Vinyl Cafe on Tour

Performers Stuart McLean

Vinyl Cafe | November 9, 1999 | Compact Disc

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Recorded in concert for the CBC at various locations in Canada, Vinyl Cafe on Tour is a two-CD collection of Stuart McLean's monologue-stories about Dave, his wife Morley, and their Toronto family, lasting a good two-hours-and-fifteen-minutes altogether. It's another high-quality anthology of amusing, keenly observed vignettes about parents growing into middle age, the humor stemming from the way they (and particularly Dave) get themselves into ludicrous predicaments, with the grace coming from how they extricate themselves without endangering the affectionate ties that bind them. Actually, the way Dave locks himself into a "Blood Pressure Chair" is about as ludicrous as The Vinyl Cafe gets. But most of the stories are about more common situations -- a child's birthday, a school Christmas concert, a visiting cousin -- though these always teeter on the edge of calamity, often tipped off by a well-meaning but bungling Dave forgetting or misplacing some crucial detail or other. ~ Richie Unterberger

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: November 9, 1999

Genre: General

Style: Spoken Word

Number of Discs: 2

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1999

Label Name: Vinyl Cafe

UPC: 775020102224

Found in: General

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Vinyl Cafe on Tour

Vinyl Cafe on Tour

Performers Stuart McLean

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: November 9, 1999

Genre: General

Style: Spoken Word

Number of Discs: 2

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1999

Label Name: Vinyl Cafe

UPC: 775020102224


Title Track Time
1.Late Date --
2.Morley's Christmas Concert --
3.School Lunch --
4.Fly --
5.Harrison Ford's Toes --
6.Blood Pressure Chair --
7.Sam's Birthday --
8.Cousin Dorothy --

Editorial Notes

Recorded in concert for the CBC at various locations in Canada, Vinyl Cafe on Tour is a two-CD collection of Stuart McLean's monologue-stories about Dave, his wife Morley, and their Toronto family, lasting a good two-hours-and-fifteen-minutes altogether. It's another high-quality anthology of amusing, keenly observed vignettes about parents growing into middle age, the humor stemming from the way they (and particularly Dave) get themselves into ludicrous predicaments, with the grace coming from how they extricate themselves without endangering the affectionate ties that bind them. Actually, the way Dave locks himself into a "Blood Pressure Chair" is about as ludicrous as The Vinyl Cafe gets. But most of the stories are about more common situations -- a child's birthday, a school Christmas concert, a visiting cousin -- though these always teeter on the edge of calamity, often tipped off by a well-meaning but bungling Dave forgetting or misplacing some crucial detail or other. ~ Richie Unterberger
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