"A&M's 1977 collection The Best of Joan Baez doesn't chronicle her most influential work, but that doesn't mean it's not without merit. Far from it, actually. This is a concise recapping of her poppier recordings for A&M, which include such classic Baez moments as her original "Diamonds and Rust" and a definitive reading of Robbie Robertson's "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down." The rest of the album splits the difference between covers (including Stevie Wonder's lovely "I Never Dreamed You'd Leave in Summer" and Dylan's "Simple Twist of Fate") and originals, providing an entertaining, enlightening encapsulation of her '70s recordings." - AMG.
1 Diamonds & Rust Baez 4:35
2 Forever Young Dylan 3:38
3 Prison Trilogy (Billy Rose) Baez 4:21
4 Simple Twist of Fate Dylan 4:40
5 I Never Dreamed You'd Leave in Summer Wonder, Wright 2:43
6 Love Song to a Stranger Baez 3:49
7 Please Come to Boston Loggins 4:14
8 Children and All That Jazz Baez 3:08
9 Sweeter for Me Baez 4:29
10 Imagine Lennon 3:26
11 Gracias a la Vida Baez, Para 3:32
12 The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
The record is Exc+.
The jacket is Mint-.
The LP plays/sounds NM+.
Great sound. Some tracks sound as if she is right in front of you. A superb compilation.
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