Next Stop Is Vietnam: The War On Record 1961-2008
Bear Family once again presents an entire college course masquerading as a boxed set with Next Stop Vietnam, the German label’s look at the Vietnam conflict’s impact on American society, an impact that reverberates to this day. Ranging from topical songs of the day to key sections of speeches addressing the war to latter-day reflections on its fallout, this monumental, 13-CD set includes a full 334 tracks plus a 400-page hardcover book that includes an essay on the war by Lois T. Vietri, an oral history by Doug Bradley and Craig Warner, artist profiles, photos, lyrics and much more. Among the audio nuggets, many sad, some sublime: Eve of Destruction Barry McGuire; Masters of War Bob Dylan; "Ike Warns of a Military/Industrial Complex"; Fightin’ for the U.S.A. Jerry Reed; Ballad of the Green Berets Ssgt. Barry Sadler; Gallant Men Senator E.M. Dirksen; The Draft Dodger Rag Phil Ochs; "Attacks in the Gulf of Tonkin/Resolution" President Lyndon Baines Johnson; An Open Letter to My Teenage Son Victor Lundberg; Kill for Peace Fugs; Simple Song of Freedom Tim Hardin; "Bums on Campus..." President Richard M. Nixon; Waist Deep in Big Muddy Pete Seeger; War Edwin Starr; Lay Down (Candles in the Rain) Melanie; It’s America, Love It or Leave It Ernest Tubb; The Fightin’ Side of Me Merle Haggard; Day for Decision Johnny Sea; "Report on My Lai" Mike Wallace & Paul Meadlo; The Unknown Soldier Doors; Galveston Glen Campbell; Singing in Viet Nam Talking Blues Johnny Cash; Give Peace a Chance Plastic Ono Band; Winding the War Down Stan Freberg; Sam Stone John Prine; "Jane Fonda Talks about Her Trip to North Vietnam"; More Than a Name on the Wall Statler Brothers; Copperhead Road Steve Earle; Some Gave All Billy Ray Cyrus; I-Feel-Like-I’m-Fixin’-to-Die-Rag Country Joe & the Fish, and more.