I admit to being a huge fan of Joan's for more years than I care to count. This is the third copy of "Joan" which I have owned, the first being vinyl. In my opinion, it is musically the finest she ever produced. Her voice is at its heart breaking clearest and most beautiful throughout her range. Several of the songs are my all-time favourites of hers, particularly "If you were a Carpenter", "The Lady came from Baltimore" and "Annabelle Lee". The VietNam war songs have dated (only a little), but it remains a superb album to this day. If you are a fan of Bob Dylan as well as Joan, you must see the DVD "Don't Look Back", a documentary of Dylan's tour of the UK when he and Joan were a couple. Fascinating to see the two of them outside their stage personae.