|Diamonds & Rust|
|Studio album by|
|Recorded||January 1975 at A&M Studios, Los Angeles; Wally Heider Studios, Los Angeles; Cecil and Margouleff; mixed at Sound Labs and Producer's Workshop, Los Angeles|
|Genre||Folk rock, folk jazz|
|Producer||David Kershenbaum and Joan Baez|
|Joan Baez chronology|
|The Village Voice||C|
Diamonds & Rust is a 1975 album by American singer-songwriter Joan Baez. Baez on this album covered songs written or played by Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder, The Allman Brothers, Jackson Browne and John Prine. Diamonds & Rust, however, also contains a number of her own compositions, including the title track, a distinctive song written about Bob Dylan, which has been covered by various other artists.
On her cover of Dylan's "Simple Twist of Fate", one verse features Baez attempting an impersonation of the song's composer.
An alternate recording of "Dida" had appeared on the previous year's Gracias a la Vida . The Diamonds & Rust recording of the song was more uptempo and featured duet vocals by Joni Mitchell.
|Canada Top Albums/CDs ( RPM )||28|
|US Billboard 200||11|
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