Opening the iTunes Store…If iTunes doesn’t open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview and buy music from Alice's Restaurant by Arlo Guthrie, download iTunes now.

Already have iTunes? Click I have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

Alice's Restaurant

Open iTunes to preview, buy, and download music.

iTunes Review

In the psychedelic '60s, Arlo Guthrie, son of folk titan Woody Guthrie, emerged as a puckish counterculture icon, largely on the merit of this album and its far-flung title track. Clocking in at 18-plus minutes and eating up the first side of the original vinyl LP, Alice's Restaurant became a staple of freeform radio in the '60s and '70s, a side-splittingly funny, shaggy-dog story that rambled over the Vietnam War, military draft, police harassment and longhairs running afoul of the legal system. Guthrie's superb comedic timing—complete with spaced-out lapses—remains every bit as funny now as it was in 1967. The remaining half-dozen tracks show an ambitious sweep of musical styles, ranging from ragtime-tinged jug band tunes and delicate folk to acid rock.

Customer Reviews

A landmark of 60s folk

Title track a classic. The legacy of Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger can be exemplified through two musical foils: Bob Dylan's dark cynicism and Arlo Guthrie's whimsicality, as presented in this album. Also, it's ridiculous that this album should have one star.

One star for one of the alltime best folk records

I think iTunes or Apple or someone associated with these groups should ensure that people who write reviews should be writing about records and artists who fall into a genre that they appreciate and understand. Let the metal heads give their opinions on heavy metal bands. Otherwise you may have people who just look at the rating without reading the verbage and don't realize that the rating is indicative of a person who's interests lie somewhere else.

The best of times

Yes it was a time of Dylan and Joplin but it was a time of Folk music and story tellers and Arlo was a master story teller .. To be compared and looked up to, for years... including ours today. People like Harry Chapin and Jim Croche were among this caliber of these story magician! But few have come close to the genius of Alice's Resteraunt ever! I strongly recommend a listen to his work!


Born: July 10, 1947 in Brooklyn, NY

Genre: Singer/Songwriter

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Is it possible to be a one-hit wonder three times? The question is provoked by the recording career of Arlo Guthrie, which is best remembered for three songs in three different contexts. There is "The City of New Orleans," Guthrie's only Top 40 hit, which earns him an entry in Wayne Jancik's The Billboard Book of One-Hit Wonders. There is also "Coming into Los Angeles," which Guthrie sang at the legendary Woodstock music festival, and which featured prominently in both the Woodstock movie and multi-platinum...
Full bio
Alice's Restaurant, Arlo Guthrie
View In iTunes

Customer Ratings


Influenced by this Artist