Judy Collins Download
Aug 24, 1973Masonic Auditorium (San Francisco, CA)
Judy Collins Download
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Total Length:
1:25:39
Copyright:
© Wolfgang's Vault

Judy Collins Download

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What Makes Our Downloads Great

Our downloads are all from master recordings owned by Wolfgang's Vault, an archive built from more than a dozen historic collections spanning a wide spectrum of musical genres and legendary performers.

We have painstakingly restored every tape using the highest quality analog-to-digital converters available and the light engineering touch we’ve come to be known for that makes you feel like you were at the show.

All song files are high-quality 320k mp3s, delivered to you in a single zip file. If you haven't used a zip file before, it’s quite simple. On most computers you can just double-click on the zip file to extract it to a folder containing the mp3 song files, which you can then drag into iTunes or whatever library you use.

Sample this concert
  1. 1Suzanne06:12
  2. 2Famous Blue Raincoat05:57
  3. 3Weaver Song (Holly Ann)05:03
  4. 4Song For Martin05:45
  5. 5Open The Door (Song For Judith)07:05
  6. 6Chelsea Morning04:02
  7. 7The Dealer (Down And Losin')04:08
  8. 8Prelude To Sons02:12
  9. 9Sons Of03:22
  10. 10Oh, Had I A Golden Thread05:31
  11. 11Someday Soon05:27
  12. 12City Of New Orleans06:33
  13. 13So Begins The Task04:50
  14. 14Both Sides Now07:08
  15. 15Fisherman Song03:57
  16. 16Band Introduction02:42
  17. 17The Hostage02:54
  18. 18Hard Lovin' Loser02:51
Artist:
Item Number:
  • 2008-3666-AD
Date:
  • Aug 24, 1973
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Sample this concert
  1. 1Suzanne06:12
  2. 2Famous Blue Raincoat05:57
  3. 3Weaver Song (Holly Ann)05:03
  4. 4Song For Martin05:45
  5. 5Open The Door (Song For Judith)07:05
  6. 6Chelsea Morning04:02
  7. 7The Dealer (Down And Losin')04:08
  8. 8Prelude To Sons02:12
  9. 9Sons Of03:22
  10. 10Oh, Had I A Golden Thread05:31
  11. 11Someday Soon05:27
  12. 12City Of New Orleans06:33
  13. 13So Begins The Task04:50
  14. 14Both Sides Now07:08
  15. 15Fisherman Song03:57
  16. 16Band Introduction02:42
  17. 17The Hostage02:54
  18. 18Hard Lovin' Loser02:51
Total Length:
1:25:39
Copyright:
© Wolfgang's Vault

Liner Notes

Judy Collins - lead vocals, acoustic guitar, piano; Richard Bell - piano; Marc Horowitz - banjo, pedal steel guitar, lead guitars; Gene Taylor - bass; Donnie Brooks - harmonica; Bo Siegel - drums; Steve Mandell - rhythm guitar

Judy Collins was among the pioneers of the folk movement that launched Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Tom Paxton and Joni Mitchell in Greenwich Village during the early 1960s. By the time this concert was recorded by Bill Graham in 1973, Collins had attained her greatest commercial success with the Mitchell-penned "Both Sides Now." On this tour she was promoting her True Stories and Other Dreams album, which became another commercial success for the soft-spoken Northeasterner.

Collins never had the cutting edge political bent of many of her contemporaries, which is probably one reason she has been able to transition recently towards more Broadway-driven, Pops-style collaborative acts. Still, there is no denying her gorgeous and utterly smooth singing voice. This show features an exceptional band that included studio session players Richard Bell on keyboards and Donnie Brooks on harmonica. Banjo player Steve Mandell had a Top 40 hit the prior year with Eric Weisberg on "Dueling Banjos" from the film Deliverance.

There are several originals here, but Collins seems to be at her best as an interpreter of other songwriters' material. Steven Stills, a former lover of Collins who wrote "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes" for her, contributes "So Begins The Task" to the program. Folk icon Tom Paxton wrote "The Hostage," which retells the poignant story of the Attica prison uprising. Joni Mitchell, with whom Collins has always shared a friendly rivalry, penned "Clouds" and "Chelsea Morning," both of which appear in this set. Among other highlights are the opening track "Suzanne," written by poet/musician Leonard Cohen, and her own love letter to the Bay Area, "Weaver Song (Holly Ann)."

Note must also be made of the audio quality of this recording, which is nothing short of exceptional. For fans of Collins or of folk in general, certainly not to be missed.

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