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Joan Baez
Best of
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Joan Baez
Title: Best of
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Vanguard Records
Release Date: 9/30/1997
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock
Styles: Traditional Folk, Contemporary Folk, Singer-Songwriters, Vocal Pop, Folk Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 015707050524

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Still a Favourite
Steve Vrana | 06/26/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The first song of Joan Baez I heard was Joe Hill - and I was captivated. This CD brings together some of her greatest hits - from "The Night they drove Old Dixie Down" to "Joe Hill" - and is highly recommended for the Joan Baez fan as well as for the uninitiated."
Marginal Introduction to a Major Artist
Steve Vrana | Aurora, NE | 06/23/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Even though Baez left Vanguard more than thirty years ago, you'd think her former label would do a better job than this when putting together a "best of" compilation covering the thirteen albums she released on the label from 1960 to 1971.

Sure, her only Top 10 hit is here--the cover of Robbie Robertson's "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down"--along with a terrific cover of Phil Ochs' "There But for Fortune" and live versions of "The Water Is Wide," "Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream," "Joe Hill" and the anthemic "We Shall Overcome"; but where are the Dylan covers (notably absent is her definitive version of "Love Is Just a Four Letter Word")? Also missing are any of Baez's own compositions, particularly "Sweet Sir Galahad."

[Note: I purchased this CD to get the original single version of "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down." The version on my copy of A&M's THE BEST OF JOAN C. BAEZ is a live version.]

This album has some terrific music; it just comes up short in its attempt to provide a complete picture of this talented folksinger. [Running Time - 28:12] RECOMMENDED"
Short but Sweet
S. Morgan | Portland, OR USA | 09/02/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"OK, this album is from the days when they only contained about 40-45 minutes of music, so the brevity is normal of the period. But there are some classic Joan songs and covers here. It's a classic album from the heyday of folk music."