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Judy Collins – Both Sides Now: The Very Best Of

Artist:     Judy Collins

Album:     Both Sides Now: The Very Best Of

Label:     Wildflower Records/Cleopatra Records

Release Date:     11.04.2015


Folk-pop icon Judy Collins has rerecorded and re-mastered 28 of her most beloved songs with Both Sides Now: The Very Best of, released by Wildflower Records in association with Cleopatra Records. Collins’ clear, crisp, soprano voice once carried a troubled nation through the most tumultuous times of the 20th century, and this collection spans her vast catalog of original songs including a duet with Joan Baez on “Diamonds and Rust” to create an unforgettable interpretation of the 1975 hit song. Stephen Stills sings “Last Thing On My Mind,” with Collins and also showcases his craft and skills with Dave Cleveland on guitar. Collins and soloist Christopher Warren-Green recreate an unforgettable version of the 1977 Stephen Sondheim’s hit standard,  “Send In The Clowns.” Arlo Guthrie, Eric Anderson and Tom Rush join Collins to sing an uplifting live version of “Will the Circle Be Unbroken.” Collins’ distinct song craft, at once intimate, melodic and emotional, breathes new life into standards “Amazing Grace” and “Over the Rainbow,” rekindling a love for these songs from longtime fans and millennials alike.

– Donna Marie Miller

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