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Plutonium

Plutonium

Folksinger-songwriter Mark Cohen offers an intriguing follow-up to his 1977 Folkways album, Fare Well Traveller, with an environmentally themed work. His 10 original compositions range from the story of a 300-year-old sunken ship (“The Shift of the Sands”) to the environmental concerns of nuclear power plants (“Plutonium”), a subject even more relevant today. In his letter to Folkways Record founder Moses (Moe) Asch, Cohen explains the inspirations for many of the songs on this album. “The Nature of Things,” he writes in the liner notes, “is about how I’d take a sunset over a radioactive glow, of how the opposite of love is not hate but nothingness.” The liner notes from this 1979 recording also include the song lyrics and songwriting and publishing credit information.

Track Listing

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Plutonium Mark Cohen 3:03
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102
The Nature of Things Mark Cohen 3:27
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103
Livelong Day Mark Cohen 2:26
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104
Seasons Changing Colors Mark Cohen 2:40
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105
The Shift of the Sands Mark Cohen 3:21
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201
A Harvest Song Mark Cohen 2:54
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202
The Thing That Fell into Bill McCarthy's Pond Mark Cohen 2:33
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203
Tidewater Sounds Mark Cohen 4:19
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204
The Explosion of a Star Mark Cohen 4:50
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Everything Changed Mark Cohen 2:26

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