Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by gotityet0, Apr 5, 2007.
Spinning her "Bread & Roses" LP now, Wondering if there are any other fans of her?
Who Knows Where The Time Goes is an excellent, excellent lp.
The following is just a cut-and-paste from my iTunes but each track is faultless. Wonderful stuff:
Send In The Clowns
Both Sides Now
Farewell to Tarwathie
Since You Asked
Sunny Goodge Street (astonishingly good!)
Yes, I am definitely a fan of Judy Collins. I have almost all of her albums. Fires of Eden (1990) is my favorite of them all. "The Blizzard" is one of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard.
Yes, I have most of her Elektra albums. I really like the "Judith" album and "Wildflowers" the best. There's also an early compilation called "Recollectons" that's fantastic. It's all good really.
I am a Judy Collins fan. I especially love: Judy Collins #3, The Judy Collins Concert, Fifth Album, and In My Life. Recollections is a compilation album of the first 3 albums I mention. I have a really nice West German Elektra/Kinney LP of "Recollections". It is a RL/Sterling on both sides from US stampers. Sounds superb on quiet, flat, Teldec pressed vinyl.
I really like her versions of Christmas songs. Every Christmas, her "Christmas at the Biltmore Estate" (DVD and CD) and "Come Rejoice" (CD) get lots of playing at my house.
I really love her version of 'In my life'. She just invests it with so much beauty.
Sounds like you downloaded, "Colours Of The Day". It's a wonderful album.
Interesting Note: Joni Mitchell wrote 'Both Sides Now'.
I think that "The Comiing of the Roads" from her "Fifth Album" is one of the most perfect sad songs that I've ever heard. I've loved it since I first heard it in the Sixties.
Beautiful voice and excellent song choices throughout her recording career in my opinion.
Did Led Zeppelin decide to record Gallow's Pole after hearing her version of The Prickle Eye Bush (on which it's based), or did they have another source for the song?
It was on her second album, I think, but I've not been able to find a decent copy (except for a brown label that the owner thought was a gold label and had priced accordingly, and wouldn't change).
Years ago my dad played me "Song For Duke" from Judith and I've loved it ever since. Anyone who enjoys the music of Duke Ellington should try to hear this one. It's very moving.
I even found a nice orange "target" CD pressing of Judith that sounds pretty good.
And even though I know Both Sides Now is Joni's song, it is the Judy Collins version I reach for when I want to hear it.
It's kind of her trademark song, isn't it?
That and "Amazing Grace."
One of my favorite albums of hers is "Times of Our Lives", one of the last ones she did for Elektra in the early 80's. I think every cut on that album is a gem. Some might say it's a little overproduced, but .. it was the 80's. That kind of goes with the territory. But the quality of the songs more than make up for that.
I saw her in concert during that time at a large outdoor amphitheater here in LA. Then at an intimate venue at a *vineyard* in the Bay area in the early 90's. The last time was at the Roxy when she was promoting "Fires of Eden."
The DCC came to me one day for silly money - like $12 or so. A beautiful collection from Steve.
refreshing this thread. gonna spin this one.
Judy Collins : Amazing Grace ... Elektra ... 45709
"Send in the Clowns" would probably be her third trademark song after "Both Sides Now" and "Amazing Grace"!
I haven't heard a Judy Collins album that I don't like. For compilations, I prefer the 2 CDForever: An Anthology:
The single CD Very Best Of does hit most of the highlights and is also recommended:
It's curious that Rhino has not released a comprehensive box set of her work.
Whaa?? Judy has a very good voice and all, but her version pales in comparison to Joni's.....
I did enjoy Judy's appearance on the Muppet Show, however
On her "Whales & Nightingales" album, she included not only her version of "Nightingale", but a very beautiful chamber arrangement of it by Joshua Rifkin. IIRC Joshua Rifkin's arrangement of Judy's song was up for the "best instrumental" award for the year, but was beat out by Issac Hayes "Shaft".
Yes. That was the first version I heard. I didn't realize it was one of Lennon's favorite songs. George Harrison dedicated the song to him in his concert tour with Billy Preston and Ravi Shankar.
Big Judy fan here. I grew up with "Colors Of The Day" and have since expanded my collection greatly (including the DCC of "Colors", of course). I agree with the sentiment that "Who Knows..." is her greatest album if for no other reason than the inclusion of "First Boy I Loved" which, while only slightly edging out several other candidates, gets my vote for her finest moment.
I may have to throw some on right now...
I like her version of "Farewell To Tarwathie" (Old Scots) quite a bit. Some of the other recordings I've heard of her doing traditional songs are pretty good too. I should seek out some more of the early albums she did for Elektra.
I'm especially a fan of the In My Life/Wildflowers/Who Knows Where the Time Goes trilogy. Got a lot of spins in the late 60s from me.
At the French Club banquet my senior year in high school, a classmate and I sang and played guitar on some French songs (well, mostly...we did "Jennifer Juniper" just for the one French verse!). In addition to several duets, we each did a solo tune...hers was "Chanson des Vieux Amants" from Wildflowers.
It's possible that fans of the original songwriters may disdain some of Judy's interpretations, but really, the thoughtful arrangements are hard to argue with. The harmonies on the live album's "Joan of Arc," for example, have always got to me.
No one's mentioned her version of "Someday Soon"
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