SSgt. Barry Sadler
Monday, October 22, 2012 at 12:01PM
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• Timely Reissue of the Controversial Album That Was #1 for 5 Weeks in 1966

• The Song "Ballad of the Green Berets" Hit #1 on the Pop Charts and #2 on the Country Charts

• Includes SSgt. Sadler's Other Hit, "The 'A' Team," as a Bonus Track

• Real Gone Reissue Includes New Liner Notes by Gene Sculatti

SSgt. BARRY SADLER: Ballads of the Green Berets. CD

Depending upon your age, political persuasion and/or aesthetic sensibility, this 1966 album could be viewed as a courageous, patriotic rejoinder to the antiwar fervor then sweeping the nation, or as a jingoistic, war-mongering screed, or as an unintentionally hilarious camp classic. Through any filter, though, it’s a genuine ‘60s artifact, proof positive that Richard Nixon’s “Silent Majority” really did exist back in the ‘60s, as Ballads of the Green Berets sold two million copies in five weeks and its title track reached nos. 1 and 2 in the pop and country charts, respectively. One could also argue it highlights a division in American politics that continues today. Our Real Gone reissue includes the original artwork, new liner notes by Gene Sculatti and a bonus track, SSgt. Sadler’s hit follow-up single, “The ‘A’-Team.” 

Tracks: 

1.   The Ballad of the Green Berets

2.   I’m a Lucky One

3.   Letter from Vietnam

4.   Badge of Courage

5.   Saigon

6.   Salute to the Nurses

7.   I’m Watching the Raindrops Fall

8.   Garet Trooper

9.   The Soldier Has Come Home

10. Lullaby

11. Trooper’s Lament

12. Bamiba

Bonus Track: 

13. The “A” Team

 

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