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Diamonds & Rust
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop, Rock
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... more »
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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.
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Andy Y. (andyan) from RESTON, VA
Reviewed on 4/26/2011...
Kathleen O. (KathleenMarie) from WALDPORT, OR
Reviewed on 6/13/2010...
Baez at her highest point... Just a brilliant CD - use to have the LP.... Love it!
Joan leaves the folk behind...
i. t. j. | 08/12/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"...Diamonds & Rust is a good if different album. Highlights are Diamonds & Rust, Joan's duet with Joni and Joan's imitation of Bob Dylan! Seriously Children and All That Jazz is such a 180 for Joan-I almost cant picture her singing it. Really good album but I do miss Joanie with all her protest songs."