|Released May 6, 1997|
Artist Tom Lehrer
Label Rhino Entertainment
|Recorded 1953, 1959, 1960, 1996|
Release date 6 May 1997
|Songs & More Songs by Tom Lehrer
(1997) The Remains of Tom Lehrer
Producers Tom Lehrer, Dr. Demento, Bill Inglot
Similar Songs by Tom Lehrer, More of Tom Lehrer, The Remains of Tom Lehrer, Revisited, An Evening Wasted with Tom
Songs & More Songs by Tom Lehrer is a reissue of musical satirist Tom Lehrer's two studio albums (Songs by Tom Lehrer and More of Tom Lehrer), combined with other studio sessions and a newly recorded version of "I Got It From Agnes". "Agnes" was a song from Lehrer's early live repertoire which he "polished up" for the Cameron Mackintosh-produced musical revue Tom Foolery in 1981, but which Lehrer himself never professionally recorded until 1996. The booklet notes include an essay by Dr. Demento and the original sleeve notes from the LP releases.
The material from Songs and More of... were the original versions self-issued on Lehrer Records, the 1966 Reprise rerecording of Songs not considered for the reissue. Although More of... was originally released in both monophonic and stereo versions, the producers of the reissue opted for the mono mix.
The orchestral versions on tracks 24–27 were from a January 21, 1960 session with accompaniment conducted by Richard Hayman. Tracks 24 and 25 were originally issued as a single on Capricorn Records, while track 25 was first issued on the 1997 Rhino compilation Dr. Demento's 25th Anniversary Collection. Track 28 was recorded on October 8, 1996.
Fight Fiercely - Harvard1:25
The Old Dope Peddler1:27