Tom Lehrer - Pollution





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Published on Jul 26, 2007


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The song "Pollution" was republished in 4:3 HQ in August 2009. This is the old version, still here. Again, Lehrer was ahead of his time. Pollution was not a hot topic in the sixties. But if Lehrer thought the world was polluted many years ago, I really wonder what he thinks today.

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© Tom Lehrer

Recording date: September 11th 1967
Format: Ampex Quadruplex PAL 4:3
Status: A very rare recording
Storage: Sony Digital Betacam

Sometimes when this video is played back the technical audio/video quality is even worse than the average YouTube crap. It wasn't like that when published in 2007. Has it become worse? I don't know. Please try to add &fmt=6 to the page address and reload the page. You might get a better playback. This video will be republished later.

Production and preservation: The Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation - the NRK, Norway. More here:



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