Thursday, May 22, 2014

Woody Allen: Woody Allen

Here’s the first of Woody Allen’s albums of stand-up comedy from 1964. Honestly, this one’s for reference only. Now buy the Rhino Stand-Up Comic CD (which contains all the same material as the Stand-Up Comic double LP from Casablanca in 1979, which in turn contained the same material as the United Artists Stand-Up Comic: 1964-1968 double LP from United Artists in 1978, which in turn contained the same material as United Artists’ The Night Club Years 1964-1968 from 1972. If you ever see used copies of those collections, leave 'em in the bins and get the CD instead). The collected material is brilliant, just genius. The original LPs contain that material plus some stuff that didn’t date very well, or was about a film he was making at the time, or was kinda skeevy and misogynist. But if you’re an Allen fan, you should get a chance to make that characterization for yourself, and the original albums are pretty scarce, so here you go.

Album audio & art

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