Best of Joan C. Baez

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The Best of Joan C. Baez
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Greatest hits album by
ReleasedNovember 1977
Recorded1972-1976
Genre Folk
Label A&M
Compiler David Kershenbaum
Joan Baez chronology
Blowin' Away
(1977)
The Best of Joan C. Baez
(1977)
The Joan Baez Country Music Album
(1979)
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The Best of Joan C. Baez is a Joan Baez compilation that A&M put together shortly after Baez left the label in 1977. Selections from five of her six A&M albums were included (no songs from 1973's Where Are You Now, My Son? appear), with the emphasis on material from 1975's Diamonds & Rust album. Liner notes were written by John L. Wasserman of the San Francisco Chronicle.

Track listing

All tracks composed by Joan Baez; except where indicated

  1. "Diamonds & Rust"
  2. "Forever Young" (Bob Dylan)
  3. "Prison Trilogy (Billy Rose)"
  4. "Simple Twist of Fate" (Bob Dylan)
  5. "Never Dreamed You'd Leave in Summer" (Stevie Wonder, Syreeta Wright)
  6. "Love Song to a Stranger"
  7. "Please Come to Boston" (Dave Loggins)
  8. "Children and All That Jazz"
  9. "Sweeter for Me"
  10. "Imagine" (John Lennon)
  11. "Gracias a la Vida" (Violeta Parra)
  12. "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" (Robbie Robertson)

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References

  1. Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. Best of Joan C. Baez at AllMusic
  2. Copper, Mark (January 7, 1978). Joan Baez: The Best of Joan C. Baez (PDF). americanradiohistory.com. Record Mirror. p. 11.
  3. Hull, Tom (November 2013). "Recycled Goods (#114)". A Consumer Guide to the Trailing Edge. Tom Hull. Retrieved June 20, 2020.