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Winds Of The Old Days

By: Joan Baez

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Joan Baez Artist Snapshot:

Joan Baez, one of the most influential folk singers of her generation, is possessed of an incredibly pure, clear and beautiful voice that has enabled her to sing music by a wide array of composers. Also known as a political activist, she was a very vocal opponent of America's involvement in the Vietnam War, and popularized several classic protest songs. In addition, she was instrumental in bringing several other artists to national attention, most importantly Bob Dylan, with whom she had a much written-about personal relationship.

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1   Diamonds And Rust Buy Buy  
2   Fountain Of Sorrow Buy Buy  
3   Never Dreamed You'd Leave In Summer Buy Buy  
4   Children And All That Jazz Buy Buy  
5   Simple Twist Of Fate Buy Buy  
6   Blue Sky Buy Buy  
7   Hello In There Buy Buy  
8   Jesse Buy Buy  
9   Winds Of The Old Days Buy Buy  
10   Dida Buy Buy  

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Album Description

Ms. Baez's most successful album, artistically and commercially...and she recorded it on her own terms and direction. The material she chose to cover includes songs originally by Jackson Browne, Stevie Wonder, her forever love Bob Dylan and The Allman Brothers. But it was the title track that must have brought her the most satisfaction, as it was self-penned. An ode to her fabled affair with Dylan, it speaks from the heart frankly, affectionately and unapologetically. She was rewarded with it becoming a Top 40 hit (something that had eluded her since the 1960's), one of the biggest in her career. Musicians include Crusaders Wilton Felder and Joe Sample along with Larry Carlton, as well as Joni Mitchell (with Tom Scott & The L.A. Express) who duets on "Di Da". Produced by David Kershenbaum and Baez, it's simply one of her best albums ever.

Product Notes

Perhaps the most outstanding folk album of the 1970s, this collection represents Baez's blossoming from a girlish folk icon into a mature interpreter of folk music. The title track (and, to a much lesser degree, "Dida" and "Children and All That Jazz") showcases her songwriting, but the intimate spin she puts on the music of others is what makes this the remarkable work it is. On Jackson Browne's "Fountain of Sorrow," Dylan's "Simple Twist of Fate" and John Prine's "Hello in There," the purity of Baez's clear soprano (deeper and mellower than on her early albums) expresses the gentle pains of nostalgia and what-might-have-been. The medley of "Jeannie with the Light Brown Hair/Danny Boy" reminds us that no matter what other directions she moves in, Baez will always be a masterful singer of traditional folk music. --Barrie Trinkle --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

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