A long-overdue collection of the really special, really unusual songs written and sung by Malvina Reynolds – one of the strangest talents to emerge from the 60s, partly because her age was in the same range as the decade! Reynolds had long been a force on the political left on the west coast scene – but it wasn't until later in life that she started writing songs – and did a surprisingly great job, thanks to a pointed wit, and a no-nonsense approach that often made her songs as sweet as they were biting! Even when serving up songs for kids, as she does here, there's kind of a darker vision behind the music – one that seeks to open minds as much as charm them. Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, and others recorded her music – but nobody sings it better than Malvina herself – as you'll hear on this collection of tracks that mostly includes early 70s sides for the Century City, Pacific Cascade, and Cassandra labels – as well as tracks from her 1960 "discovery" album on Folkways. Titles include the classic "Little Boxes" – used famously on the show Weeds – plus "Artichokes", "The Pets", "Morningtown Ride", "Sweet Stuff", "Little Birds", "Magical Food", "The Whale
", "Turn Around", "Never Touch A Singing Bird", "My Street", "I Live In A City", "One Shoe", "Funny Big Basin", "Black Horse", "Don't Push Me", and "It's Up To You".
(Deluxe gatefold limited edition of 500 copies! 200 (randomly inserted) Sky Blue, 200 (randomly inserted) Vanilla Ice Cream White, & 100 standard black vinyl.)