Loudon Wainwright III (also known as Album I) is the debut album of Loudon Wainwright III. It was released on vinyl in 1970 on Atlantic Records. Like his second effort Album II, the album is a solo acoustic effort. Though his ironic sense of humour is evident, this is an altogether bleaker and more acerbic album ("Black Uncle Remus", "Four is a Magic Number", "Glad To See You've Got Religion") than most of his 1970s work.
Album II (Loudon Wainwright III album). Album II, as its title indicates, is the second album from Loudon Wainwright III. It was released in 1971 on Atlantic Records. Me and My Friend the Cat" – 3:23. Nice Jewish Girls" – 2:09. Be Careful, There’s a Baby in the House" – 3:18. a. I Know I’m Unhappy, b. Suicide Song, c. Glenville Reel" – 3:10. Saw Your Name in the Paper" – 2:14. Samson And The Warden" – 3:09.
In 1970, Loudon Wainwright III (or Album 1, as it is also referred to) was a promising debut of a newly arrived songwriter, they all agreed. This kind of accolade earned him a spot at many a folk festival, but at the same time he would be criticized for not writing politically enough. Even to the amiable Wainwright, this must have seemed paradoxical for, like most beginning artists, he never asked to be called the new anything in the first place. Trying to make a comparison between him and any of his songwriting peers is pointless
A Live One is a live album by American singer-songwriter Loudon Wainwright III. The live performances included on the album were recorded on a tour of the British Isles in 1976 and at McCabe's in Los Angeles in 1978. It was released in 1979 on Rounder Records. His first completely live album, it was released during the longest hiatus between studio albums so far in his career (five years): his farewell to the 1970s (1978's Final Exam) and his self-reinvention on 1983's Fame and Wealth. All tracks composed by Loudon Wainwright III; except where indicated. Hollywood Hopeful" – 1:25. Whatever Happened to Us" – 1:35. Natural Disaster" – 2:03. Suicide Song" – 2:22. Kings and Queens" (Loudon Wainwright III, George Gerdes) – 2:37. Down Drinking at the Bar" – 3:57. Nocturnal Stumblebutt" – 4:19.
Reissue of Loudon Wainwright III's 1970 Atlantic Records debut. Other Versions (5 of 14) View All. Cat.
History is the twelfth studio album by American singer-songwriter Loudon Wainwright III, released on September 21, 1992 on Charisma Records. The album was recorded following the death of Wainwright's father, Loudon Wainwright Jr. Regarding his father's death and its influence on History, Wainwright stated that:
Loudon Wainwright III is enjoying an Apatow-related resurgence. His song "Daughter" plays when Katherine Heigl and Seth Rogen are bringing home baby in the movie Knocked Up, and his track "The Days That We Die" appears in the sequel, This Is 40. "Daughter" is a Wainwright anomaly: a wistful song about being wrapped around the finger of your little girl. Loudon didn't write it (more on that below), but his children are often the subjects of his songs
Loudon Wainwright's third album marked a major change in production approach, which is to say that there was one; Wainwright's first two releases were solo acoustic affairs. But with famed producer Thomas Jefferson Kaye on board, Album III featured full-band backing from some of the best session players around (David Sanborn, Hugh McCracken, et., and consequently, a move toward folk rock