David Mallett | The Fable True

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The Fable True

by David Mallett

Narrated excerpts of Henry David Thoreau's "The Maine Woods", performed by Maine's most prominent singer/songwriter.
Genre: Spoken Word: With Music
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1. The 31st of August
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2. Old Town
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3. Salmon River
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4. The Road To Molunkus
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5. Fishing
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6. There Were Six Of Us
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7. One Way River
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8. Rapids
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9. Ktaadn
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10. A Deep And Narrow Ravine
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11. Condensed Cloud
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12. Camping
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13. Loons
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14. Artoosoku
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15. A More Liberal Culture
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16. Moose
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17. Moosehead Lake
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18. Mt. Kineo
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19. Pines
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20. Mud Pond Carry
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21. Supplies
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22. Well Watered Country
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jon albright

Mallet's Fable True
Mallet and Thoreau are well suited for each other, Mallet's voice brings this historical account alive in a way that it has never been for me when reading it to myself. Mallet's voice and guitar makes for a very pleasing trip in the maine woods of 1846 and Dave has included many of the highlights of Thoreau's "Maine Woods" adventure. For those who love Maine it's a gem that will be treasured and shared with others.

Steve Sprengel

The Fable True
Mallet's voice and guitar work, Thoreau's words, the violin and bass accompaniment all blend together in absolute dream-like perfection. The images conjured up are both evocative and mesmerizing. The listener will often forget that the voice is not that of the author. This unique album must be shared with anyone who loves music, American history, or just a damn good collection of wilderness tales. "Fishing" is clearly the highlight and anchor of the collection, and the title: The Fable True, sums up Thoreau's joyous amazement of his wilderness adventure as well as that of the listener as he becomes totally immersed this album. Simply impeccable. Just perfect! Don't worry Dave, HDT would not only be happy, but immensely proud of this project.

ronald joseph

The Fable True by Dave Mallett
For aging baby boomers like me, especially ones in the Northeast who've hiked Baxter State Park and other North Maine Woods gems, this CD is a must. Mallett poignantly captures the essence of Thoreau's book, The Maine Woods, with his reading of 22 passages from the classic book. Dave Mallett is to be congratulated for using musical instruments common in the mid-1800s when Thoreau visited and wrote about the Maine Woods. It's an original & authentic CD. The CD will become as timeless a gift as Thoreau's writings. Track 5 and 11 moved me to tears the first time I listened to the album. But the entire CD is a wonderful accomplishment. Thank you, Dave.