"Judy Collins' 15th regular album, Running for My Life (1980), suffered disappointing sales, becoming her first album since 1964's The Judy Collins Concert not to reach the Top 100. Not surprisingly, her 16th, Times of Our Lives, was a more aggressively commercial effort, at least in intent. Unlike its predecessor, her first self-produced effort, she co-produced this one with Lewis Hahn, and Arif Mardin, who produced her best-selling regular LP, 1975's Judith, was credited as co-producer. Collins left little doubt that she wanted to regain her commercial clout, leading off the disc with Hugh Prestwood's uptempo adult contemporary pop number "Great Expectations," which, while nominally about romance, came off as a statement of purpose for the singer, who declared, "I believe in beginning again, I expect to be winning again." But if Times of Our Lives was a simpler, more accessible album than Running for My Life, it wasn't as if Collins was selling out to commercial considerations by any means. In fact, this was her first album since 1973's True Stories and Other Dreams in which she had written half of the material herself. Her songs were typical of her, and they helped make the LP something of a theme album about family." - AMG.
The record is Exc++.
The jacket is NM-.
The LP plays/sounds Mint-.
A fantastic sounding LP. Has Hi-Energy levels (Close to a D-D).Vocals and instrumental detail are exceptional - natural sounding and with dimensionality. Bass is deep and high's are delicate and transparent. The soundstage is very wide and has excellent depth and imaging. Her voice has 'body' and warmth. An exceptional pressing.
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