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Great background music to hum to,
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This review is from: The Best Of The Vanguard Years (Audio CD)
Although most of these songs are cover versions of great songs by the cream of the 1960s and 1970s (Dylan, the Beatles, Paul Simon and Kris Kristofferson) Joan Baez brings a freshness and unique folk twang to these songs. "The Night they Drove Old Dixie Down" is a rousing tune whereas "It's all over now, Baby Blue" and "Farewell, Angelina" are hauntingly beautiful. Baez's own song, "Blessed are" builds to a crescendo and is full of passion whilst "We shall overcome" reminds us of how influential she was in the protest movement. This album is a collection of Baez's best and meanders from folk to country and back again. A wonderful album to put on in the background when working or relaxing.