labels such as Warner Brothers, Epic, RCA, and over a dozen smaller labels. He was a poet as well, sold over 50 million books. Albums sales were easily that much, am sure they were a lot more.


I have several McKuen albums, my favorites are:


In A Lonely Place (Kapp 3538)
Pastorale (Stanyan 1894)
A Single Man (RCA LSP-4010)
Listen To The Warm (RCA-LSP-3863)


Oh someone responded!


I had a few of the albums too...Listen to the Warm was my favorite...
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Old 08-21-2018, 02:01 PM
 
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One of his albums was played a lot when my first love and I were falling in love during my freshman year in college. Fond, tender memories!
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Old 08-21-2018, 02:46 PM
 
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One of his albums was played a lot when my first love and I were falling in love during my freshman year in college. Fond, tender memories!

Oh how sweet....
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Old 08-21-2018, 02:53 PM
 
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Don't have any of his albums, but I have all of his poetry books, very talented writer !
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Old 09-06-2018, 04:23 PM
 
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“I've been going a long time now
along the way I've learned some things.

You have to make the good times yourself
take the little times and make them into big times
and save the times that are all right
for the ones that aren't so good.”
― Rod McKuen, Listen to the Warm
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Old 09-06-2018, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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I've been going a long time now
along the way I've learned some things.

You have to make the good times yourself
take the little times and make them into big times
and save the times that are all right
for the ones that aren't so good.
― Rod McKuen, Listen to the Warm


Oh, thank you!

I remember that, now...

Beautiful.
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Old 09-06-2018, 04:52 PM
 
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Me, too. What a lovely memory!
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