Born to the Breed: A Tribute to Judy Collins
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||Secret Gardens||Shawn Colvin||4:33||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Easy Times||Jim Lauderdale||3:41||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Fisherman's Song||Dolly Parton||3:29||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Albatross||Rufus Wainwright||5:14||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Fortune of Soldiers||The Webb Sisters||4:21||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Song for Martin||Kenny White||3:57||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Since You've Asked||Joan Baez||2:28||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||My Father||Chrissie Hynde||3:36||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Born to the Breed||Amy Speace||4:34||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Trust Your Heart||Bernadette Peters||3:12||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||The Fallow Way||Jimmy Webb||5:13||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Weaver Song||Dar Williams||3:47||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Song for Sarajevo||Ali Eskandarian||5:00||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Che'||James Mudriczki||7:24||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Since You've Asked||Leonard Cohen||1:27||$0.99||View In iTunes|
A fantastic Retrospective of a Musical icon
This album is a fantastic retrospective of songs written by Judy Collins as interpreted by others. About half the songs are pretty straight forward covers of the original, but the other half really revisit the song and take it to different places allowing long time fans to hear the songs freshly. The interpretations range from folk to country to Broadway to even a surprising techno-dance interpretation of "Che." Other than the techno song, all the songs almost have the feel of a live recording. There's seems to be minimal post production tweaking, so the songs all sound very fresh and alive. This album is filled with highlights, but I have to point out Shawn Colvin's revisting of "Secret Gardens" and Kenny White's take on "Song for Martin" as particular joys. I highly recommend this album for both long time fans and those unfamiliar with Ms Collins work. It's a fitting tribute to a career that's spanned five decades.
Old favorites with new dresses
I agree with most of the above review. I think the artists that made these songs "theirs" did amazing jobs. I wasn't as impressed with the ones who just lowered the key and sang it the same way. I mean, let's face it... if you want that whole feeling of a woman when she is barely holding on... no one does that like Judy herself. But the re-interpretations are really great. I was stunned by how good Che' is. I never 'got' the song before. And Albatross soounds like it could be a whole movie. Well done.