INCLUDES 2 BONUS TRACKS
180-Gram SOLID RED-COLORED LP
One of the most accomplished folksingers of the Sixties, Joan Baez was an instrumental figure in the decade’s civil rights movement. Possessing an operatic soprano voice with a strong vibrato, she crossed over from folk to rock and country while maintaining a politically charged message. Presented here is Baez’s self-titled debut LP, originally released in October 1960 by the Vanguard label. The album went gold and stayed in the bestseller charts for over two years. It contains the definitive versions of 13 traditional songs, some of them children’s ballads. 180-gram VIRGIN COLORED VINYL LIMITED EDITION. The Complete Album + 2 Bonus Tracks.
***** ALL MUSIC
"At the time of its release, Joan Baez's debut album was something of a revelation. The folk music revival was beginning to gather steam. The female singers on the scene were mostly old-time veteran activist types. And then along comes this album, by a 19-year-old who looked more like the kind of co-ed every mother dreamt her son would come home with, displaying a voice from heaven, a soprano so pure and beguiling that the mere act of listening to her â€“ forget what she was singing â€“ was a pleasure. The recording was notable for its purity of sound." (Bruce Eder)
JOAN BAEZ: vocals and guitar, plus:
Fred Hellerman (second guitar on “All My Trials”, “Wildwood Flower”, “Donna Donna”, “Rake and Rambling Boy”, “Little Moses”, and “El Preso Número Nueve”).
All tracks produced by Maynard Solomon.
Recorded at Manhattan Towers Hotel Ballroom, New York, July 1960.
Originally issued as Joan Baez (Vanguard VSD-2077).
1. SILVER DAGGER
2. EAST VIRGINIA
3. FARE THEE WELL (TEN THOUSAND MILES)
4. HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN
5. ALL MY TRIALS
6. WILDWOOD FLOWER
7. DONNA DONNA
8. O WHAT A BEAUTIFUL CITY *
1. JOHN RILEY
2. RAKE AND RAMBLING BOY
3. LITTLE MOSES
4. MARY HAMILTON
5. HENRY MARTIN
6. EL PRESO NÚMERO NUEVE
7. BLACK IS THE COLOR OF MY TRUE LOVE’S HAIR *
*BONUS TRACKS (A8 & B7): Joan Baez (vocals and guitar). Produced by Lemuel Marshall Wells. Recorded in Boston, May 1959.
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