Judy Collins - Wildflower Festival
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Top Customer Reviews
That said, this little Wildflower Festival setting in 2003 provided Judy and her guests with a chance to show their stuff, new and old. Now, for those who have heard Judy Collins sing back in the day the question is why she did not challenge Joan Baez for the "queen" of folk title. She had the voice, the style, and the looks (ya, that WAS important, even then) to do so. I have been running a "Not Joan Baez" series and will deal with that question there at some other time but her work here is pretty good, especially her well-known cover of Ian Tyson's "Someday Soon". Eric Andersen, who I have already looked at in a "Not Bob Dylan" series hold forth on his "Blue River". Tom Rush, ditto, on "The Remember Song". Finally, Arlo, whom I have covered in relation to his father's, Woody Guthrie, music "steals" the show here with his storytelling, notably the kid's story, "Mooses Came Walking".
Live Concert (NetFlx 367/10)
I never really "got" Judy Collins, but she is very pleasant in this and in the live concerts I've seen. The production of the music is nice and sparse, so she is actually more enjoyable to me here than in a few concerts I've been to. Still, you can't help getting that "pop" feeling.
The others in this show, however, are just great! I've never seen Eric Anderson live to the best of my recollection, so this is a nice treat. Doing a Lou Reed song is a cool touch. Folk music really transcends. Maybe that how it has survived all this time.
Tom Rush and Arlo Guthrie are both as humorous and talented as ever and these two performances are, in my opinion, worth the price of admission. The big group sing at the end falls a little flat, but doesn't it always? You need Pete Seeger to really do it right.
The only thing wrong with this is Disc Two. Why is it there? Just to make the package seem bigger? These bonus features are interviews with the performers. Pretty much the same questions are posed to each of them. And they aren't any more lengthy than they are in-depth. They could easily have been tacked onto Disc One.
I can't really take off points for the stupidity of the bonus disc, I guess. That's not what you're thinking about buying this item for. So, I'm going a full five stars on this baby. Folk lives!
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I heard about this artist from a friend and she certainly lives up to expectations, a wonderful singing voice, a lovely experiencePublished on August 27, 2012 by Mike
I was so happy to see one of my favorite singers in this wonderful work of music. You won't be unhappy if you buy this. Thanks so much, Amazon does it again.Published on June 12, 2012 by BarbaraLWalker