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One of the most important folk-pop singers of the twentieth century, Judy recorded most of the songs for which she is best remembered in the sixties although she recorded plenty of great music in the seventies. Judy had three major international hits (Both sides now, Amazing grace, Send in the clowns) but she certainly deserved to have plenty more.
Among the other songs are Who knows where the time goes (written and first recorded by Sandy Denny), Chelsea morning (written, like Both sides now, by Joni Mitchell), Someday soon (a country song) and Turn turn turn (originally recorded by Pete Seeger with lyrics lifted from the biblical Book of Revelations, this song became famous when covered by the Byrds).
For a really in-depth Judy Collins compilation, go for the double-CD, Forever. If you only want a single CD of Judy's music, you'll find all the classic tracks here.
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on 12 April 2017
Good quality cd. Fast delivery
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on 23 June 2017
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on 28 April 2017
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This album covers the spectrum of the late 60's early 70's,with one of the best covers of Pete Seegers Turn Turn Turn and Judy's version of the much recorded Leonard Cohen song Suzanne makes the hairs of the neck stand up.Two UK top ten entries are included in the package Send In The Clowns and Amazing Grace,but any fan will remember the haunting Farewell Tarwathe sung to a backing of whale song.An Album not to be missed as an introduction to or addition to a folk music collection.
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on 27 April 2017
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on 20 March 2017
I did not order that
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It's quite a while since last playing this album, actually bought it when released, i always listen to the music i'm writing a
review about, reviewing my music is taking me on quite an enjoyable journey in truth.
Born 'Judith Marjorie Collins' in 'Seattle' Washington.in 1939...........Singer/Songwriter 'Judy Collins' learnt the piano at a young
age, even performing at a 'Mozart Concerto' for two piano's at just 13 years of age.
Her inspiration for her folk-music roots came from artists such as 'Pete Seegar' and 'Woody Guthrie' who were very much a part
of the early 60's revival of Folk-Music.
In 1961 she signed up with 'Elektra Records' a label she was associated with for over 30 years, she started by recording traditional
folk material, whilst this album does harbour one or two of her own penned songs her entry into the charts both sides of the Atlantic
was with a 'Joni Mitchell' song the much acclaimed - 'Both Sides Of Now' (Chart U.K '14' 1970) the same year she released the very
traditional anthem - 'Amazing Grace' (Chart U.K '5') which remained in the charts for an amazing 67 weeks (very few numbers have
achieved that down the years) her third and final U.K-Hit, is in fact one of my all-time-favourites a 'Stephen Sondheim' number, that
has been recorded by many artists since including 'Elaine Paige' - 'Send In The Clowns' (Chart '6' 1975)
This album has many well loved tracks among it's listings in addition to the three U.K Chart-Hits listed including 'Turn ! Turn ! Turn ! /
To Everything There Is A Season' - A 'Bob Dylan' number - 'Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues' and 'Farewell To Tarwathie' overall a
very pleasant listening experience.
'Judy Collins' still performs to this day.
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This excellent compilation contains all of the Judy Collins essentials that you ever really need on one CD. This beautiful folk-singer girl from North America only chalked up three hits in the UK, but they were all big, her possible signature song is a cover of Joni Mitchell's 'Both Sides Now', which peaked at no.14, but rose higher in the US, and her stirring renditions of 'Amazing Grace', and 'Send In The Clowns' were both top tens, 'Grace' fared the best, and made it to no.5. Judy also cut several best-selling studio albums during her musical peak in the late '60s to mid '70s.

'The Very Best of Judy Collins' collects together all of these key-cuts, as well as some great cover versions of the Pete Seeger penned 'Turn, Turn, Turn!', which most of us associate with The Byrds' hit version, Bob Dylan's 'Tom Thumb’s Blues', and a contemporary country-and-western number called 'Someday Soon'.

If you enjoy folk music at it's most beautiful, with meaning, thought-provoking lyrics, and haunting female vocals, buy this 16 track album, and discover, or become re-acquainted with the essentials of Judy Collins.

The CD's booklet is particularly nice, containing some lovely photographs of Judy during her heyday, as well as a letter from the lady herself, a biography by musical author Gillian G. Gaar, and track information.
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on 10 December 2013
Have a lot of her songs on vinyl but didn't have any cd's. This was a good mix with all the old favourites.
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