Mastered from the Original Analog Tapes by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio
Joan Baez. A musical force of nature - who unselfconsciously introduced Bob Dylan to the world in 1963, marched on the front lines of the Civil Rights movement with Martin Luther King, Jr., inspired Vaclav Havel to fight for a Czech Republic, and sang on the first Amnesty International tour. She brought the Free Speech Movement into the spotlight at Berkeley, took to the fields with Cesar Chavez, organized resistance to the war in Southeast Asia, then 40 years later saluted the Dixie Chicks for their courage to protest the Iraq war.
Her earliest recordings fed a host of traditional ballads into the rock vernacular and she's continued to lend her voice to songwriters of various generations and causes ever since. 1987's Recently served as both her first release of the 1980s and first in nearly a decade. Here the "Madonna of Folk" offers up sterling interpretations of material by more modern artists like Mark Knopfler, U2, Peter Gabriel and Johnny Clegg to go along with a pair of stunning originals ("Recently," "Jame and the Gang"). Her take on Clegg's "Asimbognagna" was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Recording.
• 200g vinyl from Analogue Productions
• Mastered from the original analog tapes by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio
• Pressed at Quality Record Pressings
• Plating by Gary Salstrom
• Deluxe tip-on Stoughton gatefold jacket