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Soldier Blue: The Best Of The Vanguard Years CD

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  • Audio CD (25 Jan. 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Vanguard/Ace
  • ASIN: B0030BEU6Q
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,226 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Universal Soldier
2. The Circle Game
3. Now That the Buffalo's Gone
4. Little Wheel Spin and Spin
5. Soldier Blue
6. I'm Gonna Be a Country Girl Again
7. Mister Can't You See
8. Cod'ine
9. God Is Alive, Magic Is Afoot
10. He's an Indian Cowboy in the Rodeo
11. Helpless
12. Native North American Child
13. My Country; 'Tis of Thy People You're Dying
14. (He Played Real Good) for Free
15. The Vampire

Product Description

* A 15-track "Best Of " from one of Canada's foremost musician, singer and songwriter.

* Buffy Sainte-Marie was first noticed on the folk circuit in the mid 60s. Since then she has been involved in country, rock, soundtracks (winning an Oscar for writing `Up Where We Belong'), and presented Sesame Street for five years.

* For most music fans she is remembered for the albums she recorded for Vanguard in the 1960s, which spotlighted the plight of her fellow Native Americans. Despite opposition and obstruction from the authorities, this remains a priority today.

* A companion release to the best-selling Joan Baez CD "The Best Of The Vanguard Years" (VMD 74000).

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Neil Spurgeon on 12 Mar. 2012
Buffy Saint Marie turned me on back in the sixties with her wonderful voice and vibrant lyrics. Now in the Best of the Vanguard Years she has once again seduced me as, if you bother to give her a go, ther eis a storng probasbility that she will seduce you too. From the amazing vitality of her cover of Universal Soldier through the raw power of Soldier Blue, the title track for this wonderful CD Soldier Blue : Best Of The Vanguard Years to the unbelievable anthem, My Country: 'Tis of thee Buffy will take an ordinary song and transform it in the heart and soul of the listener into something truly amazing. If you only buy one CD this year - make it this one.
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32 of 35 people found the following review helpful By C. J. Walker VINE VOICE on 3 April 2010
At last a best of Buffy that includes Soldier Blue.It has been strange that nearly all of the previous compilations have missed off this track which is her biggest uk hit.If you are a newcomer to Buffy's music then this is an ideal place to start,all of her best known songs are here and highlight what an incredible talent Buffy is,she is still recording and doing the odd show.This lady is unique this album proves it.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Malcolm TOP 500 REVIEWER on 22 Sept. 2011
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Spanning the years from 1964 to 1973 this album brings together 15 popular tracks from the great Miss Buffy Sainte-Marie. These are all quality songs, from her days recording with Vanguard. Favourites such as Universal Soldier (still regarded as controversial in many nations) is there, as are her two punchy and poignant songs "Now That The Buffalo's Gone, and "My Country; Tis Of Thy People You're Dying" along with Soldier Blue her biggest UK hit in 1971.

Most people will probably associate Universal Soldier with Donovan but it came from Buffy's pen and I find that her heart felt rendition make it more appealing.
There is also the bouncy,"I'm Gonna Be A Country Girl Again" and "The Circle Game" penned by Joni Mitchell one of Buffy's fellow Canadians. Her songs have that lasting appeal and are a joy to find all over again.

Her crystal clear tones and amazing vibrato make Buffy a unique talent. For those who still have their old vinyl and are thinking of buying a compilation CD this album should be the one. Released in 2010 by Ace Records. Well worth the money, and a regular spin.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jane Laxton on 19 April 2014
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Really pleased with this purchase , this brought back memories for me. Would recomend to a friend. The cd was very quick coming as well. Well done.
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This compilation is not the 'best' of Buffy St Marie's vanguard years, more a representative sample some of which are amongst the best tracks she recorded for Vanguard.

Buffie St Marie is a unique talent that you will love or really not care for - and you won't be able to decide from the few seconds sample of tracks on Amazon. If you liked the best known track 'Soldier Blue' then buy it for this and the 8 or 9 other really good tracks in the collection.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By alan128train on 11 April 2015
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Very good selection of Buffy's best tracks over the years. Ideal for those who have just discovered her music.
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I have only recently been introduced to the wonderful talent of this lady and this is a fantastic starting point to begin my BS-M collection. Soldier Blue has to be one of the best songs ever written and performed.
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"It's My Way" was the first LP I ever bought when I was a teenager. I believe Buffy lost her way later in her career. Nearly all of these
songs show what she is capable of.
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