This exhaustive anthology documents Joan Baez's time at A&M in the 1970's, when she successfully made the transition from her folk roots to become an accomplished singer/songwriter and interpreter of contemporary material. It is valuable also in that some of the original albums, like Come From The Shadows, are not currently available. Songs like Prison Trilogy and In The Quiet Morning (a tribute to Janis Joplin) are some of the beautiful songs contained herein that come from the aforementioned album. It also draws heavily on her masterpiece Diamonds and Rust, with the classic title track, the poignant Fountain Of Sorrow, Jesse and Simple Twist Of Fate. From the partly live album From Every Stage come her version of Cohen's Suzanne, Stewball (a song about a race horse) the protest songs Joe Hill and The Ballad of Sacco and Vanzetti, as well as other classics like Boulder To Birmingham and The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down. The album Gulf Winds is not represented at all, which is a pity, since it contained two classic songs in the form of the title track and Sweeter For Me. If you're looking for a good post-folk Baez compilsation, this album is all you need. If you're a completist, you'll have to augment this album with others to have a complete library of all her masterpieces. Judging this album on its own merit, however, I have to give it five stars as an intelligent and beautiful selection of songs.