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Loudon Wainwright III | 40 Odd Years | CD Set

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–A cracked balladeer of domestic strife and baby-boom angst, Wainwright has purveyed his sardonic, self-lacerating folk songs to a growing cult- filmmaker Judd Apatow pens the intro to this four-CD/DVD box set. Wainwright's desperate yelp never fails to amuse, even as he twists the knife; and with three children working as musicians (Martha, Lucy, and Rufus), his legacy is assured." SPIN May 2011

40 Odd Years into an exceptionally prolific and storied career, Loudon Wainwright III has been celebrated with an aptly named career-spanning 4- CD/1-DVD box set, including a 40-page book, with an essay by renowned journalist/author David Wild and an introduction by filmmaker and box set co-producer Judd Apatow. 40 Odd Years features songs from throughout Wainwright's career, including works of brilliance such as –The ManWho Couldn't Cry," which Johnny Cash would record with producer Rick Rubin decades later, to –Dead Skunk," a #16 pop hit, to highlights from his GrammyÂ-winning album High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project.

The 3-hour-plus DVD includes an extremely rare documentary, numerous TV appearances (for the BBC, Saturday Night Live, Austin City Limits and others), and previously unreleased concert performances. The Grammy-winning songwriter was discovered by Nesuhi Ertegun and John Hammond, Sr., and established his literary yet utterly unpretentious take on the grand folk music tradition right from the start. He also has a parallel career as an actor, whose credits include M*A*S*H, Elizabethtown, The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Knocked Up.

Track Listings:

DISC ONE: 1969 _ 1983
1. School Days
2. I Don't Care
3. Uptown
4. Be Careful There's A Baby In The House
5. Saw Your Name In The Paper
6. Dead Skunk
7. New Paint
8. Drinking Song
9. The Swimming Song
10. Dilated To Meet You
11. Down Drinking At The Bar
12. The Man Who Couldn't Cry
13. Whatever Happened To Us?
14. Crime Of Passion
15. Kick In The Head
16. Summer's Almost Over
17. Just Like President Thieu
18. Golfin' Blues
19. The Heckler
20. Natural Disaster
21. Red Guitar
22. Hollywood Hopeful
23. IDTTYWLM
24. The Grammy Song

DISC TWO: 1984 _ 1995
1. Westchester County
2. I'm Alright
3. Screaming Issue
4. Unhappy Anniversary
5. Your Mother And I
6. Synchronicity
7. Hard Day On The Planet
8. You Don't Want To Know
9. Bill Of Goods
10. Thanksgiving
11. Your Father's Car
12. When I'm At Your House
13. The Picture
14. Men
15. So Many Songs
16. Tip That Waitress
17. I'd Rather Be Lonely
18. April Fool's Day Morn
19. The Acid Song
20. IWIWAL
21. A Year
22. Dreaming

DISC THREE: 1996 _ 2010
1. So Damn Happy
2. Primrose Hill
3. Bein' A Dad
4. Four Mirrors
5. It's Love And I Hate It
6. Christmas Morning
7. Pretty Good Day
8. White Winos
9. Bed
10. Surviving Twin
11. 1The Shit Song
12. Between
13. My Biggest Fan
14. When You Leave
15. Make Your Mother Mad
16. Daughter
17. Grey In L.A.
18. Muse Blues
19. Motel Blues
20. The Deal
21. Rowena
22. High Wide & Handsome

DISC FOUR: Rare & Unreleased
1. Weave Room Blues (with Kate McGarrigle)
2. McSorley's
3. Black Uncle Remus (demo)
4. Funny Having Money
5. The Hardy Boys At The Y (with The Boys Of The Lough)
6. Laid (live)
7. Outsidey (live)
8. That Cat
9. Surfin' Queen (demo)
10. Newt
11. 4X10 (live)
12. Somethin' Stupid (with Barry Humphries)
13. The Miles (live)
14. So Good So Far (live)
15. Big Fish
16. No Sure Way
17. Hey There 2nd Grader
18. More I Cannot Wish You
19. Florida (Lucky You)
20. Hank & Fred (live)
21. Your Eyes (demo)
22. Dead Man
23. At The End Of A Long Lonely Day (with Suzzy Roche)

DISC FIVE - DVD: Filmed Performances
One Man Guy - 60-minute 1993 Dutch television documentary

BBC4 Sessions: Loudon Wainwright: One Man Guy - 2005
–One Man Guy," –Heaven," –When You Leave," –Half Fist"

Loudon Wainwright III at The BBC - 2005
–Reciprocity," –Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms," –Unrequited To The Nth
Degree," –Dump The Dog And Feed The Garbage," –Glad To See You've
Got Religion," –Motel Blues," –Rufus Is A Tit Man," –Cardboard Boxes,"
–Thanksgiving," –Hitting You," –Career Moves"

Dead Man - 2010; recording session documentary

Entertainment Desk - 1995
–The End Has Begun" with Martha Wainwright

High Wide & Handsome _ The Charlie Poole Project - 2009 documentary
on making of album
–My Mother And My Sweetheart" with Rufus Wainwright

The Basement - 2008
–Needless To Say" with Lucy Wainwright Roche

Austin City Limits
–Lullaby" (1988), –Living Alone" (1999), –Homeless" (1999),
–Tonya's Twirls" (1999), –OGM" (1999)

Saturday Night Live - 1975
–Bicentennial," –Unrequited To The Nth Degree"

The Garfield House - 2010
–New Paint" with Joe Henry & Greg Leisz, –Absence Makes The Heart
Grow Fonder" with Joe Henry & Greg Leisz, –Roll In My Sweet Baby's
Arms" with Christopher Guest, –June Apple" with Christopher Guest,
–Unhappy Anniversary" with Christopher Guest, –Kings And Queens"
with George Gerdes

826LA Benefit - 2007
–Grey In L.A,." –Daughter"

PBS Soundstage - 1977
–Kick In The Head"

McCabe's Guitar Shop - 2007
–Passion Play"

The Mike Douglas Show - 1978
Interview and –Fear With Flying"

Nightline - 2005
–A Father And A Son"

Carrott Confidential - 1987
–IDTTYWLM"