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5.0 out of 5 stars A voice so beautiful it made me cry., 12 Dec 2000
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This review is from: In Concert - Part 2 (Audio CD)
This CD contains tracks recorded in the 1960's whilst on tour. Joan Baez has an achingly clear soprano voice that struck a chord deep within me, and reduced me to tears at the sheer beauty and clarity of her singing. The CD contains the now well known country song, Long Black Veil, as well as such classic protest songs as 'We Shall Overcome' - recorded in Alabama during a period of racial tension in the USA. The album concludes with the most soul stirring (in a very gentle way) rendition of 'The Battle Hymn of the Republic' in which the audience participates. Although the recordings are live, Joan Baez does not sing one note out of tune, and her guitar finger-picking style is second to none.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE EARLY JOAN THAT WE KNOW AND LOVE..., 9 Mar 2004
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Lawyeraau (Balmoral Castle) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: In Concert - Part 2 (Audio CD)
This cd is quintessential early Joan Baez, simply strumming her guitar and singing folk songs that she loves. All but one of the tracks was recorded at various concerts during her tours in August 1962 and October/November 1963. The sole exception is "We Shall Overcome", which was recorded at Miles College, in Birmingham, Alabama.
This cd is even better than Joan Baez In Concert Part 1. The selection of songs is better, as it contains more traditional folk songs, a fact that purists may wish to note. These songs serve to showcase her sweet, clear soprano to perfection. Moreover, her affection for this repertoire is evident in the feeling she evokes with her exquisite singing of these songs. This is particularly notable when she sings "Once I Had a Sweetheart", "Jackaroe", and "Queen of Hearts".
Ms. Baez also sings in Portuguese on this cd. "Manha De Carnaval" is one of the most beautiful and haunting songs on this cd. She also gives her own rousing interpretation to a perennial country favorite, "Long Black Veil".
The cd also contains two Bob Dylan songs, the popular "Don't Think Twice, It's Alright", as well as "With God on Our Side". The latter track, one of Dylan's best songs, is done ample justice by the moving interpretation by Ms. Baez. It is one of my favorites tracks on this cd.
This is a live concert recording, so be prepared for clapping and an enthusiastic reception by the concert crowds, as well as some crowd interaction and participation. The audience joins Joan Baez in singing "We Shall Overcome".
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4.0 out of 5 stars Sixties Folk Magic, 28 Nov 2002
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Pieter Uys "Toypom" (Johannesburg) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: In Concert - Part 2 (Audio CD)
At the start of her career Joan Baez’s pure, soulful voice was the signature of the early 60’s folk movement; it is perhaps best displayed on this album and on Vol. 1 of the same. There is a special magic in her voice, her guitar and the response of the appreciative audience. The Portuguese song on this album, Nu Bello Cardillo, is touching but not as memorable as Ate Amanha on the first volume, while there’s a lovely tremulous quality to her voice in the Dylan song With God On Our Side. My favorites on this second volume include the sorrowful tale of The Long Black Veil and the traditionals Hush Little Baby and Battle Hymn Of The Republic – the audience participation on the Hymn is very poignant and moving, and turns into a rousing spiritual experience. I personally prefer the first volume since more of those songs have personal meaning to me, but this folk classic is also an enduring treasure.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable, 9 Feb 2014
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This review is from: In Concert, Part 2 (Audio CD)
I bought this CD to replace an LP I had many years ago (1980's) but since discarded.
I had forgotten how much I'd liked it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely fantastic. By far the better of the two parts, 16 July 2014
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Absolutely fantastic. By far the better of the two parts. What makes it so good to me is that there are no backing groups or Orchestras, just Joan & her guitar, simple but fantastic.
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