- Audio CD (31 Jan. 2005)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: CD
- Label: Vanguard / Ace
- ASIN: B00074Q7BU
- Other Editions: Audio CD
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,151 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
The Best Of The Vanguard Years CD
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X A new mid-price compilation of the Best Of the Vanguard recordings from one of the most influential folk singers of all time.
X In the early 60s Baez represented the popular face of folk music, touring and singing at political events. She championed the work of Bob Dylan, her choice of material gradually moving away from traditional folk towards more politically aware work.
X Baez recorded for Vanguard for 12 years ¡V from 1960 until 1972. This compilation includes all her hits, both British and American, from that period, with copious notes giving a detailed overview of her career, along with many photo¡¦s and memorabilia.
Top Customer Reviews
in the 60's and 70's. Now aged 70, Joan goes back a long way, as perhaps
we do too who loved her folk protest genre.
Among the 14 tracks on this album are, "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue",
"The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" from 1971, "Farewell Angelina",
"Help Me Make It Through The Night", "There But For Fortune" and
"We Shall Overcome".
Miss Baez music diversified after the 1970's into a more folk rock,
country and later even gospel music style, flitting in and out of
the various genre's with ease.
This album is ideal for fans who wish to re-capture Joan at her best
with some of her most loved songs.
Her fansite is joanbaez.com and several more of her albums are also
available from Amazon.
Great music to bring back some great memories.
A worthwhile addition to your collection.
Farewell Angelina from the album of the same name is another gem, and then there's the civil rights anthem We Shall Overcome. Other highlights include The Dangling Conversation (penned by Paul Simon), the bitter Love Is Just A Four Letter Word and the stirring There But For Fortune. Help Me Make It Through The Night and Let It Be must be two of the most covered compositions of all time and Baez renders them well.
The album concludes with the evocative Brand New Tennessee Waltz, one of the most memorable songs from her repertoire. The Vanguard years encompassed many other great classics not represented here, such as Ate Amanha, Kumbaya, Long Black Veil, Gospel Ship, Satisfied Mind, and the awesome Lady Mary. That aside, this is a valuable collection and ideal for those wishing to investigate the 1960s/70s work of this folk legend.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My husband has been trying to find this. He is really happynow. ThanksPublished 11 months ago by julie
What a beautiful music ! It remembered me the years 70s when Joan Baez was one of my favorit singers with her unmistakable voice. Why only three stars? Read morePublished 13 months ago by Silviu
Another fine collection of songs from an artist with a very unique and beautiful voice, very much suited to the songs that she sings. A brilliant singer.Published 14 months ago by John Williams
I do not think that I could give Joan Baez anything less than five stars, so haunting and full of passion in all her songs. Read morePublished 15 months ago by arjun sahgal