Introducing... Judy Collins

Introducing... Judy Collins

by Judy Collins
     
 
Rhino's 21-cut Judy Collins collection is truly a solid introduction to the often misunderstood singer and, to a lesser extent, songwriter from the new folk era of the early '60s, whose career has yet to come to a complete end. Her great run was from the mid-'60s through to the early '80s, and while Frank Sinatra gets many accolades (and

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Rhino's 21-cut Judy Collins collection is truly a solid introduction to the often misunderstood singer and, to a lesser extent, songwriter from the new folk era of the early '60s, whose career has yet to come to a complete end. Her great run was from the mid-'60s through to the early '80s, and while Frank Sinatra gets many accolades (and justly for his reading of Stephen Sondheim's "Send in the Clowns"), it's Collins' version that was her last big Top Ten smash hit, and rightfully so because it captured a different nuance. Hell, even Van Morrison started covering the tune after her version. But that's far from all: there's a reading here of Leonard Cohen's "Suzanne" that got the enigmatic songwriter discovered, and she covered Dylan, Henley, and Frey, and of course had her hit with Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now" that made the melancholic folk-jazz tune a pop hit. Collins has one of those voices that was perhaps better suited to the American theater, but in the great age of rock and pop radio -- and on AM radio it was anything goes in those days -- she was a near constant presence. This selection proves exactly why and gives a solid overview of what her contributions were, and they were sizable. This is the Judy Collins that needs to be discovered by all the kids who are finally digging into Baez, David Ackles, Tim Buckley, and the like.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/22/2006
Label:
Rhino/Wea Uk
UPC:
0081227878221
catalogNumber:
278782
Rank:
65248

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Judy Collins   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Stephen Sondheim   Composer
Leonard Cohen   Composer
Judy Collins   Arranger,Composer
Sandy Denny   Composer
Mimi Fariña   Composer
Fred Neil   Composer
Phil Ochs   Composer
Pete Seeger   Composer
Shel Silverstein   Composer
Bob Dylan   Composer
Don Henley   Composer
Joni Mitchell   Composer
Steve Stills   Composer
Valerie Carter   Composer
Richard Fariña   Composer
Glenn Frey   Composer
Jim Friedman   Composer
Book of Ecclesiastes   Composer
Traditional   Composer

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