|Baptism: A Journey Through Our Time|
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|Joan Baez chronology|
Baptism: A Journey Through Our Time was a 1968 album of poetry spoken and sung by Joan Baez. Composer-conductor Peter Schickele (of P. D. Q. Bach fame) did the orchestration, as he had on Baez's previous albums Noël (1966) and Joan (1967).
The album was released during a time when many folk, pop and rock artists were experimenting with mixing their music with classical orchestration (e.g. The Beatles, Judy Collins, The Rolling Stones.)
|1968||Billboard Pop Albums||84|
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