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"There is nothing wrong with Judy's rendition of the famous "Over the Rainbow" except she is the wrong Judy singing it. That song will always be Ms. Garland's unless you hear the incomparable version by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole which will blow you out of the Pacific Ocean. "Weight of the World" is a fine but terribly sad song about a son and brother-- his sister tells the story-- going off to a war in a desert (It was the first time I saw my father cry.) We know of course that the dad cried on at least one other occasion when the military send her brother home in the dead of winter and the flag on the hometown football field flew at half-mast. (The Dixie Chicks sing a similar song "Travelin" Soldier" on their "Home" CD.)
My three favorite selections on the CD are "Ghost Riders in the Sky," "Last Thing on My Mind," and "Diamonds and Rust." Ms. Collins in "Ghost Riders" has a great backup chorus consisting of Denver Collins, Joe Hurley, Bob Neuwirth, Tom Paxton, Paul Rolnick and Jimmy Webb.Read more ›
Each track is it's own treasure - some will bring tears (Weight of the World , Kingdom Come , Once I Was ) - some will bring big smiles -
Diamonds & Rust (gorgeous) , Last Thing On My Mind (a real treat) and Ghost Riders (great fun- I bet you can't help but sing along)
The hauntingly beautiful Dens of Yarrow will take your breath away!
Emilio - something totally new & different - but , then , this is a Judy Collins production - Bravo! - and Thank you, Judy !
Second, I did enjoy the song Emilo, but I was not too impressed with the Duet. Ideally, the beginning vocalist (Michael Johnson) sounded a bit too nasal or flat. However, as the song progressed, the vocals overshadowed the marred beginning.
Trird, Diamonds and Rust with Joan Baez is well worth the price of the CD. I have been waiting for years for my two favorite artists to sing a duet. This song is a 5 star. The voices blended perfectly. What a joy! I can't get past the first two songs to fully enjoy the entire CD!
Fourth, from a historical perspective, I hope the song Kingdom Come resonates in our minds forever and future generations are able to hear the song. TEACHER'S THIS SONG IS A TEACHABLE MOMENT. Buy it and play it in your classrooms on Sept. 11th! I would love to develop a lesson on this song alone.
Lastly, as I listened to the entire album, I found myself coming to the heavenly album in 1966 titled "In My Life". Paradise, Like the In My Life album, has the political tone (Weight of the World), the traditional folk (Dens of Yarrow), and the Soundtrack (Over the Rainbow). In my life is in a class of its own and is hard to beat; but, this CD comes close. Radio stations listen up, play Over the Rainbow! It is a beautiful song to listen to in bumper-to-bumper traffic in Chicago! Buy it and i am confident you won't be disappointed.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I WOULD RATE THE WHOLE CD A THREE. PROBABLY WHAT I WOULD GIVE MOST OF HER RELEASES. SHE WOULD HAVE MAYBE 2 OR 3 REAL GOOD ONES, WITH A FEW OK SELECTIONS. Read morePublished 14 months ago by R. A POKATILOFF
I gave this disc out to some of my relatives last Christmas. I myself love Judy collins and highly recommend this album. It's one of her best.Published 20 months ago by dublin
Perhaps I have just heard to many Judy Collins tunes. The notes and melodies seem all the same. I prefer hearing Joan Baez singing Diamonds $ Rust. Oh well.Published on March 12, 2014 by STRAIGHT BUT NOT NARROW
I love this album because it makes me happy that Judy Collins has managed to stay health enough to make a new album. Read morePublished on December 23, 2013 by Ben J Korgen
Judy's voice is truly amazing....and some of the songs are truly memorable. Worth the money to keep for when one is in this kind of mood.Published on July 17, 2013 by mkh